Our Team

Dr. Lesleigh Brown

MBBS, DipPDerm

Dr Brown completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Sydney in 1976. He has also attained a Diploma of Practical Dermatology (DipPDerm) from Cardiff University and is a Fellow at the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgeons.

Highly experienced in all areas of General Practice, he holds particular interest in cosmetic medicine, sclerotherapy, travel medicine and all areas of dermatology. As a procedural practitioner, Dr Brown is able to perform skin repair and lesion removals, skin checks and cosmetic enhancement procedures all of which can be performed onsite at our new Berry street practice.
With a vast array of skills and experience, Dr Brown offers his patients personalised service and ongoing care.

*Please note that Dr Brown does not offer antenatal shared care services.

Dr Joris Broeders

MD PhD (Surgery), SCCA

Dr Broeders provides NSMC with skin cancer medicine services, such as Skin Checks. Dr Boeders is not available for general medical consults.

Dr Joris Broeders is an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor with high distinction (Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand). He graduated from Utrecht University School of Medicine in The Netherlands. After obtaining a medical degree, he completed his PhD in the Department of Surgery of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2011. He is registered as a medical specialist in Australia

Dr. Karyn Charles

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Charles completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from The University Of Queensland in 2008. She completed a Internship and Residency at The Mater Hospital South Brisbane. Dr Charles then transferred to full time service in the Royal Australian Air Force, with a focus on Aviation, Aeromedical and Occupational Medicine. Dr Charles completed a Diploma of Child Health in 2015 and GP training in 2016 and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Charles discharged from the permanent RAAF in 2019 and transferred to the RAAF Reserves. Karyn’s interests are in fitness and well being, preventive and occupational health, musculoskeletal and acute care.

Dr. Helen Greer

MBBS

Dr Greer is currently on Medical Leave, Please call the practice for further information or to plan interim care

Dr Greer is a Private Billing GP and will predominantly consult via tele-health. Medicare rebates are applied where applicable

After graduating from the University of Adelaide, Helen was a Resident at both the Royal North Shore and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. She underwent GP training with the RACGP and then began practicing in North Sydney. During the ensuing years she has worked as a surgical assistant with local specialists and at Royal North Shore Hospital she has participated in both the Asthma and Pain Clinics and been part of the Hospital’s shared ante-natal care program. 

Helen’s main areas of special interest are family medicine, women’s health and psychological medicine and she enjoys treating patients of all ages, from newborns to the older generation. She has an over-riding passion for holistic and lifestyle medicine and aims to make at least part of every consultation focus on preventative medicine strategies.  To further pursue her interest in this field, Helen is currently embarking on a Masters of Lifestyle Medicine. 

During her many years of practice in North Sydney, Helen has thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the privilege of being involved in the long-term care of so many patients and their families.

Beyond the practice, Helen worked for many years as Honorary Medical Advisor to the Australian Guide Dogs Association and is part of a GP advisory panel on IVF issues.

Outside of medicine, Helen enjoys reading, bush-walking, snow-skiing, travel and being a mother of three daughters.

Dr. Campbell Howitt

MBChB, DCH, DFSRH, MRCGP, FRACGP

Dr Campbell Howitt graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery going on to obtain his Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London in 2016 and his Fellowship to the Royal College of General Practitioners in Australia in 2017.

With special interests in Paediatrics and Adolescent health, Dr Howitt continued on to obtain his Diploma of Child Health in 2014. He has created positive community links by working out in our local communities through the GP in schools programme and also working closely with Sydney University and Notre Dame with Medical Students.

Campbell also has Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health, which has expanded his practice within diverse community groups to promote positive relationships between health care workers and the Adolescent and LGBTQI community.

With a keen interest in ongoing professional development, Dr Howitt has commenced studies in Cosmetic medicine, which will broaden his skill set to treat more widely common dermatological conditions through complex procedural lesion removals and repairs, utilisation of non-invasive current technology including IPL machines and treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, overactive bladder and chronic migraines with Botulinum Toxin.

