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Our Neurologists

Dr. Sanjay Raghav

Dr. Sanjay Raghav, MBBS, MD, DM, FRACP  is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University. He is also Therapeutic Director at Yarra Valley Living Centre, house of Gawler Cancer Foundation. They run wellness and meditation retreats apart from disease specific retreats. Moreover, he is also assigned supervisor and mentor to RACP trainees.

Dr Raghav finished his MBBS in 1994, followed by MD in 1998. He did a movement disorder fellowship sponsored by Parkinson's Victoria in 2005 and also received FRACP in the same year. He is working as Consultant Neurologist in Monash Medical Centre since last 10 years and in Frankston Hospital since 2006. At the same time he joined Dandenong Neurology with Dr Billimoria.

Dr. Raghav has special interest in Movement Disorders which include tremors, Parkinson’s Disease, Tics, Dystonia and Huntington’s Disease. In addition, he is involved in several research projects realted to Movement Disorders at Monash Medical Centre. Several of his research papers and articles have been published in esteemed peer reviewed medical journals and presented at National and  International conferences.He is actively involved in teaching and training of Neurology Registrars and fellows.

As an active member of Australian Integrative Medicine Assn. (AIMA) and Australian College of Nutrional Medicine (ACNM), Dr. Raghav has a keen interest in the holistic living.  Therefore he has incorporated yoga, ayurveda and naturopathy as a supplement to conventional medicine. He enjoys teaching patients how to enrich their lives with holistic living through a variety of workshops and seminars.

Hospital Privileges: Monash Medical Centre, Frankston Hospital, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital
Board Certifications: FRACP, ECFMG, ANZAN, AMA, MD, DM, FAIMA, FACNM

Dr. Udaya Seneviratne

Assoc Prof Udaya Seneviratne, MBBS, MD, FRACP, MRCP (UK) has special interest in neurology, epilepsy and EEG.

He is actively involved in Epilepsy research projects.

Hospital Privileges: Monash Medical Centre
Board Certifications: FRACP

Dr. Peter Kempster

Assoc Prof Peter Kempster, MD, MRCP(UK), FRACP trained as a neurologist in Melbourne and London. Since 1988, he has worked as a consultant neurologist at Monash Medical Centre. He has special interest in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He has mentored almost all the neurologists who work in this practice!

Dr. Ganga Ganesvaran

Dr. Ganga Ganesvaran, MBBS, FRACP graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1998. He has Specialist qualifications in both Geriatrics & Neurology, and sees patients referred with issues relating to General Neurology, Geriatric Medicine and Movement Disorders.

Hospital Privileges:  Monash Medical Centre, Kingston Centre, Epworth Hospital and Cotham Private Hospital.
Board Certifications: FRACP, ANZAN, ANZSGM, RACP and AMA.

Dr. Saman Gardiya Punchihewa

Dr. Saman Gardiya Punchihewa, FRACP  graduated from University of Melbourne in 1999. He has special interest in neurology and neurophysiology with an emphasis in electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, epilepsy and autonomic studies. Dr. Punchihewa enjoys cricket during his free time.

Hospital Privileges: Monash Medical Centre, Frankston Hospital, Box Hill Hospital
Board Certifications: FRACP

Dr. Yong Chern Lee

Dr. Yong Chern Lee, MBBS, FRACP, CCT(UK)  graduated from Monash University in 1997. He has special interest in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. As a clinical neurophysiologist, Dr Lee measures patient’s bioelectrical activity as part of an examination of their central and peripheral nervous systems.

Hospital Privileges: Monash Medical Centre,Como Private Hospital
Board Certifications: FRACP

Dr. Mahi Jasinarachchi

Dr. Mahi Jasinarachchi

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mahi Jasinarachchi MBBS, GradDip Public Health, FRACP is a neurologist and a subspecialist in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders.

She obtained MBBS in 2005 with upper second class honours. After basic physician training at Frankston and Alfred Hospitals, and advanced training in neurology at Western and St Vincent’s Hospitals, she received Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Her subspecialty training was on Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular disorders at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, where she had comprehensive training in large/small/autonomic nerve fibre testing, EMG sampling, single fibre EMG and tilt table testing. She has also had training on evoked potentials, sudomotor testing (QSART) and electroencephalography (EEG).

She has been actively involved in research at both Western and St Vincent’s hospitals on stroke and nerve disorders. She is also a PALF (Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum) graduate of American Academy of Neurology (class of 2013). She also has a graduate diploma in public health from Deakin University (2010). Her teaching experience extends from medical students and basic physician trainees to advanced trainees in neurology at state level.

Dr. Jasinarachchi would be happy to see referrals for electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) including small fibre and autonomic testing. She will consult on neuromuscular disorders consisting of neuropathy, myopathy and neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis.

Hospital Privileges – Frankston Hospital, Knox Private Hospital

Memberships – ANZAN, AAN, RACP

Dr. Gary Yip

Dr Gary Yip, MBBS, FRACP is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He is a neurologist with particular interest in the fields of movement disorders and neuromuscular disorders. He is a specialist clinical neurophysiologist who is experienced in providing diagnostic testing through nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Gary is also completing his PhD.

Dr. Catherine Ding

Dr Catherine Ding, MBBS, FRACP is a graduate of Monash University. Her areas of interest are general neurology and movement disorders. She is also pursuing PhD.

Dr. Girish Nair 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Mr Girish Nair ( Neurosurgeon& Spinal Surgeon) has joined the neuroscience team at Dandenong Neurology

He is a highly trained Neurosurgeon who was initially trained as Neurosurgeon from India. In additon to his FRACS has successfully completed the first Royal College accredited Spinal Fellowship . He performs  the full spectrum of  spine surgeries using minimally invasive spine surgery techniques . He  performs navigation guided and robot assisted keyhole surgery which help to get best possible patient outcomes.

He is also fellowship trained in Functional Neurosurgery and offers Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for patients with Parkinson`s Disease, Essential Tremors , Dystonias etc.

Mr Nair is committed to providing the highest quality of care for his patients and understands that each patient`s problems need to be evaluated and treated based on individual circumstances with care and empathy.

An investigation and treatment plan is individualised and formulated after discussions with the patient based on their condition and expectation of treatment account taking into account other confounding medical conditions.

Mr Nair is involved in training and mentoring medical students and neurosurgical trainees and is actively involved in clinical research projects and is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Melbourne University

Mr Nair is a Consultant at the Department of Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Head of Unit at The  Footscray  Hospital.

 Surgical treatment when indicated can be offered through his accreditations at Valley Private Hospital , Melbourne Private Hospital and Epworth Hospitals.

Besides English , Mr Nair speaks fluent Hindi , Malayalam , Tamil and Kannada.