Glebe Doctors at our Family Medical Centre
Dr Allison Bielawski M.B.B.S. BMedSc (Tas) FRACGP
Allison graduated in 1993 from the University of Tasmania. She has been a GP in the Inner West of Sydney since 1997 and has a particular interest in antenatal care, mental health, paediatrics and the impact of lifestyle on health.
Allison loves working as a GP and enjoys seeing a wide range of people at all ages and stages of life. She likes being able to work with people over time, helping them to look after, maintain and manage their health.
Allison likes the sense of community that comes with working in a general practice, and appreciates and values the patient focused holistic care given by the team at Glebe Family Medical Practice.
Allison is not currently seeing new patients.
Allison does not take bookings online/via the appointuit app.
Dr Naomi Ginges M.B.B.S. BSc (NSW), D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G. Dip. Paeds, F.R.A.C.G.P.
Naomi has been working at Glebe Family Medical Practice for many years and feels honoured to be part of this fantastic community.
She believes in a patient-centred approach to health and enjoys the diversity of general practice. She endeavours to ensure that each patient should receive the best possible care. She has a great interest in the role that lifestyle measures play in physical and emotional health.
She has a special interest in antenatal care, paediatrics and mental health. She loves looking after her patients – from newborn to elderly. Naomi has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and gained her Diploma in Paediatrics while working at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Charlotte Hespe M.B.B.S. Hons (Syd) DCH (Lon) FRACGP, FAICD
Charlotte’s medical career began in nursing because she wanted to be sure she was becoming a Doctor for the right reasons. Charlotte completed the first year of nursing training, loved every moment and transferred to complete her training in medicine.
“Being a nursing student was a very grounding experience. I learned to value every individual’s role within the Health Care System. I am very fortunate. I can honestly say that every day of my life I wake up and want to go to work.”
Charlotte has been a GP at the Glebe Family Medical Centre since 1996, stating she joined “because the practice is ethical. We go out of our way to look after all our patients however complicated their needs may be”.
As well as being a doctor in Glebe Charlotte is actively engaged in medical education and is heading Primary Care Research for University of Notre Dame, Australia (Sydney School of Medicine).
Charlotte is currently doing a PhD in the area of “Reducing CV disease: Translating an evidence based quality improvement tool into ‘real-world’ general practice”. She is Chair of Central and Eastern and Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN), Board Director on Asthma Foundation Queensland /NSW and Deputy Chair, Royal Australian College of GP’s for NSW/ACT Faculty.
Charlotte is not currently seeing new patients.
Dr Janine Morrow MBBS, FRACGP
Janine enjoys the variety of general practice and the people she meets along the way.
She completed her medical degree at James Cook University in Townsville, worked and trained in the Northern Territory and regional Queensland before starting at Glebe Family Medical Practice.
She is currently working towards a Diploma in child health. Janine can also perform minor procedures such as wound repairs, Implanon insertion/removal and skin excision.
Dr Stefanie Fox BMedSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, MPH(Int)
Stefanie studied Biochemistry and then Medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2005. She completed her GP training at Glebe Family Medical Practice and in rural NSW. After a period of years living and working overseas in Vietnam and Canada, she returned to Sydney in 2016 to continue her work as a GP. She loves the variety and continuity of working as a GP and is delighted to be working back at Glebe.
She loves all aspects of General Practice, with a particular interest in caring for the whole person in their social context, not just their illness. Her years of experience overseas have also given her a deep interest in medicine and patient care across different cultures, as well as experience in travel medicine.
Dr Jean Jenkins M.B.B.S., (UNSW), D.R.C.O.G.(UK), F.R.A.C.G.P.
Dr Jean Jenkins graduated in 1980 from the University of NSW and has been a Sydney GP since 1996.
Jean enjoys all aspects of general medical practice but her special interests are women’s health, antenatal care and managing mental health conditions.
She enjoys her time at Glebe Family Medical Practice because “This is a great team. I love working in such a supportive environment. We have a great mix of skills and everyone cares about the patients and their fellow team members”.
Outside Glebe Family Medical Practice Jean works one day per week for Justice Health which she finds both challenging and rewarding.
Jean is not currently seeing new patients.
Dr Wendy Thornthwaite MBBS, FRACGP
Wendy has been working as a GP in Sydney since 1988. She started off in Potts Point for a few years and also worked at the Leichhardt Women’s Health Service. She then spent many years working at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Mt Druitt seeing a wide range of patients as well as being the antenatal clinic GP.
Wendy joined our Glebe Family Medical Practice in 2018. Wendy chose this practice because she wants to work within a practice that provides high quality, respectful, team care, that places the patient at the centre of its focus and that supports patients to achieve a better life through better health.
Wendy will be working part-time because she is also involved as a medical educator in GP training.
Dr Declan Nugent MB BCh (QUB), Dip Derm (GLA), MRCGP (UK), FRACGP
Declan graduated in 2005 from The Queen’s University of Belfast, in Northern Ireland and later completed his GP training in Scotland in 2012. While in Scotland he also completed the Diploma in Dermatology.
While in Scotland he worked with the Homeless GP service and was involved in medical student teaching at Glasgow University.
He has previously worked in Sydney, within the specialties of emergency medicine, paediatrics and psychiatry, but has now returned to work in General Practice.
