Meet The Team

 Our Specialists

Dr Scott Leslie – Urologist
Background: Dr Leslie is a VMO at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Strathfield Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital. He graduated from the University of NSW with honours and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed his urological training in 2009 and undertook a two-year fellowship at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for urological cancers. (more…)
Dr Tack-Shin Lee – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Background: Dr Tack-Shin Lee graduated in Medicine from Flinders University with honours and undertook AOA advanced orthopaedic training in NSW. He obtained his FRACS in Orthopaedics in 2009 and undertook sub-speciality fellowship years in paediatric orthopaedics (Portland Oregon, USA), knee and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery (King’s College Hospital, London UK), sports medicine at Crystal Palace Stadium in London, hip and knee arthroplasty in Sydney and advanced trauma management at the Royal North ShoreHospital. (more…)
Dr Suhirdan Vivekanandarajah -Gastroenterologist
Background: Graduated from the University of New South Wales (2003) and was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Jan of 2012. Dr Suhirdan has completed gastroenterology, Hepatology and endoscopic training (Diagnostic and interventional Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and ERCP) in Sydney. (more…)
Dr Michael Yunaev- Oncoplastic Breast & General Surgeon
Background: Dr Michael Yunaev is an Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon and the principal doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a  highly trained Surgeon with experience in treatment of all aspects of Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Disease Management and correction of Aesthetic Breast issues. (more…)
Prof. Dorgival Caetano – Psychiatrist
Background: Prof.Caetano is a senior Clinical Psychiatrist anda Conjoint Professor at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. Prof. Caetano graduated at the Federal University in Brazil, was trained at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, holds a PhD from Cambridge University (U.K.) and before coming to Australia, Prof. Caetano was a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at one of the two top Universities in Brazil. (more…)
Dr Justin Tucker – Specialist Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist
Background: Dr Justin Tucker is a graduate of The University of Sydney School of Medicine. Dr Justin Tucker went on to complete specialty training with Monash Health in Melbourne, followed by a Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He has obtained a Masters in Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales and has also completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Reproductive Physiology. (more…)
Dr Mayo Theivendran – Vascular, Endovascular and Transplant Surgeon
Background: Dr Theivendran is a contemporary Sydney based Vascular, Endovascular and Transplant Surgeon with a dual Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is also a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force. Dr Theivendran undertook four years of Fellowship training in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Auckland City Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney. (more…)
Dr Shailja Tewari – Endocrinologist
Background: After finishing MBBS Dr. Shailja Tewari undertook residency and Basic Physicians training at The Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She completed a further three years of Endocrinology Advanced training at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital and The Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She was awarded fellowship by the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2007. Dr Tewari has gained varied and comprehensive training and enjoys all aspects of Endocrinology. She holds public hospital appointments at The Canterbury and the Concord Repatriation General Hospitals. (more…)
Dr Arany Nerminathan- Paediatrician
Dr Arany Nerminathan is a graduate of University College London in the UK. She commenced her paediatric specialty training through the London Deanery and subsequently moved to Sydney to complete her paediatric specialist training through The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, predominantly based at Westmead. She has both the UK MRCPCH and the Australasian FRACP qualifications in paediatrics. (more…)
Dr Michael Soo – Colorectal and General Surgeon
Dr Michael Soo is a colorectal and General Surgeon specialising in minimally invasive endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. Dr Michael Soo is the first and currently only surgeon in NSW offering a minimally invasive surgical treatment for Pilonidal disease – Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (E.P.Si.T). He has attended many international conferences and workshops to perfect this technique. (more…)
Dr David Yeo – Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon
Dr David Yeo is an Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon who works at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) and St George Hospitals in Sydney. He also has appointments at St George Private Hospital, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Centre, Mater Hospital, and Strathfield Private Hospital. Prior to commencing work in 2014, Dr Yeo completed four years of post-fellowship training at RPA Hospital in Sydney, Austin Hospital in Melbourne and St James’ University Hospital in Leeds, United Kingdom. After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science degree at the University of Sydney, Dr Yeo went on to study Medicine graduating in 2002 with Honours. He undertook surgical training at both RPA and St George Hospitals obtaining his General Surgical Fellowship in 2009. David then spent the next two years of his post-fellowship training completing the Australian and New Zealand Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Fellowship program based at RPA Hospital where he learnt expertise in aggressive oncological liver resection and liver transplantation. (more…)
Dr Clement Wong – Interventional Cardiologist
Dr Clement Wong is a passionate interventional cardiologist who specialises in coronary angioplasty and stenting. Dr Wong is also skilled in general cardiology with a special interest in cardiac risk reduction, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. He graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales and then obtained a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Newcastle. (more…)
Dr Rifat Chaudry – Paediatric Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Chaudry is a UK trained Specialist in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Before moving to Sydney in 2015 with her growing family, she was working as a full time Consultant at the Royal London Hospital where she also covered Acute General Paediatrics, managing admissions from the Emergency Department and outpatient referrals. Her responsibilities also included running the Obesity service and serving as Clinical Lead for Sleep Medicine. Her Doctorate (MD) was attained from Imperial College London following three years of original research into “Cardiopulmonary function in children with Sickle Cell Disease”. (more…)
Dr Nari Ahmadi – Urologist
Dr Nari Ahmadi is a Urological Surgeon with expertise in robotic cancer surgery. Dr Ahmadi obtained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and completed a Masters of Surgery at the University of Sydney. Following completion of his training, Dr Ahmadi undertook a further 2-year fellowship in Robotic Urological Oncology at the prestigious University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles. He offers his patients the most advanced and cutting-edge techniques in robotic surgery as well as general urological conditions with a specific interest in prostate cancer surgery. Dr Ahmadi operates at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, The Mater Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital. Dr Ahmadi’s areas of expertise include: (more…)
Dr Michael Jones – Cardiologist

