Dr Mark Alter

ANZCA – Australian & New Zealand College Of Anaesthesia
ASA Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Active participant in the Continuing Professional Development program of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

2015 – present
Epworth Anaesthetic Advisory Comittee
Theatre Comittee Epworth Eastern

Areas of work
Robotic Surgery
Gynaecological surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
opthamalmic surgery
Urological surgery
endoscopic surgery
Day case surgery
Bariatric surgery

Mark works both in public and private surgery

Dr Julie Isaksson

Dr Isaksson is a consultant anaesthetist with a busy private and public practice. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Newcastle & underwent specialty training in anaesthesia in Australia and Sweden.

Dr Isaksson provides anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical procedures with a particular interest in orthopaedics, urology, obstetrics, general surgery, endoscopy and ophthalmology.

Her aim is to provide the best possible anaesthetic experience for each of her patients and minimise the stress associated with their surgery.

Dr Rachel Corris

Dr Rachel Corris is a Consultant Anaesthetist with a public hospital appointment at Peninsula Health and appointments at Cabrini Health, Epworth Health and Holmesglen Private Hospital. Rachel graduated from medicine at Monash University with Honours in 2006 and completed post-graduate anaesthesia training through Monash Health with rotations to the Royal Women’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

From 2014 to 2016, Rachel undertook further specialist training in the United Kingdom at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, primarily attached to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit. In addition to managing high risk liver, renal and pancreatic transplant patients, the unit provides care for patients having hepatobiliary, major upper GI, endocrine and bariatric surgery. Rachel spent additional fellowship time attached to the busy vascular and obstetric units at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Rachel enjoys mentoring junior anaesthesia and nursing colleagues and is heavily involved with teaching, particularly through simulation. She is a qualified Emergency Management of Anaesthesia Crisis (EMAC) instructor at the Epworth hospital and is completing her Masters in Clinical Education.

Rachel strongly believes in working in partnership with patients to formulate a personalized anaesthesia plan.

Dr Jinny Marxsen

Jinny graduated with Honours from Monash Medicine in 1995. She completed her training in 2003 and now has a busy private practice in Melbourne. She has a breadth of experience across different surgical specialties and presently regularly anaesthetises for patients having urological, general, orthopaedic, endoscopic, plastic and eye procedures.

Since the completion of her training, Jinny has been an active teacher of anaesthesia trainees, residents, medical students, nurses, midwives, paramedics and participants in both adult and paediatric advanced life support courses. She has undertaken the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists’ continuing education and maintenance of professional standards programs since their inception. Jinny has also pursued further studies in her interest areas of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and the application of advanced medical hypnosis techniques.

Jinny is passionate about optimising patient experience through positive, gentle interaction, a focus on safety and the use of enhanced recovery techniques and pain relief. She believes that, as an anaesthetist, it is her role to foster open communication, attention to detail, efficiency and cohesion within the perioperative team.

She is a member of both the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists

When she’s not working, Jinny enjoys listening to and playing music, reading, camping, skiing and the occasional Netflix binge on the couch.

Dr Abhay Umranikar

Dr Abhay Umranikar is a Consultant Anaesthetist, who specialises in Anaesthesia for patients with complex medical conditions.  Abhay obtained his medical degree with Honours from Monash University in 1989.  He completed his anaesthesia training in 1999 and since then has worked as a Specialist Anaesthetist in a variety of teaching hospitals including Western Health, Ballarat Base and Royal Darwin.  More recently Abhay has commenced full time private practice.  Abhay’s practice covers a broad range of surgical specialities including obstetric and paediatric surgery. Abhay has always maintained a strong academic interest to ensure his clinical knowledge remains up to date.  This involves weekly reading and appraisal of a variety of peer-reviewed scientific publications, covering both clinical medicine and basic sciences such as physiology and pharmacology.

Previously, Abhay has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and is an Examiner for the Final Fellowship Exam for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).  He is also a regular lecturer at examination preparation courses run by ANZCA.

In addition to his strong clinical and academic credentials, Abhay has a broad range of interests outside medicine. These include sport, art, music, photography, travel, food and wine.  He is a father to two happy boys.

Abhay views each patient as an individual with unique and sometimes challenging medical issues.  He is a sympathetic and patient listener and is more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your forthcoming surgery.

Dr Chern Tan

092A2967Dr Chern Tan works as an anaesthetist at Western Health. She has the role of Welfare Officer and also organises the ANZCA trial vivas at the Western.

She trained at various hospitals mainly at Monash and Western Health. She also spent some time at Flinders Medical Centre in her first year and Royal Melbourne Hospital in her fellowship year.

She has completed the Perioperative Medicine Short Course and the iHeartscan course. She has interests in difficult airways and is a member of the Difficult Airway Special Interest Group.