Dr Philip Perlstein

Dr Philip Perlstein

M.B.B.S.(Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P., F.S.Dr.A

Phil co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in February 1993. After 42 years Phil is no longer consulting, but is actively involved in the management of the practice.

Dr Sylvia Hanania

Dr Sylvia Hanania

M.B.B.S, F.R.A.C.G.P

Sylvia is passionate about up to date, evidence based medicine. She enjoys sharing her learnings with patients and empowering them to be active participants in their own healthcare through shared decision making.

Dr Tiarni Tomita

Dr Tiarni Tomita

MBBS, PhD, FRACGP

Tiarni has considerable experience in providing medical care for people from non-English speaking background as well as local residents.

Dr David Velten

Dr David Velten

M.B.B.S, F.R.A.C.G.P

David is a General Practitioner with special interests in Sports Medicine.

Dr Fiona Broderick

Dr Fiona Broderick

M.B.B.S.(Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P

Fiona is a highly respected, experienced General Practitioner with special interest in quality, safety and innovation in patient care. 

Dr Zeeshan Arain

Dr Zeeshan Arain

M.B.B.S, M.P.H.T.M, F.R.A.C.G.P

Zee is experienced in all aspects of general medicine with an interest in preventative and nutritional medicine.

Dr James McLaren

Dr James McLaren

MBChB, FRACGP & ACSEP Registrar

James is a Sports Physician and General Practitioner developing a strong reputation for his thorough patient management.

Dr Braham Goldberg

Dr Braham Goldberg

MBBS, BMEDSC (HONS), FRACGP.

Braham's areas of expertise are cosmetic medicine, dermatology, skin checks, minor procedures and excisions.

Dr Anh Nguyen

Dr Anh Nguyen

M.B.B.S (Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P

Anh has a special interest in women’s health, sexual health, travel medicine and preventative medicine.

Gordon Mc Donald

Gordon Mc Donald

BApSci(Physiotherapy).

Physiotherapy Director. Co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1993. After more than 40 years of clinical management, Gordon is no longer consulting with patients, but remains actively involved in assisting with managing The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre while supporting and mentoring other Practitioners.

Dr Mark Martakis

Dr Mark Martakis

M.B.B.S.

Mark is a highly experienced General Practitioner specialising in all aspects of general medicine.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

BPhty, Pgrad Cert (Pelvic Floor), Clinical Pilates Instructor.

Amanda is currently on maternity leave. Our Physiotherapist Jessica Frydenberg will be looking after Amanda’s patients in her absence.

Dr Cathy Grech

Dr Cathy Grech

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Cathy has a special interest in women’s health and contraception, sexual health, mental health and adolescent & young adult medicine. She is however, currently unable to take on any new patients.

Dr Anita Muñoz

Dr Anita Muñoz

M.B.B.S (Hons), FRACGP, Grad Cert Clin Teach, MPH

Anita is dedicated to evidence based medicine and actively involves her patients in their own healthcare.

Kate Ryan

Kate Ryan

B.Physiotherapy (Hons)

Kate has a particular interest in sporting injuries, the lower limb and exercise-based rehabilitation.

Dr Ben Teoh

Dr Ben Teoh

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Ben has a particular interest in men’s health, sexual health, travel medicine and monitoring the health of body builders.

Jessica Frydenberg

Jessica Frydenberg

B. Physiotherapy, Post Grad Cert in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Jessica has a particular interest in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, pre & post-natal conditions (including return to exercise and sport) and sports injuries, particularly in dancers and performers.

Polly Dhar

Polly Dhar

BSc.(Hons) Physiotherapy, ACPSEM, ACPIN, FIFA Diploma.

Polly is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Dr Duc Tran

Dr Duc Tran

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Duc is well known for his strong clinical and diagnostic skills and has a special interest in aviation and travel medicine.

Hannah Ware

Hannah Ware

Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Clinical Pilates.

Hannah is passionate about injury prevention and rehabilitation and conducts exercise classes using Pilates equipment to promote recovery.

Dr Jennifer Anderson

Dr Jennifer Anderson

M.B.B.S., D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G, F.R.A.C.G.P, M.F.M(clin).

