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Dr Charith Weeraratne

Dr Weeraratne graduated from Monash University with honours in 2009. He obtained his specialist Anaesthetist qualifications with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2018, after completing his fellowship at The Austin Hospital. Dr Weeraratne teaches cardiac ultrasound to Anaesthetic trainees at Monash Medical Centre, where he is a VMO specialist.

Dr Tony Lim

I am a consultant anaesthetist based in Melbourne. I am committed to delivering excellence in anaesthetic services to all my patients. My areas of sub-specialty anaesthesia practice include ophthalmic anaesthesia, ENT surgery and obstetric anaesthesia. I am also skilled in Health Informatics, Clinical Research and Medical Education.

Dr Darragh O’Brien

Originally from Ireland, Darragh migrated to Australia in 2009. Darragh won a full academic scholarship to medical school at The Royal College of Surgeons, graduating will full honours in 2005. He commenced working in Dublin as a physician trainee and was conferred with full membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009.

Darragh worked in intensive care and anaesthetics on arrival in Australia, completing his training through St Vincent’s hospital. He completed his anaesthetic fellowship at The Alfred and the Mercy Hospital for Women. His special interest is in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine, completing an additional fellowship with Adult Retrieval Victoria as part of Ambulance Victoria.

Darragh’s research publications are in the area of pneumonitis and ventilation compliance, with this research being accepted for presentation at international conferences. He also holds a patent for a medical device invented in 2018.

Darragh has a keen interest in education. He is an accredited instructor for Anaesthetic Crisis Management courses (EMAC) and also is a lecturer in Critical Care at Notre Dame University.

Currently he works in public practice as a Retrieval Physician with Ambulance Victoria and an Anaesthetist at Mercy Health. His private practice is primarily at Epworth Richmond, Cabrini Malvern and Holmesglen Private Hospitals. Outside of work, his family of 3 small children under 6 years keep him very busy and when he has a chance, he enjoys attending the SuperRugby at AAMI and intermittently plays golf badly.

Dr Jim Yen

Dr Yen is an Australian trained Specialist Anaesthetist, with a special interest in spinal and cancer surgery. He works as a visiting specialist anaesthetist at Eastern Health and numerous private hospitals around Melbourne. Dr Yen obtained his basic medical degree at the University of Melbourne and trained in anaesthesia in Queensland. He holds postgraduate degrees in Health Professional Education and Clinical Ultrasound. Dr Yen prides himself in providing a friendly and efficient anaesthetic service for his surgeons and patients.

Balancing his work life, Dr Yen likes to spend his time outdoors, walking the dog, flying planes and learning foreign languages. Currently he speaks English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese and aims to be fluent one day in the top 5 most spoken languages of the world.

Dr Mark Alter

Memberships
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

Committee
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.