Our Team

Our practice has a group of doctors who bring their own expertise to the practice. We all work together and share our knowledge

Dr Jayanthini Ganesh

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH

Languages:English, Tamil

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Jayanthini graduated from university if Jaffna in 2002. After coming to Australia she worked in Blacktown Emergency Department from 2012 – 2016. She completed her fellowship in 2021 and received a diploma in child health and advance certificate in skin cancer medicine. She has a keen interest in women’s health, paediatrics and preventive health.

Dr Sri Ram Kumarasiri

MBBS, FRACGP

Languages:English, Tamil

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr. Sri undertook his medical training in Queensland and has since trained at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals. He went on to pursue speciality training in General Practice in rural/regional NSW whilst also working in the local Emergency Departments. Over the years he has developed keen interests in Emergency Medicine, Mental Health and Paediatric Medicine. Having lived most of his life in Western Sydney, he has developed a great passion to serve his local community. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and places a large focus on preventative health.

Dr Shankar Kumarasiri

MBBS,DCH(Child Health) FRACGP

Languages:English,Tamil

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Shankar graduated from the University of Western Sydney and completed his subsequent training at Blacktown, Mt Druitt and Bathurst Hospitals. He then went on to obtain his fellowship with the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Diploma in Child Health. Having lived in the the area for over 15 years he is passionate to continue to serve the local community.His interests include paediatrics, men's health and preventative medicine.

Dr Murugabalaji

MBBS

Languages:Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and English

Dr Balaji has over 20 years of experience in general practice, emergency medicine and intensive care medicine. He has an interest in all aspects of general practice in particular paediatrics.

Dr Smita Joshi

MBBS, FRACGP

Languages:English, Nepali and Hindi

Location:Rouse Hill

Availability:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday(MMC), Thursday & Friday

Dr Smita started working in general practice in Australia in 2013 and finished her fellowship in 2018. Dr Smita’s special interests are Women’s Health and Children’s Health. She can speak fluent English, Nepali and Hindi.

Dr Mohit Sharma

General Practitioner, FRACGP, MBBS

Languages:English,Hindi and Punjabi

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Mohit Sharma completed his medical training at Rajasthan University in India before moving to Australia in 2007. Dr Sharma completed a Masters in Population Health from University of Wollongong in 2009. Since moving to Australia he has practiced in Launceston, Hobart, and in Sydney. In 2016 he moved to Country Victoria to gain further experience in rural general practice. Dr Sharma achieved GP Fellowship in 2018 and he also achieved another Fellowship in rural General Practice last year while he was in country Victoria. He moved back to Sydney in April 2019. He has special interest in Paediatrics, Men's and Women's Health, and Chronic Disease Management. Dr Sharma’s personal interest is to follow cricket and to spend time with his family.

Dr Sivatharisini Sivathasan

MD, DCH

Languages:English, Tamil, German

Location:Luddenham

Dr Tharisini undertook her medical training in Germany. Since moving to Australia she worked in various hospitals including Gosford hospital, Wyong hospital, Ryde hospital and Blacktown hospital. She has a diploma in child health and keen interest in women’s health and paediatrics..

Dr Biramya Puvanaraj

MBBS

Languages:English,Tamil and Sinhala

Location:Wiseman's Ferry

Dr Biramya Puvanaraj completed her Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Jaffna in 2004. Dr Puvanaraj is a competent doctor in Wisemans Ferry whose philosophy of medicine is to provide compassionate and personalised care to the patients and help them to achieve healthy lifestyle goals. She specialises in all aspects of general practice. As a multilingual doctor, Biramya speaks English, Tamil and Sinhalese with fluency.

Dr Puvanaraj

Languages:English,Tamil and Sinhala

Location:Wiseman's Ferry

Dr Abeera Sivapalasingam

MBBS, FRACGP, SCH

Languages:English, Tagalog, Tamil and Sinhalese

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Abeera Sivapalasingam graduated with her Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka in 2008. She holds a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) as well. Abeera obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2021.

Dr Sivapalasingam provides optimal services to all her clients and is a competent doctor in Rouse Hill. Her interests include Men's Health, Women's Health, Worker's Compensation, Sexual Health, Travel Medicine, Immunisations, Family Medicine and Paediatrics.

Abeera loves working as a GP and feels privileged to help people and be part of their life journey.

Dr Mohamed Muneer Mohamed Ariff

MBBS, EmCert, FRACGP

Languages:English, Urdu, Hindi, Sinhalese and Tamil

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Muneer Ariff completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Manipal University India in 2007. He obtained his Certificate in Emergency Medicine in 2016. Dr Ariff received his fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2019. Muneer started his career as an Emergency Department Resident Medical Officer in Sri Lanka. He worked there for 5 years. In 2012 he settled in New South Wales when he moved to Australia. Dr Ariff worked there as a Career Medical Officer in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry (Mental Health) at Campbelltown & Camden Hospitals. He started working as a GP in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Campbelltown Hospitals in 2017. Dr Ariff had the membership of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. Dr Ariff provides optimal services to all his clients and is a renowned GP in Rouse Hill. He has special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Skin Check and Procedures, Mental Health, Work Cover, Paediatrics, Travel Medicine, Dermatology and Emergency Medicine.

