OUR  SPECIALISTS
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REFERRAL FORM

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Dr Arvind IYER, MD (Hons), FRACP.
CARDIOLOGIST & General PHYSICIAN

Dr Iyer is dedicated to providing impeccable and compassionate care comprehensive, state of art screening services, expert preventative care and diagnosis in this professional facility. Dr Iyer graduated from St.Petersburg State Medical University with High distinction. He was bestowed the Presidential Red Degree for attaining the university gold medallist with academic excellence. He subsequently completed postgraduate training in the UK. Dr Iyer underwent further Physician’s training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney and completed his Cardiology training & fellowship in Royal Canberra & Launceston General Hospitals. Dr Iyer has a special interest in heart failure, cardiovascular disease in women, structural and valvular heart disease with a strong focus on non-invasive cardiology such as Stress ECHO, Trans-oesophageal ECHO and 3D TTE. He is a faculty member at the Macquarie University Hospital & a Staff Specialist at Liverpool Hospital. Dr Iyer is fluent in several languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian & German.

Dr PANKAJ GARG.  MBBS, MD, FRACP.
CONSULTANT Paediatrician

Dr Pankaj Garg is a Paediatrician with an interest in children with Developmental and Behavioural Disorders. He has broad general paediatric experience including working with children with common paediatric conditions, disabilities and behavioural conditions such as autism and ADHD. He also has experience with newborns, adolescents and has experience in managing complex pain conditions in children. He is an accredited provider for developmental assessments of children using validated tools such as Griffiths Mental Development Scales (GMDS) and has training in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedules (ADOS).

Dr Anjali Dhawan, MBBS, MD, FRACP
Neonatologist & Paediatrician

Dr Anjali Dhawan is a Neonatologist and Paediatrician, with clinical experience providing care to newborns and their families for over a decade. After paediatric training from Sydney Children’s Hospital, she completed her specialist training in Neonatology from the Royal Hospital for Women and the Royal North Shore Hospital. Her research interests include the long term development outcomes of the high risk neonates. She has expertise in performing formal neurodevelopmental assessments and providing early intervention follow up.

Dr Shihab Hameed, MBBS, FRACP
Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Shihab Hameed graduated from University of New South Wales and continued his postgraduate training in Paediatrics with subspecialisation in Paediatric Endocrinology through Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.  He has completed a PhD in Paediatric Endocrinology through the University of New South Wales.  He has practiced for several years as a Staff Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology, at a number of sites including, Sydney Children's Hospital, Campbelltown Hospital, Nepean Hospital, and now works at Royal North Shore and Sydney Children's Hospitals. He has a strong interest in clinical research and teaching, and has expertise in the management of disorders of growth, puberty, adrenal, pituitary and thyroid function, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring.

Dr Catherine Jonas, MBBS, FRACP
Paediatric Sleep Physician

Dr Catherine Jonas is a Consultant Paediatrician and a Paediatric Sleep Physician. In addition to general childhood medical conditions, she has special interest in obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia and various non-respiratory sleep disorders. She completed her medical degree in India. She got trained in General Paediatrics as well as Sleep Medicine in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. As a Conjoint Lecturer with UNSW, she was actively involved in training undergraduate medical students. She is interested in medical research studies and has presented her research work in several national and international conferences. She is a mother of two teenage boys, and enjoys travelling, cooking and gardening.

Dr Eric Cheah, MBBS, FRACP
Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr Eric Cheah is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He is a Staff Specialist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr Cheah graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 2005 where he also obtained Honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science. He commenced his paediatric training through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. In 2014, Dr Cheah completed his subspecialty training in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, as well as paediatric liver transplantation at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead. He is a Research Fellow with the James Fairfax Institute of Paediatric Nutrition examining the clinical effects of a drug intervention on cystic fibrosis pancreatic disease under Professor Kevin Gaskin, and also study coordinating for an eosinophilic oesophagitis multicentre study. He has published and presented nationally and internationally. Eric manages children from newborns to adolescents with gastrointestinal complaints including abdominal pain, functional gastrointestinal disorders, coeliac disease, constipation, diarrhoea, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, liver disease and failure to thrive with a special interest in eosinophilic oesophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cystic fibrosis. Dr Cheah is accredited to perform paediatric gastroscopy and colonoscopy by The Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE). He also provides video capsule endoscopy (pill cam) services. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) as well as the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Eric loves the outdoors, travelling and playing tennis. He also has a PADI open water diver certification.

Dr Surjit Tarafdar, MD, FRACP
Nephrologist & General Physician

Dr. Surjit Tarafdar is a General Physician and Nephrologist based at Blacktown hospital and a conjoint lecturer at the Western Sydney University.

He has a passion for teaching and this is exemplified by his various teaching awards and co-authorship of the book titled “Passing the FRACP Written Examination- Questions and Answers” published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013.

He is also the founder of annual teaching program ‘Revise Nephrology’ which in 2016 was attended by over 200 doctors.

Dr. Tarafdar has a keen interest in the management of patients who suffer from various complications of chronic kidney disease. He also has a special interest in the evaluation and management of patients with difficult to treat hypertension.