Jennifer has a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy management and shared maternity care.

Georgia Hexter

Georgia Hexter

Master Of Dietetics, Bachelor Of Food And Nutrition Science

Georgia provides a compassion filled, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their challenges with food, eating and body image, and is committed to empowering and inspiring her clients.

Mick Hughes

Mick Hughes

APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist, M. Sports Physio, B. Physio, B. Ex. Sci.

Mick is both a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist, well known for his expertise in the prevention and management of ACL injuries.

Dr Simon Wilding

Dr Simon Wilding

M.B.B.S, F.R.A.C.G.P.

Simon is a very compassionate General Practitioner with a special interest in men’s health and travel medicine.

Marina Payne

Marina Payne

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist  

Marina has worked with a wide range of clinical medical conditions, including eating disorders, from her time at a busy General Practice and has a strong focus on providing compassionate, inclusive and holistic care.

Shanu

Shanu

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 2020

Shanu started her career as a Primary School Teacher in India. She has continued her passion for helping people by working in several medical practices and has more recently completed her Certificate IV in Health Administration.

Daina Elzinga

Daina Elzinga

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 2018

Daina joined The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre with a background in child care, retail and customer care. She enjoys doing all she can to help our patients achieve their health goals.

Jessica Leckie

Jessica Leckie

Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy, Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Jessica is currently on maternity leave. Please call 9650 9372 to discuss the most suitable practitioner for you to see in her absence.

Daniel Yee

Daniel Yee

M.Physio (sports), Dip Sports Med, Dip Manipulative Therapy, B.Physio.

Dan has a wealth of experience and takes the time and effort with all of his patients to ensure optimal recovery.

Dr Sarah Matenson

Dr Sarah Matenson

M.B.B.S (Hons), D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G, F.R.A.C.G.P.

Sarah has a special interest in women’s health, shared maternity care and dermatology.

Louise Heta

Louise Heta

B. Nutrition & Dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Accredited Sports Dietitian

Louise has a client centred, holistic approach providing individual counselling; with over 15 years’ experience in private practice.

Kristen Duffy

Kristen Duffy

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 2018

Prior to joining us, Kristen was working as a medical receptionist at a smaller practice. She is thoroughly enjoying working with our large and dynamic team.

Sophie Heywood

Sophie Heywood

PhD, B.Physio(Hons), Master Physio(Sports), Cert Hydro (UK).

Sophie has over 20 years experience and a special interest aquatic physiotherapy and the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Dr Adrienne Chan

Dr Adrienne Chan

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Adrienne is a very experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health and shared maternity care.

Su Ling Lim

Su Ling Lim

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), Accredited Nutritionist (AN)

Su Ling takes a holistic approach to health and is dedicated to working alongside her clients to assist them on their journey to wellbeing.

Yoshie Asahara

Yoshie Asahara

Yoshie’s session typically includes a posture assessment, palpation, remedial massage with soft tissue and lymphatic drainage techniques, dry needling and/or acupuncture followed by self care advice.

Kellie Bradley

Kellie Bradley

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 2010

Kellie is well known to many of our loyal patients. She is our most experienced reception team member, heavily involved in the training of new staff and passionate about helping our patients.

Dr Ben Barresi

Dr Ben Barresi

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Ben is a Sports Doctor and General Practitioner with over 20 years experience and a special interest in addiction medicine.

Lisa McCabe

Lisa McCabe

B.Physiotherapy

Lisa has over 25 years experience as a Physiotherapist and is well known for her thorough and compassionate patient management.

Dr Howard Goldenberg

Dr Howard Goldenberg

MBBS, FRACGP.

Howard is very experienced in all aspects of general medicine with a special interest in mental health and rural & remote medicine.

Dr Christie Bennett

Dr Christie Bennett

B,NutDiet (Hons), PhD

Dr Christie Bennett is currently on maternity leave. Christie is passionate about working with clients to make practical and realistic changes in their lives. She brings a holistic, evidence-based approach from her research to her practice.

Imogen Clements

Imogen Clements

Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy)

Imogen's myotherapy involves the use of soft tissue techniques, cupping, dry needling and exercise prescription to help clients achieve musculoskeletal health and their performance goals.

