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 Alain Lavoipierre

Alain Lavoipierre graduated from the University of Melbourne, winning the Dean’s Prize at the St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School in his final year. He went on to train in Radiology at St Vincent’s and then completed visiting fellowships at UCSF in San Francisco.

After being appointed as Deputy Director of Radiology at St Vincent’s, Alain was recruited to be Director of CT and Ultrasound at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, during which time he was also Director of Radiology at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, a sessional position. He was joint head of the Men’s Reproductive Health Research Unit at Cabrini Hospital, taught widely at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and held positions as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Melbourne Medical School and Senior Lecturer at the Monash University Medical Faculty. He later became Director of Radiology at Mercy Private Hospital, and then at MDI Radiology. Recently, he spent almost four years as Director of Radiology at Epworth Freemasons Hospital, before joining Lake Imaging

He has won several awards and prizes during his career, including the Philips Prize of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He helped pioneer several new techniques in imaging, served on numerous committees, and is author or co-author of 50 original articles, abstracts, book chapters and guides to Medical Imaging, has presented 38 original scientific papers in Australia and overseas, and has delivered 110 lectures locally and internationally. He was recently awarded Life Membership of the RANZCR. He has been a reviewer for several Medical Imaging journals and currently serves on the Editorial Board of European Radiology. He is a member of some 12 professional societies.

In addition, he is licensed as a specialist in Nuclear Medicine. 

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 Anthony Cardin

Dr Anthony Cardin is a part-time Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Lake Imaging in Geelong. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialist (AANMS).

 

Dr Cardin completed his Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University. He has completed a Masters of Medicine in Radiology and as well as Diploma in Surgical Anatomy through Melbourne University. After completing his radiology training at Barwon Health, Dr Cardin completed further specialised nuclear medicine training at Barwon Health and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where he also currently works as a consultant. Anthony has a strong interest in positron emission tomography (PET), cancer imaging and medical leadership. 

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 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 Behdin Abed

Dr Behdin Abed is a Consultant Radiologist, working full time at the Lake Imaging.

Following completion of a Medical Doctorate degree in 2003, he gained extensive work experience as a medical officer in various surgical and medical subspecialties as well as general practice. This includes three years of service registrar in Ear Nose and Throat and Head and Neck surgery departments. Upon successful completion of a Diploma of Surgical Anatomy and his radiology training at the University of Melbourne and Barwon Medical Imaging in Geelong, he completed a fellowship in breast imaging and had further training in MRI and CT Coronary Angiography. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal MRI as well as Head and Neck and Dental imaging.

Behdin is a strong believer that the healthy and collaborative atmosphere at Lake Imaging is a major contributor to good patients care. He is passionate about team working and always welcomes phone calls from our referrers.

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 Champika Silva

After completing her MBBS degree in Sri Lanka, Champika worked in the field of Emergency Medicine for several years before she undertook and completed her specialist radiology training in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. In 2016, She moved to Gold Coast University Hospital for a clinical observership in Clinical Radiology for her academic progress. She contributed to the postgraduate training program in Radiology in the service while enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast.  Champika became a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in early 2018. She worked in the public and private health sector in Queensland for a short time before moving to Victoria to complete her Breast Fellowship at Monash Health, Melbourne. Champika joined the Lake imaging in late 2018. She has a special interest in chest and women's radiology.

 

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 Clair Shadbolt

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

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 Daniel Miles

Dr Daniel Miles completed a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at Flinders University in 2012 which was followed by becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in early 2020.

Dr Miles is based in the Geelong region and holds an interest in Breast and Abdominopelvic Radiology.

Dr David Whitley

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

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 Doreen Quan

Dr Doreen Quan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). She graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2006.

Having gained experience in various medical and surgical subspecialties including obstetrics and gynaecology in both metropolitan and regional Victoria, she completed specialist radiology training in Geelong in 2018. Following this, she undertook further fellowship training in Breast Imaging for which she holds a special interest.

Based in Geelong, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.

Dr Ekaterina Alibrahim

 

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 Eliza Preece

Dr Eliza Preece completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and completed a Masters of Medicine degree at Melbourne University.


Following the completion of her radiology training, Dr Preece undertook MRI fellowship training and Barwon Medical Imaging followed by abdominal fellowship training at the University of Toronto; working at Toronto General Hospital, Mt Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Women's College Hospital.

Dr Preece returned to Geelong upon returning from Canada and currently works at Lake Imaging as well as Barwon Medical Imaging. She is a general radiologist with a particular interest in neurology, abdominal radiology, obstetrics and gynaecology imaging.

Dr Hardik Patel

Dr Imogen O’Meara

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 John Bui

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 John Nagorcka

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 Lois Comber

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 Mahwash Rehan

Dr Mahwash Rehan is an experienced Radiologist with demonstrated history of working in hospitals and health care industry. She is a Fellow of The College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP). Upon completion of training at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, she joined the same hospital as Instructor / Registrar Radiology and worked there for a year. She then moved to Riyadh - KSA and joined Prince Sultan Military Medical City as a General Radiologist. She worked there for more than 7 years and gained rich experience in all radiology modalities with special interest in Breast, Paediatrics and Body imaging. Dr Rehan is presently serving Messrs Lake Imaging as a Consultant Radiologist at Warrnambool Australia.

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

Dr Maurice Goodear

Dr Maurice Goodear is a dual-accredited specialist in PET/Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, with over 22 years’ experience in in the sector.

Maurice was a director of Geelong Medical Imaging (GMI) for thirteen years, specialising in general radiology services with a particular focus on muscular-skeletal imaging and interventional procedures. Maurice was part of the medical support team for the 2000 Olympic Games in this area.

Maurice is a registered specialist with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and the Australian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists. He is dedicated to oncology imaging at SJOG Hospital Geelong.

