Samantha obtained her medical degree with honours from Monash University in 1992. Her medical training continued at Monash medical centre (MMC) and its affiliated hospitals in Melbourne and regional Victoria. She became a member of the Royal college of Physicians in 2000 after completing her Endocrine and Diabetes training at MMC (including Research Fellow at Jean Hailes Women’s Health Centre), The Alfred Hospital and St.Vincent’s. Samantha commenced her role as a Consultant Endocrinologist in 2001 at University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health. She consults in the Diabetes Referral Centre (attending additional outreach clinics at Newcomb and Wathaurong) and privately with Endocrinology at Barwon Health. She is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with Deakin University teaching medical students. She has been a FRACP Examiner since 2003 with a current active role in preparing doctors for their specialist exams.
Physician, Subspecialising In Diabetes And Endocrinology
Natalie obtained her medical degree at the University of Melbourne with honours in 1998. She went on to complete her training with a fellowship in Obstetric Medicine at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne in 2007, becoming a specialist physician, subspecialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Natalie went on to work at Barwon Health, Geelong, and amongst endocrinology work, she also set up a diabetes foot clinic in 2009. Natalie founded Geelong Endocrinology & Diabetes in 2010 and has since started a paediatric insulin pump service in 2011 and an internet based telehealth service for patients in regional areas in 2012. She continues to work at the Geelong Hospital in the diabetes outpatient clinic and on the wards. Natalie keeps up to date by attending meetings and conferences several times a year and believes that being part of an innovative and busy group private practice is a great way to maintain knowledge and interest. Outside work Natalie loves spending time with her 5 sons, extended family, running, cooking, and gardening.
Diabetic Foot Problems, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Androgen Deficiency, Thyroid Cancer And Other Disorders, Adrenal And Pituitary Disorders
Dr Sina Alexander established his private and public gastroenterology practice in Geelong in 2008. He is a senior Consultant appointed to the Geelong Hospital Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit. He is also a senior clinical lecturer at Deakin University. Dr Alexander practises evidence-based medicine and aims to provide his patients with up to date and compassionate care. He believes strongly in the importance of fostering good communication with patients so that patients can make the best and most informed decisions possible in relation to their treatment options. Dr Alexander collaborates with a range of medical, surgical, radiological and allied health professionals to provide a comprehensive level of care to his patients.
Gastroscopy (Diagnostic, Interventional) Colonoscopy (Diagnostic, Interventional) Ercp (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Dr Sultan Linjawi is an internationally renowned global lecturer and keynote speaker who has spoken in over 50 cities across the world. He is regularly asked to speak to diabetes specialists, endocrinologists, GPs and diabetes educators and has lectured to over 9000 doctors in the last 5 years. He is a highly-respected and published researcher who passionately believes that the answer to improving the health of people is communicating the science to the people who are dealing with it every day. Dr Sultan believes the answer to many modern health problems lies with the individual, therefore, education and understanding are key. He explains complex science in a straightforward, interesting and engaging way. He continues to travel in his quest to better understand the relationship between health, culture and society that continues to drive this diabetes epidemic. Currently he is filming a 6 part documentary about the global diabetes challenge ‘A Very Modern Plague’ that will be completed in late 2019.
Diabetes – Integrating Lifestyle And Medical Management, Weight Management – Complex Health Problems Associated With Obesity, Endocrinology – Including Thyroid, Bone, Pituitary And Reproductive, Health Issues In Middle Life And Beyond
Professor Richard (Lee) Kennedy is a UK-trained specialist in Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine. He completed undergraduate training in the University of Edinburgh where Lee was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine for research into thyroid disease. Recent qualifications include a Diploma in Fitness, Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Diploma in Counselling.
r Jaideep Kulkarni is an endocrinologist completing his medical degree in 1998 at the University of Mumbai, India. Jaideep was admitted to fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2011. He now consults with the Douglas Hocking Research Institute at University Hospital – Geelong and holds accreditation at St John of God Geelong Hospital.
Type 1 And 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Gestational Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis, Pituitary And Adrenal Conditions
Dr Lan Lan is a young Consultant Endocrinologist who obtained her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA. She undertook her specialist physician training at major tertiary hospitals in Melbourne including Monash Health, Western Health and Barwon Health, and recently obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her main areas of specialisation include type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal conditions. She currently practices at multiple hospitals including Geelong University Hospital, St John of God Private Hospital Geelong and Ballarat Health Services.
Pituitary Disorders, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Testosterone Deficiency And Pcos
Dr Chikani is an Endocrinologist treating all endocrine conditions. He has special interest in pituitary disorders, obesity, and obesity related endocrine complications such as Type 2 diabetes, testosterone deficiency and PCOS. Dr Chikani completed his specialist training in endocrinology at Princess Alexandra and Gold Coast University Hospitals. He was awarded his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 2013, and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Queensland in 2017. He holds a staff specialist position at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he leads a statewide bariatric surgery and complex obesity service. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and is actively involved in research and medical education.