Meet Our Team

Dr Sol Adibnejad
Dr Sol Adibnejad MD, FRACGP, DoD (SCCA), DSCMS (SCCA)

Sol is a passionate medical educator.  He started his medical career in Australia in 2006 within Western Health network (Melbourne). He spent 5 years within public health sector as a hospital medical officer and registrar where he  gained experience in Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine, and Urology. He started his rural General Practice in 2011 and has been enjoying the variety of presentations seen in this highly rewarding field of medicine. 

 

Dr Simon Wilding
Dr Simon Wilding MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Wilding graduated from Monash University in 1996, and has worked in many varied fields of medicine, and various places including South Gippsland, Darwin, and Katherine in the Northern Territory.

Simon is a tutor at Melbourne University as well as an experienced examiner for the RACGP. He is a passionate medical educator.

 

Dr Melissa Ardley
Dr Melissa Ardley MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG

Dr Melissa Ardley graduated from The University of Sydney in 2009. 
Internship was undertaken at Western Hospital in Melbourne and then Melissa was accepted into the Royal Children's Hospital training program working as a JRMO, SRMO and paediatric registrar before deciding on a move to general practice. 
A detour through obstetrics/gynaecology at Monash Health resulted in the DRANZCOG. 
Melissa recently fellowed with the RACGP in 2015 having successfully completed her GP registrar training with VMA and passing the college exams. Melissa is a keen medical educator.
Her interest areas include paediatrics, women's health, antenatal care and family planning.

Dr Joanne Mountford
Dr Joanne Mountford MBBS, FRACGP

Joanne graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005 and completed her hospital training at The Canberra Hospital.  Jo completed her general practice training in 2010 and has been a GP supervisor and RACGP examiner for many years.  Jo is currently the Clinical Services Manager/Clinician at Family Planning Victoria.

Dr Wendy Pakes
Dr Wendy Pakes B.Sc, B. Med. Sci (Hons), MB.BS (Hons), FRACGP

Wendy graduated from Monash University and after several years in hospitals, commenced general practice and completed her FRACGP  in 1992. She has worked in a variety of Melbourne general practices and is currently working as a tutor at Melbourne University, as a Liaison Physician with VCS as well as in general practice.  She has special interest in Women's health, travel medicine and sexual health.

She particularly enjoys involvement in medical education at all levels and is an examiner for RACGP.

 

Dr Gracie Vivian
Dr Gracie Vivian MBBS, FRACGP, DTMH, DCH

Gracie completed medical school in 2009 from the University of Western Australia and finished her hospital and GP training in various locations in metropolitan and rural WA. Since becoming a fellow of the RACGP in 2014 she has pursued an interest in medical education by teaching medical students at Notre Dame University, working as a medical educator at WAGPET and examining for the RACGP exams. Particular areas of clinical interest include womens' health, homeless health and Indigenous health.

Dr Snya Chadha
Dr Snya Chadha MBBS, MS(ENT), FRACGP

Dr Chadha did her MBBS from India in 1997 followed by a Masters degree in ENT. She is a keen medical educator and an OSCE examiner for RACGP. Dr Chadha continues her interests in academics and teaching as a part of the team at GP academy. Dr Chadha's area of interest in research is allergic rhinitis, asthma, snoring, sleep apnoea, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Dr Anna Proietto
Dr Anna Proietto B. Med. Sci, B.Sc (Hons), PhD, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP

Anna completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2007 in Immunology and a Post Doctoral fellowship in Immunology concurrent with medical school. After completing medical school in 2013 she worked in a number of metropolitan and rural hospitals in Melbourne before embarking on her GP training. Since 2019, Anna has pursued her interest in medical education as a member of the team with GP Academy. She practices part-time as a GP in outer Melbourne and has special interests in obesity, child and adolescent health, women’s health and chronic disease management.

Dr Kimberley Yew
Dr Kimberley Yew MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, JCCA

Dr Kimberley Yew graduated from Monash University with first class honours in 2011. She worked at Monash Health as a specialty resident for several years before embarking on general practice training. Kimberley fellowed with the RACGP in 2020. She is also a qualified GP anaesthetist having obtained her JCCA credentials in 2019.

Kimberley is a passionate medical educator. She has mentored undergraduate medical students from Monash University and University of Tasmania. She currently works as a clinical skills tutor and OSCE examiner at Monash University. 