Emily Commerford

Emily Commerford

BEx&SpSc, MDiet(Hons), ISAK Accredited Anthropometrist.

As a Sports Dietitian, Emily's particular area of expertise lies in improving the health, wellbeing and performance of her patients.

Faye Stokes

Faye Stokes

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 2010

Faye is our Assistant Practice Manager and Finance Manager. She has over 40 years experience in medical administration, 12 years of which was in Practice Management.

Dr Kathy Yu

Dr Kathy Yu

M.B.B.S., MPH, Grad Dip Sports Medicine, FRACGP.

Kathy is a highly experienced and compassionate Sports Medicine Doctor.

Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

B.App.Science.Physiotherapy, Grad.Diploma.Ergonomics.

Simon has extensive experience with both elite and recreational athletes and additional qualifications in ergonomics.

Dr Anne Jackson

Dr Anne Jackson

M.B.B.S., DipRACOG.

Anne is an incredibly compassionate General Practitioner with more than 35 years experience in all aspects of general medicine.

Basel Omar

Basel Omar

Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

Basel has a strong interest in sporting injuries, exercise rehabilitation and orthotic therapy.

Diane Rennard

Diane Rennard

B.(Nutrition and Dietetics), Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist.

Di is passionate about food and its relationship to health and disease. She specialises in the management of eating disorders.

Christina Kourkoutsis

Christina Kourkoutsis

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1998

Our Assistant Practice Manager Christina knows everything there is to know about our practice and is a wealth of information for all of our staff and patients We would be lost without her!

Dr Con Mitropoulos

Dr Con Mitropoulos

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.

Con commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1994 and is now a Director. He is a highly respected Sports Doctor and General Practitioner well known for the thorough management of his patients.

Anabelle Hawkins

Anabelle Hawkins

Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Podiatric Practice

Anabelle has considerable experience with a particular interest in footwear prescription and dry needling of the lower limb.

Louise Miller

Louise Miller

Bachelor of Nursing

Louise commenced at our co-located Midtown Medical Clinic in January 2014. She is a Registered Nurse and qualified nurse Immuniser well known for her fabulous sense of humour.

Leon Adkins

Leon Adkins

Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy, Grad Dip Human Nutrition, Cert 4 Fitness.

The marathon-running Leon is highly skilled at treating running related injuries and assisting with event preparation.

Josephine Money

Josephine Money

B. Nutrition & Dietetics, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Practising Nutritionist.

Jo's area of expertise is in the management of eating disorders and disordered eating and improving her patients relationship with food.

Julie Tatnell

Julie Tatnell

Commenced at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1993

Julie has been with The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre since the beginning, starting as a practice Dietitian the moving into the role of Practice Manager in September 2008.

Dr Harry Unglik

Dr Harry Unglik

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P., F.A.S.M.F., F.S.Dr.A.

Harry co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in February 1993. He is a highly experienced Sports Doctor and General Practitioner with over 45 years experience.

Roger Moore

Roger Moore

B.App.Sci (Physio.) B.Sc.(Hons) M.A.P.A.

Roger co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in February 1993. He is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with over 35 years of experience in private practice.

Chris Petropoulos

Chris Petropoulos

B.App.Sc.(Pod), M.A.Pod.A,. A.A.P.S.M.

Chris has over 30 years experience and is well known for his thorough management of musculoskeletal and biomechanical injuries.

Danilo Mangiameli

Danilo Mangiameli

Bachelor in Human Movement Sciences, Master in Sciences & Techniques of Preventive & Adaptive Movement Activities

Danilo is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 9 years of experience in the management of various chronic conditions.

Mary-Anne Schlosser

Mary-Anne Schlosser

Registered Nurse, Nurse Immuniser

Mary-Anne commenced at our co-located Midtown Medical Clinic in November 2012. She is a highly experienced and compassionate Registered Nurse and qualified Nurse Immuniser.

Claire Baxter

Claire Baxter

B.Sc (Hons Psych.), MPsych.

When working with Claire, you can expect a respectful, open minded space through which she will work with you to understand your story and your challenges from your perspective.