Our Radiologists

Lake Imaging radiologists grow their knowledge and expertise through a well-supported continuing professional development (CPD) program.

They regularly attend local and international conferences to ensure they offer the latest technologies and proficiencies to their patients.

The radiologists at Lake Imaging hold themselves to the highest professional standards. They work closely with referring practitioners to provide each patient with expert, safe, accurate and individualised care.

Dr Alex Meakin

Dr Alex Meakin is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and an accredited Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) supervising radiologist.

Following the successful completion of his radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Meakin completed an advanced training program in MRI at the Royal Melbourne. Since then he has spent time as an observer in Body MRI at University College London and as a consultant radiologist for Lake Imaging and Ballarat MRI.

Dr Meakin has a special interest in MRI with specialist skills in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, paediatric and body imaging.

Dr Annabel Kuek

Dr Annabel Kuek graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science (Hons), followed by Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 2002. As a junior doctor, she worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge UK as a Rheumatology Research Fellow.

Returning to Melbourne, she trained in Radiology at the Alfred Hospital with a fellowship in MRI and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 2013.  She further completed a Breast Imaging fellowship at North Western Breastscreen in 2014, where she currently works as a sessional Radiologist.

In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, running and spending time with her three young children.

Dr Brendon Friesen

Dr Brendon Friesen graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine followed by a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)

Working as a resident medical officer at Austin health before taking up a position with Monash health as a Radiology registrar for 5 years. He is now a Radiologist at Lake Imaging.    

Dr Chien Ho

Dr Chien Ho is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and an accredited Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) supervising radiologist. Upon completion of his radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Ho undertook advanced training at three London hospitals: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and University College Hospital. During this time he completed an MRI/musculoskeletal fellowship and also spent time as a staff specialist. He is currently a consultant radiologist for Lake Imaging and Ballarat MRI. Dr Ho has considerable experience across all radiology modalities with a special interest in musculoskeletal and body imaging

Dr Cliff Trotman

Dr Trotman obtained his Dental Degree at the Royal Dental Hospital of London, he then spent 18 months as an intern in 2 Oral Surgery positions in and around London. Cliff then spent a year as Registrar in Oral Surgery for Prof. Gordon Seward at The London Hospital. He obtained his FDS in the UK and then moved to New Zealand to complete his medical degree at the University of Auckland. Following this, Dr Trotman chose Diagnostic Radiology as a specialty and has an interest in head and neck radiology.

Dr Dan Arhanghelschi

Dr David Whitley

Dr Don Barrie

Dr Don Barrie (MBBS, FRANZCR) began his career as a staff Radiologist at the Alfred Hospital in 1993. Following this, he worked at the Geelong Radiological Clinic and was a MRI consultant for the Geelong Hospital. In 2002, Dr Barrie took a position as staff Radiologist at Monash Medical Centre and in 2004 was appointed Director of MRI for Southern Health. He was responsible for operational oversight of their MRI services and the supervision of MRI fellows, registrars, clinical meetings and research projects.

Dr Barrie joined Lake Imaging in 2009, where he continues to pursue his interest in MRI, musculoskeletal, interventional and oncologic imaging.



Dr Imogen O’Meara

Dr Kim Simcox

Dr Kim Simcox is an accredited  Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Following the successful completion of her Radiology training at The Waikato Hospital, in New Zealand, Dr Simcox joined Lake Imaging/Integral Diagnostics as a Consultant Radiologist. She has a special interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Breast Imaging and has completed fellowships in both.

Dr Linda West

Dr Linda West trained in diagnostic radiology at the Alfred and Royal Children's Hospitals in Melbourne. She completed her radiology training at Kings College Hospital in London and then worked as a Specialist Radiologist at The Maudsley and Atkinson-Morley Hospitals in London. Returning to Australia she joined Geelong Radiological Clinic and subsequently St. John of God Imaging. She has also worked in private practice for Geelong Medical Imaging. Linda has a particular interest in all aspects of breast imaging and intervention, and has been Director of Geelong and South West BreastScreen since its inception in 1992. She is also a Visiting Medical Specialist to Geelong Hospital and St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne and enjoys teaching medical students and registrars. She is regularly invited to speak at national multidisciplinary breast conferences. In 2008, Dr West undertook a fellowship in breast MRI at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington School of Medicine. Linda is now the Clinical Director of Breast Imaging for the Geelong Breast Clinic Lake Imaging.

