We are a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and administrators. Together we aim to provide you with comprehensive healthcare that is tailored to your individual needs, in an environment that is caring, safe and welcoming.
Our medical practitioner team consists of senior GPs who completed their specialisation training in general practice and GP Registrars who are qualified doctors on a two-year training pathway to complete their specialisation training.
All our medical practitioners enjoy learning and teaching and invest significant time in continuously building their own knowledge and skills to enable them to work in collaboration to develop a plan to keep you in good health or get your health back on track.
Dr Robert Campbell,
I enjoy the variety that comes from General Practice. No two days are ever the same. I have specific interest in preventative health, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and men's health in general. I want to help people to help themselves.
Personal interests include rugby union (Go Melbourne Rebels!), walking and keeping fit.
Patients find me approachable and will warm to my sense of humour.
Dr Elizabeth Kennedy
I am interested in people and their stories. I love listening and trying to get to the root of the problem. My specific interests are women's health, sexual health and mental health.
Interests outside of medicine are reading, being with friends and family, and travelling.
Dr Edmund Siauw
I believe in working together with my patients and their carers to achieve their optimum health – this usually involves more than just medicine. I also aim to practice using only evidence-based approaches.
My specific interests are preventative medicine, particularly cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. I have recently commenced a certificate course in skin cancer medicine through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia. I am trained in the use of dermoscopy to look for skin cancer and I am happy to perform skin checks and minor surgery when appropriate.
I also enjoy talking with my patients about exotic food, soccer, and travel!
Dr Stephanie Tabner
Dr Stephanie Tabner graduated from Hull York Medical School in the UK and has been working as a general practitioner in the UK for the past few years.
Dr Tabner enjoys all aspects of general practice including women's health, aged care, minor surgery, emergency medicine and teaching medical students.
In her personal time, she loves travelling, the outdoors, live music and playing in a rock band.
Dr Saif Aswad
Dr Saif Aswad moved to northeast Victoria in 2017 after working in emergency medicine in Sydney and Perth. Dr Aswad completed his final year as a GP Registrar with the SMC, obtaining fellowship with RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) in 2019. He likes all areas of general practice and has a specific interest in chronic disease management and dermatology.
In his personal time, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his young family.
Dr Bronwyn Burt
Dr Bronwyn Burt has always enjoyed helping people to learn more about their health so that together, you can achieve better health outcomes.
Dr Burt has spent most of her time working as a GP in Melbourne and the past four years working in Indigenous Health in Darwin. This more than anything else has taught her the importance of patient centred medicine and how necessary it is to achieve better outcomes.
Dr Burt's particular interests are in preventative medicine, nutrition and weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She would also like to become involved in community health education in Shepparton.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the outdoors or sharing a home cooked meal. She loves baking and her new passions are swimming and travel.
Dr Siti Sahbudin - GP Registrar
Dr Siti Sahbudin was born and raised in Malaysia and graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
She completed her internship and residency in Tasmania and undertook medical training in Frankston; gaining valuable experience in Women's and Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Gastroenterology and Geriatric Medicine.
In her personal time, she enjoys travelling, reading and swimming.
Dr Surendar Advani, GP Registrar
Dr Surendar Advani is originally from Sindh, Pakistan. He moved to Australia in 2012 and recently relocated to Shepparton with plans to build his family home and stay in our region on a long-term basis.
Dr Advani obtained MBBS in 2004 at Chandka Medical College, Larkana and after gaining experience in various hospitals in the USA and completing his internship at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi, in 2009, he completed a Certificate in Medical Education at Ziauddin University, Karachi.
He also worked as a GP in the Ministry of Health, Oman and has developed a passion for patient care and education; having completed training in Skin Cancer Medicine, Skin Cancer Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr Advani enjoys all aspects of general practice including chronic disease, skin cancer, women's health, adult medicine, and geriatric medicine, to name a few.
Outside of the workplace he loves travelling, mountaineering and spending time with his two girls, Anaya and Nitya and his wife Kaveeta.
Dr Asanga Abeykoon GP Registrar
Dr Asanga Abeykoon graduated from Monash University with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), after which he completed his internship at GV Health.
He then worked in variety of hospital settings from rural, regional and metropolitan, and mostly recently completed 6 months in the Northern Territory before joining Shepparton Medical Centre as a GP Registrar.
His time hospital has given him exposure to Anaesthetics, Intensive Cate Unit, General Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Children's Health, Woman's Health. While he likes all aspects of medicine, he particularly enjoys procedural medicine, and is keen to get involved in medical education.
Outside of medicine, he enjoys going on road trips, hiking, spending with family and friends, cinema and listening to music.
Our nurses are highly qualified and capable healthcare providers. All of our practice nurses are division 1 registered nurses with additional qualifications.
They are often the unsung heroes of primary care and assist our medical practitioners in the delivery of healthcare, obtaining your medical history when you are a new patient to our clinic. They lead preventative care in immunisations, health checks and are at the centre of your chronic disease management team. If you live with diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, it is likely that one of our nurses will work with you to set and achieve your health goals.
