Dr Richard Allen
Dr Richard Allen joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2006. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Conn Antoniou
MB.BS (Hons) FANZCA
Dr Antoniou graduated from Monash University with a Bachelors Degree in Medicine & Surgery with Honours in 1994. He completed his Specialist Training in Anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne & St Vincent’s Hospitals. Further training was conducted at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, UK.
After returning to Australia in 2003 he worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Box Hill Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and The Royal Eye & Ear Hospital for many years.
Dr Antoniou has a great deal of experience with many different types of anaesthetic practice. He also has a particular interest and experience in airway management, regional anaesthesia and the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia.
As a member of the Melbourne Anaesthetic Group he currently works in private practice spanning the disciplines of Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Ophthalmic Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Urology, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery and Robotic Surgery.
Dr Alex J Baker
Anaesthesia is a vital component of modern surgery and is essential for the necessary monitoring and preservation of life support systems during the unconscious state. Just like your surgeon, I am a qualified medical practioner with a six year University degree (Melbourne University) and have several years public hospital residency and past consultant experience. Whilst doing this, I completed a five year specialist training program with the Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and was awarded its fellowship in 1994. I have a broad range of anaesthetic and pain relief techniques and also participate in the annual ANZCA skills and knowledge maintenance program. I have practice rights at all the major Melbourne private hospitals. I work regularly with over 15 surgeons and occasionally with many others. I look forward to looking after you, to make your surgical and anaesthetic experience as trouble free and seamless as possible.
Dr Andrew Bennett
Dr Bennett graduated from Monash University Medical School with clinical training based at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. His anaesthesia training was in the Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management at the Alfred Hospital where he continues as a Visiting Medical Officer.
After his fellowship training, Dr. Bennett worked for two years as a consultant anaesthetist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. During this time he also worked in several London private hospitals with English and Australian trained surgeons.
In 1998, Dr. Bennett commenced practice as a specialist anaesthetist in Melbourne with the Melbourne Anaesthetic Group. He has a wide variety of subspecialty interest areas including anaesthesia for neurosurgery, orthopaedic hand and foot surgery, urology and plastic surgery. Between 2004 and 2006 he was the Chairman of the Cabrini Hospital Department of Anaesthesia and continues now in private practice at this and several other major private hospitals in Melbourne. Dr. Bennett also serves in the Royal Australian Navy Reserves as a specialist anaesthetist on the active reserve list.
Dr Marcus Choy
MBBS (Hons), FANZCA
Dr Marcus Choy is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
He graduated from Melbourne University in 1998 with Honours and trained in anaesthesia at the Austin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne. He then completed a Fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2006.
Marcus has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the public hospitals of Austin and Northern Health since 2007. He joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2009 and works in several private hospitals across Melbourne.
He has a wide variety of specialty interests including anaesthesia for orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and ENT surgery.
Marcus maintains up-to-date medical knowledge by ongoing study and participation in local and overseas anaesthetic conferences and workshops.
Outside medicine, Marcus enjoys travel, music, food and wine as well as spending time with his young family.
He will meet you before your procedure to discuss your anaesthetic and allow time to answer questions.
Dr Julie Clarke
I graduated from the University of Melbourne in Medicine in 1985 and became a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 1996.
I think that I am very fortunate to have a career in an area of medicine which is broad and yet specialised, technological, intellectual and humane.
Training in anaesthesia in Australia is of a very high standard. We are trained in providing anaesthesia that is the most appropriate and safe for each patients particular circumstances. We are trained in cardiac and respiratory resuscitation.
We manage pain relief. We are trained in intensive care management.
Medicine is always advancing and to keep up to date with new knowledge and technology I participate in continuing professional development. I look forward to being one of the important members of your health care team. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via Melbourne Anaesthetic Group on (03) 9419 6255
Dr Penelope Clunies-Ross
I joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2001 after returning from my Fellowship in liver transplant and paediatrics in Edinburgh.
As well as being a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists I have completed the Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound and short course in Perioperative Medicine.
My professional interests include Anaesthesia in the developing world and I have been involved in voluntary trips to Sri Lanka and Papua Nuigini.I have also assisted at the Zoo!
I am a VMO at the Royal Melbourne Hospital -a major tertiary teaching and trauma centre.
Outside work I love to travel,cook and spend time in the garden.I am also an Italophile and can speak Italian-which can come in handy during my working day!
