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Benjamin Loh

Dr. Ben Loh graduated in medicine at the University of Queensland in 1989. His interest in the specialty of anaesthesia developed early in his career after building up clinical skills in coronary care, intensive care and emergency medicine in various hospitals including Redcliffe Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Hong Kong) and Maryborough Hospital.

He underwent anaesthetic specialty training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

In 2001 he left Royal Brisbane Hospital to start in private practice. He has special interest in anaesthesia for spine surgery and knee replacement surgery. He has extensive knowledge and experience in anaesthetics for spinal operations after working with various spine surgeons for many years.

Dr Loh has appointment as a consultant anaesthetist in all major hospitals in Brisbane.  He is also a clinical tutor at the Wesley Medical School and St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.

Outside work he enjoys travelling and dabbles in travel photography.

 

Dr Ben Loh

Penny Laskey

Dr Penny Laskey grew up and studied Medicine in Tasmania. She undertook specialist training in Anaesthesia in the United Kingdom, Jamaica and New Zealand before settling in Brisbane in 1988 to work at Royal Brisbane, Women’s and Children’s Hospitals. After 8 years full-time and 12 years part-time of public hospital work Penny now works only in the private sphere where she provides anaesthesia for a wide range of surgery, with especial interest in paediatric dental surgery.

Dinah Blunt

Qualifications:   MB ChB 1988, DA (UK) 1992, FFARCSI 1995, FANZCA 1998, CPM(ANZCA) 1998, Master Practitioner NLP; Certificate in Hypnotherapy

Undergraduate training: Birmingham University (UK)

Anaesthetic Training:  London (University College London, The Middlesex, Whipps Cross, The Whittington), Brisbane, Townsville, Ipswich, Gold Coast

Current Appointments: Specialist Anaesthetist, Northside Anaesthesia

Subspecialty Interests: Anaesthesia for Obstetrics, Plastic surgery, and Gastrointestinal procedures, Perioperative Medicine, Pain relief

Professional Memberships: Australian Association of Anaesthetists, AMA, Australian Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain,

Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association

David Ho

David Ho

Dr. David Ho

Qualifications:  MBBS (Syd), FANZCA, B.A (Eng/Comm), Dip.Fin (FP)

Dr David Ho graduated from Sydney University and completed his anaesthetic training at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney. He finished his paediatric fellowship at the Children Hospital at Westmead and then went to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada for further paediatric anaesthesia training. He then return to the Children Hospital at Westmead as an anaesthetic consultant briefly before moving to the Royal Children Hospital in Brisbane as a staff anaesthetist. He joined Northside Anaesthesia since 2001 to further his adult anaesthetic interests which includes ENT, obstetric, regional and neuro-anaesthesia.

Being a slow but persistent learner, Dr Ho managed to complete a Bachelor of Arts, with double majors in English Literature and Communications, and a Diploma of Finance, majoring in Financial Planning, in the last ten years. Currently, he is trying to learn piano without much success and spend much time cycling, running and swimming instead.

Chris Bryant

Dr Chris Bryant studied medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating in 1986.

He subsequently trained as a Rural Generalist doing Obstetrics and Anaesthetics, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Diploma of Obstetrics from the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists   and Diploma of Anaesthetics from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK.

He returned to study and completed specialist training in Anaesthetics with Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

He has been registered as a Specialist Anaesthetist in Australia since 2004.

He is a member of the Northside Anaesthesia team and is also Deputy Director of Anaesthesia for the Mater  Hospital.

He has a particular interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Adam Howarth

MBBS Hons, B Med Sci, FANZCA,

I graduated from the University of Tasmania with honours in 1995.  Seeking warmer climes  I took up a residency post at Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1997.

I entered anaesthetic training in 2000.  My 5 years of training included 3 years in Brisbane, one year in Cairns and a fellowship year at the well regarded Papworth Hospital in Cambridge UK.

Following my fellowship year in cardiothoracic anaesthesia I returned to Brisbane and took up a post as a staff specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital.