I have had the privilege of working as a nurse for over 35 years. I have worked in a variety of settings, including hospital, community health, rural and remote areas, and general practice.
My background is midwifery/lactation consultancy. My role now in general practice is preventative health care across all ages. A current focus is diabetes prevention and management – working to improve diabetes outcomes through building self-management skills in our clients. I believe in living well with chronic illness.
I have a strong interest in general practice nursing. I enjoy building relationships with patients and getting to know them on a more personal level.
My special interests include women's health and supporting individuals who live with chronic disease.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exercising and travelling.
I am a Registered Nurse, having completed Bachelor of Nursing, La Trobe University, Shepparton before embarking on my graduate year at GV Health and gaining experience in medical, surgical, rehab, acute care and adolescent health. I have a passion for assisting people with flexible and innovative care and being involved in my local community so it was a natural transition to move into Care Coordination, enabling me to connect patients with the health service that will assist them to achieve their health goals.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, socializing, mountain bike riding, golf, basketball, football and assisting various local committees and associations.
As a Registered Nurse, I really enjoy delivering high quality holistic healthcare to all individuals at every stage of their lives by providing education, strategies and tools. Seeing their progress provides me with a sense of pride.
Outside of the workplace I enjoy playing netball, spending time with my family and socializing.
We have a team of specialists that visit Shepparton Medical Centre on a regular basis.
Dr David Prentice, Neurologist
Dr David Prentice is trained as a Clinical Pharmacologist, Neurologist with a specific interest in chronic migraine.
Dr Joseph Saji, Psychiatrist
Dr Joseph Saji is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a specific interest in bipolar disorder, neuropsychiatry and psychiatry.
Dr Tom Schulz, Infectious Diseases Physician
Dr Tom Schulz is an Infectious Disease Physician with a specific interest in refugee and immigrant health and provides care for those with hepatitis B and C.
Dr Bryden Dawes, Neurosurgeon
Dr Bryden Dawes is a Neurosurgeon who manages all general neurosurgical conditions and is passionate about providing individualised high-quality patient centred care. He has completed extensively trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques and uses these to improve patient outcomes and recovery.
Dr Jennifer Coller, Cardiologist
MBBS DDU PhD FRACP FCSANZ
Dr Jennifer Coller is a general cardiologist with experience in managing a wide range of heart conditions, with a particular interest in managing heart failure and heart disease in women. She takes pride in offering a caring and compassionate approach and understands the importance of working alongside her patients to achieve the best heart health.
We have a comprehensive team of allied health providers who work closely with our team and deliver services at the Shepparton Medical Centre on a regular basis.
Ms Kristy Nihill, Psychologist
Kristy Nihill is a Psychologist and a Teacher with a specific interest in childhood developmental disorders and the provision of clinical and educational psychology assessments assisting with practical solutions for a young person's academic, social and emotional functioning. Areas of clinical practice include a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality and identity issues, interpersonal and behavioural difficulties and childhood developmental disorders including autism and ADHD.
Ms Ashwini Anand, Psychologist
Ashwini Anand (Ash) has worked as a Psychologist for over three years across hospitals and private clinics, including working with various age groups such as children, adolescents, adults and aged care. Throughout this time, she has worked with families, couples and individuals.
Ash has experience and interest in working with clients who has a history of trauma, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and eating disorders.
Ash uses evidence-based therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy) and schema therapy tailored for each client based on their needs. She also focuses on attachment styles, relationships and family dynamics.
"My passion is to help people to the extent that I can!" –Ash
We have a team of friendly and experienced administrators to assist you with your enquiries.
Our management team brings together their experience and expertise with an aim to deliver quality primary healthcare teaching and clinical education, research and patient services.
Ms Joanne Kinder, Operations Manager
Joanne joined the SMC in 2015 as Business Manager, combining 7 years executive management experience in the higher education sector with practical business management experience in the telecommunication, retail and hospitality sector.
Having gained invaluable experience in the operation of the SMC, she now plays an integral role in leading the SMC and enjoys further developing the clinics patient and student experience, service offerings and participation in impact primary care research.
Dr Robert Campbell, GP Leadership
Dr Robert Campbell was appointed the Medical Director of the SMC in 2016 and provides clinical leadership in the delivery of care, quality improvement initiatives and GP supervision of students and GP Registrar's. Dr Campbell takes great pride in developing close bonds with the SMC team with a focus on the delivery of quality healthcare and an integrated teaching model. He holds an Academic Appointment with the University of Melbourne, is an RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) examiner and an accredited GP Supervisor with MCCC, GP training provider.
Ms Tracey Botterill, Practice Manager
Tracey has a longstanding relationship with the SMC, having commenced as a Practice Administrator in 2010 and expanding her skills and knowledge to become Practice Manager in 2014. Tracey relocated to Yarrawonga in 2017 for a sea change, joining the Yarrawonga Medical Clinic. She returned to the SMC in 2019, bringing well-rounded experience and expertise in Practice Management and enjoys working with the SMC team to ensure we deliver and maintain a high standard of service provision.
Dr Saif Aswad, GP Leadership