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 Guo Min Liu – Specialist Anaesthetist

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

He is the first anaesthetist from China who has dual Chinese and Australian specialist qualifications

He can be contacted via Central Anaesthetic Group on  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

He can be contacted via Central Anaesthetic Group on  94161584

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 Galaxy Wong – Surgical Assistant

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

Very experienced surgical assistant. 

Dr Vicki McClure - Surgical Assistant 

Extensive experience as plastic surgical registrar and in assisting in plastic surgery and other cases

Dr Priyank Gupta - Surgical Assistant

MBBS Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2007 AMC 2012

Dr Priyank is an experience surgical assistant having worked as a surgical Austin and Echuca.  

Dr Su Lin Ng – Surgical Assistant

MBBS BO University of Ireland 2001  FRACGP 2013

Dr Su Lin graduated from the National University of Ireland in Year 2001. She is a general practitioner and has special interest in the management of chronic diseases, preventive medicine, wound care, diving and hyperbaric medicine. She also has experience in minor surgery. She is also a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Upon graduation she completed her internship in Malaysia. Thereafter, she gained experience working in the rural districts of Penang and also had a stint working as a medical officer at the accident and emergency department of a district hospital.  She then gained experience in burns, wound care and minor surgeries whilst working at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at the Penang Hospital. Dr. Su Lin was the Medical Director and Family Medicine Physician at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre, Penang for 7 years, prior to venturing to Melbourne. She has undergone training in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and is an accredited doctor for Dive Medicals. She currenly works full time as a GP in the Western suburbs of Melbourne and also does research work. Dr. Su Lin speaks English, Malay and Cantonese.