Dr Thushani Dassanayake

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, EmCert

Languages:English and Sinhalese

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr Thushani Dassanayake has been practicing for the last 12 years in Australia and Sri Lanka. She completed her medical degree (MBBS) in 2009. She has worked at Campbelltown Hospital and has experience in general medicine and emergency care. Thushani holds a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate in Emergency Medicine. Thushani thrives on the variety of general practice and appreciates the opportunity to get to know her patients and help them to achieve their health and life goals. She has a particular interest in women’s’ and children’s health, antenatal care, preventive medicine, emergency medicine, mental health, worker’s compensation, and chronic disease management. Thushani is focused on providing holistic and personalised care to all her patients.

Dr Nooshin Alavi Naeini

MD

Languages:English, Persian, Turkish and Arabic

Location:Rouse Hill

Dr. Nooshin graduated as a Medical Doctor in 2013 and has been working as a general practitioner since. In 2020, she achieved her General Medicine Specialist degree from Isfahan University Of Medical Science, Iran. She was awarded a place among the top 10% of the general medicine specialists in Iran after successfully passing the Iranian Internal Board Exam (IIBE). In 2022, she worked at Wollongong Hospital in the General Medicine Department. Her expertise spans internal medicine, infectious diseases, managing chronic conditions, and women's health. She is interested in advancing her skills in the fields of aesthetics and skin cancer.

Dr Edmond Nathan

Psychologist

Languages:English

Location:Rouse Hill

Our Psychologist who has a wide range of experience, using evidence based psychological intervention to treat mental health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse and grief. For children he can help with behavioural, emotional and attachment issues.

Dr Nive Manokaran

Dermatologist and Venereologist

Languages:English

Dr Nive Manokara is a dermatologist and Venereologist from India, and has worked as a Sexual Health clinician in Sydney for over 14 years. She has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health, and HIV medicine and is passionate about youth and women's mental health and well being.She has her Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health from the Family Planning NSW, Australia, is an inserter of implanons and IUDs, provides non-directive pregnancy counselling, and is certified to provide medical abortions.

Dr Manjuvarne Yohendran

General Practitioner

Languages:English, Tamil and Sinhalese

Location:Wisemans Ferry

Dr Manjuvarne Yohendran (Manju) obtained her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree with Honours and distinctions in General Medicine and Psychiatry in the year of 2014, from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She obtained her Australian Medical Council certification and continued working in NSW. Initially she worked in General Medicine, General Surgery and Emergency Medicine across Central Coast LHD hospitals of Gosford, Wyong, Woy Woy Rehab and Long Jetty and Western Sydney LHD Emergency Depts of Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals for more than 4 years before she started training in General Practice with Royal College of General Practitioners.

SHARON AGUAS

BSc In Psychology, PG. Diploma In Psychology

Languages:English

Location:Rouse Hill

Sharon is a registered psychologist with over 16 years of clinical experience working in mental health service. As an experienced psychologist, she had proven skills, knowledge and understanding of mental health issues as well as drug and alcohol issues. Sharon is an expert clinician in the area of Family Interventions in a child protection, mental health and drug & alcohol context. Providing acute and brief therapeutic interventions to individual and family. Sharon is a specialist in Mental Health Assessment and Drug & Alcohol Assessment. Sharon has worked with Whole Family and very experienced in delivering trauma informed interventions and approaches to Mental Health Issues, Drug and Alcohol Issues ,Parenting Issues & Relationship Issues.

Bindu Gunturu

Physiotherapist

Languages:English

Bindu is a committed and an ambitious physiotherapist, who always has a passion for health and fitness, provides personalised hands-on and professional physiotherapy service. She offers treatment of the highest clinical standards with reference to the latest clinical research. Bindu uses specific assessment and screening tools to formulate exercise programs with the aim of correcting any bio mechanical impairments and to achieve patient goals. She provides continual education to help prevent injuries at an early stage and to improve patients functional recovery.

Over the last 15 years, Bindu has worked with several GPs, Specialists, Rehab consultants, Insurers and gained an extensive knowledge and clinical expertise in treating chronic health problems, musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiology, including Shock wave therapy consultations, etc. Bindu has completed Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Masters in Physiotherapy with a distinction and has been a member of APAM. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, rehab settings and also has supervised medical and physiotherapy graduates from different universities. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, rehab settings and also has supervised medical and physiotherapy graduates from different universities.

Alhan Ramez

PODIATRIST

Languages:English

Alhan is a passionate practitioner with Masters of Podiatric Practice. She is certified in Shock Wave Therapy, Dry Needling and Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation of the foot and ankle. Alhan has also interest in biomechanics and sports related podiatry as well as general foot care, nail surgery and Diabetes related foot problems. Before becoming a podiatrist, Alhan worked as a massage therapist. This experience along with her podiatry degree has given Alhan in-depth knowledge on lower limb biomechanics.

Dahlia Wren

PRACTICE NURSE

Languages:English and Filipino

Availability:Monday - Friday

Dahlia completed her Midwifery training at Western Leyte College; Philippines and qualified Registered Midwife in Philippines before moving to Australia in 2006. Dahlia completed multiple courses here in Australia which related to nursing, Assistant in Nursing, Diploma of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing which she completed at Western Sydney University. She is passionate in nursing and enthusiastic nurse who has achieved an appreciation and understanding of evidence-based nursing practice.

Stacey Ottaway

PRACTICE MANAGER

Languages:English

Availability:Monday - Friday

Stacey has worked at Northwest Health Medical Centre since 2019. She enjoys meeting new patients and working with the doctors and administration team. Stacey has three kids of her own that keep her busy and enjoys bush walks with her family.

CAREER

Northwest Medical Centre have career opportunities ranging from General Practitioners, Nurses and Receptionists.

We invite you to send your resume to careers@nwhmc.com.au

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