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, Medical Advisory Committee, Epworth Richmond 

Executive Member, Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare 

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

As Epworth Medical Imaging’s Director of Radiology, Assoc. Prof. Phal leads a dedicated team of clinical directors, diagnostic and interventional radiologists, and provides leadership to senior management. He was previously Director of MRI at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Deputy Director of Radiology at the University of Melbourne.

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.

He is an interventional radiologist with a particular interest in the treatment of liver pathology. Dr Smith has sub-specialty 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 

Dr Lavoipierre is one of Australia’s foremost uroradiologists and a well-respected general radiologist. His expertise lies in prostate MRI, renal biopsies and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of renal lesions, CT urography and urinary tract sonography.

Dr Lavoipierre is also proficient in minimally invasive procedures of the spine, bursa and joints, and has an interest in thyroid and parathyroid imaging.

Dr Karyn Chan

Clinical Lead – Epworth Freemasons Medical Centre MBBS, FRANZCR

Consultant radiologist – neuroradiology, breast and paediatric imaging

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

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

Dr Elissa Botterill

Consultant radiologist – MSK BSc MBBS FRANZCR

Dr Botterill is a consultant radiologist with subspecialty expertise in musculoskeletal radiology, and a keen interest in abdominal and breast imaging.

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

Dr Jenny Ellis

Consultant radiologist – breast imaging MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Ellis is a consultant radiologist with extensive experience in breast imaging and breast biopsy, including the use of contrast mammography, stereotactic biopsy and 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 and previously worked in consultancy practices at The Alfred and Hammersmith hospitals. His special interest areas are breast radiology, CT coronary angiography, abdominal and general radiology.

Dr Felber is also a highly experienced interventional radiologist.

Dr Peter Karamoskos

Dual-trained consultant radiologist and nuclear medicine physician MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Karamoskos is a consultant radiologist with expertise in radiation protection.

Dr Ben Chiang

Consultant radiologist – MSK MBBS, FRANZCR

Dr Chiang is a consultant radiologist with subspecialty expertise in musculoskeletal radiology.

He has considerable experience in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology involving the MRI, CT and ultrasound modalities, and has worked in both regional and metropolitan settings.

Dr Sanjeeva Ramasundara

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

Dr Ramasundara is a consultant radiologist with special interests in cardiothoracic, breast imaging, and head and neck imaging. He also holds current appointments with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and North Western Breastscreen.

Dr Ramasundara graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed his radiology training in thoracic imaging, breast, neuroradiological, ENT and neck MRI at The Royal Melbourne and The Alfred hospitals.

He was a consultant radiologist at Monash Health before moving to Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge University) in the UK where he focused 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 Sawyer’s breast procedural skills include ultrasound-guided biopsy, mammographic-guided biopsy and hookwire localisation. She has extensive experience in MRI, particularly breast and body, and is highly skilled in CT reporting and intervention, most notably 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 with considerable experience in diagnostic and molecular imaging including the PET-CT, nuclear cardiology, MRI and CT modalities.

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 with 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 also has expertise in neuroradiology, spine, head and neck imaging, and has completed subspecialty training in chest, body and musculoskeletal imaging.