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Dr Nicole Anderson

Dr Nicole Anderson

Qualifications

MBBS (Hons) Qld, FANZCA

Professional History

Dr Anderson completed her undergraduate medical degree with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland in 1998. After qualifying as a specialist anaesthetist in 2008 she then undertook subspecialty training in paediatric anaesthesia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Kids in London. Nicole is a committee member of the Perioperative Anxiety Special Interest group for SPANZA (Society of Paediatric Anaesthesia Australia and New Zealand). She enjoys teaching and has a keen interest in simulation training as a teaching tool. Nicole is currently appointed as a Senior Medical Officer at Queensland Children’s Hospital and works in private practice at several hospitals in and around Brisbane.

Dr Nicole Anderson

MBBS (Hons) Qld, FANZCA
Dr Saya Aziz

Dr Saya Aziz

Qualifications

MBBS BSc (Hons) FANZCA

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Dr Saya Aziz

MBBS BSc (Hons) FANZCA
Dr Sarah Bowman

Dr Sarah Bowman

Qualifications

MBBS FANZCA BMedSci (Hons)

Professional History

Dr Sarah Bowman completed training in 2016 having trained in London, Sydney and now finding a home in Brisbane. Currently appointed at a Staff specialist at QEII hospital. She is accredited to visit most hospitals in Brisbane and has a special interest in preoperative medicine, teaching and education. She holds an academic title as a senior lecturer in Anaesthetics at UQ.

Dr Sarah Bowman

MBBS FANZCA BMedSci (Hons)
Dr Georgina Cameron

Dr Georgina Cameron

Qualifications

MBBS (Hons) FANZCA BSc Media/Comms

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Dr Georgina Cameron

MBBS (Hons) FANZCA BSc Media/Comms
Dr Ruth Coward

Dr Ruth Coward

Qualifications

MBBS FANZCA

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Dr Ruth Coward

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Elisabeth Dewhirst

Dr Elisabeth Dewhirst

Qualifications

MBBS BMedSc FANZCA

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Dr Elisabeth Dewhirst

MBBS BMedSc FANZCA
Dr Tania Dutton

Dr Tania Dutton

Qualifications:

MBBS FANZCA

Training:

Completed Medical training at the University of Queensland 1998 Anaesthesia Training at Ipswich, Gold Coast and Princess Alexandra Hospitals Fellowship Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2006.

Previous Appointments:

Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at Princess Alexandra Hospital 2006 - 2014

Present Appointments:

Private Anaesthetic practice since 2006, Joined St Andrew’s Anaesthesia 2016, Visiting Medical Officer (Anaesthesia); St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Mater Hospitals, Eyetech Day Surgeries, Queensland Eye Hospital and Spring Hill Specialist Day Hospital. Also accredited to visit most hospitals in Brisbane.

Professional Interests:

Anaesthesia for eye surgery, cosmetic surgery and day surgery.

Dr Tania Dutton

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Sarah Earnshaw

Dr Sarah Earnshaw

Training:

University of Queensland and Queensland Anaesthetic Training Scheme, Fellowship Princess Alexandra Hospital, Post Fellowship experience as a locum consultant at St Thomas' Hospital London

Present Appointments:

VMO at the following hospitals: Princess Alexandra hospital, St Andrews Hospital, Wesley Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Mater Private, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, North West Hospital, Greenslopes Hospital, Queensland Eye Hospital, Chermside Day Hospital, Eyetech Hospital.

Professional Interests:

Paediatric and adult ENT, Cardiology, Simulation and Teaching

Dr Sarah Earnshaw

MBBS FANZCA
Dr Bridget Effeney

Dr Bridget Effeney

Qualifications:

BSc MBBS FANZCA

Dr Effeney qualified as a Specialist Anaesthetist in 2010 after completing training in Cairns and Brisbane, and additional subspecialty training in neuroanaesthesia in Bristol, United Kingdom. She is currently appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is also accredited to visit most metropolitan Brisbane hospitals. She maintains a special interest in neuroanaesthesia, and strives to deliver excellent preoperative care for every patient.

Dr Bridget Effeney

BSc MBBS FANZCA
Dr Agustina Frankel

Dr Agustina Frankel

Qualifications

FANZCA GradCertPainMgt (UniSyd) MBBS (UQ) BSc (UQ)

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Dr Agustina Frankel

FANZCA GradCertPainMgt (UniSyd) MBBS (UQ) BSc (UQ)
Dr Kate Fry

Dr Kate Fry

Qualifications

BMBS FANZCA

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Dr Kate Fry

BMBS FANZCA
Dr (Maria) Masha Jukes

Dr (Maria) Masha Jukes

Training:

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospitals, Gold Coast Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK (neuroanaesthesia fellowship).

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS:

Senior Medical Officer, Princess Alexandra and Mater Adults' Hospital. Private Practice St Andrew's Anaesthesia. Senior Visiting Lecturer, University of QLD. Rotation Supervisor, QLD Anaesthesia Training Scheme (QARTS).