Dr Manish Mittal

Dr Manish Mittal is a Consultant Radiologist at Lake Imaging, working with the organisation for more than 10 years and nearly 20 years of experience in radiology. He did his MBBS & Master of Medicine (MD) from coveted institutions in India. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Radiology in UK and Fellow of Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists.

His main areas of interest are musculo-skeletal radiology, MRI , spine interventions and cardiac imaging. He is a Member of International Spine Intervention Society, Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group, Australian Patient Safety Foundation, Radiological Society of North America, European Society of Cardiology, European Society of Radiology and Society of Cardiovascular MR. He holds Level 2 qualification for Cardiac MRI and Level A accreditation for Cardiac CT.

He also has keen interest in clinical governance and errors in diagnostic imaging. His interests are teaching, photography and travelling.

Dr Raef Boktor

Dr Raef Boktor, MBBch, MSc, MD, FRACP is a nuclear medicine physician and PET specialist. Raef graduated from Cairo University in 1996 with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and then trained in nuclear medicine and PET at Cairo university hospitals and the Egyptian national cancer institute. He holds Master and Medical Doctorate degrees in Nuclear Medicine. Before leaving Egypt, Raef worked in a number of senior positions in public hospitals and private practice, culminating in serving as clinical director of Nuclear Medicine and PET at the internationally recognized sole Children's Cancer Hospital in Egypt. In addition, he held an academic position as Lecturer in Nuclear Medicine at Cairo University. Raef migrated to Australia with his young family in 2009. In Australia, Raef successfully undertook AMC exams, and repeated nuclear medicine and PET training in accredited nuclear medicine positions (as prescribed by the RACP). After successfully completing Australian based training, Raef was granted Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and Fellowship of the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (FAANMS). Raef works with Lake Imaging as a Nuclear Medicine Physician, including positron emission tomography (PET). He has continued further training, and is in the process of finalising his Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound qualification (DDU). Raef is academically active. His output includes 12 internationally published peer reviewed articles . His academic achievements have been recognised by his original university, Cairo University, which conferred on Raef the rank of Associate Professor.


Dr Robert House

Dr Robert House completed his training at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Western Australia and King's College Hospital in London. Dr House has been a partner in Radsonic (incorporating Melton X-ray Centre and Independent Medical Imaging), since 1982, which was to eventually become Lake Imaging. He has also been a consultant radiologist for Ballarat Base Hospital and Ballarat MRI since 1982. From 1989 till 2010, Dr House was the director of Radiology for Ballarat Base Hospital. Dr House has a special interest in paediatric imaging, obstetrics, breast imaging and radiology management.

Dr Ross Breadmore

Dr Ross Breadmore completed his medical and radiology training at the The Royal Melbourne Hospital. After obtaining his Masters of Medicine in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Dr Breadmore undertook further fellowship studies at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK. Dr Breadmore is currently a senior lecturer at The University of Melbourne and an accredited MRI supervisor. With a special interest and extensive experience in MRI, Dr Breadmore is a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society and Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiologists.


Dr Tony French

Dr Tony French qualified with an MBBS from Melbourne University in 1977; his fellowship in radiology was granted in 1985. Dr French continues as a director of Western medical Imaging, joining as a partner and Director of lake Imaging in 2011. Dr French has been the Director of Radiology at St John of God Hospital since 2007 and been a visiting specialist at Stawell Regional Health since 2006. Dr French has specific interests in Cardiac CT; being level A accredited, thoracic radiology and musculoskeletal radiology.

Dr Vince Mercuri

Dr Vince Mercuri undertook training in radiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital between 1990 and '94. During this time he completed a fellowship in breast imaging at Northwestern Breastscreen. Further sub-specialty training in neuroradiology and MRI was carried out at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, UK. On his return to Australia, Dr Mercuri joined the Geelong Radiological Clinic (GRC) as an associate in 1995, and as a partner in 1996. Dr Mercuri returned to Melbourne on the sale of GRC to St John of God in 1998, and has since been in public hospital radiology practice at St Vincent's Hospital. While maintaining broad general radiology skills, his main interests are all aspects of Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) and breast imaging. Dr Mercuri is an accredited breastscreen radiologist who was appointed to St. Vincent's Hospital breastscreen in 1999. Dr. Mercuri has recently completed sabbatical training in cardiac CT and MRI at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. In 2006, Dr Mercuri was awarded the Churchill Fellowship, which enabled his advanced training in breast MRI in women at high risk for breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York and Philadelphia's Hospital for The University of Pennsylvania. He has also been an examiner for The Australian New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology for four years, and is a senior fellow in the Department of Radiology at The University of Melbourne.