Our specialists

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.

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

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 Dorevitch Pathology. 

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

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

Infectious Diseases / General and Acute 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, East Melbourne

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

General and Acute 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

Dr Jasveer Jayarajan MBBS MClinEd FRACP

General and Acute 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

A/Prof Peter Lange BSc MBBS FRACP

Geriatric Medicine / General and Acute 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, Flemington, Parkville

Dr Shazeea Mohamed Ali MBBS FRACP

Geriatric Medicine / General and Acute Medicine

Dr Shazeea Mohamed Ali is a consultant geriatrician and general physician.

She graduated from Monash University in 2011 and undertook specialist training in geriatric medicine and general medicine at the Alfred Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She attained her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Geriatrics and General Medicine) in 2020. She has a research appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is undertaking a Masters of Bioethics at Monash University.

Her main areas of interest include chronic disease management in the elderly, orthostatic hypotension, and cognitive impairment in cardiovascular disease.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Flemington

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

General and Acute 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, Cabrini Malvern, East Melbourne

Dr Ashvind Prabahran MBBS FRACP FRCPA

Clinical Haematology

Dr Ashvind Prabahran completed his clinical and laboratory haematology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Hospital. His clinical training has given him extensive experience in consultative haematology as well as the management of complex haemostasis and thrombosis and patients with a  range of haematologic malignancies.

He is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the role of T-cells in determining patient outcomes after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Dr Prabahran holds an appointment at the Department of Clinical Haematology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital/ Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Locations: Melbourne Private Hospital, Parkville