Dr. Mobin Master

Dr. Mobin Master MBBS FRANZCR

Mobin is an accredited member of the Royal Australasian and NZ college of radiologists, with over 23 years of medical experience and 17 years of specialist experience as a radiologist. He has a fellowship in Cardiac and Body Imaging from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and was a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California at Keck Hospital, in Los Angeles. He is a practising aesthetic physician performing facial interventions, active in research and is a pioneer of a new area of medicine, called aesthetic radiology.

Dr Morry Silberstein

Dr Silberstein joins Lake Imaging with extensive experience, graduating from Monash University (Medicine) in 1984 and trained in Radiology at the Austin Hospital 1987-1990.

 

Dr Silberstein has an impressive academic record with the following awards:

  • F.J. O'Rourke Fellowship (Austin Hospital) 1991
  • Edith & Viola Reid Scholarship 1991
  • Sophie Davis Gold Medal 1984

Dr Silberstein's special interests include:

All aspects of Diagnostic and General Interventional Radiology practice.

Pain Management: Clinical, Research, Imaging & Intervention. Cutaneous neurophysiology.

 

Dr Silberstein has completed several Fellowships both locally and abroad, mainly with a focus on pain management.

 

Dr Silberstein has enjoyed a variety of different roles in his career including:

  • Program Adviser, NPS MedicineWise & Choosing Wisely: Providing ministerial advice on Medicare schedule and liaising with community stakeholders.
  • Advisor to AHPRA.
  • Advisor to the Federal Minister of Health.

Dr Silberstein has been accredited in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Neale Walters

Dr Nish Govender

Dr Governder completed her medical degree in South Africa and became a Fellow of the South African College of Radiologists in 2012.

 

Dr Govender completed her Fellowship of the Australian College in 2017.

Nish’s special interests include Women’s Health and Paediatrics and looks forward to learning more MSK from Lake Imaging.

 

Dr Govender's special interests include Women’s Health and Paediatrics and looks forward to learning more MSK from Lake Imaging.

 

Dr Govender is well-published in academic research papers in these areas.  

 

Fellowships include:

  • Neonatal and Women’s Imaging Royal Women’s Melbourne (2016)
  • Paediatrics Fellowship Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (2014-2016)

Dr Raj Sohawon

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

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

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 Stefan Khosh

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 Sweta Shalini

Dr Sweta Shalini is a fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, currently working as a consultant Radiologist at Lake imaging. She did her MBBS and MD from India.  Since coming to Australia, she did an observorship in Radiology at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. Subsequently she chose to retrain in radiology at Ballarat Base Hospital and went on to become a fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. 

She did a fellowship in Breast imaging at  St.Vincent Hospital, Melbourne and an observorship at Royal Children Hospital, Melbourne. Back in India she also did a fellowship in Cardiac CT imaging from a reputed heart institution in Mumbai and looks forward to become an accredited cardiac imaging radiologist in future. 

She has special interests in body and breast imaging, head and neck/ ENT imaging , musculoskeletal and paediatric imaging. 

Dr Timothy Cain

 MBBS, FRANZCR, MBA, FAANMS

Consultant Radiologist, Lake Imaging

Sessional Specialist Paediatric Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Dr Timothy Cain is a graduate of the University of Adelaide Medical School. After completing his training in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in 1992, he joined a private radiology practice and worked at the Flinders Medical Centre as a Visiting Specialist. In 1997 he was appointed Unit Head of Nuclear Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. In 2003 he returned full time to Public Hospital Practice and was appointed to the position of Medical Chief, Division of Medical Imaging at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He completed a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide’s Graduate School of Business in 2006. From 2005-2014 he was the Director of Medical Imaging at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. He currently works as a senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Radiologist and as the Clinical Leader for MR PET at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. He is currently the President of the Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology, and an honorary member of the (North American) Society of Pediatric Radiology.

He works as a specialist paediatric Radiologist and his imaging interests include paediatric oncology, paediatric Nuclear Medicine, Non Accidental Injury, and post mortem imaging of children. He also has interests in Patient safety, the biological effects of ionising radiation and Medical Management.

Dr Tony Chen

Dr Tony Chen is a full time dual specialised Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Lake Imaging in Geelong.  Tony completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne and has trained at a wide range of Victorian hospitals including Royal Melbourne Hospital, Western Hospital, Austin Hospital and St Vincents Hospital. 

 

Tony has an interest in Nuclear Medicine, Theranostics, Chest radiology and General radiology.  Tony is passionate about teaching and sharing of knowledge, he is well known in the medical field as a teacher and mentor to medical students and trainees. Tony has published medical education books for junior doctors and medical students, which are used for anatomy teaching around Australia.  

 

Outside of medicine, Tony loves travel and food. He runs the popular online groups, Frequent Flying Doctors and Frequent Fine Dining Australia which are the largest online travel and food interest groups in Australasia.  

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 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.

 

Dr David Gai

Dr David Gai completed his MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 2013. After finishing his training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, he started at Lake Imaging in 2021. His special interest includes body and musculoskeletal imaging. Outside of work, he enjoys gaming and learning about new technology. 

Dr Alex Davies

Alex Davies finished his degrees in Medical Science, Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne. His early medical career was spent with Western Health, before starting radiology training with Hunter New England Imaging in Newcastle, NSW. He finished his radiology training with Monash Health in Melbourne, focusing on body and neuro MRI. 

He completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging and intervention with Imaging @ Olympic Park. Before joining Lake, he most recently worked in New Zealand with Specialist Radiology Group providing subspeciality MSK imaging with a sub-focus on pain management and sports imaging. He also recently worked in the public system with Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. 

He is a general radiologist, but has particular interest in musculoskeletal, neurological and abdominal imaging, as well as interventional pain management techniques.