Professional Interests:

Neuroanaesthesia, Education and Training

Dr (Maria) Masha Jukes

MBBS (UQ) FANZCA
Dr Carina Koorts

Dr Catharina (Carina) Koorts

Qualifications

MBCLB FCA(SA) FANZCA

My Professional History

Dr Koorts finished medical school in Pretoria South Africa in 1994. After internship and working in the UK and Cape Town, she commenced anaesthetic training in Pretoria. She was successful in the MMed exam and obtained the Fellowship of the South African College in 2002. She then completed a fellowship at Monash Medical Centre during 2003 and 2004. Dr Koorts started at RBWH in 2007 and has consistently aimed to maintain and improve her clinical skills. She has maintained an interest in teaching and ANZCA activities. Dr Koorts joined St Andrew’s Anaesthesia in 2015 and has enjoyed the addition of private work, while maintaining her public hospital commitment. /p>

Dr Catharina (Carina) Koorts

MBCLB FCA(SA) FANZCA
Dr Justine McCarthy

Dr Justine McCarthy

Qualifications:

MBBS University of Qld (1995) FANZCA (2004)

ANZCA Training:

The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD; Cairns Base Hospital, QLD; Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK; The Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, UK; Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, QLD; The Royal Children's Hospital, QLD; Provisional Fellowship at Royal Children's Hospital

Current Appointments:

Visiting Medical Officer, Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane; Private Practice Visiting Anaesthetist appointments - St Andrew's Hospital, Wesley Hospital, Greenslopes Hospital, Pacific Day Surgery, St Vincent’s Northside, Brisbane Endoscopy Services, Eye Tech Day Surgeries, Queensland Eye Hospital, Northwest Private, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Mater Private, Mater Children's Private

Professional Interests:

Paediatric Anaesthesia; Ear, Nose and Throat Anaesthesia; Anaphylaxis; Neuroanaesthesia

Dr Justine McCarthy

MBBS University of Qld (1995) FANZCA (2004)
Dr Joanne McNaught

Dr Joanne McNaught

Training:

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Mothers, Adult & Children's Hospital, Lismore Hospital,Gold Coast Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital

Current Appointments:

Casual VMO Princess Alexandra Hospital, VMO Greenslopes Private Hospital, VMO St Andrew's Hospital, VMO Brisbane Private Hospital, VMO Northwest Private, VMO Wesley Hospital, VMO Chermside Day Hospital

Professional Interests:

Anaesthesia for orthopaedics, Anaesthesia for Endoscopy, Anaesthesia for adult ENT

Dr Joanne McNaught

BSc(Hons) MBBS FANZCA
Dr Martina Meyer-Witting

Dr Martina Meyer-Witting

Training:

London-St George's, St Thomas', St Bartholomew's, Adelaide - Fellowship

Current Appointments:

Casual VMO Princess Alexandra Hospital, VMO Greenslopes Private Hospital, VMO St VMO at the following hospitals: St Andrews Hospital, Wesley Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Mater Private, Mater Public, Mater Children's Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, North West Hospital, Greenslopes Hospital, Queensland Eye Hospital, Chermside Day Hospital, Eyetech Hospital

Professional Interests:

Acute Pain Management, Paediatric anaesthesia, Neuroanaesthesia, Total Intravenous Anaesthesia

Dr Martina Meyer-Witting

MBBS FRCA FANZCA
Dr Lucia Nicolae

Dr Lucia Nicolae

Qualifications

MD FANZCA

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Dr Lucia Nicolae

MD FANZCA
Dr Mary O'Shea

Dr Mary O'Shea

Qualifications:

BMedSC, MB BAO BCh, FANZCA

Professional History

Dr Mary O'Shea completed her medical training in Ireland before moving to Australia. She trained in anaesthesia in Queensland and completed a Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with a special interest in regional anaesthesia and pain. She currently works in public at the Prince Charles hospital and privately at most Brisbane private hospitals. She is committed to education and training and is a supervisor of training for the current anaesthesia trainees.

Dr Mary O'Shea

MB BAO BCh BMedSc FANZCA
Dr Matthew Schafer

Dr Matthew Schafer

Qualifications

BSc MBBS FANZCA

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Dr Matthew Schafer

BSc MBBS FANZCA
Dr David Sturgess

Dr David Sturgess

Qualifications:

MBBS PhD PGDipCU FRACGP FANZCA FCICM AFRACMA GAICD

Associate Professor David Sturgess is a specialist anaesthetist with additional specialist registrations in General Practice and Intensive Care Medicine. As well as maintaining a busy private practice, he is the Clinical Director of Anaesthesia at the newly commissioned Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) at Herston and the Director of Intensive Care Medicine at the North West Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

A/Prof Sturgess' clinical interests in adult anaesthesia include Neuro Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery

A/Prof Sturgess' doctoral thesis focused upon the non-invasive evaluation of heart function during life threatening infection. This culminated in award of a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), in the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, from The University of Queensland. A/Prof Sturgess maintains a keen interest in haemodynamic monitoring and echocardiography. The scope of his current research interests has broadened and is best collated under the theme of Perioperative Care. Collaborations include exploration of interactions between opioids, regional anaesthesia and cancer recurrence; perioperative nutrition and hyperglycaemia; analysis and interpretation of large observational perioperative datasets; obstetric anaesthesia and critical care; implementation science; as well as risk stratification of acute coronary syndromes using echocardiography.

He enjoys spending time with teenage children, playing guitar and staying fit.

Dr David Sturgess

MBBS PhD PGDipCU FRACGP FANZCA FCICM AFRACMA GAICD