Our Team

Practice Staff

  • Krishant Naidu Cathy Nikolarakos Practice Manager

    Cathy is an extremely empathetic and compassionate individual and goes to great lengths to ensure every patient has a positive experience. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years.

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  • Alexia Bosancic Alexia Bosancic Administrative Assistant

    Alexia has been a valued member of the MSK team since the very beginning. She is a very enthusiastic and happy individual and brings many years of customer service experience to the team.

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Surgical Assistants

  • Krishant Naidu Dr Krishant Naidu MBBS, PG Dip Sp Med, FACSEP
    Sport and Exercise Physician

    Dr Krishant Naidu injects youth, vitality, and enthusiasm to our team of practitioners at Melbourne Shoulder and Knee. Krish is a dynamic and talented professional, who enjoys the intensity..

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  • Dr George Giagoudakis Dr George Giagoudakis

    George is an experienced surgical assistant having assisted exclusively in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery for over 20 years, with a wide variety of both upper and lower limb specialised surgeons..

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  • Dr Paul Shortis Dr Paul Shortis

    Paul graduated from Monash University in 2002 and completed his general practice fellowship (FRACGP) in 2009. Paul has worked in multiple settings over the past decade including in regional and remote areas..

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  • Dr Navid Nazarian Dr Navid Nazarian

    Dr Nazarian has been working as an Orthopaedic assistant surgeon for the last 5 years. He has been continuously assisting Mr Vo during that time as well as some other shoulder and knee surgeons..

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Anaesthetists

  • Dr Rob Wengritzky Dr Rob Wengritzky MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FANZCA

    Dr. Wengritzky graduated Medical school at Monash before completing his critical care residency and going on to complete his specialist training in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at The Alfred..

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  • Dr Vincent Tan Dr Vincent Tan

    Dr Vincent Tan is a skilled and experienced anaesthetist committed to excellence in patient care. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA) and actively participates..

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  • Dr Vincent Tan Dr Ying Chen MBBS, B Med Sci, FANZCA

    Dr Ying Chen is a specialist anaesthetist who values excellence, patient care and integrity. Graduated from the University of Melbourne, shortly after, she realised that anaesthesia is a major passion of hers..

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  • Dr Vincent Tan Dr Jane Fitzgerald

    Dr Jane FitzGerald completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2000 and trained in anaesthetics at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She completed her fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia in 2008..

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  • Dr David Lam Dr David Lam

    Dr Lam graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2001 and completed his specialist training in anaesthesia at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

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Peri-Operative Physicians

  • Dr Anne-Marie Pellizzer Dr Anne-Marie Pellizzer MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FANZCA

    Dr Anne-Marie Pellizzer is qualified as a consultant physician and holds specialist qualifications in both intensive care medicine and clinical pharmacology as well as a PhD in cardiovascular medicine..

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  • Associate Professor Neil Smith Associate Professor Neil Smith MBBS, FRACP, FCCP, RAN

    Associate Professor Neil Smith is a consultant respiratory, general and sleep disorders physician who has been practising in the local area for 22 years. He is a staff general and respiratory physician..

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  • Dr Leny Hidayati Dr Leny Hidayati

    Dr Hidayati graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed her specialty training for Nephrology in 2013. She was trained at Western Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Apart from English..

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  • Dr Yasir Khan Dr Yasir Khan

    Dr Khan completed his MBBS in 2006 in Pakistan and moved to Australia in 2007. He undertook his basic physician training in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and advanced physician training..

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