Dr Nicholas Crump

Dr Nicholas Crump

Dr Nicholas Crump is a highly qualified neurologist with subspecialty training in Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular medicine, and Clinical Neurophysiology.   He obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 1999, and completed post-graduate Neurology training at Barwon Health, Monash Medical Centre, and Austin Health.  Dr Crump has a long history of providing neurological services to northern Melbourne and northeast Victoria through visiting services to Epping and Shepparton, as well as our Heidelberg rooms.

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A/Prof Patrick Carney

Dr Carney practices in the fields of general neurology, epilepsy and neurological sleep disorders.

He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Newcastle with a bachelor of science with honours and a bachelor of medicine with honours. He moved to Melbourne to pursue training in Neurology working at Austin Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital.  Dr Carney has completed his PhD in Epilepsy working with the Brain Research Institute (now part of the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental health) and the Epilepsy Research Centre.  He continues to have an active research interest in imaging in epilepsy and diagnosis in patients following a first ever seizure.

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Dr Kar Yan Lo

Kar-Yan graduated from University of Melbourne and completed her specialty training in neurology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Cabrini Hospital and Western Hospital. She currently holds a Fellowship at The Alfred Hospital in Neurophysiology and Movement Disorders and is an Honorary Ffellow at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Dr Lo sees patients with a broad range of neurological disorders and she also offers consultations in Cantonese.

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Dr Katherine Buzzard

Dr Katherine Buzzard completed her BSc (Hons) and a PhD in cancer biology at the Peter Mac Callum Cancer Institute before embarking on her medical degree at The University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in 2005. Dr Buzzard undertook her neurology specialty training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Alfred Hospital before being awarded the ANZAN overseas fellowship to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, United Kingdom. She has completed subspecialty fellowships in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. Dr Buzzard worked with Associate Professor Stephen Reddel at Concord Hospital in Sydney, where she gained valuable experience managing patients with complex neuroimmunological conditions including myasthenia gravis. She was also a Neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic at the Brain Mind Research Institute in Sydney.

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Dr Mahi Jasinarachchi

Dr Jasinarachchi is a neurologist with a sub-specialty interest in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders.

She obtained MBBS in 2005 with upper second class honours. After basic physician training at Frankston and Alfred Hospitals, and advanced training in neurology at Western and St Vincent’s Hospitals, she received Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her subspecialty training was on Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular disorders at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, where she had comprehensive training in large/small/autonomic nerve fibre testing, EMG sampling, single fibre EMG and tilt table testing. She has also had training on evoked potentials, sudomotor testing (QSART) and electroencephalography (EEG).

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Dr Michael Eller

Michael Eller

Dr Michael Eller is a highly qualified neurologist with subspecialty training in headache neurology and movement disorders. He also maintains an interest in indigenous health and tropical medicine. He has previously worked as a visiting specialist at Monash Medical Centre and Royal Darwin Hospital. He currently consults at Monash Neurology.

In 2003 he completed a degree in medicine from the University of Sydney. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Science as well as much of a Bachelor of Arts with interests in archaeology and neuroscience. Postgraduate training was conducted at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Darwin Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. Subsequent neurology training was undertaken at Monash Medical Centre and the Alfred Hospital after which he was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

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Dr Ganga Ganesvaran

Dr Ganesvaran is a Neurologist and Geriatrician whose clinical interests include general neurology, movement disorders and geriatrics.

After undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Dr Ganesvaran undertook post graduate specialist training in Neurology as well as Geriatrics. He completed his fellowship in Movement Disorders at Monash Medical Centre, and his training involved work at the Parkinson’s Disease Centre of Excellence at Kingston Centre.  Dr Ganesvaran has published clinical scientific papers in high-quality peer-reviewed medical journals.

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A/Prof Paul McCrory

Paul McCrory

Associate Professor Paul McCrory is a consultant neurologist, general physician and sports physician with particular expertise in the area of traumatic brain injuries. He is one of the few sports neurologists in the world with dual specialist qualifications both as a neurologist and as a sport & exercise physician and is recognized as a global leader in the field of sports concussion and CTE.

Over the past 5 years, his research and academic career has included roles as leader of multidisciplinary research teams, establishing TBI research programs and as acting director of the University of Melbourne Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine. He currently holds an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and is based at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.

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Prof Chris Bladin

Professor Chris Bladin graduated from Flinders University Medical School, Adelaide in 1984. He completed specialist training in Neurology at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne in 1991 followed by a Stroke Research Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London and in 1992 a Stroke Research Fellowship at University of Toronto, Canada.

