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Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

A referral from a general practitioner, psychiatrist or other specialist is necessary for an admission to Gordon Private Hospital.

Dr Dinah Bennett

MB BS, MRCPsych, MPhil, FRANZCP, PG Certificate in CBT

Dr Dinah Bennett is a consultant psychiatrist. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Sydney and then completed post-graduate psychiatric training in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh). She holds postgraduate qualification in adolescent eating disorders.

Dr Bennett is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has experience in the public and private sector treating a range of mental health problems including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. She has a particular interest in cognitive behavior therapy.

Dr Vivien James

MB BS, FRANZCP

Dr Vivienne James is a consultant psychiatrist who has experience across a variety of settings in both the private and public sector. She is a graduate of Sydney University and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Dr James has a collaborative approach to patient care. Her treatment plans are multi-modal and include psychological and social interventions as well as pharmacotherapy.

Dr Artin Jebejian

MB BCh, MSc, DPM, FRANZCP

Dr Artin Jebejian is a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

He has been practising psychiatry since 1983 and has trained at the Black Dog Institute. Dr Jebejian has been involved with the teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

He has extensive experience in various clinical settings in both the public and private sectors including acute mental health units, community services, consultation and liaison psychiatry, alcohol and drugs, adolescent and perinatal psychiatry and emergency psychiatry. Dr Jebejian is easy to engage with and can provide both psychopharmacological and psychological interventions.

Dr Peter Jones

MB ChB, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Peter Jones is a consultant psychiatrist with a broad experience in both the public and private sectors.

He completed his undergraduate medical degree in the UK and undertook his postgraduate psychiatry training in the UK and Australia. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

He is currently the Clinical Director of Psychiatry at Bathurst Health Service and has previously held the position of Clinical Director at Macarthur Health Service. Dr Jones provides training, education and supervision to RANZCP accredited trainees.

Dr Jones has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of mental health conditions with particular interest in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and psychosis.

Dr Sonia Kumar

MB BS (Hons), FRANZCP

Dr Kumar is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who has treated the full spectrum of mental health problems in private and public practice.

Special interests include mood disorders, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, women’s mental health, perinatal issues and youth mental health.

Dr Kumar provides a comprehensive mental health assessment and individualised treatment plan for each patient, combining medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle changes. Dr Kumar takes a collaborative approach, focusing on patient education and building positive mental health.

Dr Nicole Melidonis

B.Med, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Nicole Melidonis is a general adult psychiatrist who has a broad experience working in a wide range of psychiatric settings (both public and private).

She trained both in the UK and Australia and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Melidonis is well known for her ability to form rapport with her patients and combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic interventions to obtain the best outcomes.

Dr Jose Menendez

MD, FRANZCP

Dr Menendez is a general adult psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

He was previously Deputy Director and Senior Staff Specialist at the Macarthur Mental Health Service in NSW from 1996 to 2008. Dr Menendez was also a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry, University of NSW, from 1996 to 2008.

Dr Menendez has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and provides both psychopharmacology and dynamic style individual psychotherapy.

Dr Kim Nguyen

MB BS, FRANZCP

Dr Kim Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She has a wide range of interests in adult psychiatry, particularly mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.

Dr Nguyen has worked as a consultant psychiatrist at Campbelltown and Goulburn Hospitals. She was the Medical Superintendent of Chisholm Ross Centre. She is also a guest lecturer at The School of Medicine, Western Sydney University.

Professor Gordon Parker

MB BS, MD, PHD, DSC, FRANZCP, FASSA

Review Consultant

Professor Gordon Parker AO is one of Australia’s foremost Psychiatrists.

He is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.

Professor Parker’s research has focussed on modeling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders.

Dr Jane Tubby

MB BS, FRANZCP, Cert.Child.Adol.Psych

Dr Jane Tubby is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist.

She graduated in medicine from the University of London, and completed postgraduate training in psychiatry in Sydney. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr Tubby has extensive experience in managing adolescents and their families in both inpatient and community settings. She Utilises both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological techniques in the context of the family system.

Dr Michael Williamson

MB BS, FRANZCP, M Med

Dr Michael Williamson is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist now working in private practice after a lengthy experience in the public mental health system.

He was one of the foundation members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy and twice New South Wales President. He has been Clinical Director of a number of Areas of the New South Wales Mental Health Service. Dr Williamson has had extensive experience in the psychotherapy of severe Borderline Personality Disorder and developmental trauma-based psychological illnesses, as well as military and police PTSD.

He is a long term member of the Faculty of the University of Sydney Master of Medicine Program which teaches the Conversational Model. He was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Sydney before moving to private practice.