Our Surgeons « SBDH

Our Surgeons

Dr Niall Aboud
Ophthalmologist, MBBS FRANZCO

Dr Niall Aboud MBBS FRANZCO has specialised in the surgical treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, pterygium, strabismus, and oculoplastics and the medical treatment of retinal disease at the South Bank Day Hospital since 2016.

He graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in 1990 receiving the Upjohn Award in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  He performed medical aid work in Zimbabwe in 1989  and advanced training in Ophthalmology in the United Kingdom in 1998.  He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 1999.

He has practised at : City Eye Centre , Wickham Terrace, Brisbane and City Eye Centre Southside, Sunnybank since 2012.  He was the founder of Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons in Lismore and Ballina (NSW) in 2004 . In 2017, Northern Rivers Eye Surgeons was recognised as one of the largest providers of cataract surgery to public patients in New South Wales.

He has been a Clinical Supervisor for the Registrar Training Scheme of the Sydney Eye Hospital since 2002.

Dr Andrew Broadhurst
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, MBBS, FRACS (Plast)

Dr Andrew Broadhurst ResizedDr Andrew Broadhurst’s highly regarded reputation has come from over ten years of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery experience. He offers a range of surgical procedures, but is most passionate about rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift (mastopexy) surgery.

Dr Andrew Broadhurst is a certified member of ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons), ASAPS (Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), RACS (Royal Australian College of Surgeons), and ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

Dr Broadhurst has consulting rooms in Newstead and also visits the Sunshine Coast.


Dr Mark Chiang

Dr Mark Chiang completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree in Queensland in 2000, followed by a Master of Philosophy in 2007. Prior to his Ophthalmology training, he spent 2 years as a Glaucoma Research Fellow at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre in the UK and also served as a medical officer in rural Queensland. He then undertook his Ophthalmology training in Queensland and completed a Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2012 where he became proficient at both the surgical and medical management of retinal and macular diseases. He was then awarded the RANZCO/Abbott Medical Optics Scholarship and completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma and Education at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He trained under the eminent Professor Sir Peng Khaw for the management of complex glaucoma in both children and adults and was involved in the development of state-of-the-art glaucoma drainage devices at the Institute of Ophthalmology in University College London.

His particular specialties include paediatric and adult glaucoma, complex cataract surgery techniques including those requiring vitreo-retinal approaches, as well as the management of retinal and macular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He has presented at local, national and international meetings and is the author of many Ophthalmology journal publications and book chapters. He is a member of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network to promote advances in the care of childhood glaucoma globally. He is also a member of the international Lindberg Society where he is actively involved in the research of pseudoexfoliation syndrome and glaucoma.

Dr Brendan Cronin
Corneal Specialist MBBS (Hons), DipOphthSci, FRANZCO

Dr Brendan Cronin is the lead Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgeon and the Director of Education at the Queensland Eye Institute. Dr Cronin grew up on the Gold Coast and completed his medical and ophthalmic training in Brisbane. He trained in his subspecialty of Corneal, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery at the prestigious Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. He performs all types of corneal transplant surgery, pterygium surgery, micro-incision cataract surgery and istent™ surgery for glaucoma. He is a specialist in complex cataract surgical procedures. Dr Cronin has a special interest in keratoconus, including Keraring™ corneal implants and LASER “Athen’s Protocol” corneal resurfacing combined with collagen cross-linking. He provides specialised treatment for severe dry eye patients including meibomian gland probing as well as comprehensive general ophthalmic care. Dr Cronin is undertaking research into corneal stem cell transplantation and has a keen interest in teaching medical students and ophthalmology trainees about ophthalmology.

His textbook Ophthalmology For Medical Students is sold in Audiobook format worldwide. He is currently pioneering a new teaching system for medical student education that is being adopted at universities in many countries.

Dr David Gunn
Ophthalmologist, MBBS (Hons I), BSc, CertLRS, FRANZCO

Dr David Gunn - PictureDr David Gunn is a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon based in Brisbane. Dr Gunn specialises in medical and surgical diseases of the cornea, routine and complex cataract surgery and laser and refractive eye surgery. Dr Gunn practices at the Queensland Eye Institute and holds a public appointment at the Mater Hospital both located in South Brisbane.

Dr Gunn graduated from the University of Queensland Bachelor of Science and Medicine programs with First Class Honours.  Hewas awarded the prestigious K. G. Howsam gold medal for obtaining the highest results in the Australian and New Zealand final ophthalmology examinations.

Dr Gunn undertook fellowship training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital followed by further subspecialty training at the Bristol Eye Hospital, United Kingdom.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Gunn is active in eye disease research and is involved in the training of surgical registrars, medical students and nurses.  Dr Gunn is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland.

Dr Karyn Lun
Dermatologist, MBBS (QLD), FACD, MACMS

Dr Karyn LunDr Karyn Lun graduated from the University of Queensland with an undergraduate medical degree (MBBS). She worked as a General Practitioner for the five years prior to training and attaining her Fellowship from the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD). This training also included a year at the prestigious St Johns Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital in London (UK).