He returned to the Austin Hospital, Melbourne in 1995. In 1998 he was appointed inaugural Head of Unit, Department of Neurosciences, Box Hill Hospital – Eastern Health (Monash University) and later Director of Eastern Melbourne Neurosciences based at Box Hill Hospital (Monash University). In 2005 he was appointed a Medical Director of the National Stroke Foundation of Australia.

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Dr Olga Skibina

Olga Skibina

Doctor Olga Skibina MBBS FRACP


Consulting: Box Hill

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Dr Poh-Sien Loh

Doctor Poh-Sien Loh is a highly qualified neurologist with subspecialty training and experience in stroke and general neurology.His medical undergraduate training was at the University of Western Australia, where he obtained MBBS in 1992. He completed his internship and basic physician training at the Royal Perth Hospital.He had specialist training in Neurology at the Austin Hospital, and Box Hill Hospital. He was Stroke Research Fellow at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He became a specialist Neurologist in 2004.

Doctor Loh was appointed as a specialist neurologist at Eastern Health in 2005.   He provides inpatient and outpatient services at Box Hill Hospital and Maroondah Hospital.

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A/Prof Amanda Gilligan

Dr Amanda Gilligan is consultant neurologist with 25 years of clinical experience in neurology with areas of interest in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and general neurology. She is Director of Neurosciences at Epworth Eastern private hospital

Dr Gilligan completed her undergraduate degrees at Monash University in 1989. Her clinical training in Neurology was completed through the Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospitals and she became a specialist neurologist in 1998. With the support of a NH&MRC postgraduate scholarship, she completed a PhD in 2005, based at the National Stroke Research Institute (which is now part of the Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health) and the University of Melbourne.

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Dr Martin Short

Martin Short

Dr Martin Short is a highly qualified neurologist who has dedicated his research work over the past 10 years in the field of neuroimmunology and MS.  He trained as a neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and The Alfred Hospital. His PhD studies were undertaken at Monash University and he has worked with teh MS teams at Monash Medical Centre and Western Hospital.

Dr Short is also an experienced electromyographer, performing EMG and nerve conduction studies in Fitzroy.

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A/Prof Anne Abbott

Anne Abbott

A/Prof Anne Abbott graduated from Adelaide University Medical School and completed neurologist training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. She moved to Melbourne and did a PhD in stroke prevention at the Austin Hospital and post-doctoral research at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute.

A/Prof Abbott’s major research discovery was that a person’s risk of stroke can be reduced by at least 80% by them adopting a healthy lifestyle and the appropriate use of medication. These measures reduce the risk of stroke and other complications (like heart attack) and reduce the need for surgical procedures by reducing or eliminating the deleterious effects of ‘risk factors’ such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking or physical inactivity.

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A/Prof Katrina Reardon

Dr Katrina Reardon is an experienced Neurologist with a special interest in Neuromuscular disorders which includes, inherited myopathies, muscular dystrophies, motor neuron disease and peripheral nerve diseases.  She is also experienced in nerve conduction studies and electromyography.

Dr Reardon graduated with honours from University of Tasmania medical school in 1991 having been awarded 6 prizes for merit in different areas.  She was awarded a fellow of the Australian College of Physicians in 1998 and went on to complete Neurology training at Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.  Dr Katrina Reardon completed further training in the neuromuscular field at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.  She was awarded a Dora Lush Scholarship and completed her PhD studies at Melbourne University in 2001.  Dr Katrina Reardon has over 25 papers published in peer reviewed journals

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Dr Luke Chen

Dr Luke Chen is a highly qualified neurologist with subspecialty expertise in hearing and balance disorders, neuro-otology, neuro-opthalmology, eye movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and has an interest in atypical parkinsonism.

His undergraduate training in medicine was at the University of Melbourne and obtained his MBBS in 2003, followed by completion of basic physician training at the Austin Hospital in 2007. After completing core years of advanced training in neurology at the Alfred and Austin Hospital in Melbourne (2008-2009), he undertook a Fellowship in neuro-otology from 2010 to 2013 with Professor Michael Halmagyi and his group at the Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. This group, led by Professor Halmagyi, is internationally renowned for leading the field in clinical and academic neuro-otology. He was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011.

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Dr Julie Panetta

Doctor Panetta is a specialist paediatric neurologist with an interest in epilepsy, metabolic disorders, headache and general paediatric neurology.

