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Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Gordon Private is a mental health hospital in Sydney. We are proud to have some of Australia’s leaders in mental health treatments, with a multidisciplinary team of doctors who are able to assist in your recovery in a holistic way. Our psychiatrists, psychologists, art therapists, dieticians, and more are all here to listen, respect, and provide guidance for you along the way.

Known for our inpatient mental health services, admission to Gordon Private Hospital does require a referral from your general practitioner or psychiatrist. You’re welcome to call us at any time to learn how to get a referral and the process to take advantage of our comprehensive services.

Below is the list of doctors who have consented to have their details listed on the website and not a complete list of admitting psychiatrists.

Dr Dinah Bennett

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

Dr Dinah Bennett is a consultant psychiatrist. She is the Director of Medical Services at Gordon Private Hospital and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Sydney and then completed post-graduate psychiatric training in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh). She has completed a MPhil (research master’s degree) in psychiatry studying cross cultural presentations of eating disorders.

Dr Bennett is a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has experience in the public and private sectors treating a range of mental health conditions including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and borderline personality disorder. She has a particular interest in cognitive behaviour therapy and atypical presentations of eating disorders. She also has an interest in the pharmacological treatment of binge eating disorders.

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 Naresh Verma

MB BS, FRANZCP, FAFOEM (RACP)

Dr Naresh Verma is a dual-qualified Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Occupational Physician, having been an Occupational Physician since 2009. Along with an interest in mood and anxiety disorders, early psychosis and schema therapy, he has a special interest in Occupational Psychiatry including Workers Compensation and the mental health of safety critical workers. Dr Verma aims to achieve functional outcomes in those with a mental illness and works in both public and private settings.

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.

Dr Jebejian 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 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 Peter Hoey

BMedSc, MB BS (1st Hons), FRANZCP

Dr Peter Hoey is a consultant general adult psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has had university teaching and public hospital experience. He has previously held several executive positions within the Section (now Faculty) of Psychotherapy of the College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hoey’s particular areas of interest are young adult patients and patients suffering from treatment refractory mood disorders.

Scientia Professor Gordon Parker AO

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

Professor Gordon Parker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He was the founder and 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 has an international research profile having published over 1,000 academic papers, 23 books and in 2004 was awarded a Citation Laureate as the Australian researcher most highly referenced in Psychiatry/Psychology. Recognised internationally as a leading authority, Professor Parker provides high level clinical assessments for patients with treatment resistant mood disorders. Professor Parker sees adults and older adolescents. For outpatient appointments, please contact the hospital on (02) 9418 1144.

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 & 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 an evidence-based approach for working with complex trauma, personality disorders and treatment resistant depression. 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.

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.

Dr Nicole Melidonis

BMed, 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 & 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 Vladimir Sazhin

MMedSci, FRANZCP

Dr Vladimir Sazhin is an experienced consultant psychiatrist with expertise in treating patients with mood disorders, including treatment-resistant depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder, severe anxiety disorders, eating disorders associated with anxiety and depression and transcultural psychiatry. Dr Sazhin has worked extensively in the public and private sectors and sees patients from 16 years of age upwards.

Dr Sushmita Hunter

MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr Hunter has over 30 years’ experience as a medical practitioner and psychiatrist. She studied for her medical degree at the University of New South Wales and graduated in 1989 with Honours (MBBS). She has been an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hunter is a consultant psychogeriatrician (old age psychiatrist) and has also worked with the Black Dog Institute for many years managing mood disorders in all age groups. Dr Hunter specialises in pharmacotherapy and is good at managing medications for mood & anxiety disorders. She is a good listener and will spend time with patients on issues other than medication and will not prescribe medications unless they are necessary.

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 & 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 Chee Phang

MBBS, BMedSc, FRANZCP, Cert. Consul. Liaison Psych.

Dr Phang is a consultant psychiatrist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne and his postgraduate psychiatry training in Sydney. Dr Phang has a certificate in consultation-liaison psychiatry. His special interests include addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, brain injury and perinatal psychiatry. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He sees patients aged 18 years and above.

Dr Mariano Llosa

MD, FRANZCP, Cert.Child.Adol.Psych

Dr Llosa is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist known for his excellent clinical skills, compassion and commitment to his patients. Dr Llosa has a broad skill-set, combining medication, psychoeducation and individual and family psychotherapy. Dr Llosa believes that the treatment of young people should be based on an understanding of their family, school, social and developmental context, and a thorough bio-psycho-social assessment and differential diagnosis of the presenting problem.

Dr. Ruwantha Weerakkody

MBBS, FRANZCP

Dr. Ruwantha Weerakkody is a consultant psychiatrist who works in both private and public settings. As a general adult psychiatrist, he has experience in treating Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, Psychotic Disorders such as Schizophrenia and Early Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, and ADHD in adults. He has a special interest in helping patients achieve functional outcomes, alongside with his interests in cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema therapy and Mindfulness-based Interventions. He works collaboratively in all aspects of his work and sees patients from 18 years of age and above.

Dr Adnan Younus

MB BS, FRANZCP

Dr Younus is a General Adult psychiatrist who provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services. He works collaboratively with General Practitioners, family and/or carers to optimise functioning and recovery. Dr Younus has interests in depression, bipolar, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, adult ADHD, complex trauma disorder, personality disorder, eating disorders, youth mental health, first episode psychosis and early intervention in psychotic and non-psychotic disorder. Dr Younus is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and actively participates in teaching and research.