Leadership Team

Epworth Medical Imaging provides a dedicated doctor direct service. Referrers can phone 1800 DR-XRAY or email [email protected] for service and report enquiries or to contact one of our radiologists or physicians.

Associate Professor Pramit Phal

Director of Radiology MBBS, FRANZCR

Consultant neuroradiologist

Member of Medical Advisory Committee, Epworth Richmond

Executive member of Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth

As Director of Radiology, Assoc. Prof. Phal has overall operational responsibility of EMI. He leads a dedicated team of clinical directors, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and provides leadership to senior management.

Assoc. Prof. Phal is an experienced general and neuroradiologist, with subspecialty expertise in brain, ENT and spine imaging, including spinal procedural work.

Peter Nuttman

Peter is our Chief Operations Manager where his role at EMI is to ensure a high quality, responsive and innovative imaging service is provided at all Epworth sites that consistently meets the needs of our patients and referrers.

Originally qualified as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Peter completed a Bachelor of Business, and has since spent 25 years working in healthcare in large public and private sectors in senior management roles.

Peter is passionate about working in the rapidly evolving field of Medical Imaging because of the impact it has in optimising patient care and outcomes.

Chris Kokkinos

Chris is our Site Operations Manager in Richmond. Chris is currently serving as the President of the Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT).

His experience in the Medical Imaging industry spans almost 25 years, where he has managed MRI departments of multi-disciplinary hospitals in both the public and private radiology sectors. Chris’ focus is to always deliver a high quality customer experience.

Chris has a strong focus on education and research, evident though his ongoing involvement in the international medical imaging community.

Jon Laughlin

Jon is our Site Operations Manager in Geelong. His previous experience managing both public and private medical imaging departments in hospital settings.

Jon completed a Masters of Business Administration, and is a dual trained radiographer and sonographer. He has sonography experience covering all areas including general sonography, MSK, vascular, obstetrics and small parts, along with extensive experience in CT.

Ben O’Sullivan

Ben is our Site Operations Manager for Freemasons, Camberwell and Hawthorn.

He is a Medical Imaging Technologist with 21 years of industry experience in a variety of senior roles working in public and private imaging environments.  Ben has completed post graduate studies, attaining a Masters of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Management.

Ben is thrilled to work with Epworth Medical Imaging, and brings his enthusiastic approach to patient focused, team orientated healthcare.

Amanda Thomas

Amanda is our Administration Services Manager, she leads the administrative team to deliver an efficient and effective personal service to our patients.  She has over 25 years of people leadership experience gained in both the private and public sectors as well as deep knowledge of hospital systems and processes.

Amanda’s passion is developing and leading engaged teams that deliver best practice outcomes for both internal and external stakeholders.

Akash Sharma

Akash is our Finance Manager. Akash’s role at EMI is to ensure effective financial management, financial control and compliance, analysis and budgeting for the EMI Division.

Originally working in chartered environment, Akash has since spent the last 8 years working in private healthcare in senior finance roles and also teaches accounting.

He is passionate about working in healthcare and supporting staff to enable the delivery of excellent patient-centred care.

Candice Bridgford

Candice is our Nurse Unit Manager, she oversees our nursing and orderly teams to ensure that staff are effectively utilising resources, driving change and implementing continuous service improvements for our patients and referrers.

Candice’s background includes all accepts of Medical Imaging nursing previously working with Austin Health, and in Oncology and Haematology nursing. Candice has completed her Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and a Bachelor of Nursing she is currently studying her Masters in Health Administration.

Candice has passion for medical imaging, and finds it exciting to be involved in a rapidly changing and innovative industry that delivers the current and best practise to patients.