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 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 Breast screen 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 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 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
Clair Shadbolt obtained her medical degree from Otago University in Dunedin and general radiology training at Auckland Hospital in New Zealand before spending her final year of training in London at the Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospitals. She also gained experience at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
Clair commenced two years of MRI Fellowship in the USA, in 2000 at the University of California, Irvine, in Musculoskeletal and Neuro MRI, followed by an Oncology/Body MRI fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York City working with Hedvig Hricak an international expert in GYN and prostate MRI.
On her return, Clair worked at the Alfred Hospital reporting rectal MRI and is currently at The Women's Hospital undertaking MRI in both benign and malignant GYN diseases and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne continuing her interest in Body/Oncology and Breast MRI.
Clair specialises in male and female pelvic MRI examinations for Lake Imaging.
Clair has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented papers/posters at both local and international radiology meetings.
Dr Dan Arhanghelschi is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and a member of IRSA (Interventional Society of Australasia). Upon completion of his radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Arhanghelschi undertook advanced training in Interventional Radiology at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. He subsequently spent two years as a staff specialist at St Vincent's Hospital, working as a full-time Interventional Radiologist. Dr Arhanghelschi is now a consultant radiologist for Lake Imaging and has extensive experience across all radiology modalities, with a special interest in Interventional Radiology, including ultrasound and CT guided procedures, as well as catheter angiography and interventions.
Dr David Whitley did his undergraduate and subsequent postgraduate specialist training in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2012. He is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Upon completion of his radiology training, Dr Whitley undertook advanced musculoskeletal radiology training prior to taking up his current position as a consultant radiologist with Lake Imaging. Dr Whitley has experience across all radiology modalities and works as a general radiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging.
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 an 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. Ekaterina Alibrahim - MBBS, BMedSc, FRANZCR, DDU (O&G)
Ekaterina was involved in setting up the fetal MRI service at the Royal Women’s Hospital and gynaecological MRI service at Sunshine Hospital.
She has a keen interest in pursuing new technologies and is one of only three doctors in Australia currently accredited to perform MRgFUS
[MRI guided focused ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroids].
Dr Henry Knipe is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. Henry graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a MBBS with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Medicine (Radiology) from the University of Melbourne. He undertook his radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Henry is a general radiologist with an interest in body and MSK imaging and procedures. He has been a managing editor at Radiopaedia.org since 2014 and volunteers with the Australian-based charity, Radiology Across Borders
Dr Imogen O’Meara is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). She was awarded a BA/BSc (Hons) from the University of Melbourne before obtaining her MBBS through the University of Queensland. She then worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Greenslopes Hospital as a junior doctor. After completing her specialist radiology training in Geelong, she undertook further fellowship training in MRI and Breast Imaging. She has interests in MRI, breast imaging including breast MRI, MSK imaging and prostate MRI.
Dr Jan Riley graduated from the University of Melbourne medical school before completing her radiology advanced training at Monash Medical Center. She successfully completed all components of the RANZCR exit examinations in her first sitting before undertaking a dedicated body imaging and MRI fellowship at Monash Imaging. She is currently appointed as a full-time consultant radiologist at Monash Imaging and is one of the lead radiologists for the multidisciplinary upper GI and hepatobiliary meetings. Dr Jan Riley is also an accomplished violinist with AMusA (AMEB) qualification and a fitness enthusiast.
Dr John Bui became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) in 2016. After completing his Radiology training at John Hunter Hospital in northern NSW, he completed a 12-month Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at The Prince Charles Hospital in Queensland and an additional 8 months of advanced training in Paediatric Radiology at the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children in Westmead NSW. Dr Bui has substantial experience across all imaging modalities, with a special interest in cardiothoracic and paediatric imaging.
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 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. Lois Comber completed her medical degree at Monash University and subsequently completed her specialization in radiology at the Canberra Hospital.
She undertook further specialty training in Molecular Imaging including Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Austin Hospital in Melbourne and at the Children's Hospitals in Melbourne and Adelaide, leading to her dual specialization as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist.
Lois has a strong interest in teaching and has worked as a lecturer at Monash and Melbourne Universities, and Australian National University. She has been involved in training radiology registrars, physician and surgical trainees as well as general practitioners in anatomy, radiology and nuclear medicine.