Dr Emma Goodyear
Dr. Emma Goodyear joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2016. She is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Patricia Halliley
Dr Patricia Halliley joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2012. She is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Richard Hiscock
MBBS, FANZCA, GradDipMStat
I am a busy anaesthetist in both public and private hospital practice. My medical degree was undertaken at The University of Melbourne followed by specialist training in anaesthesia at Austin and The Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Areas of anaesthetic interest include obstetric anaesthesia (Mercy Hospital for Women) along with major colorectal and revision joint surgery (Private practice). I also provide biostatistical consulting services to a number of research groups.
Dr Christopher Hoy
MB. BS., FANZCA
Dr Hoy undertook his anaesthetic training at St Vincent’s Hospital and completed a fellowship in neurosurgical anaesthesia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was a Staff Anaesthetist at St Vincent’s Hospital before joining Melbourne Anaesthetic Group and moving into full-time private practice in 2007.
He is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. He anaesthetises for a wide-range of specialities including orthopaedics, neurosurgery and maxillo-facial surgery.
He has a particular interest in sitting position shoulder surgery and has spoken at a number of forums on this topic. He is a busy father of three and an avid cyclist and triathlete.
Dr David Hoyle
Dr David Hoyle joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1999. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Craig Humphries
I completed my undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne and my anaesthetic training at the Austin Hospital.
I work in public and private practice with my typical mix including obstetrics, ENT, orthopaedics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, colorectal and general surgery.
Outside of work, I enjoy an active family life and participate in a number of outdoor pursuits.
Dr William Hurley
Dr William Hurley joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1994. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Craig Ironfield
Dr Ironfield graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007, and went on to complete post-graduate training in anaesthesia at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. After completing fellowship training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital with a focus on trauma and major head and neck surgery, he returned to St Vincent’s Hospital as a staff anaesthetist, and is currently the head of the department’s quality and safety committee. He also holds an honorary appointment at The University of Melbourne, and is actively involved in both medical student and post-graduate education. He provides anaesthesia for a wide range of specialties, with particular clinical interests including vascular surgery and neurosurgery. He has become skilled at a range of regional anaesthetic techniques, and before surgery will discuss the type of anaesthesia that is best suited to you as an individual.
Dr Chris Joseph
Dr Chris Joseph joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1984. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist & a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Michael Kirton
Dr Michael Kirton joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2001. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Brad La Ferlita
Brad La Ferlita is a qualified specialist Anaesthetist.
He completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1997. Following this he worked at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne where he completed his specialist anaesthesia training and became a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2005. Brad's further training includes a fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia and transoesophageal echocardiography at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada in 2004/2005, and two years as a staff anaesthetist at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
On return to Australia he was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He currently practices at a number of private hospitals in Melbourne. His areas of interests include regional anaesthesia, especially pertaining to orthopaedic, urologic and ophthalmologic surgery, as well as the challenges of ambulatory surgery. He is also a member of several Anaesthetic advisory committees at various private hospitals around Melbourne.
Dr Daniel Lane
Dr Daniel Lane is a graduate of The University of Melbourne Medical School and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He commenced practice as a specialist anaesthetist in 2008 and joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2018. He has accrued extensive experience working across many hospitals and many surgical subspecialties during his career. He predominately works in private practice at various hospitals across Melbourne. In addition, he has public hospital appointments with The Austin Hospital, a major tertiary referral hospital, and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
Dr Craig McGrath
Dr McGrath grew up in Sydney and obtained his medical degree at UNSW, graduating in 1994. He conducted his post-graduate Anaesthetic training in Melbourne primarily at the Austin Hospital and St Vincent’s. His international experience includes working as a volunteer teacher and clinician in Fiji and South America. He also spent 6 years in the NHS (England) as a Consultant with an interest in Cardiac at University Hospitals Birmingham and St George’s London, providing anaesthetic care for patients undergoing heart and lung transplantation and major aortic surgery. He was on faculty for teaching of advanced techniques in echocardiography and ultrasound-guided regional anaesthetic techniques. Since returning to Australia in 2015, Dr McGrath has developed an active private practice in Melbourne.