I joined Northside Anaesthesia in 2007 and currently split my time between public and private anaesthesia.  My interests include cardiothoracics, obstetrics and neurosurgery.

Paul Luckin

Paul trained as an Ambulance Paramedic in Tasmania, before doing his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This included the Baragwanath Hospital, then the largest hospital in the Southern hemisphere.

He completed his specialist training in Anaesthesia at the University of Natal, including King Edward VIII Hospital, the second largest in the Southern hemisphere. Both are  busy hospitals with a high acute trauma caseload.

Paul was a cardiac anaesthetist at Wentworth Cardio-thoracic Hospital in Durban, Green Lane National Cardiac Unit Auckland, and the Royal Hobart Hospital, before moving to Queensland.

Paul spent 8 years in a Mountain Rescue team in Africa, and was Honourary Consultant, Accident and Emergency Medical Services Natal.  He is a Director of the National Police Search and Rescue Manager’s Course, teaching medical aspects of SAR at the State and National level. He advises the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Police SAR teams nationwide on survivability during rescue operations.  He was President of Royal Life Saving Society Australia –Tasmania Branch, former Chairman of Training Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland, and is currently Medical Director, Medical Services Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland.

As a Commander in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve Paul has served in Bougainville, East Timor and then Timor Leste, the Bali Bombings Medical Retrieval Team, Solomon Islands, the first team into Banda Aceh following the 2004 tsunami, and in Afghanistan.

His wide range of interests includes anaesthesia for major orthopaedic and laparoscopic surgery, general , urological and gynaecological surgery, with an emphasis on good pain control and minimisation of side-effects.

Astley Cottrell

Dr Astley Cottrell has  special interests in obstetrics and weight loss surgery. He trained at the Royal Brisbane and Womans hospital, where he undertook a combined fellowship in obstetrics and bariatric surgery.

Robert Miskeljin

Dr Robert Miskeljin completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy from University of Queensland in 1995. After working in pharmacy he decided to change careers and moved to Sydney to complete his medical training. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and with his wife and new twin girls returned to Brisbane. He undertook his residency and anaesthetic training based at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and become a specialist anaesthetist in 2012.

Rob completed a paediatric fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital. He has a diverse practise and also attends the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital as a visiting specialist. He has an interest in obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia.

Outside of work, he enjoys travel, food, literature and film, and competing in anything with his daughters.

Douglas McLeod
Anton Loewenthal
Kevin Johnston
Patricia Tucker
Daniel Dallimore
Daniel Faulke
Paul Scott
Ivan Rapchuk
Marc Maguire
James Johnson
Andrew Taylor

Practice Manager

Rosslyn Howard

Rosslyn has been with Northside Anaesthesia for 20 years.  She looks after the day to day running of the Practice and liaises with the Doctors regarding their theatre lists and patient concerns. She will also organise an estimate of anaesthetic fees for you.

Administration Staff

Audrey Kratzmann

Audrey has been with us for 19 years, Maree 15 years and Laurel 3 years.  Between them they bring a vast knowledge to our Practice.  They have experience with invoicing, receipting, Informed financial consent and all patient queries. Please call them and they will be only too happy to help you with your booking and account enquiries.  We run a fully computerized diary and billing system to make our Practice more efficient.

Maree Whitmore

Audrey has been with us for 19 years, Maree 15 years and Laurel 3 years. Between them they bring a vast knowledge to our Practice. They have experience with invoicing, receipting, Informed financial consent and all patient queries. Please call them and they will be only too happy to help you with your booking and account enquiries. We run a fully computerized diary and billing system to make our Practice more efficient.

Laurel Schneider

Audrey has been with us for 19 years, Maree 15 years and Laurel 3 years. Between them they bring a vast knowledge to our Practice. They have experience with invoicing, receipting, Informed financial consent and all patient queries. Please call them and they will be only too happy to help you with your booking and account enquiries. We run a fully computerized diary and billing system to make our Practice more efficient.