I currently work as an Infectious Diseases Physician at the Alfred Hospital, Monash Health, the Royal Women’s Hospital and Sunshine Hospital. I am also an Associate Professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University.
Even after fifteen years working as a specialist I still feel passionate about my work and love what I do. My priority is to provide the highest quality service to my patients. This includes active listening, clear communication, understanding and compassion. As a trainee, one of my mentors advised “all patients irrespective of the outcome, should leave your consulting room confident that they have been listened to, that their concerns have been heard and that you have a plan to address their issues”. This is what I strive to achieve.
I also am actively involved in mentoring and training other health professionals including medical students, junior doctors, doctors in training (such as infectious diseases and obstetric fellows), nurses and general practitioners. This part of my work comprises of formal lectures, invited talks, and informal tutorials and bedside teaching. To maintain a high quality of teaching and training I pride myself on staying up to date with the latest evidence that can be applied and communicated to my patients and colleagues.
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