Dr Jones is a very experienced general cardiologist and electrophysiologist who also practices at Bligh Street Cardiology in Sydney CBD. (

He has particular skills and international training in arrhythmias, ablations and devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders. Dr Michael Jones is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, having undertaken advanced cardiology training at the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, and St Vincent’s hospital Sydney. He subsequently pursued subspecialty training in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac device implantation at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, British Columbia, Canada, and then the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, where he gained further experience in complex ablation (Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia) and also conducted clinical research studies in ablation, and cardiac resynchronisation device therapy. (more…)
Dr Shirleen Balbir Singh
Dr Shirleen Balbir Singh is a Consultant Paediatrician. She gained her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland before moving to Australia in 2008 where she completed her training in Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She also completed a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2015. Shirleen has worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Royal North Shore Hospital, St George’s Hospital and John Hunter Children’s Hospital. She specialises in children’s health of all ages from newborns to adolescents and has extensive experience in acute and complex general paediatrics. Shirleen is also a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia. She is highly compassionate and places a strong emphasis on having good communication with her patients. Having recently become a mum, Shirleen understands the stresses families go through dealing with a sick child and aims to provide support for her patients.   Dr Singh’s areas of interest include:
  • Newborn Health Care including infant colic, reflux and GIT disorder
  • Chronic Complex Care including patients with physical and learning disabilities
  • General Paediatrics from newborns to adolescents
Dr Penelope De Lacavalerie – Colorectal and General Surgeon

Dr. De Lacavalerie is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon. She has a particular interest in advanced surgical techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) transanal and robotic surgery for conditions of the bowel including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis and diverticular disease. She also manages other benign anorectal and pelvic floor conditions such as rectal prolapse, anal fissure/fistula, hemorrhoids and functional conditions such as obstructive defecation and faecal incontinence. Her clinical practice includes general and acute surgical conditions such as hernia operations, gallstones and endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopies).

After receiving her Medical qualifications (MBBS). She started her surgical training in London, completing the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Penelope then relocated to Australia and undertook her specialist general surgical training at Bankstown Hospital, Sydney. She subsequently achieved the Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Following to this, she pursued a Surgeon Scientist career undertaking further studies for a higher degree at the University of New South Wales – Sydney. She is currently writing her Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) dissertation at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Dr. D e Lacavalerie subsequently pursued post- Fellowship training with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), receiving further 2 years specialization in advanced colorectal skills in Sydney. Her Colorectal training included Robotic surgery. Dr. De Lacavalerie is passionate about providing holistic care for all her patients and in particular to women with endometriosis and functional problems of the pelvic floor. She collaborates with Gynaecology specialists on a regular basis at Nepean Private Hospital. She is a fully certified specialist in gastroscopy and colonoscopy and she also has experience in performing transrectal ultrasounds, anal manometry and pudendal nerve latency in the management of anorectal and pelvic floor conditions.