Dr. Emma Kim

Dr Kim joined the team in Feb 2021. Dr Kim is a GP Registrar undertaking specialist training in General Practice

Dr Kim will be consulting Monday – Friday and alternate Saturdays

Dr. Anji Lee

MBChC (Hons), BSc (Hons), DFSRH, FRACGP

*** Dr Lee is currently on maternity leave, returning in mid 2021 ***

Dr Anji Lee qualified from Manchester University Medical School in 2008 and worked for the last 6 years as a private GP at Fleet Street Clinic and an NHS GP in central London before moving to Sydney. Before qualifying as a General Practitioner Dr Anji Lee trained in various specialities including accident and emergency, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, sexual health and psychiatry. She has a specialist interest in psychiatry and sexual health medicine and was a member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

Dr. Vincent Lertamornthep

MBBS(Syd), DTM&H, GradDipPaed, FRACGP

Dr Lertamornthep graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and holds a Graduate Diploma in Paediatrics. Vincent’s Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health enables him to provide extensive travel advice for our patients. He is fluent in Thai.

Dr. Andrew Lin

B Med, FRACGP

Dr Lin grew up in Sydney and obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle. He has worked in a variety of hospital settings, including rotations in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and emergency medicine, before completing GP training. Dr Lin enjoys all aspects of General Practice, and has special interests in chronic disease management, skin cancer checks, women and children’s health, mental health and workcover/CTP.

He performs minor skin procedures, and is accredited to insert and remove Implanon contraceptive devices. He is accredited for Shared Antenatal Care at Royal North Shore (RNS) and the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW).

Dr Lin likes to keep up his skills by continuing to work in various Emergency Department and Casualty settings.

Dr Lin is also able to consult in Mandarin.

Dr Lin will be consulting Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Dr. Ngaire Millener

BSc, MBChB

Dr Millener graduated from the University of Auckland in 1984. Her special interests include Women’s Health and Travel Medicine.

Dr. Gareth Ng

MBBS, FRACGP, DipENT, DCH, EMC, CertSCM

Dr Ng, joined North Sydney Medical Centre in early 2021. Dr Ng will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  at present. Outside of working with North Sydney Medical Centre, Dr Ng works with on rotations with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Dr. Amanda Pieris

Dr. Amanda Pieris is a highly experienced general practitioner who enjoys caring for patients of all ages and stages of life. She graduated from UNSW and has worked in general practice since 1984. Dr Pieris worked at Beecroft for an extensive period before relocating overseas from 2009 until 2016.

She joined North Sydney Medical Practice in 2018, having moved locally. While overseas Dr. Pieris completed a masters degree in clinical education from Flinders University and did volunteer medical work in several countries.

She enjoys all areas of general practice and family medicine, and has special interest in women’s health, lifestyle and travel medicine. She loves spending time with her family, especially her four gorgeous grand-daughters.

Dr. Richard Loizou

MBBS(Hons)

Dr Loizou graduated from Sydney University in 2006 and since that time has provided medical services to the Australian Defence Force. Dr Loizou is a qualified Diving Medical Examiner and works closely with the Royal Australian Navy’s school of diving medicine. His special interests include adolescent health and sports medicine.

Dr. Katya Danko

Graduated 1988 from Moscow Medical Academy ( named after I.M. Sechenov)
Interests: Woman/Children Health & General Medicine
Diploma in: (1) Child Health (2) Environmental Health (3) Ophthalmology (4) Primary Care Dermatology

Dr. Diane Xiao

BLibStud(Dist), MBBS(hons), FRACGP

**** Dr Xiao is currently on maternity leave, returning late 2021 ****

Dr Xiao will be providing a mixed billing service from the 2nd of Nov 2020. Bulk Billing will continue for Children 0-16, Concession, Pension and Health Care Card Holders. Private fees may apply for all other patients.

Dr Diane Xiao joined our team in February 2019 and is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She holds certificates from the Sydney Child Health Program (formerly Diploma of Child Health), FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health and is qualified for Implanon NXT insertion and removal procedures. She has also undergone further Mental Health Skills Training (Level 2) in Focused Psychological Strategies.

Diane is passionate about her role as a family GP in providing comprehensive, individualised, quality care throughout various stages of life from contraception/sexual health and preventative health to chronic disease and mental health care.

Holly Davies

Practice Manager and National Nursing Coordinator for Qualitas Health

Holly is our Practice Manager and also the National Nursing Coordinator for Qualitas Health who graduated from Western Sydney University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Nursing and in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery.

