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 Fertility Specialist. She is the head of Endocrinology at the 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 former 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 is a Fertiity Specialist at Monash IVF, Sydney CBD and Westmead Fertility Centre. She provides fertility treatment and fertility preservation including egg freezing. 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.
Dr Ravind Pandher
MBBS, PGDip (Endo), FRACP
Dr Ravind Pandher is an Endocrinologist dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidence-based and individualised care to his patients. He completed his medical degree at Monash University (Melbourne) and undertook his specialist training in endocrinology at Nepean and St George Hospitals. He has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Endocrinology & Diabetes via
St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
Dr Pandher is a Staff Specialist at Nepean Hospital and runs various specialised clinics pertaining to diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic disorders. He is also a Clinical Associate Lecturer with The University of Sydney and teaches medical students on a regular basis. Dr Pandher is active in clinical research and has presented at national endocrinology conferences.
Dr Pandher has clinical expertise in managing all aspects of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic health, with a particular interest in type 1 diabetes and transgender medicine.
Dr Jeff Ahn
BSc, MBBS, FRACP
Dr Jeff Ahn is an Endocrinologist. He completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and undertook his specialist training in endocrinology at John Hunter, Nepean and Concord Hospitals. He has experience in general medicine and endocrinology.
Dr Ahn has a keen interest in teaching, with an academic affiliation with the University of Sydney. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching medical students. He also believes in the importance of educating his patients to empower them in making shared clinical decisions. He has a friendly and approachable demeanour and takes interest in the holistic wellbeing of his patients.
Dr Ahn has experience in all areas of endocrinology with particular interest in diabetes, obesity and metabolic health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention, and andrology (male hormone problems). Dr Ahn is fluent in Korean.
Dr Angela McPhee
BSc, MBBS, FRACP
Consultant Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist
Dr Angela McPhee is an Endocrinologist with a special interest in reproductive endocrinology and fertility.
Dr McPhee completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialist training at Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals, during which she was awarded Registrar of the Year at Blacktown Hospital. She has been a Conjoint Lecturer at Western Sydney University. Dr McPhee is completing a postgraduate Masters in Reproductive Health and Fertility.
She is passionate about investigating female and male infertility and helping couples who desire pregnancy. This may include the provision of assisted reproductive technologies such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) which are offered through Westmead Fertility Centre. Dr McPhee is driven and humbled by the opportunity to make a difference in her patients’ lives. She delivers an empathic and individualised approach to patient care adopting evidence-based medicine.
Dr Dushy Arumugam
Dr Dushy Arumugam is a VMO Endocrinologist at Northern Beaches Hospital and Staff Specialist at Gosford Hospital. She completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Newcastle where she was awarded the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards student award for her final year project. She completed subspecialty training in Endocrinology at The Canberra Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals. Following completion of her Endocrinology training in Australia, Dushy moved to the USA where she undertook research at The Mount Sinai Hospital and later completed an Endocrinology Fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Dushy has co-authored numerous publications including book chapters, basic science and clinical research projects. Over the course of her training and subsequent practice, she has gained extensive experience across the breadth of endocrine disorders including diabetes in pregnancy, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity, pituitary disorders, adrenal and bone and calcium disorders. She regularly attends complex case meetings, grand rounds and conferences to keep herself up to date with the latest advances in the field and adopts evidence based practice. She is committed to providing patient centred care.
Dr Kenrick Blaker
B.Pharm(Hons), MBBS, FRACP
Dr Kenrick Blaker is a consultant endocrinologist, dedicated to providing personalised, evidence based care for his patients. He is a Staff Specialist at Canterbury Hospital and runs specialised clinics in antenatal thyroid disorders, gestational diabetes, and general endocrinology. He completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and undertook his endocrinology training at Concord, Nepean, and St Vincent’s Hospitals. He also provides consulting services at Dubbo.
He has a passion for medical education, having previously held a clinical associate lecturer position with the University of New South Wales, and is an invited lecturer for the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. He has clinical expertise in general endocrinology with a particular interest in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, men's health and weight management.
Dr Tamara Young is a dual trained Endocrinologist and General and Acute Care Medicine Physician. She Staff Specialist in Endocrinology at Nepean Hospital, and is a locum Honorary VMO at the Royal Hospital for Women. Tamara completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney. She completed her specialist
advanced training at Orange Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, and the Royal Hospital for Women.
She is currently in the final phase of completing a PhD at The George Institute for Global Health, where she is the recipient of an UPA scholarship. Her thesis is based on research examining the complications arising from disordered calcium homeostasis in diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Tamara has received scholarships and travel grants to present research at both local and international meetings. She has also worked as a medical monitor on global nephrology trials and has provided scientific support to George Clinical.
Tamara has clinical experience managing a broad range of endocrine problems; however, her particular areas of interest are osteoporosis and all forms of diabetes.
Dr Tamara Young
B.App Sc, MBBS (Hons), FRACP
Consultant Endocrinologist and General Physician
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 Royal North Shore Hospital. She is the former 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
Genevieve graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1985 and began working as a diabetes educator in 1989, enjoying a decade at the Diabetes Education Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Genevieve worked at Diabetes NSW for over nine years, at the Northern Beaches Diabetes Service for four years and at the Northern Beaches Hospital since 2020 as a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Consultant.
Genevieve is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and other qualifications include Life and Health Coaching, and a degree in BioMedical Science.
Genevieve has extensive experience working with clients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She aims to assist people in mastering their diabetes management.
Registered Nurse and Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Functional Nutritionist & Health Coach
Kim is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Functional Nutritionist. She graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honors. She has 10 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.
Laura is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Functional Nutritionist. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and has worked as a Dietitian for 11 years, in a range of public and private hospitals, also in public health, corporate and wellness sectors.
Laura has a keen interest in pre/postnatal nutrition and women's health, family nutrition, digestive disorders and metabolic disease. Laura is a mum of two young kids and lives with her family on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Laura has a whole food approach to health, that is gentle and individualised. She prides herself on bringing a happy medium to the world of nutrition, combining natural therapies with necessary conventional approaches.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Functional Nutritionist