Our Doctors

Blackburn Clinic is an independent association of medical practitioners.

All doctors at Blackburn Clinic can help with a wide range of General Practice issues including:  asthma, children’s health, diabetes, family medicine, geriatric medicine, immunisations and vaccinations, men’s health, mental health, minor surgery, sexual health, skin checks, travel medicine and women’s health.

LOCATED AT BLACKBURN CLINIC

Suite 5/195 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn

Dr Suzanne Ashdown

Dr Suzanne Ashdown

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 37588627030

Suzanne graduated from Monash University in 2003 and first joined Blackburn Clinic as a Registrar in February 2010. She was welcomed back to the Blackburn Clinic team in May 2012. She now juggles caring for her young family while working as a GP part-time. Suzanne enjoys all aspects of general practice, and has a particular interest in women’s and children’s health.

Dr Grant Connoley

Dr Grant Connoley

M.B., B.S., B.A., D.Obst., R.A.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.
GKC Services Pty Ltd ABN 66618575278

Grant graduated from Melbourne University in 1984 and has been at Blackburn Clinic since 1989. His previous experience includes working in various hospitals, lecturing at Monash University Department of Family Medicine, and working as a Medical Educator at the RACGP. Grant is a current Board member of the Eastern Victoria General Practice Training Program, and is an examiner for the RACGP.

Dr Kathryn Cunneen

Dr Kathryn Cunneen

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 53358423562

Katie graduated from Monash University and joined Blackburn Clinic in 2007. Katie has a special interest in Women’s Health, Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Mother Baby Medicine, in particular feeding and settling difficulties and infant allergies. Katie works part time at Blackburn Clinic when she is not busy chasing her very energetic children.

Dr Sean Das

Dr Sean Das

M.B., Ch.B., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 74480138806

Sean graduated from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1990 and emigrated to Australia in 2001. He spent 5 years as a GP in Lakes Entrance before moving to Melbourne, and has been at Blackburn Clinic since 2009. He is married with two children, is a frustrated Egyptologist, and a long suffering supporter of the Indian cricket team.

Dr Ann Donaghy

Dr Ann Donaghy

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 68540234776

Ann graduated from Queensland University in 1993. She moved to Melbourne and started at Blackburn Clinic in 2007. She has two children and works part time. Her areas of interest are women’s health and all aspects of family medicine. Her interests outside of medicine include reading literature, growing vegetables and caring for and walking her dogs.

Dr Scott Gardiner

Dr Scott Gardiner

M.B., B.S., D.Obst., R.A.C.O.G., D.A (U.K.), F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 74577992036

Interests: Aviation
Scott studied medicine at Monash University, then General Practice, Obstetrics and Anaesthetics to work as a country doctor. He joined Blackburn Clinic in 1994 and never left!

He enjoys variety - from newborns to the ageing - kids, adults and the wide array of problems assisted.

He performs Men’s and Women’s Health Checks, Aviation Medicals, Skin Checks and Minor Surgery.

Scott’s interests include family, flying, hockey, cycling, travel and adventurous pursuits.

Dr Melanie Hattotuwa

Dr Melanie Hattotuwa

B.M., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 55005962854

Dr Melanie Hattotuwa joined the Blackburn Clinic in 2006 and now juggles caring for her young family while working part time at the practice. She has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics, although enjoys all aspects of medicine.

Dr Janice Kreltszheim

Dr Janice Kreltszheim

M.B., B.S., D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 32210036020

Interests: Shared Ante-natal care

Janice had a rich and diverse childhood, growing up on tea plantations in Sri Lanka and Indonesia before migrating to Australia at age eleven. Janice graduated with honours from Monash University and worked in the UK before joining Blackburn Clinic in 1999. Janice’s medical interests include antenatal care, family planning, menopause management, paediatrics and geriatric medicine. She enjoys tennis, walking the dog and involvement at her local church.

Dr Peter Lovass

Dr Peter Lovass

M.B., B.S. (Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 71693003366

Peter graduated from Monash University in 1996. He commenced at Blackburn Clinic in 1999 and became a partner in 2002. He enjoys all aspects of medicine, particulary paediatrics and skin cancer surgery. Peter is the current Managing Director of Blackburn Clinic.

Dr Kazunori Nakajima

Dr Kazunori Nakajima

M.B., B.S., B.Med.Sci., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 43811953128

Dr Kazunori (Kaz) Nakajima was born in Japan and moved to Brisbane at the age of four, before attending the University of Melbourne and graduating in 2006. He spent a few years working in the various campuses of the Eastern Health system and in Gippsland, before commencing his general practice training. Kaz has a young family, but in his limited spare time he likes to cook, play soccer, travel and watch his beloved Brisbane Broncos.

