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About Us

We have been providing excellent patient-centred care in endocrinology and diabetes for almost 25 years.

 

Many of our stable team of committed specialist physicians also work in tertiary and academic hospitals. We are active in clinical research and teaching that enable us to bring a breadth of experience and expertise to our patients.

 

Our Doctors

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Clin Assoc Prof Rosemary Wong

Dr. Rosemary Wong is an Endocrinologist with broad expertise across a spectrum of endocrinology and diabetes. Having worked for 5 years in clinical and basic research in thyroid diseases at the National Institutes of Health, USA where she studied the area of thyroid hormone resistance, she continues to have a special interest in thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer. Her research overseas led to her Doctor of Medicine, Melbourne University.

 

Dr. Wong continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals across a variety of endocrine topics. She is a member of the Australian and US Endocrine Societies, and is active as Education Lead and Supervisor for advanced trainees in Endocrinology, RACP at Eastern Health. She is also a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology Eastern Health.

Eastern Health Clinical School

Monash University

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Dr. Shan Balachandran

Dr. Shan Balachandran is a consultant endocrinologist with comprehensive experience in all areas of endocrinology. After graduating from Monash University, he completed specialist training at Box Hill Hospital and The Alfred Hospital. He is currently undertaking his PhD at Monash University to identify new treatment strategies in the management of thyroid cancer.

Shan has broad clinical expertise which allows him to optimise patient care in wider aspects of endocrinology, such as Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Endocrine hypertension, Osteoporosis, Adrenal disease and Pituitary disorders. Shan also has particular subspecialty interest in thyroid disease, including thyroid nodules and cancer.

Shan combines private practice with work in Box Hill Hospital as well as further study and research pursuits. He is also a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the US Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroid Association.

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Dr. Annie Fung

Dr. Annie Fung is an experienced Nephrologist with expertise in the management of kidney diseases, hypertension, dialysis, transplant medicine and renal supportive care. She graduated from The University of Melbourne and completed Specialist Training in 2008 at The Alfred. She worked as a consultant Nephrologist at The Alfred and successfully led the integration of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning into Renal Service.

Dr Fung has been heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Currently, she is working at Box Hill Hospital as a General Physician and an RACP Education Supervisor. She has consistently received numerous awards and nominations, including “Consultant of the year” in 2013 and 2014, and multiple teaching awards across Alfred Health and Eastern Health.

 

Dr Fung speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin, as well as some Indonesian.

 

For appointments, call:
Secretary (Liliane): 0405 041 138

Office: Suite 1/50 Nelson Rd Box Hill 3128

Email: nelsonroadspecialists@outlook.com
Fax: 9890 5103

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Prof. Christopher P. Gilfillan

Professor Chris Gilfillan is currently Director of Endocrinology at Eastern Health and has a private endocrine practice in Box Hill and Frankston. He oversees an active clinical research program and is currently principal or associate investigator in 11 international clinical trials. He has clinical interests in all aspects of endocrinology and research interests in type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease and thyroid cancer.

 

Prof. Gilfillan is a Clinical Professor at both Monash University and Deakin University through the Eastern Health Clinical School and involved in the teaching of medical students, and basic physician trainees in endocrinology and internal medicine.

 

He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to diabetes on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Dr. Jianbin Liu

Dr. Jianbin Liu completed his medical degree and masters degree in Medicine at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, followed by Endocrinology training at the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University.

He practised as a consultant Endocrinologist in China for three years before coming to Melbourne. After two years of advanced training in Endocrinology at Eastern Health, Melbourne, Dr. Liu was admitted into Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

Dr. Liu has published 13 peer reviewed papers, participated in more than 20 international drug trials and is now a reviewer for the Journal of Diabetes.

Dr. Liu is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. To read Dr. Liu’s to bio in Chinese (中文介绍链接), go to http://doctorliuspecialist.com.au/

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Dr. Michelle Lui

Dr. Michelle Lui graduated in Medicine from Monash University. She completed Endocrinology and Diabetes training at Monash Health. Having received the Shields Research Entry Scholarship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, she undertook further clinical studies in the areas of Type 2 diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease.

 

Dr. Lui currently works as a staff specialist at Peninsula Health, continuing her involvement in their diabetes and endocrine outpatient clinics. She maintains a broad interest in all areas of endocrinology and welcomes referrals in general endocrine, osteoporosis, PCOS and all types of diabetes management. Her private practices are located in Box Hill, Fitzroy and Springvale South. She is also fluent in Cantonese and welcomes any calls to discuss clinical cases.