Completing postgraduate qualifications in I.T, Continence care and promotion, Suturing and advanced Wound closure, Immunisation, Implanon insertion and removal, chronic disease management, sexual health and business management, Holly has received recognition for her commitment to primary health care receiving the national title of Practice Nurse of the Year in 2011 for her efforts in Continence care and promotion and again in 2017 for the National Title in all areas of Primary Health Care. Her commitment to the ongoing support and development of GP registrars undertaking training and placements in General Practice also won her the GP Synergy Practice Manager of the year in 2016.

Holly has a keen interest in cosmetic medicine and offers the patients of North Sydney Medical Centre full cosmetic services including Botulinum injections and fillers. Holly is currently undergoing education pathways for dermatology,   IPL and laser services.

Holly works Monday – Friday & Saturdays where required

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Space to Relate Psychology

Adena Silverstein - Registered Psychologist

Adena is a fully registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority - AHPRA (Registration No: PSY0001125660) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society - APS (membership No: 108525). She shows genuine and empathic support and concern for her clients. She engages her clients in working collaboratively with her, with the aim of increasing their feeling of well-being. She utilises various therapeutic frameworks to guide sessions with clients. Sessions are tailored to assess and address the specific needs and concerns of each client, according to their unique situation.

Education:
Master of Psychology – Counselling
Monash University, Australia, 2008

Bachelor of Education – Education Psychology
Rand Afrikaans University, 2000

Bachelor of Arts – Education Psychology (Majors: Education and Psychology)
University of South Africa,1998

Higher Diploma of Education
Johannesburg College of Education, 1994

Experience
Adena has extensive experience in both government funded organisations and private practice. She has provided counselling for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), families and couples across a broad range of presentations.

Areas of interest
● Depression
● Anxiety
● Stress
● Grief and Loss
● Life transitions
● Workplace functioning

● Migrant adjustment
● Weight and healthy lifestyle
● Relationship concerns
● Family matters
● Parenting
● Stepfamilies

Emily Dylan - Registered Psychologist

B App Psych, Grad Dip App Psych, AMAPS

Emily works collaboratively with the team of General Practitioners at the North Sydney Medical Centre to support the emotional well-being of their clients. Emily offers particular expertise in assessing and treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Changes in mood are common with stress and life’s challenges, and Emily has a particular passion for supporting those affected by illness and work-related injuries. Emily also offers expertise in supporting people living with cancer, carers and those living with chronic pain. Chronic pain can develop from a number of different underlying chronic diseases or conditions. It can be very difficult to adjust to normal life and deal with the pain as the experience is typically different for everyone. Emily works with people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life: strategies may target changes to physical functioning, managing the emotional impact and achieving other important lifestyle goals.

Emily works in other clinical practices in collaboration with HeadwayHealth at Frenchs Forest and Crows Nest. Emily previously worked in a private clinic in Mosman for ten years and number of other Consulting Psychology roles which have contributed to her breadth of experience. Emily’s current skill set is based on this wide breadth of experiences working with clients in a range of settings and with a range of goals. She worked as a Senior Psychologist at Effective Australia for 8 years providing a range of psychological services to clients, managing a number of counselling programs, as well as providing clinical supervision to Provisionally registered Psychologists. The rehabilitation services she provided and supervised included schemes funded through Comcare, WorkCover NSW and the Australian Defence Force.

She also extended her professional scope as a Quality and Risk Manager and Lead Auditor under the National Framework for Workers Compensation.

Prior to this role, Emily worked with Dysaran Consulting both in Sydney and Canberra managing three government Employee Assistance Programs which provided psychological interventions and counselling for a range of concerns including depression, stress, pain, and health and relationship concerns. Emily also has skills in the administration of psychological tests for vocational assessment pre-employment assessment reports, vocational counselling and critical incident debriefing sessions. In her clinical roles Emily has also provided counselling services for Work Cover NSW injured workers, supportive Pregnancy Counselling and delivered Stress Management Training.

Emily has also worked as a Psychologist for the NSW Workplace Tragedy Family Support Group.

Emily has a Psychology degree from the University of Canberra, Graduate Diplomas in both Counselling and Applied Psychology, and has completed advanced training empirically in validated interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.