The Surgical Team

Dr Buddhini Abeysiri – Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Buddhini Abeysiri completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 1996. Between 1996 and 2000 she was an intern / resident at Westmead Hospital (Sydney), before commencing her anaesthesia training in 2000, becoming a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2005. In 2006 she undertook a Fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge), returning to Australia in 2007 to take up positions as a consultant anaesthetist at Austin and Box Hill Hospitals (Melbourne). Today she continues to practice at these hospitals, while also undertaking a wide range of anaesthesia across many surgical specialities at Epworth Healthcare and other major private hospitals including Ramsey Health, Healthscope and St Vincent Private Hospital Group.
Dr Abeysiri is actively involved in the clinical teaching programs of Austin and Box Hill hospitals, where she enjoys teaching anaesthesia trainees, residents, paramedics and medical students. She also is actively involved in simulation training and crisis management training with Box Hill Hospital. Dr Abeysiri is also interested in perioperative medicine, recently enrolling in the 2017 short course in Perioperative Medicine through Monash University.
Recent qualifications acquired by Dr Abeysiri as part of her continuing medical education include: Train the Trainer (Monash Simulation 2015), Regular Updates in Perioperative Ultrasound (Austin Health 2016 and St Vincent’s hospital 2017), Advanced Life Support 2 (Australian Resuscitation Council 2016), and Emergency Management of Anaesthesia Crises (Monash University 2016). She is an examiner for Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists final and part 1 examinations trial vivas at Box Hill Hospital.
Dr Abeysiri’s goal is to provide high quality and safe anaesthesia to every patient she cares for.
She can be  contacted through her rooms, Northern Anaesthetics  T: 93852399


Dr Sudharshan Karalapillai(Darshi) – Specialist Anaesthetist & ICU Consultant

MBBS (Melbourne) 1997
FCICM 2009

”I am a dual trained anaesthetist and intensive care physician
I studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and trained in anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne hospital and subsequently in Intensive Care Medicine at the Austin Hospital
I am a current consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the Austin hospital . 
I am a previous recipient of the ASA Young Investigator award and the ASA Kevin McCaul prize and am a current recipient of a major research grant from ANZCA
I am a current fellowship examiner for the  College of Anaesthetists 
I can be contacted via Central Anaesthetic group at or 9416-3963”

Dr Andrew Madsen – Anaesthetist at Western Gastroenterology & Sunshine Private

“30 years of experience. Started in U.K. in 1988, touch wood all under my care have woken up & gone home.
Also have a Diploma of Obstetrics.
Father of 4 children. Keeps very fit with a lot of swimming & yoga”.
Interests: 4 children, beaches & horse racing


Dr Guo Min Liu – Specialist Anaesthetist

MB.BS. 1982 
FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2003

Speaks Mandarin as well
Central Anaesthetic Group: contact No: 94161584


Dr Ju Pin Ang – Specialist Anaesthetist

MBBS(Hons) University of Melbourne 2003
FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2012

Speaks Mandarin as well


Dr David Morgan – Specialist Anaesthetist

MBBS University of Queensland 1990
Also has Diploma of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 1994


Dr Cass Andrews – Specialist Anaesthetist

MBBS University of Queensland 2001


Dr Ravi Bangia – Specialist Anaesthetist & ICU Consultant

MBBS 1996


Dr Galaxy Wong – Surgical Assistant

MBBS University of Melbourne 2005
Anatomy tutor – University of Melbourne & Monash University