Julie studied Medicine at Monash University, graduating in 1994. Her interest in neurology led her to a second year resident job at the Austin Hospital, and here she came into contact with paediatric neurologists. She decided to switch to paediatrics and commenced paediatric physician training. She started paediatric neurology training in 2003 at the Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland NZ, and from there continued training in Melbourne at the Royal Children’s Hospital and then at the Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

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Dr Will Lee

Dr Will Lee is a specialist neurologist with interests in movement and neurodegenerative disorders as well as stroke and general neurology.    He is a visiting neurologist at the Alfred Hospital and has been awarded the prestigious Movement Disorder Society of Australia Research Fellowship for 2012.

In 2003, Dr Lee completed his undergraduate medical training at The University of Melbourne. His post-graduate training in internal medicine and subsequent specialisation in neurology were undertaken at the Austin and Alfred hospitals.  In 2011, he completed the Movement Disorder Fellowship at the Alfred Hospital and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  Dr Lee specialises in the management of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, dystonia and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Dr Marco Fedi

Dr Fedi is a specialist neurologist with an interest in epilepsy, stroke and general neurology. He trained in Neurology at The Alfred Hospital and The Austin Hospital in Melbourne, after having received accreditation as a specialist Neurologist in Italy.  Dr Fedi also works in the Intensive Care Team at The Alfred Hospital.

Dr Fedi speaks English and Italian, and is happy to consult entirely in either language at your request.

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Dr Matthew Hughes

Dr Matthew Hughes is an experienced Neuropsychologist, with expertise in acquired brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. He has trained and worked in London and Melbounre, including at The Alfred Hospital.Dr Hughes performs detailed and expert neuropyschology testing to assess cognitive function in patients for:

  • memory disturbance
  • concussion
  • assessment of thinking difficulties
  • language disorders
  • assessment prior to brain operations
  • and for medicolegal purposes
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A/Prof Allen Yuen

Dr Allen Yuen is a Medical Acupuncturist and specialist Emergency Physician. He retired recently as Director of Emergency at Epworth Hospital, after a career as Director of Emergency at Prince Henry’s, Monash Medical Centre, The Valley and Williamstown Hospital.  He was also Chair of Accreditation, State Censor, Senior Examiner and Peer Reviewer for The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He is a current examiner for The Australian Medical Council.

He graduated in Medical Acupuncture from Monash University, where the best aspects of traditional Chinese Medicine and Orthodox Western Medicine are recognised.

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Sue Varley

Sue has worked in the field of Movement Disorders for five years, having trained under the guidance of A/Prof David Williams. Sue is expert in the administration and management of patients with advanced treatments for Parkinson’s disease, including apomorphine infusion and programming of deep brain stimulation devices.

Sue is an essential member of our comprehensive care team that aims to provide a high quality service, giving access to the most up-to-date information and treatments for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

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Dr Saman Punchihewa

Dr Saman Punchihewa is a highly qualified Consultant Neurologist with interests in neurophysiology, epilepsy and general neurology. Dr Punchihewa holds public appointments at Monash Medical Centre and Frankston Hospitals with a significant role in the Neurophysiology department at Monash Neurology.

He was awarded an Australian Government Scholarship (John Crawford Scholarship) to study Medicine & Surgery in Australia and also received Dean’s Honors in two consecutive years at medical school. His undergraduate medical training was undertaken at Melbourne University and clinical training was at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.  After completion of medical training, he went to New Zealand where he did his Basic physician training at Christchurch and Dunedin Hospitals.

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Dr Kelly Bertram

Kelly Bertram

Doctor Kelly Bertram is a highly qualified Australian neurologist with international training in clinical neurology and a special interest in dystonia and other movement disorders as well as general neurology.

Her undergraduate medical training was undertaken at Melbourne University, where she obtained her medical degree in 2002. She was awarded the Peter G Jones essay prize in 2002.

Her post-graduate training was undertaken at The Austin Hospital. She specialised in Neurology, training at Geelong Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. Dr Bertram completed her neurology training as Movement Disorders Fellow at The Alfred Hospital after which she was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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A/Prof David Williams

Associate Professor David Williams is a highly qualified Australian neurologist with an international reputation for his clinical and research work in Movement Disorders, Headache, Muscle and Nerve disorders.

He is Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University Melbourne, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies at University College London. He is visiting Neurologist The Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre as well as numerous other private hospitals.His undergraduate medical training was undertaken at Monash University, where he obtained his medical degree in 1995. He was awarded the Harriet Power Scholarship for Medicine at The Alfred Hospital in the same year.His post-graduate training was undertaken in Melbourne and several hospitals in United Kingdom.

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