Dr Richard Allen

Dr Richard Allen

Job Position

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

Dr Conn Antoniou

Job Position

Dr Conn Antoniou joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 2006. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Alex J Baker

Dr Alex J Baker

Job Position

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 Andrew Bennett

Job Position

FANZCA
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

Dr Marcus Choy

Job Position

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

Dr Julie Clarke

Job Position

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 Kate Clark

Dr Kate Clark

Job Position

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 Penelope Clunies-Ross

Dr Penelope Clunies-Ross

Job Position

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 Patricia Halliley

Dr Patricia Halliley

Job Position

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

Dr Richard Hiscock

Job Position

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

Dr Christopher Hoy

Job Position

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

Job Position

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

Dr Craig Humphries

Job Position

MBBS, FANZCA
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

Job Position

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 Chris Joseph

Dr Chris Joseph

Job Position

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

Job Position

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

Dr Brad La Ferlita

Job Position

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 David Lindsay

Dr David Lindsay

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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 Terry Little

Dr Terry Little

Job Position

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 Ainslie Murdoch

Dr Ainslie Murdoch

Job Position

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

Dr Adam Nettleton

Job Position

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

Dr Leo O'Shea

Job Position

MBBS FANZCA
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

Dr Hugh Pearce

Job Position

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. He has been an agent for change and modernisation and is the current chairman of the group.
At work he has a strong interest in regional anaesthesia and pain relief. This means he does a lot of orthopaedics where good pain control really makes a difference.
Hugh has a long history of outdoor activities including surfing, bushwalking and golf. He has four adult sons and a happy extended family.

Dr Andrew Robertson

Dr Andrew Robertson

Job Position

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 Michael Rozen

Dr Michael Rozen

Job Position

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 Alison Ryan

Dr Alison Ryan

Job Position

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 Nicholas Scurrah

Dr Nicholas Scurrah

Job Position

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

Dr Paul Soeding

Job Position

Dr Paul Soeding joined Melbourne Anaesthetic Group in 1994. He is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Colin Smith

Dr Colin Smith

Job Position

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.