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Dr Katherine Bond MBBS(Hons) DTMH FRACP FRCPA

Infectious Diseases / Clinical Microbiology

Dr Katherine Bond is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist whose training experience encompassed Melbourne, Darwin, Malawi and Oxford. She has undertaken post-graduate training in the management of bone and joint infections with the Bone Infection Unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospital. She is the director of the Microbiology laboratory at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr. Bond also has an interest in global medicine and public health, which is supported by a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool). She has clinical and laboratory public health experience from the Victorian Department of Health, the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit – Public Health Laboratory, and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Laboratory. Dr. Bond is a current PhD candidate examining the clinical impact of implementing novel microbiological diagnostic tests (including the application of COVID-19 serology).

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Parkville

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Dr Sian Campbell MBBS(Hons) BMedSci FRACP

Rheumatology / Acute Internal Medicine

Dr Sian Campbell is a dual-trained General Physician and Rheumatologist with a special interest in connective tissue disease and inflammatory arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and crystal arthritis). Her additional training in general medicine allows her to better manage patients with complex comorbidities.

Dr Campbell completed her medical training at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Hobart Hospitals after having graduated as dux of the Deakin University medical school. She holds public appointments in General Medicine and Rheumatology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and is the consultant rheumatologist to the Ballarat Base Hospital.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Parkville

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Dr Katie Cronin MBBS(Hons) FRACP FRCPA

Infectious Diseases / Clinical Microbiology

Dr Katie Cronin is an Infectious Diseases Physician who completed her training at the Alfred Hospital and Austin Hospital. In addition to her infectious diseases specialty training, Dr Cronin also completed specialty training in Clinical Microbiology at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Townsville University Hospital. 

 

In addition to her dual fellowships, Dr Cronin is currently undertaking a PhD examining the causes of long term mortality following sepsis and potential therapeutics to reduce this mortality rate. 

 

Dr Cronin holds appointments in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and the Department of Microbiology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Parkville

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Dr George Heriot MBBS(Hons) BMedSci(Hons) PGDipClinUS PhD FRACP

Infectious Diseases / Acute Internal Medicine

Dr George Heriot completed his medical and infectious diseases specialty training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians medal in 2013.

 

His research focuses on the the management of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections and infective endocarditis, and this expertise is supported by a postgraduate qualification in clinical ultrasound and echocardiography. He is involved in the design of the NHMRC-funded S. aureus Network Adaptive Platform trial.

Dr Heriot also holds an appointment in the Department of General Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and has an interest in undifferentiated and diagnostically-challenging acute illnesses.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Flemington, Parkville

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Dr Zeb Jamrozik MBBS(Hons) BMedSci(Hons) MA(Bioethics) PhD FRACP

Acute Internal Medicine / Clinical Ethicist

Dr Zeb Jamrozik is a physician, researcher, and health policy analyst.

 

As a clinician he is interested in understanding the connections between physical and mental health, managing post-operative and chronic pain, as well as consulting with patients regarding stopping medications that are no longer beneficial.

His research focuses on issues in public health policy and infectious disease ethics. He is a contributor to numerous position statements on clinical, public health and research ethics for Australian healthcare services and the World Health Organization.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Parkville

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Dr Jasveer Jayarajan MBBS MClinEd FRACP

Acute Internal Medicine / Perioperative Medicine

Dr Jasveer (“Jas”) Jayarajan is a specialist in Acute and General Medicine with hospital appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Melbourne Private Hospital.

Dr Jayarajan graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2007, before completing his clinical training at The Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospitals, He remains actively involved in physician education and training and completed his Masters of Clinical Education in 2019.

Special interests and expertise include the assessment and management of acute and undifferentiated medical presentations, providing holistic care to patients with multiple complex health issues, and the perioperative assessment and co-management of patients undergoing surgery. 

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Parkville

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A/Prof Peter Lange BSc MBBS FRACP

Geriatric Medicine / Acute Internal Medicine

A/Prof Peter Lange completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland, majoring in physiology and pharmacology. He then completed postgraduate medicine, obtaining an MBBS, internship and early years of training in Queensland. He came to Melbourne in 2005 where he completed physician and geriatrics advanced training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He commenced work both in the General Medicine and Geriatrics departments in 2010. In 2012 he was appointed head of the Assessment and Planning Unit at RMH, later renamed the Acute Medical Unit where he remains head of unit.

 

In 2016 he took up a PhD with the topic "Delirium in Hospitalised Elderly; changing the Natural History" at the University of Melbourne, representing the formalisation of a research interest in delirium.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Parkville

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Dr Ronan O'Donovan MB BCh BAO(Hons) BMedSci PGDipClinUS FRACP

Acute Internal Medicine / Perioperative Medicine

After graduating with honours from the National University of Ireland, Dr Ronan O’Donovan trained in clinical cardiology in tertiary centres in Ireland before moving to Melbourne in 2011 to pursue a career as a general physician with an interest in heart failure. He holds several qualifications in echocardiography from the University of Melbourne and has presented research in the areas of hypertensive heart disease and heart failure at national and international meetings. Areas of ongoing research interest include heart failure in elderly, syncope and orthostatic hypotension.

 

Dr O’Donovan holds appointments in General Medicine and Perioperative Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, and the Austin Hospital for General and Perioperative Medicine.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Epworth Freemasons, Warringal Private Hospital, East

Melbourne, Camberwell

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Dr Jenna Paterson MBBS FRACP

Acute Internal Medicine / Perioperative Medicine

Dr Jenna Paterson completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 2012. She subsequently completed post-graduate training in Acute & General Medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Lyell McEwin Hospital, Austin Health and Northern Health.

 

Dr Paterson is interested in the care of complex patients with multiple comorbidities, the transition from paediatric to adult services, and perioperative medicine. She is a strong advocate for improving patient health literacy and practices patient-centred healthcare. Dr Paterson provides preoperative outpatient reviews with detailed and holistic plans that are made in conjunction with her patients who often have many overlapping and complex medical conditions. 

Locations: Warringal Private Hospital, Camberwell

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Dr Edmund Song MBBS FRACP

Acute Internal Medicine / Perioperative Medicine

Dr Edmund Song graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 before completing his training at the the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Ballarat Base Hospital and the Austin Hospital. 

He has a special interest and expertise in managing difficult to control blood pressure disorders including resistant hypertension and hypotension disorders including orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic intolerance. His other interests include perioperative medicine and assessment and management of acute undifferentiated medical presentations.

Locations: Warringal Private Hospital, Epworth Eastern, Camberwell