All doctors who consult from the three Blackburn Clinic Medical Services sites 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.
Dr Suzanne Ashdown | Dr Andrew Broad | Dr Grant Connoley | Dr Sean Das | Dr Ann Donaghy | Dr Peter Elliott | Dr Scott Gardiner | Dr Megan Glenister | Dr Elise Harrison | Dr Melanie Hattotuwa |Dr Chris Ineson | Dr Yeganeh Khavar | Dr Alvin Kong | Dr Janice Kreltszheim | Dr Peter Lovass |Dr Robert Rametta | Dr Prabaharan Ratnarajah | Dr Jasdeep Sandhu | Dr Claire St John | Dr Adrian Tang | Dr Terence Ting |Dr Aaron Zhang |Dr Yashar Zadeh
LOCATED AT BLACKBURN CLINIC
Suite 5/195 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn
Dr Grant Connoley
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 Principal of the practice, a previous Board member of the Eastern Victoria General Practice Training Program, and examiner for the RACGP. He is married with two adult children.
Dr Scott Gardiner
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! Scott is a Principal of the practice. 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 Megan Glenister (currently on leave)
ABN 439 387 25370
Dr Megan Glenister first joined Blackburn Clinic as a Registrar in 2020 and we welcomed her return in February 2022. Megan loves dogs and brightens our day with her positive attitude. Megan loves all aspects of medicine, especially women’s health. She enjoys caring for the wide range of ages in our Blackburn community.
Dr Melanie Hattotuwa
Dr Melanie Hattotuwa joined the Blackburn Clinic in 2006 and now juggles caring for her young family while working at the practice. Melanie is a Principal of the practice who has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics, although she enjoys all aspects of medicine.
Dr Christopher Ineson
Dr. Chris Ineson is an experienced GP dedicated to delivering high quality care. With a surgical background in the UK, he specialised in General Practice and relocated to Australia in 2005, seeking new challenges and opportunities. Actively involved in medical education, Dr. Ineson has taught medical students and registrars, and examined for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, demonstrating his commitment to professional development.
Joining Blackburn Clinic in October 2021, he has a special interest in skin cancer checks and treatments, general health checks, chronic disease management, and minor injury care. With the Certificate of Travel Health and membership of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Dr. Ineson also provides comprehensive travel advice and vaccinations, including yellow fever vaccination ensuring the safety of international travellers.
Outside of work, he enjoys kayaking, cycling, and quality time with his family.
Committed to compassionate and evidence-based healthcare, Dr. Chris Ineson tailors his approach to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Dr Janice Kreltszheim
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 Claire St John
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
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 graduated at Monash University in 1995 and has been practising 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 Principal 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 Yashar Zadeh
Dr Yashar Zadeh is a skilled and compassionate general practitioner who delivers personalised healthcare at Blackburn Clinic. With a focus on building solid relationships, Dr Zadeh provides tailored treatment plans for preventive care, chronic conditions, and acute illnesses. Offering thorough check-ups and staying up-to-date with medical advancements, Dr Zadeh ensures the highest standard of evidence-based care.
Beyond medicine, Yashar has a passion for gardening and photography. He enjoys cultivating plants, capturing moments through the lens, and cherishing time with his two primary school children and wife. This family-oriented perspective helps him understand the unique needs of individuals and families, ensuring a compassionate and comprehensive approach to healthcare.
Dr Aaron Zhang
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 three kids. He tries to do some gardening, skiing and travelling whenever he finds the time.
LOCATED AT BLACKBURN SPECIALIST CENTRE
Suite 2/195 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn
Dr Peter Elliott
Dr Elliott has four adult children and is a keen golfer when family and work commitments allow the time. He joined the Blackburn team in 1999 and is a Principal of the 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 Elise Harrison
ABN 52 459 587 497
Elise rejoined the Blackburn Clinic team in May 2023, after seven years working in Sydney. When Elise and her husband returned to Melbourne we were delighted to welcome her back. She is working part-time while raising her two daughters.
Dr Yeganeh Khavar (currently on Leave)
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 Robert Rametta
Robert joined the Blackburn Clinic team in 2022. He completed a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Melbourne in 2017. He is available 3 days per week and specialises in Men’s Health, Child’s Health and Chronic Conditions. Robert is fluent in English and Italian.
Dr Prabaharan Ratnarajah
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 Principal 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 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.
LOCATED AT CARSON SUITE
Suite 8/195 Whitehorse Rd, Blackburn
Dr Suzanne Ashdown
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 Andrew Broad
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 Sean Das
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
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 Alvin Kong
Dr Wei Lun (known as Alvin) Kong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and joined Blackburn Clinic in 2020. Alvin is drawn to General Practice because it offers the full circle of healthcare, right from pregnancy, through infancy and childhood, adulthood and the older years. His clinical interests include skin cancer medicine, ear wax micro-suction and ADHD medication management. Outside work he enjoys keeping fit, photography and nature, and has several terrariums / paludariums.
Dr Peter Lovass
Peter graduated from Monash University with honours in 1996. Following training at Eastern Health, he commenced at Blackburn Clinic in 1999 as a registrar, becoming a partner in 2002. He is the current Managing Principal of Blackburn Clinic. Peter enjoys all aspects of General Practice and feels privileged to serve the local community in this way.