Declan enjoys seeing patients of all ages and the wide variety of health issues you see as a GP. He has a particular interest in dermatology, paediatrics and sexual health. He enjoys dealing with men’s health issues and addressing the impact lifestyle can have on our longterm well-being.
Dr David Peiris MBBS (hons) MIPH PhD FRACGP FARGP
David has been a GP at Glebe Family Medical Practice since 2014. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1994 and has many years experience working in the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales.
David is passionate about providing high quality general practice care and is particularly interested in improving access to good health care for disadvantaged populations. He is the Director of Health Systems Science at the George Institute for Global Health and is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He conducts international research into improving health care systems in Australia, India and China.
Dr Manohan Sinnadurai MBBS (USYD), DIP CHILD HEALTH (SYD CHW), FRACGP
Manohan studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2005. Since then he has completed a Diploma of Child Health. Prior to training in General Practice, Manohan focused on neurosurgery and general surgery in his hospital years. During GP training, he worked at the Western Sydney AMS and at the Sexual Health Clinic at Sydney Hospital.
Manohan enjoys working with families and children, having special interests in paediatrics, indigenous health, sexual health, HEP C, HIV and skin cancer. He is looking forward to serving the local community.
Dr Michelle Stewart M.B.B.S. Hon 1st Class (USYD) F.M.P. D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G.
Michelle has worked in the general practice since 1989. Following a year in Alice Springs at a community controlled Aboriginal Medical Service, she has worked since in a variety of settings, mainly in the inner western suburbs of Sydney.
In 2002, she started work in our Glebe medical centre, because the practice offered the chance to work with a well organised team, focussed on providing high quality care, with a long history in the local community and strong links to local health services.
Michelle enjoys the wide range of people and health issues she sees as a doctor in Glebe. She particularly enjoys the experience of working with patients over an extended period of time, and the challenge of working with people to maintain their health and/ or manage their chronic medical conditions.
Michelle is currently not seeing new patients.
Dr Rosalind Ghosh, MBchB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP
Rosalind studied in the UK, gaining her medical degree in 2001. She completed her General Practice training in 2007, and has also had ongoing experience in Emergency Medicine through her career.
She has a special interest in Women’s health, gaining her Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also her Diploma of Family Planning. In addition she is accredited to fit and remove implants (Implanon) and fit coils (Mirena and Copper IUD).
She enjoys the variety of General Practice and the diversity Glebe.
Dr Caitlin Tunnicliffe BSc (Psych), MBBS (USyd), MPHTM (JCU), DCH (USyd)
Caitlin graduated in 2006 from the University of Sydney and since then she has completed a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Diploma of Child Health. Prior to undertaking General Practice in Sydney, Caitlin has enjoyed working with Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory and aid work overseas.
She really enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a special interest in paediatrics, women’s health, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, Indigenous health and refugee health.
Dr Vanessa Wood MBBS (USYD), DIP CHILD HEALTH (SYD CHW), FRACGP
Vanessa went to the University of Sydney to study medicine, graduating in 2005. Since then she has completed a Diploma of Child Health and attained the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors. Prior to entering General Practice, Vanessa focused on Obstetrics and Gynaecology in her hospital work.
She enjoys the breadth of general practice, but has a special interests in women’s health, sexual health, shared antenatal care, paediatrics and indigenous health.
Vanessa is looking forward to working in Glebe and in a practice that has a focus on high quality, patient-centred care.
Vanessa is currently not seeing new patients.
Dr Edwina Brown B.A.S., MBBS, SCHP (formerly the DCH)
Edwina graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2015, having achieved a Deans Merit Award for excellence.
Prior to medicine she studied Arts and Sciences at the University of Sydney with time taken for practical volunteer work in Guatemala. Since then she has completed the Sydney Child Health Program (Diploma of Child Health) while working at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and attained the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors.
She is currently completing her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with RANZCOG.
Edwina enjoys general practice because of the variety and wholistic approach it encourages as well as the connections she is able to form with the community. She embraces diversity and is welcoming to all patients, with a particular interest in women’s and children’s health
Dr Rachel Kalman MBBS, FRACGP, DCH
Rachel graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 before completing her internship and residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. In 2016 Rachel worked as a Paediatric trainee at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead which she thoroughly enjoyed, however decided that looking after the whole family was more what she wanted to do long term.
Apart from paediatrics, Rachel also has a special interest in mental health, women’s health and chronic disease. She has undergone training in delivering basic focused psychological strategies for a range of mental health problems, is an Antenatal Shared Care provider and is accredited in Implanon insertion and removal.
Rachel is currently on maternity leave
Dr Dershini Kumar MBBS, BSc(med sci) UNSW, FRACGP, DCH
Dershini graduated from UNSW and went on to work at St George hospital in critical care for the first part of her medical career. She has also been working in rural NSW and enjoys every part of general practice and continuity of care. She has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics and mental health.
Dr Peter Burke BMed (UNE)
Peter completed his Bachelor of Medicine at the University of New England. He then undertook his
residency in Sydney, spending the majority of his time in Mental Health and Critical Care, including time
at Westmead Emergency and The Children’s Hospital Westmead Emergency. He then worked as a Senior Resident Medical Officer in the Northern Beaches and Hornsby ICU.
Peter’s background is in acute care medicine with an interest in mental and sexual health.