In 2004, Dr Karyn Lun undertook a further year of subspecialty training in Sydney, completing a Mohs micrographic surgery and laser fellowship. As such, Dr Lun is one of only nine Dermatologists in Queensland and one of nine female Dermatologists in Australia to be on the approved ACD Mohs micrographic surgeon list. Dr Karyn Lun is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery and a member of several committees of the ACD.

With a private practice at South Brisbane, Dr Lun attends Princess Alexandra Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital as a Senior Visiting Medical Officer.  She has a strong commitment to patients and the teaching of junior doctors.

Her interests include skin cancer and Mohs surgery and reconstruction, as well as general dermatology – disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

Associate Professor Tony Kwan
Vitreoretinal Surgeon Surgical and Medical Retinal Diseases MBChB (UK), MD (London), FRCOphth (UK), FRANZCO

Associate Professor Anthony Kwan is a vitreoretinal surgeon with an academic interest and the director of vitreoretinal service at QEI. He received his schooling and medical training in England, and ophthalmology training in London. He spent over 10 years at the largest specialist eye hospital in the world, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. This training equipped him as one of a few Australian eye surgeons trained to deal with both routine and complex retinal diseases. Dr Kwan is always happy to deal with retinal emergencies like wet age-related macular degeneration and retinal detachment. Dr Kwan has extensive experience in research and is internationally known for his work in experimental retinal transplantation. He obtained his research-based Doctor of Medicine (MD) on the subject of retinal transplantation from the Institute of Ophthalmology at the University of London. Between research and clinical care, Dr Kwan devotes himself to the education of junior doctors and he is currently an examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).

Dr Kwan practices at the Queensland Eye Institute, as well as at The Gold Coast Eye Clinic (94 Nerang Street, Southport; tel: 07 5532 9099) and The Eye Care Clinic (6 Scott Street, Coolangatta).

Dr Zeb McNamara
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr_Zeb_McNamaraDr Zeb McNamara is a patient focused surgeon who practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He enjoys the wide spectrum of cases in the field ranging from dental extractions, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, temporo-mandibular surgery to complex facial trauma.

He was born and raised in Queensland, and is happy that he had the opportunity whilst growing up to live both in the great south east and rural Queensland. During his university studies he received several accolades including the George Christensen Memorial Prize for Oral Surgery.

Always keen to teach he has held an associate lecturer position with the University of Queensland since 2010 and was promoted to a senior lecturer position in 2017. Dr McNamara believes that this role allows him the opportunity to guide the next generation of surgeons to the highest standard of patient care.

Throughout his career Dr McNamara has had a keen interest in research, and has presented and published research both nationally and internationally. In 2018 he was nominated and selected to become the QLD Councillor of the Australian and New Zealand Oral and Maxillofacial Society.

Dr McNamara’s main practice is at Milton, with branch practices in Ipswich, Greenslopes, Chermside, and Caboolture.

Dr Anthony Pane
Eye Surgeon and Neuro-Ophthalmologist MBBS UQ (Hons), MMedSc, FRANZCO, PhD

Dr Anthony Pane is a University of Queensland graduate who undertook his eye specialist training in the Brisbane hospitals. In 2004 he returned from three years advanced training in the United Kingdom to join the Queensland Eye Institute. Dr Pane has written two textbooks of ophthalmology which have been published internationally. His third book, “The Neuro-ophthalmology Survival Guide”, is now a standard text for trainee eye doctors in major teaching hospitals throughout the USA, UK and Europe. This book is also used as a practical clinical guide by thousands of practising ophthalmologists worldwide. One of Dr Pane’s key research interests has been to develop a method for ophthalmologists to detect and diagnose serious causes of optic nerve disease earlier and more accurately. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD for his research in this area. He is currently working with scientists in the QEI laboratory to develop a method to repair or regenerate damaged optic nerves. Dr Pane’s practice at the Queensland Eye Institute covers general adult ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr Alistair Reid
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Alistair Reid has been a Fellow of the The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery since 2009. Dr Reid completed his medical degree in 2003 and received his dental degree from the University of Adelaide in 1993.  During this time he spent 3 years based in Brisbane as a general dentist in The Australian Regular Army. Following this he spent a further 3 years in general dental practice both in Australia and overseas.

Dr Reid now practices at Brisbane OMS located in South Brisbane. He is a visiting specialist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

His public hospital appointment allows him to be directly responsible for the supervision and training of the next generation of surgeons. Dr Reid is also a senior lecturer with The University of Queensland and is involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical and dental students.

Dr Reid enjoys all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including:
– the removal of wisdom teeth
– placement of dental implants
– facial reconstruction following trauma
– corrective jaw surgery

Dr Philip Richardson
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Plast)

Dr_Philip_RichardsonDr Philip Richardson is a skilled and accomplished plastic surgeon servicing patients from the Sunshine Coast through to his practice locations in Hamilton and North Lakes.

