Dr. Heather Whitson

Pall Med (Clinical)

General Practitioner

Heather is a graduate of the University of New South Wales. She has completed two post-graduate diplomas – one in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and one in Palliative Medicine – in addition to completing a certificate course in Sexual & Reproductive Health from Family Planning Australia. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Heather has worked in many rural and remote areas of Australia in general practice, Aboriginal health and palliative care. She has worked in the United Kingdom in the areas of psychiatry and emergency medicine. She enjoys all areas of general practice but has special interest in women’s health, travel medicine and palliative care. In addition to working at Montrose, Heather teaches in the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Dileni Fernando

BMedicine (Newcastle) FRACGP
FPA cert

General Practitioner

Dileni graduated from the University of Newcastle and worked in a wide variety of hospitals including John Hunter, Maitland and Hornsby. Due to an interest in providing holistic care, she started work as a General Practitioner in 2008, and gained a wide variety of experience in both regional and urban practices within NSW. She has completed the course in Sexual Health and Reproductive Medicine from Family Planning Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In addition she has worked for several years in a sexual health clinic. She enjoys the diversity of general practice and has special interests in sexual health, men's and women's health, and travel medicine.

Dr. Catherine Choi

Dip Child Health FPA Cert Cert Skin Can Med

General Practitioner

Catherine completed her medical degree at The University of Sydney, and subsequently gained experience at various tertiary hospitals and general practices across NSW. She has completed additional professional education in the form of a Diploma of Child Health, Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health and Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine. She is also registered to provide antenatal care with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women. Catherine is also trained to support mental health with Focused Psychological Strategies. Catherine has a love for the breadth of general practice including women’s health, sexual health and antenatal care, men’s health and promoting healthy lifestyle changes. She also enjoys supervising junior doctors and is an examiner for the RACGP. Outside of work, Catherine loves travelling to experience new cultures, attempting barre/pump classes and eating her herb garden much faster than it grows. 

Dr. Rams Chandrabalan


General Practitioner

Rams completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and completed his internship and residency at Concord, Canterbury & Broken Hill Hospitals. His clinical interests are chronic disease management, sexual health, men’s health, women’s health, and paediatrics, having completed a Diploma in Child Health. Rams is an antenatal shared care provider with RPA & Canterbury Hospitals and is certified to insert and remove Implanon contraception. Furthermore, Rams is also an accredited S100 Hepatitis B & HIV (including PrEP & PEP) medication prescriber. Alongside his clinical practice, Rams supervises medical students and trainee doctors, and is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Outside of work Rams enjoys being comprehensively beaten at tennis on a regular basis. 

Dr. Rebecca Chan


General Practitioner

Rebecca completed her medical degree at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney and has since worked in a number of hospitals and general practices throughout Sydney. She has completed the Diploma of Child Health and the Family Planning National Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health, in keeping with her interests in paediatrics and women’s health.  She is also an NDC-accredited practitioner through the Possums Program, and has completed additional studies in breastfeeding medicine through Australasian Lactation Courses. Rebecca is accredited to provide antenatal shared care at RPA/Canterbury, The Royal Women’s, and St George/Sutherland Hospitals as well as trained in the insertion of Implanon and IUDs (Kyleena/Mirena and Copper IUD). Rebecca also works as a Medical Educator with GP Synergy, helping to train the future generation of General Practitioners. Outside of work, she is kept busy chasing after her three young children, and enjoys running and good food.

Dr. Jenny Thai

Bsc (Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACGP DCH

General Practitioner

Jenny graduated from the University of NSW and worked at a number of hospitals before entering general practice training. She obtained her GP Fellowship in 2011 and has been happily practising in the Inner West since then. She has a Diploma in Child Health as well as the Family Planning National Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She teaches medical students and is a supervisor for GP registrars. Jenny thoroughly enjoys the diversity of general practice but has particular interests in child and adolescent health, pregnancy care, contraception (she is a certified inserter of Implanon and IUDs), managing menopause and preventative health. She also performs skin cancer checks and basic skin excisions. Outside of work, when not at the mercy of her two spirited children, she loves nothing more than a coffee with friends or an afternoon of gardening.

Dr. Phoebe Lovett


General Practitioner

Phoebe graduated from The University of Notre Dame Fremantle and has since worked in Wagga Wagga, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney and in Radiology at Royal North Shore Hospital. Phoebe also has experience working at various practices across Sydney. Aspects that Phoebe particularly enjoys in General Practice include: preventative medicine, chronic diseases, aged care, palliative care, mental health, dermatology. Outside of medicine, Phoebe particularly enjoys following the F1Grand Prix tour around the world as well as having a keen interest in gourmet food.  

Dr. Hunter Tuon


General Practitioner

Hunter graduated from the University of Sydney in Medicine in 1999. He worked and trained in Canberra Hospital prior to 2002 in areas of general practice and general surgery as well as pediatrics. He undertook general practice training from 2003 and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2005. His interests include preventive health, Implanon insertion and travel medicine.

Dr. Amelia Bott


General Practitioner

Amelia graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She has worked in a number of hospitals where she developed her skills and knowledge across a diverse range of medical, surgical and emergency medicine terms before she started general practice training. Amelia enjoys the diversity of general practice but is particularly passionate about preventative health care, women’s health and mental health. She has also completed the Sydney Child Health Program in 2020 so she is able to care for a wider range of children's medical presentations.

Dr. Akshay Flora

MD MMed (Paeds) MRes (Derm) BMedSci

General Practitioner

Akshay graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 2018, and completed his internship and residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Following this, he completed a Masters of Paediatrics, and a Masters of Research in Dermatology in 2023. He has a special interest in skin, and is able to perform skin cancer checks, identify and manage common rashes, perform minor surgical procedures (such as skin cancer removals), and insert and remove implanons. Akshay is also involved in medical education, where he currently lectures dermatology at The University of Notre Dame. In his spare time, Akshay enjoys ice skating at his local ice-skating rink, and working out at the gym.

Dr. Peter Xie

MBBS MMed (Psychiatry) BE (Hons) FRANZCP


Peter completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney, where he also went on to complete his Master of Medicine in Psychiatry. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, having completed his training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and regional settings. Currently, Peter works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Professor Marie Bashir Centre, University of Sydney. Peter has special interest in psychosis and mood disorders, and experience in treating post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders. Peter also enjoys teaching and is currently a Clinical Lecturer at the Central Clinical School, RPA hospital. Peter is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and usully works on Saturdays at Montrose. Outside of work, Peter enjoys travelling (which does not cross oceans these days) and a lazy Sunday exploring good food and coffee around Sydney.