Our Specialists

Epworth Medical Imaging is committed to reduced wait times for patients with access to priority, same day appointments for referrers. Our doctors offer a broad range of specialties which provide for a comprehensive range of imaging and interventional services.

In 2015 Epworth Medical Imaging appointed Associate Professor Pramit Phal as clinical director of imaging to lead a team of experienced and highly skilled radiologists. A/Prof Phal comes to Epworth Medical Imaging with extensive experience and knowledge and was previously director of MRI at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and deputy director of Radiology at the University of Melbourne.

A/Prof Phal will lead an experienced team of radiologists including:

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.

Dr Paul Smith

Clinical Director – Epworth Geelong MBBS, BA, BSc (Hons), FRANZCR

Consultant radiologist and interventional radiologist – MSK and MRI

Dr Smith’s main diagnostic expertise lies in musculoskeletal and sports imaging.

Dr Smith is an interventional radiologist with a particular interest in the treatment of liver pathology. He has sub-speciality skills in body MR imaging.


Dr Alain Lavoipierre

Clinical Director – Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Freemasons Medical Centre MBBS, FRANZCR

Dual trained consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine physician Uroradiologist

One of Australia’s foremost uroradiologists and well respected general radiologist, Dr Lavoipierre’s expertise lie in prostate MRI, renal biopsies and contrast enhanced ultrasound of renal lesions, CT urography and urinary tract sonography.

In addition, he is well versed in minimally invasive procedures of the spine, bursa and joints, and has an interest in imaging of the thyroid and parathyroid.

Dr Karyn Chan

Clinical Lead – Epworth Freemasons Medical Centre MBBS, FRANZCR

Consultant Radiologist – neuroradiology, breast and paediatric imaging

Dr Chan is a consultant radiologist, she has high level expertise and advanced imaging skills in breast imaging, along with interventional breast imaging procedures, paediatric radiology, neuroradiology and body imaging.

Her special interests lie in neuroradiology including brain, head and neck and spine MRI; paediatric imaging, in particular neonatal hip, spine and cranial ultrasound; screening and diagnostic mammography including 3D mammography, breast MRI, and body MRI and CT, particularly oncology, colorectal and gynaecologic imaging.

Dr Elissa Botterill

Consultant radiologist – MSK BSc MBBS FRANZCR

Elissa is a consultant radiologist with subspecialty expertise in musculoskeletal radiology, with additional areas of interest in abdominal and breast imaging.

She has considerable experience in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology including in MRI, CT and ultrasound modalities.

Dr Jenny Ellis

Consultant radiologist – breast imaging MBBS, FRANZCR

Jenny Ellis is a consultant radiologist. She has extensive experience in breast imaging and breast biopsy, including the use of contrast mammography, stereotactic biopsy as well as MRI guided biopsy.

Dr Anthony Felber

Consultant radiologist - breast imaging, general, cardiac, abdominal and interventional radiology MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Felber has a 30 year association with Epworth Hospital, after consultant practice at The Alfred and Hammersmith hospitals. His special interest areas are Breast Radiology, CT Coronary Angiography, Abdominal and general radiology.

Dr Felber is also an experienced Interventional Radiologist.

Dr Peter Karamoskos

Dual trained consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine physician MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Karamoskos is a consultant radiologist His expertise lies in radiation protection.



Dr Susan Kouloyan–Ilic

Consultant radiologist – women’s health, neuroradiology and MSK MBBS, FRANCR

Dr Kouliyan-Ilic special interest areas follow women’s health, in particular breast and gynaecologic imaging, neuroradiology and musculoskeletal.

Dr Kouliyan-Ilic performs a range of image guided biopsies, drainages and joint injections. She also has extensive experience in breast imaging and related procedures.

Dr Sanjeeva Ramasundara

Consult Radiologist – Breast, Cardiothoracic, Head and Neck MBBS, BMedSci, FRANZCR

Dr Ramasundara is a consult radiologist with special interests in Cardiothoracic, Breast Imaging and Head and Neck imaging, holding a current appointment with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and North Western Breastscreen.

He graduated from Melbourne University and completed his Radiology training at Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He completed his fellowships in thoracic imaging and breast at Royal Melbourne Hospital/North Western Breastscreen and Neuro, Head & Neck MRI imaging at The Alfred.

Dr Ramasundara was a consultant radiologist at Monash Health before moving to work in Cambridge, UK where he spent 4 years at Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge University Hospital), where he focused heavily on Cardiothoracic and Breast imaging.

Dr Brooke Sawyer

Consultant radiologist – breast and oncologic imaging MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Sawyer is a consultant radiologist with broad diagnostic imaging skills, and expertise in MRI breast, rectal pelvic cancer staging, prostate, gynaecologic, brain, head, neck and spine, MSK, abdominal and colonography.

Dr Sawyers breast procedural skills include ultrasound-guided biopsies, mammographic-guided biopsies and hookwire localisations, she has extensive experience in MRI in particular breast and body,  she’s highly skilled in CT reporting and intervention, particularly oncologic staging studies.

Dr James Sheldon

Consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist MBBS, MMed, FRANZCR, FAANMS

Dr Sheldon is a dual-qualified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist who has considerable experience in diagnostic and molecular imaging including the modalities of PET-CT, nuclear cardiology, MRI and CT.



Dr Colin Styles

Dual-trained radiologist and nuclear medicine physician MBBS, FRANZCR, FRACP, MPH

Dr Styles is a consultant radiologist and our lead radiologist covering prostate reporting. Dr Styles has more than 35 years’ medical experience and extensive knowledge in oncology imaging, in particular prostatic MRI. Additional general Interest in Health economics and investigative strategies.

Previous Directorships; Nuclear Medicine(StVH), Medical Imaging(The Geelong Hospital), Radiology(Peter Mac Cancer Centre).Earlier in career 1 year General Medicine, PNG and Research Fellowship, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton Canada.

Dr Michelle Thong

Consultant radiologist – breast imaging and MRI MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Thong is a consultant radiologist with interest areas across head and neck – including ENT, plexus and nerve imaging.


Dr Carl Yazbek

Consultant radiologist – body imaging and MRI MBCHB, FRANZCR

Dr Yazbek is a consultant radiologist who also has extensive experience in emergency, trauma and rehabilitation imaging, as well as oncology and body imaging. He has high-level expertise in CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided procedures involving all body regions.

Dr Yazbek completed expertise in neuroradiology, spine and head and neck imaging, including further subspecialty training in chest, body and musculoskeletal imaging.