Dr Andrew Rawlin

Dr Andrew Rawlin

M.B.B.S., M.P.H.&T.M.

Andrew is a General Practitioner who also holds a Masters in Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Since training in various Victorian rural areas and graduating from Monash University in 2012, Andrew has worked at three Eastern Health hospitals, a general practice and Aboriginal Health Service in Dandenong and worked at Blackburn Clinic as a Registrar for six months in 2018. Andrew is an avid Essendon supporter and enjoys travelling the world. Blackburn Clinic is pleased to announce Andrew’s return to the team in August 2019.

Dr Claire St John

Dr Claire St John

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P., D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G.
ABN 82661336023

Claire graduated from Monash University and has worked at Blackburn Clinic since 1999. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Obstetrics and she is accredited to do Shared Antenatal Care. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and all aspects of general practice. Her special interests include pregnancy care, women’s health and paediatrics. She is married with three adult children.

Dr Jasdeep Sandhu

Dr Jasdeep Sandhu

M.B.B.S, F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 19954295244

Jasdeep migrated to Australia in 2005. She studied at Latrobe University before returning to clinical practice. From 2010-2016 she worked as a GP in Gisborne and Mooroolbark, and is delighted to now be working closer to home. Jasdeep joined the Blackburn Clinic team in March 2016. Her interests include women’s health, paediatrics, mental health, preventative and family medicine. Jasdeep is fluent in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Dr Adrian Tang

Dr Adrian Tang

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 52027590494

Dr Adrian Tang graduated at Monash University in 1995 and has been practicing medicine in a wide variety of disciplines since. His initial interest was in surgery and he was a Director of Emergency at Werribee Hospital for several years before pursuing his passion in general practice. Adrian first joined Blackburn Clinic in 2002 and is a Director of the practice. His love for travel has spurred him on to specialise in travel medicine. Adrian’s other interest is music, and he is an accomplished player of the piano and violin. He has been blessed with two fun loving children who, like their dad, are avid supporters of the St.Kilda Football club.

Dr Aaron Zhang

Dr Aaron Zhang

M.B., Ch.B., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 86931655099

Dr Aaron Zhang was born in China and moved to New Zealand when he was 11 years old. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and moved to Melbourne. He spent the next few years figuring out his career by working in various hospitals around Victoria, before realising that only general practice would allow him to embrace all aspects of medicine. He is married with two young sons. He tries to do some gardening, fishing and travelling whenever he finds the time.

LOCATED AT BLACKBURN SPECIALIST CENTRE

Suite 2/195 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn

Dr Andrew Broad

Dr Andrew Broad

M.B., Ch.B.
ABN 46592466081

Andrew graduated from the University of Otago in NZ in 1987 and came to Australia in 1989. He was a GP in East Kew for 20 years before joining Blackburn Clinic in September 2016, in a part time capacity. He is married and has two sons and enjoys all aspects of General Practice.

Dr Peter Elliott

Dr Peter Elliott

M.B., B.S., Dip RACOG
ABN 70314311006

Dr Elliott has four children and is a keen golfer when family and work commitments allow the time. He joined the Blackburn team in 1999 and has a total of twenty years in General Practice. Dr Elliott has been active on the Medical Boards of Mitcham Private Hospital (Chairman until 2003) and is currently Chairman of Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital. He attends Blackburn Clinic patients requiring rehabilitation care at Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr Elliott was Managing Partner at Blackburn Clinic for almost ten years, stepping down at the end of 2015. His medical interests include all aspects of family practice, particularly paediatrics, and geriatric medicine.

Dr Yeganeh Khavar

Dr Yeganeh Khavar

M.B., B.S., B.Biomed.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 74785325943

Yeg worked at Blackburn Clinic as a Registrar from February to August 2016. Yeg proved very popular with patients, and we welcomed her return on a permanent basis in February 2017. Yeg enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially preventative care, women and children’s health, and minor surgical procedures.

Dr Prabaharan Ratnarajah

Dr Prabaharan Ratnarajah

M.D., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 37963195993

Praba’s initial interest in paediatrics led to training at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, before focusing on general practice. He started at Blackburn Clinic in 2005 and is a partner of the practice. Praba has also been caring for in-patients at Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital since 2006. He is married with three children, enjoys playing cricket, and is an avid follower of sports in general.

Dr Terence Ting

Dr Terence Ting

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.G.P.
ABN 75914109877

Dr Terence Ting joined Blackburn Clinic in February 2017, after traversing between hospitals under the Monash Health Group, and working in GP clinics in Pakenham and Eltham. Terence has worked as a physiotherapist in the past, but enjoys the variety that general practice offers.