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Dr. Mary-Anne Papalia

Dr. Mary-Anne Papalia graduated from Monash University in 1993. Specialist training in Endocrinology and Diabetes was undertaken at The Alfred Hospital and Box Hill Hospital followed by further training at the Jean Hailes Foundation in the area of osteoporosis, menopause management, polycystic ovarian syndrome and general women’s health.

 

Dr. Papalia has worked in private practice since 2003 in Box Hill and St. Albans. In addition, she is a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Western Health, and Clinical Lead for Obstetric Endocrine Services Sunshine Hospital. She accepts referrals for a broad range of endocrine and diabetes cases.

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Dr. Sarah Pattison

Dr. Sarah Pattison completed her Physicians Training at The Alfred Hospital after graduating with first class honours from Monash University in 2002. Her specialist training in Endocrinology was at The Austin and Box Hill Hospitals, where she gained broad experience in the management of the full range of endocrine disorders. Dr. Pattison also holds a staff position in Diabetes management at The Austin Hospital. She accepts referrals in all areas of endocrinology and diabetes.

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Dr. Jonathan Taft

Dr. Jonathan Taft graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1975, followed by specialist physician training at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne, and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, UK. He completed a PhD in the regulation of renal vitamin D metabolism at the University of Melbourne in 1982.

He has worked as a consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at The Royal Melbourne, Box Hill and Alfred Hospitals, and is in private practice in Fitzroy, Box Hill and at Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna.

 

He is interested in diabetes, thyroid, and all other hormone and metabolic disorders. He is happy to treat older children and pregnant patients.

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Dr. Jessie Teng

Dr. Jessie Teng is an endocrinologist at Eastern Health, St. Vincent’s Health and Werribee Mercy Hospital. After graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne, she completed endocrinology training at St. Vincent’s Health and Monash Health, before undertaking an Obstetric Medicine Fellowship at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She has presented at both national and international endocrinology conferences and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. 

 

Dr. Teng speaks Mandarin fluently and welcomes all endocrinology and diabetes referrals. She has a strong interest in medical education and is actively involved in medical student and advanced trainee teaching.

 
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Elly Kenyon

RN-CDE, CPT

Elly is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with more than 20 years’ experience in diabetes education. She has worked across a number of areas including public hospitals, general practices, community health and is now based in private practice.

Elly has extensive experience in Type 1 diabetes management and insulin pump initiations and upgrades; arranging and commencing continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS); downloading, analysis, support and ongoing management of these.

She is currently working as the principal educator in Diabetes Care, which provides expert diabetes management to private patients in all aspects of diabetes including Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Elly has a strong interest in self-management and early intervention and is committed to supporting patients and their families with life-long skills required for positive outcomes.

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Kerryn Roem

Kerryn Roem is an accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist. Having worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Women's Hospital, Kerryn brings to private practice a wide range of experience. She can offer services in:

  • Diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2. She has done extensive work in insulin pump therapy. She can offer advice on carbohydrate counting for both pumps or so you can adjust your insulin to the food you are eating.

  • Maternal health - singleton and multiple pregnancies

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Vegetarian Nutrition

  • Weight reduction. Kerryn also offers an individual program for those suffering from comfort or emotional eating which may be hindering weight loss.

  • Dietary advice for those suffering from acne

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Dr. Jasmine Zhu

Dr Jasmine Zhu is an Endocrinologist with extensive clinical experience in all areas of endocrinology, including osteoporosis, diabetes and weight management.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed her specialist training at St Vincent’s Hospital.

 

Dr Zhu has presented research at international conferences, published in numerous journals, and was a recipient of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Trainee Research Award.  She has served on the RACP Endocrinology Advanced Training Committee and continues to teach and examine at the University of Melbourne Medical School.  She is a member of the US Endocrine Society and Endocrine Society of Australia, and is undertaking research commissioned by the Australian Diabetes Society to inform national guidelines.

 

Dr Zhu combines cutting edge medicine with a personalised approach.  She draws upon her broad experiences to educate and empower patients to make informed decisions, and advocate for their best interests.

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Our Admin Team

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Trish McShane

Practice Manager

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Hannah Barnes

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Liliane Beh

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Lauren Kinniburgh