Our Team Meet our northside anaesthesia team of Doctors and administration staff. Please click on your anaesthesia specialist for more information. Meet the Admin team – From Left, Judy, Laurel, Rosslyn, Audrey and Maree. Dr Dinah BluntMB ChB 1988, DA (UK) 1992, FFARCSI 1995, FANZCA 1998, CPM(ANZCA) 1998, Master Practitioner NLP; Certificate in Hypnotherapy Undergraduate training: Birmingham University (UK) Anaesthetic Training: London (University College London, The Middlesex, Whipps Cross, The Whittington), Brisbane, Townsville, Ipswich, Gold Coast Current Appointments: Specialist Anaesthetist, northside anaesthesia. Subspecialty Interests: Anaesthesia for Obstetrics, Plastic surgery, and Gastrointestinal procedures, Perioperative Medicine, Pain relief Professional Memberships: Australian Association of Anaesthetists, AMA, Australian Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association.Dr Chris Bryant Dr Chris Bryant studied medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating in 1986. He subsequently trained as a Rural Generalist doing Obstetrics and Anaesthetics, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Diploma of Obstetrics from the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Diploma of Anaesthetics from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK. He returned to study and completed specialist training in Anaesthetics with Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the UK and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He has been registered as a Specialist Anaesthetist in Australia since 2004. He is a member of the Northside Anaesthesia team and is also Deputy Director of Anaesthesia for the Mater Hospital. He has a particular interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia.Dr Astley Cottrell Dr Astley Cottrell has special interests in obstetrics and weight loss surgery. He trained at the Royal Brisbane and Womans hospital, where he undertook a combined fellowship in obstetrics and bariatric surgery.Dr David HoMBBS (Syd), FANZCA, B.A (Eng/Comm), Dip.Fin (FP), FAMAC Dr David Ho graduated from Sydney University and completed his anaesthetic training at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney. For advanced paediatric training, he completed his fellowships at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. He then returned to Australia as a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and then at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. He joined Northside Anaesthesia since 2001 to further his adult anaesthetic interests which include ENT, obstetric, regional and neuro-anaesthesia. Being a slow but persistent learner, Dr Ho managed to complete a Bachelor of Arts, with double majors in English Literature and Communications, and a Diploma of Finance, majoring in Financial Planning, in the last ten years. Currently, he is trying to learn piano without much success and spends much time cycling, running and swimming instead. Dr Ho completed his acupuncture training in 2017 with the Australian Medical Acupuncture College. He is able to treat patients with many types of acupuncture including electro-acupuncture, laser therapy, auricular acupuncture and moxibustion for a wide range of conditions.Dr Adam HowarthMBBS Hons, B Med Sci, FANZCA. I graduated from the University of Tasmania with honours in 1995. Seeking warmer climes I took up a residency post at Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1997. I entered anaesthetic training in 2000. My 5 years of training included 3 years in Brisbane, one year in Cairns and a fellowship year at the well regarded Papworth Hospital in Cambridge UK. Following my fellowship year in cardiothoracic anaesthesia I returned to Brisbane and took up a post as a staff specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital. I joined Northside Anaesthesia in 2007 and currently split my time between public and private anaesthesia. My interests include cardiothoracics, obstetrics and neurosurgery.Dr James Johnson Dr James Johnson is a consultant Anaesthetist who joined Northside Anaesthesia in early 2017. James grew up in rural Queensland and graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2003. He worked in a variety of Queensland Hospitals as a junior doctor in a range of specialty areas including cardiac and respiratory medicine, intensive care, surgery and emergency medicine. James undertook his training in Anaesthesia in Brisbane and became a fellow of the Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2013. During this time he spent the majority of his time at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals establishing the experience that comes with working in a major tertiary trauma centre and complex obstetric hospital. James has further developed an interest in regional anaesthesia (nerve blocks) and point of care ultrasound skills. In 2013 he left Australia for a year to undertake additional training in Toronto Canada working with world leading clinicians and researchers at the Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital and the Women’s College Hospitals. During this time he developed and authored a number of research publications and clinical trials related to nerve blocks and their benefits in improving post operative analgesia. On