Dr Zeb Rahman MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRACP
ADULT NEUROLOGIST

Dr Zebunnessa Rahman is an adult neurologist. She is a consultant (staff specialist) at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Her areas of interests include all diseases that affect brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles including headaches and stroke with an expertise in epilepsy and electroencephalography. She is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Educational supervisor for the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Epilepsy and EEG tutor at Asian Epilepsy Academy. She is currently doing PhD thesis on ‘Epilepsy in primary brain tumour’ at University of Sydney. Her particular areas of interest include Brain tumor related epilepsy, Tuberous sclerosis related epilepsy, Invasive EEG monitoring and epilepsy surgery and Transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Dr Santhi Chalasani, MBBS (Honors), FRACP, MPhil
CONSULTANT Endocrinologist

Dr Santhi Chalasani graduated with Honors from the Monash Medical Program in 2005. She undertook sub-specialty Endocrinology training at several major teaching hospitals in Sydney. Her interests include diabetes, gestational endocrinology and thyroid disorders. She is currently involved in research with the The George Institute for Global Health trialling an electronic clinical decision support tool for general practitioners in the management of diabetes. She has completed a Masters in philosophy through Sydney University in diabetes research. She is actively involved in continuing professional development and remains informed of relevant scientific and clinical literature by attending conferences, participating in meetings and reading appropriate journals.

Dr Sasi Sasikaran MBBS, MD, FRACP
CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN & GERIATRICIAN

Dr Sasikaran is a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician. He holds the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). He completed his advanced training at Westmead and Nepean hospitals. He provides services at Hawkesbury and Blue mountain hospitals. He has expertise in complex medical conditions, poly-pharmacy in the elderly, and management of dementia, osteoporosis, frailty, falls prevention and care in aged care facilities. Dr Sasikaran goes above and beyond in treating his patients with kindness and he holds the philosophy that our senior citizens and elderly population shouldn’t go out of pocket for their medical treatment.

Dr Shweta Batra.  MBBS, DCH, FRACP.
CONSULTANT Paediatrician

Dr Shweta Batra is a General Paediatrician. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). She has more than eight years of clinical experience in Paediatrics. She completed her basic as well as advanced training in Paediatrics at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is currently involved in research in the Adolescent Medicine Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has expertise in the management of General Paediatric issues for age group ranging from newborn to adolescent years. She has special interest in growth & development and chronic disease management.

Dr Kavita Bhola, MBBS, DNB, FRACP
Neonatologist & Paediatrician

Dr Kavita Bhola is a Neonatologist and Paediatrician who undertook her training at Canberra Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She is a consultant at Blacktown Hospital and holds visiting medical officer positions at Westmead Private Hospital and Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Her expertise is in looking after babies in the newborn period extending to the early formative school going years.

DR KAVITHA KOTHUR, MD, DCH, FRACP
PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST

Dr Kavitha Kothur has specialist qualifications in paediatric neurology and paediatrics. She completed paediatric neurology training through fellowships in epilepsy, neuromuscular, neuroimmunology and general neurology at the Children's Hospital at Westmead. She also worked in neurodisability/rehabilitation clinic and child psychiatry. Dr Kothur provides comprehensive care for neonates and children with neurological problems from birth through to 16 years of age and works towards providing best possible care for her patients and their families. She has broad range of clinical experience in the diagnosis, investigation and management of children with seizures, epilepsy, headache, developmental and behavioural concerns, neuromuscular problems, neurogenetics, Tics, abnormal movements and psychosomatic disorders and brain injury. She has experience in managing children with disability and strongly advocates for their support services. She has a strong interest in clinical research and teaching. She also has an appointment as clinical lecturer at the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney. She is currently conducting research at Institute for Neurosciences and Muscle Research (INMR) in developing biomarkers of neuroinflammation as part of PhD. She has honorary appointment as postgraduate fellow in epilepsy at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She published her research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research work in national and international child neurology conferences. She is a mother of two young girls and understands family needs and challenges faced by the families.

Dr Narinder Kaur, FRACP
Paediatrician

Dr Narinder Kaur is a Consultant Paediatrician and manages Allergic and Immunological conditions. She is currently working as a fellow in the Allergy and Immunology department at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her special interests includes Paediatric food allergy (birth to 16 years of age), drug allergies, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis and immunotherapy.

Dr Kaur organises all the required investigations (skin prick tests and blood tests) at the time of consultation. She can organise food and drug challenges through The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Dr Kaur has keen interest in education and research. She is involved in teaching of medical students and FRACP Paediatric trainees. She has presented her research at various national and international conferences. Her current project involves improving diagnosis of peanut allergy in children and adolescents through a blood test.



Our clinic is supported by a range of specialists.

Our Specialists include:
  • Newborn Specialists
  • General Paediatricians
  • Paediatric endocrinologist
  • Paediatric Neurologist
  • Paediatric surgeon
  • CARDIOLOGIST
  • Adult Physician
  • Geriatrician
Our specialists provide the following services:
  • Preterm & High Risk infant follow-up
  • General paediatrics
  • Newborn circumcisions
  • Newborn 6-week checks
  • Feeding issues
  • Tongue-tie repair
  • Growth & development checks
  • Endocrine disease management
  • Paediatric diabetes & obesity clinic
  • Developmental Paediatrics
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Adult acute and chronic disease management in elderly
  • Cardiology services
Appointments
  • All our specialist visits are by appointment.
  • Some of our specialists have weekend appointments for your convenience.
Service Fee
  • Our specialists are independent practitioners and each sets their own fee. This means there may be a gap fee (i.e. out of pocket fee).
  • At the time of booking your appointment, please speak to our staff to discuss the fee.
  • We ask that you pay the account in full on the day of consultation.
  • Medicare rebates are available to cover a portion of this fee for Specialist appointments. For your convenience we are able to process this claim for you online and Medicare will automatically deposit your rebate into your bank account usually within 24 hours.



PRACTICE SUPPORT

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of practice Manager, Nurses and
Receptionists are always ready to
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 Shop 6,
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29-33 Darcy Road
Westmead 2145


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