Meet Our Team
Dr Darshika Christie-David
MBBS(Hons1), FRACP, MMed(RH&HG)
Consultant Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist
Dr Darshika Christie-David is an Endocrinologist and Specialist in the treatment of Infertility. She is the lead Endocrinologist at the new Northern Beaches Hospital. She is a Staff Specialist Endocrinologist at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Northern Beaches Health Service. She runs the public outpatient Diabetes clinics in the Mona Vale and Brookvale Community Health Centres. She is the Chair of the Diabetes Network across the Northern Sydney Local Health District, and is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Dr Christie-David graduated with first class honours in Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She completed her undergraduate training at Liverpool Hospital and was awarded the Ian Webster medal for outstanding performance. She underwent Physician training at Concord Hospital and completed specialist training in Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital. She completed a Masters in Reproductive Health and Human Genetics at the University of Sydney.
Dr Christie-David has clinical expertise in a broad range of endocrine problems, with a special interest in infertility. She provides holistic care to couples with infertility and facilitates treatment to achieve pregnancy. She adopts an evidence-based approach to patient care, providing patients with accurate information based on latest research to make informed decisions about treatment. She is warm, compassionate and patient, providing individualised comprehensive care.
Dr Lili Yuen
BCom, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Dr Lili Yuen is an Endocrinologist, Conjoint Lecturer and PhD candidate. She is currently appointed as a VMO Endocrinologist at the new Northern Beaches Hospital, as well as a Staff Specialist at Gosford Hospital. She also provides consulting services at Katoomba.
Her specialty interests include diabetes, obesity and all aspects general endocrinology (thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, bone). She is currently undertaking a PhD in gestational diabetes through Western Sydney University. She is a recipient of the NSW Health PhD Scholarship and was previously awarded Junior Medical Officer of the Year at Liverpool Hospital.
Dr Yuen has authored peer reviewed articles and presented at international conferences on gestational diabetes, diabetes and foot disease. She regularly lectures medical students and is passionate about teaching and managing endocrinology and metabolic diseases. Dr Yuen is conversant in Cantonese.
Associate Professor Niles is an accomplished Endocrine and Head & Neck Surgeon specialising in thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and salivary gland surgery. He is a member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and Executive member of the Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons.
He is the head of translational research in thyroid and head & neck cancer at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and Western Sydney University. He has a keen interest in teaching and is the supervisor of surgical training for the southern rotation for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He received his medical degree from the University of New South Wales and undertook surgical training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. He received his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons followed by two further years of post-graduate training in Endocrine and Head & Neck Surgery.
Having pioneered robot-assisted thyroid surgery in Australia, he is the most experienced surgeon in the removal of the thyroid with no neck incision. He is the first surgeon in New South Wales to perform trans oral vestibular approach thyroid surgery. He has set the benchmark in scar-less neck thyroid surgery. This allows him to offer patients a wider spectrum of care, from the traditional open thyroid/parathyroid operations to minimally invasive and scarless neck surgery. Most importantly this gives patients more autonomy and greater choice. He performs over 400 endocrine procedures annually.
Assoc Prof Navin Niles
BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACS
Head & Neck Surgeon
Gaby graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2003 and was awarded the ‘Credentialled Diabetes Educator’ (CDE) status in 2016 by the Australian Diabetes Education Association (ADEA).
Gaby completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education in 2013 at University of Technology, Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Teaching and Education at the University of Tasmania in 2018. Gaby currently holds an appointment as Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Northern Beaches Diabetes Service, She is currently the Manager of the NSLHD Diabetes Program.
Gaby is an expert in the management of Type 1 Diabetes, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). She also has extensive experience working with clients with Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and pre-diabetes. She provides education and support to clients starting injectable devices for their treatment of diabetes and weight loss.
Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Functional Nutritionist & Health Coach
Kim is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. She graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honors. She has 9 years of experience working in Sydney hospitals and in private practice. Her special interests are in diabetes, PCOS, pregnancy, fertility and kidney disease.
Kim is keen on professional development, and she ensures her dietary advice is up to date and evidence based. She has undertaken numerous additional training courses in the areas of mindful eating, functional nutrition, paediatrics and womens health.
Kim has a whole food approach to health. She is warm, caring and supportive, always ensuring her approaches are individualised, practical and based on patient goals.