returning to Australia in late 2014 James commenced working part-time at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals where he has continued to make a significant contribution to expanding regional and ultrasound anaesthesia skills, partnering to undertake further research studies and regularly teaching at local and national workshops. James currently works part of the week in private anaesthesia practice where he maintains a broad area of interests including Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Obstetric and Gynaecology. When not working James has a wide range of interests and hobbies including camping, bush walking, snow sports and travel.Dr Kevin Johnston Dr Kevin Johnston is a graduate of the Welsh National School of Medicine in the UK receiving his primary medical degree in 1980. He undertook a further 5 years of specialist training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at teaching hospitals in London, Cardiff and Cambridge UK. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1985.In 1995, after completing appointments at the Austin Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and then at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane he emigrated permanently with his family to Australia. He was subsequently made a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006. Dr Johnston has maintained a career-long interest in all aspects of anaesthesia for cardio-thoracic surgery including the care of children undergoing open-heart surgery for congenital heart disease and patients undergoing heart and lung transplantation. He also holds a position of on the Court of examiners within the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, assessing and accrediting the final stages of the training of Specialist Anaesthetists.Dr Johnston has been in Private Practice in Brisbane since 2005 and a member of the Northside Anaesthesia practice since 2006.Dr Paul LuckinMB.BCh.(Rand), DA(SA), FFA(SA), M.MED.ANAESTHESIA (Natal), FANZCA Paul trained as an Ambulance Paramedic in Tasmania, before doing his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This included the Baragwanath Hospital, then the largest hospital in the Southern hemisphere.He completed his specialist training in Anaesthesia at the University of Natal, including King Edward VIII Hospital, the second largest in the Southern hemisphere. Both are busy hospitals with a high acute trauma caseload. Paul was a cardiac anaesthetist at Wentworth Cardio-thoracic Hospital in Durban, Green Lane National Cardiac Unit Auckland, and the Royal Hobart Hospital, before moving to Queensland. Paul spent 8 years in a Mountain Rescue team in Africa, and was Honourary Consultant, Accident and Emergency Medical Services Natal. He is a Director of the National Police Search and Rescue Managers’ Course, teaching medical aspects of SAR at the State and National level. He advises the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Police SAR teams nationwide on survivability during rescue operations. He was President of Royal Life Saving Society Australia –Tasmania Branch, former Chairman of Training Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland, and Medical Director, Medical Services Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland.As a Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve Paul has served in Bougainville, East Timor and then Timor Leste, the Bali Bombings Medical Resuscitation and Retrieval Team, Solomon Islands, the first team into Banda Aceh following the 2004 tsunami, and in Afghanistan. His wide range of interests includes anaesthesia for major orthopaedic and laparoscopic surgery, general, urological, vascular and gynaecological surgery, with an emphasis on good communication, good pain control and minimisation of side-effects.Dr Penny LaskeyDr Penny Laskey grew up and studied Medicine in Tasmania. She undertook specialist training in Anaesthesia in the United Kingdom, Jamaica and New Zealand before settling in Brisbane in 1988 to work at Royal Brisbane, Women’s and Children’s Hospitals. After 8 years full-time and 12 years part-time of public hospital work Penny now works only in the private sphere where she provides anaesthesia for a wide range of surgery, with a special interest in paediatric dental surgery.Dr Anton LoewenthalMB.BS. UQ (hons), FANZCA. Dr Anton Loewenthal is a specialist anaesthetist at Northside Anaesthesia. He graduated in Medicine with honours from the University of Queensland and worked as a junior doctor at the Mater Misericordiae and Royal Brisbane Hospitals. He held registrar positions in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Intensive Care before embarking on Anaesthesia as his chosen specialty. Anton gained diverse experience in his early career by studying and working in a variety of locations ranging from metropolitan Brisbane to central, northern and western Queensland, and further afield including Johannesburg, Boston and Oxford. His anaesthesia training was completed with a fellowship year in ENT and maxillofacial anaesthesia at the Academisch Ziekenhuis Nijmegen (Radboud University Medical Centre) in The Netherlands. Anton’s principle workload is in private practice with the team at Northside Anaesthesia but he also holds a Visiting Medical Officer (Senior Specialist) position at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where he takes an active role in the training of medical students, junior doctors and future anaesthetists. Complementing this appointment, Anton utilised his leadership and advocacy skills when elected Chair of the Queensland Regional Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He is a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and the Australian Medical Association, and strives to improve his skills through the Continuing Professional Development program of his College. Anton’s major areas of expertise include anaesthesia for Maxillofacial and ENT surgery with a particular interest in difficult airway management. His other clinical areas include orthopaedic, urological and neurosurgical anaesthesia, and he is accredited to practice at most of the private hospitals in Brisbane. He is also available for consultation at northside anaesthesia. Outside of the medical environment, Anton loves travel and fine food. He enjoys boating, surfing and cycling, and believes that an active mind and body are fundamental to enjoying life’s pleasures.Dr Benjamin LohDr. Ben Loh graduated in medicine at the University of Queensland in 1989. His interest in the specialty of Anaesthesia developed early in his career after building up clinical skills in coronary care, intensive care and emergency medicine in various hospitals including Redcliffe Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Hong Kong) and Maryborough Hospital. He underwent Anaesthetic specialty training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. In 2001 he left Royal Brisbane Hospital to start in private practice. He has special interest in Anaesthesia for spine surgery and knee replacement surgery. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Anaesthetics for spinal operations after working with various spine surgeons for many years. Dr Loh has appointment as a consultant Anaesthetist in all major hospitals in Brisbane. He is also a clinical tutor at the Wesley Medical School and St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Outside work he enjoys traveling and dabbles in travel photography.Dr Douglas McleodDoug is a very experienced anaesthetist and an original member of the Northside Anaesthesia team. After completing medical and specialist training in Scotland, Doug held a specialist position at Royal Brisbane Hospital for many years before moving exclusively into private practice. Areas of interest and experience include anaesthesia for major vascular surgery, obstetrics and gastroenterology sedation procedures.Dr Robert MiskeljinB.Pharm., M.B.B.S., FANZCA. Dr Robert Miskeljin is a specialist anaesthetist that works at all private hospitals in Brisbane and as a VMO at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He commenced working in the health industry by completing a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Queensland in 1995. After travelling and working in London, he returned to Australia and decided to change careers. Rob moved to Sydney to complete his medical training. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2004 he returned to Brisbane with his wife and new twin girls. He undertook his residency and Anaesthetic training based at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and become a specialist Anaesthetist in 2012. Rob completed a peadiatric fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He has a special interest in obstetric and paediatric anaesthesia. He is involved in education and teaching and enjoys simulation based teaching for crisis management as well as airway management. He maintains his highest clinical patient care with attending national and international conferences and enjoys the challenges of continuously improving and delivering excellence in Anaesthesia. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, food, reading, photography, skiing and competing in everything with his daughters.Dr Jason PincusDr Jason Pincus is an Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Specialist with an interest in complex critical care, trauma and pre-hospital retrieval medicine. My clinical practice involves adult anaesthesia for all surgical sub-specialties including major GI, ENT, urology, neurosurgery, maxillo-facial and obstetric procedures. Apart from clinical practice I am also involved in medical education and training.Dr Ivan RapchukDr. Ivan Rapchuk has been trained in both Canada and Australia, and has a fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia with a special interest in perioperative echocardiography as well as regional anaesthesia / acute pain management. He is the director of both the Acute Pain Management Service and Pre-anaesthetic Clinic at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Rapchuk is the Co-Clinical Chair of the Queensland Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNet) and has significant interest in health system management and research.Dr Paul ScottB.Com., B.A., B.Med. (Hons), FANZCA. Dr Paul Scott is an Anaesthetic Specialist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and works privately at all hospitals in Brisbane. Paul has undertaken extensive training in anaesthesia both in Australia and overseas. He continues to