She has a strong interest in cancer and cardiac imaging with a sub-specialty interest in molecular imaging using SPECT, PET/CT and hybrid imaging. Lois has a background in imaging research having worked at the Wesley Hospital Brisbane and is currently involved in cancer research.
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 a keen interest in clinical governance and errors in diagnostic imaging. His interests are teaching, photography and travelling.
Dr Mihir Patel is a Dual trained radiologist who is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists as well as Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists.
Dr Patel successfully completed his radiology training at Monash Health. Subsequently, he embarked on advanced training in Nuclear Medicine and PET at St Vincent’s Hospital and Monash Health. Following completion of nuclear medicine training, he commenced work as a Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Lake Imaging (Geelong region) and Barwon Health.
Dr Patel has a special interest in oncology and chest imaging.
Dr Pieter Wood is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
He graduated with his medical degree from The University of Auckland and completed his postgraduate training in Diagnostic Radiology at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand.
Dr Wood joins Lake Imaging as a Fellow and Consultant Radiologist, with interests in MRI and musculoskeletal imaging.
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 Raj Sohawon works part-time as a Consultant Radiologist at Lake Imaging in Geelong. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
Dr Sohawon completed his Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University. Following a diploma in Surgical Anatomy at the University of Melbourne, he undertook postgraduate training in Radiology at Barwon Health. He successfully completed all components of the RANZCR specialist examinations at the 1st sitting in 2016. He then commenced an MRI Fellowship at Barwon Medical Imaging, gaining further experience in brain, spine, musculoskeletal and abdominal imaging. Dr Sohawon is involved in regular multidisciplinary meetings, in particular, Head & Neck and Colorectal MDMs at Barwon Health. In addition, he will undertake a Fellowship in Breast Imaging at Breastscreen Geelong in 2019.
Dr Sohawon has a special interest in Neuroradiology and Abdominal Imaging.
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. Ruzla Zakeer joined Lake Imaging in June 2018.
She completed her Radiology training in Sri Lanka and moved to Royal Perth Hospital for 2 years of fellowship in body imaging. Dr Zakeer obtained her fellowship under Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in early 2017.
While her return to Sri Lanka she held a position of Consultant Radiologist at Teaching Hospitals for 2 Years.
Among her various academic achievements, she obtained the most valuable
Prof. S. N. B. Talwatte memorial gold medal for best performance in MD Radiology final examination.
Dr Sankar Mondal joined the Lake imaging group in May this year. He brings with him a lot of experience from QLD and still earlier from Bahamas and India.
He had his initial Radiology training from AIIMS New Delhi then had FRCR from UK and FRANZCR.
He has been working in Queensland for about last 7 years before joining LI. He works in all modalities including intervention.
Dr. Stefan Khosh is a Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Lake Imaging. He graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and completed his specialisation as a Radiologist at The Canberra Hospital.
He completed advanced training in interventional radiology at The Canberra Hospital and went on to complete further specialisation in Nuclear Medicine at the Austin and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne as well as St. John of God Hospital, Ballarat, where he gained extensive experience in cancer, dementia and cardiac imaging using SPECT and PET/CT imaging.
Stefan has a strong interest in cancer imaging as well as imaging of neurodegenerative disorders. He is involved in cancer research and is a member of the Grampians Integrated Cancer Service Clinical Leadership Committee.
Stefan is also passionate about technology and how it can transform medical diagnosis and practice as well as improve patient care, with a special interest in human-computer interface, data analysis and machine learning/artificial intelligence.
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 Mercuri completed his medical degree at The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital. He trained in Radiology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. During this time he undertook a six-month Breast Imaging Fellowship at Essendon and Northwestern Breastscreen. This was followed by further Fellowship training in MRI and Neuroradiology at Addenbrookes’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
In 1998 Dr Mercuri completed Sabbatical training in musculoskeletal imaging at the University of L’Aquila, Italy.
From 1989 - 2008 Dr Mercuri worked at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as a consultant Radiologist as well as an appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital Breastscreen.
Vince was awarded a 2006 Churchill Fellowship to study “MRI screening for breast cancer in Women at High Risk”. This was undertaken at The Memorial and Sloan Kettering Centre in New York and at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
In 2007/08 Dr Mercuri completed a six month Sabbatical training in Cardiac Imaging at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and is an accredited specialist in Cardiac Imaging
Dr Mercuri has been an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology since 2005 and is currently Co-lead examiner in Breast Imaging.
Dr Mercuri joined Lake Imaging in 2008.