After graduating from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Richardson completed a three-year residency at the PA Hospital, Brisbane. He was then immediately accepted into the Plastic and Reconstructive training program where he undertook four years of specialised training.

After his training, Dr Richardson moved into private practice, establishing the Brisbane Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery to focus on his main areas of interest being: breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and male breast reduction.

Dr Philip Richardson is a certified member of ASPS (Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons), ASAPS (Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), RACS ( Royal Australian College of Surgeons), and ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons). He has published extensive articles on plastic surgery.

Dr Abhishek Sharma
Medical and Surgical Retinal Specialist MBBS, DPhil (Oxon), FRANZCO

Dr_Abhishek_SharmaDr Sharma is an Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in retinal conditions.  He operates on private patients at the South Bank Day Hospital and consults from rooms at the Queensland Eye Institute – both located in South Brisbane. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer with Queensland Health and is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

In 2004, Dr Sharma graduated from Medicine with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania. He has obtained a PhD (DPhil) in Public Health and Ophthalmology from the University of Oxford, and completed the 5-year accredited surgical training program at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

After obtaining his Fellow qualification with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO), he undertook prestigious Fellowships in medical retina and retinal surgery in Toronto, Canada. During his time in Canada, Dr Sharma worked with world-leading North American retinal specialists, and participating in advanced procedures such as the bionic eye and childhood retinal surgeries.

Dr David Sharp
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS, FRACS

David is a Queensland trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons after undertaking eight years of specialist training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. A Visiting Specialist at a number of Private Day Hospitals, he maintains a public commitment in plastic surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. David is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr David Sharp is skilled and experienced in the latest approaches and advancements in plastic surgery, including:
– Reconstructive Surgery
– Breast Procedures
– Facial Procedures
– Body Procedures

Dr Sharp has consulting rooms at Greenslopes and Ipswich.

Dr Matthew Voltz
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Matthew Voltz completed his dental training in 1991 at the University of Qld before achieving his Medical qualification in 1998. Dr Voltz went on to complete his formal Specialty training to achieve Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  During his training Dr Voltz rotated through medical and surgical appointments at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and spent a year at Ipswich Hospital as a Principal House Officer in General Surgery.

Dr Voltz has held consultant appointments at  the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Ipswich General Hospital. He has been involved in the training and exit examinations of Specialist Trainees for the College. In 2004 he worked with partners to develop Brisbane Dental Specialist Centre where he now devotes his time to a busy private practice located at South Brisbane.


Dr Barbara Woodhouse
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr_Barbara_WoodhouseDr Woodhouse raduated in dentistry from the University of Queensland in 1978 and worked for Queensland Health and then in private practice – both in rural Queensland and in Brisbane – before deciding to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery.  After completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she returned to the University of Queensland to teach and to complete a Masters degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery in combination with a four-year surgical training program, initially at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.  To broaden her experience, Dr. Woodhouse completed her final year in a world class training facility in the United Kingdom and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

She was awarded a travelling Fellowship to Europe in recognition of the work she undertook in England.  On her return to Australia, Dr. Woodhouse commenced private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  At the same time she completed a medical degree through the University of Queensland and was awarded a specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

From 1994 to 2009, she was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, where she pioneered several techniques not previously performed in Queensland. She has also served as Lieutenant Colonel Consultant to the Australian Army, and is currently on the national board of examiners for doctors applying for specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is a frequently invited speaker to medical and dental groups both in Australia and overseas.

Dr. Woodhouse regularly travels overseas to extend her skills and training and is the Chair of an NGO affiliated with  The International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons) which coordinates the supply of surgical expertise to Bangladesh, PNG, Cambodia  and Vanuatu; and initiates and supports training programmes for local surgeons in these areas

Dr. Woodhouse practices all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery but has a special interest in the correction of facial deformity.

Dr Samuel Yang
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS, FRACS

Dr Samuel Yang is an experienced Brisbane born and Queensland trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.  He was awarded his Bachelor of Science (med), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW in 2000. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) in 2011 (FRACS Plas) and did further fellowship training for over 12 months in Oxford University Hospitals, UK.

As well as private practice, Dr Yang is a  specialist consultant in Plastic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Here, he continues to look after public patients and also participates in the Melanoma Unit. In addition, Dr Yang teaches and mentors Plastic Surgery trainees who are in the process of obtaining their own fellowship in the specialty.  As a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland Medical School, he also trains and tutors medical students.

Dr Yang’s Affiliations include:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Medical Association

As a plastic surgeon, Dr Samuel Yang is experienced in general plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery with a particular expertise in:

  • skin cancers (especially on the head and neck)
  • surgically managing lymph nodes for cancer spread
  • reconstructive breast surgery
  • Breast implant removal and breast revision
  • breast reduction and breast lift surgery
  • breast augmentation
  • body contouring surgery, including abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck)
  • facial cosmetic surgery



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