Dr Ainslie Murdoch
Dr Ainslie Murdoch joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2011. She is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Adam Nettleton
MBBS (Hons); FANZCA
Dr Nettleton maintains an anaesthetic practice in a wide range of both adult and paediatric surgical specialties including orthopaedics, general surgery, urology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery and ENT. After studying medicine at Monash University he completed his anaesthetic training through St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. He has worked as a consultant anaesthetist in Darwin and St Vincent’s Hospital and is now in full time private practice.
Dr Nettleton is involved in lecturing anaesthetic trainees through the Victorian Regional Committee and participates in the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists continuing education program. He is a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA).
Outside of anaesthesia his interests include football, fly-fishing, going to the theatre and spending time with his family.
Dr Leo O'Shea
I am an Australian Doctor and specialist Anaesthetist with 15 years of experience. I trained in Queensland and Victoria and worked in the UK at the Cambridge NHS hospital Addenbrooke's. My special interests include regional anaesthesia and anaesthesia for Hepatology-biliary and pancreatic surgery. I regularly provide anaesthesia for Orthopaedic surgery, Hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery, urology, Plastic Surgery, Neuro surgery, Vascular and general surgery. I am a visiting anaesthetist (VMO) at the Austin Hospital and Repat Medical centre.
Dr Hugh Pearce
Hugh Pearce did his medical training at Melbourne Uni. and local teaching hospitals. He joined the Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1982 and is one of the longest-serving members with over 30 years experience in private practice as a specialist anaesthetist.
At work he has a strong interest in regional anaesthesia and pain relief.
Hugh has a long history of outdoor activities including surfing, bushwalking and golf. He has four adult sons and a happy extended family.
Dr Michael Rozen
Dr Michael Rozen joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1976. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Nicholas Scurrah
MBBS, FANZCA, PG Dip Clin US
Dr Scurrah studied Medicine at Monash University and obtained honours for his primary medical degree in 1993. After internship and a 2 year medical residency he completed his 5 year anaesthesia training based at the Austin Hospital. Granted college fellowship in 2003, Dr Scurrah has further consolidated his training with subspecialty interests in anaesthesia for major hepatobiliary surgery, liver transplantation and neurosurgery. He spent 2 years working in Cambridge(UK) and in 2010 completed his sabbatical with clinical attachments in North America at UPMC Pittsburgh and UCSF San Francisco. Since 2004 Dr Scurrah has worked as a consultant anaesthetist at the Austin caring for complex patients undergoing surgery including adult and paediatric liver transplantation. In private practice Dr Scurrah works at many different private hospitals providing high quality personalized care for patients undergoing a variety of different procedures.
Outside medicine Dr Scurrah is a devoted father of 3 young children. He enjoys an active lifestyle and is a self-confessed golf tragic. He is an enthusiastic traveller and is passionate about food, wine and the North Melbourne Football club.
Dr Paul Soeding
B.M.B.S., BSc.Hons. PhD, FANZCA, DDU (Critical Care), MMedUS
Associate Professor Paul Soeding joined the Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1994. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is affiliated with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and is a Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne. After graduating in medicine in 1983 from Finders University he completed his anaesthetic training in Australia and overseas including 3 years at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge UK. His expertise is adult anaesthesia, particularly surgery involving neurosurgery, cardiothoracic anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia and echocardiography. He has interest in biomedical research, with multiple published works in the areas of cardiac and regional ultrasound, orthopaedic beachchair surgery, and anaesthetic pharmacology. He has presented at national and international meetings. He is currently a mentor for PhD and postgraduate clinicians, and is actively involved in undergraduate teaching. He has provided voluntary medical care to patients in Timor and the South Pacific.
Dr Terry Little
Dr Terry Little joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1979. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Andrew Robertson
Dr Andrew Robertson joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1991. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Kate Clark
Dr Kate Clark joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1985. She is a Specialist Anaesthetist & a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Dr David Lindsay
Dr Lindsay obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 1977.
Following post graduate training in Australia and England he qualified as a specialist anaesthetist in 1984.
Since 1986 he has principally worked in private practice and is a member of the Melbourne Anaesthetic Group.
Dr Alison Ryan
I trained in Adelaide and successfully completed my MBBS (1996) and FANZCA in 2003. I have since practiced in Australia, New Zealand and England. I aim to tailor my care to achieve the best possible Anaesthetic experience for my patients. I believe in pre-operative optimization, preparation and multi-modal analgesia. My goal is to have my patients have a positive surgical experience. Hard to imagine but definitely achievable!
Dr Colin Smith
Dr Colin Smith joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1997. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.