Dr Rowan Purtell
Dr Rowan Purtell BBS, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Rowan is a GP working in a small but busy tourist town since 2016 when he started commenced his registrar training at the current practice. In the winter months, Rowan works at the mt Hotham Ski fields practicing truly remote medicine in a challenging environment. Rowan is passionate about all things GP but since fellowship has become increasingly interested in medical education and enjoy that aspect of his job immensely.

Dr Melissa Wong
Dr Melissa Wong MBBS (Hons), FRACGP
After graduating from Monash University in 2013, Melissa worked at Monash Health for several years as an emergency registrar before deciding to specialise in general practice. During her hospital registrar years, she was able to hone her broad range of medical interests in child and women’s health, mental health, minor surgical procedures and medical education through the supervision of interns and residents. She has also completed the Sydney Child Health Program and hopes to further develop her skills in medical education. 
Dr Marjia Johns
Dr Marjia Johns MBBS, DCH
Dr Marjia Johns graduated from Western Sydney University in 2015 as a Dean's Merit List Recipient. She worked at Concord Hospital and Broken Hill Base Hospital as a resident, developing experience and honing her interests in Paediatrics, Dermatology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and undertook the Diploma of Child Health in 2017. Marjia will gain her RACGP fellowship at the beginning of 2022. 
Marjia is passionate about ongoing medical education, and since completing her fellowship exams, has embarked on further training to develop her skills in skin cancer medicine, sexual health and mental health.
Dr Daniel Kinsella
Dr Daniel Kinsella MBBS (Hons), CWH

Dr Dan Kinsella graduated from Monash University in 2015 with first-class honours. He worked as an Intensive Care and Emergency Registrar before entering General Practice. His resident years were undertaken at The Austin Hospital in Melbourne, following which he has worked in Alice Springs, Canberra and various hospitals in rural Victoria. Since completing the fellowship exams, he is developing his interest in medical education as the director of the GP Academy Forum.

Affie Farokhzad
Affie Farokhzad B.Eng, Dip. OHS

Education Manager

Kaila Stiller
Kaila Stiller Training and Assessment

Training Coordinator

Joscelyn Gan
Joscelyn Gan Medical Student - University of Melbourne

Exam Support, Clinical Exam Course Co-ordinator, Clinical Exam role-player

Rafael Lee
Rafael Lee Medical Student - University of Melbourne

Clinical Exam Course Co-ordinator

Dr Melissa Hynes
Dr Melissa Hynes MBBS

Clinical Exam Course Leader

Dr Laura Machan
Dr Laura Machan MBBS

Clinical Exam Course Leader

Dr Laura Cashman
Dr Laura Cashman MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Natasha Sosnin
Dr Natasha Sosnin MBBS

Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Catriona McLaren
Catriona McLaren Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Sophie Einoder
Sophie Einoder Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Rachel Cheong
Dr Rachel Cheong MBBS

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr William Poh
Dr William Poh MBBS

Clinical Exam Team

Dr Allanah Howard-Bath
Dr Allanah Howard-Bath MBBS

Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Julia Corfield
Dr Julia Corfield MBBS

Clinical Exam Team

Dr Cassandra Poon
Dr Cassandra Poon Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Christian Gan
Dr Christian Gan MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Thomas Moran
Dr Thomas Moran Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Emily Thrower
Dr Emily Thrower Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Micaela De Luca
Dr Micaela De Luca MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Pravik Solanki
Dr Pravik Solanki MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Claudia Crawford
Dr Claudia Crawford MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Grace Liskaser
Dr Grace Liskaser Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Lauren Clementson
Dr Lauren Clementson MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Paige Dissanayake
Dr Paige Dissanayake Clinical Exam Support

Clinical Exam Support Team

Dr Sachin Phakey
Dr Sachin Phakey MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Louise Rait
Dr Louise Rait MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Hannah Webster
Dr Hannah Webster MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Emily Robertson
Dr Emily Robertson MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Miriam Belhadfa
Dr Miriam Belhadfa MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Jonathan Wong
Dr Jonathan Wong MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Susannah Westbury
Dr Susannah Westbury MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

Dr Margaret Taylor
Dr Margaret Taylor MBBS

Support Team, Clinical Exam Course Facilitator

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