develop his skills with regular training and updates to ensure his patients are receiving the highest quality care. Paul has a subspecialty in paediatric anaesthesia after furthering his training with a paediatric fellowship. Despite his terrible singing voice, he manages to sing many of his young patients to sleep. Paul has a strong interest in medical education with a particular emphasis in Crisis Management and Error Management.Through his passion for teaching, Paul developed a medical education business, PaperScalpelRock which trains other specialists in the principals of optimising patient care in critical situations. His love of teaching and desire to help others has led him to work in Malawi, East Timor and Guatemala. He has also worked as a natural history guide on expeditions in both Arctic and Antarctic where the pursuit of wildlife and amazing sunsets were his focus. Now he is in pursuit of his two beautiful children on scooters!Dr Kalmin SenaratneBHB, MBChB, FANZCA Dr Kalmin Senaratne completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2004 and following the completion of his intern year moved to Brisbane in 2005. He completed his anaesthesia training in Brisbane with hospital posts at Redcliffe, Nambour and Royal Brisbane Hospitals. At the Royal Brisbane Hospital, he undertook a fellowship in anaesthesia for Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery. He has been a specialist anaesthetist in Brisbane since 2012. He has a special interest in anaesthesia for weight loss and gastrointestinal surgery as well as regional anaesthesia. He is exposed to a diverse range of surgeries and acuity levels at Redcliffe hospital where he works as a staff specialist anaesthetist. Outside of work Kalmin enjoys spending time with his 2 young sons as well as cycling, and playing squash. He has recently taken up the guitar much to his family's annoyance.Dr Makarla SteadDr Makarla Stead graduated from the University of Qld Medical School in 1996 and went on to complete her anaesthetic training in Brisbane. After finishing her training in 2005 with an Obstetric Anaesthetic Fellowship year, Makarla commenced as a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has worked at the RBWH since 2005, currently as a Senior Staff Specialist and Clinical Lead of the Obstetric Anaesthesia service. Commencing private practice in 2009, she has recently joined the ranks of Northside Anaesthesia and continues a mixture of public and private practice. Areas of interest include obstetrics and upper GI surgery, with a strong focus on teaching of anaesthetic trainees.Dr Christopher StowellMBBCh FRCA FANZCA MHlthMgt. Dr Stonell is a specialist anaesthetist with an interest in anaesthesia for cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery and cardiology procedures. He also provides anaesthesia for a wide range of other types of surgery, such as general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecological and plastic surgery. Dr Stonell trained in London, working as a specialist anaesthetist at St Mary’s Hospital (Paddington) and The Hammersmith Hospital. He moved to Brisbane in 2011 where he works at The Prince Charles Hospital and other hospitals in Brisbane. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and has a postgraduate degree in healthcare management. Dr Stonell also sits on the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Queensland Regional Committee, and is a Senior Lecturer for The University of Queensland teaching medical students, junior medical staff and nurses.Dr Andrew TaylorB. Appl Sc (Hons) PhD MBBS (Hons) Professional: Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Andy is employed as a senior medical officer in anaesthesia at The Prince Charles Hospital and works as a visiting medical officer in most hospitals across Brisbane. He specialises in anaesthesia for general and orthopaedic surgery.Dr Patricia TuckerAnaesthetist B.Med. Sci., M.B.B.S. (Hons), FANZCA, Postgrad Dip Periop and Crit Care Echocardiography. Dr Tucker completed her medical degree at The University of Tasmania in 1996. She then went on to specialise in Anaesthesia completing this in 2005 with a Fellowship year in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane. Dr Tucker’s interests include Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Medical Perfusion, Transoesophageal and Transthoracic Echocardiography, and Orthopaedic/Vascular and General Anaesthesia. Currently Dr Tucker works only in private practice with Northside Anaesthesia. Previously she worked for many years in public practice at The Prince Charles Hospital.Dr David WhishCardiothoracic Anaesthetist MBBS 1982 UNSW, FFARACS 1988 QLD, FANZCA 1992 QLD, PG Dip Echo 2007 Melb Special Interests: Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Cardiac Perfusion, Interventional Cardiology Anaesthesia. Appointments: St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, The Wesley Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Sunnybank Day Surgery, Previous Appointments, VMO Cardiac and Paediatric, Anaesthesia Prince Charles Hospital,VMO Intensive Care Prince Charles Hospital, VMO Director Cardiac Anaesthesia Princess Alexandra Hospital, Triennium Continuing Professional Development. 2011-2013 Completed 2013-2016 Completed 2016-2019 Current.