Meet Our Endocrinologists
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, its specific secretions known as hormones and the management of its diseases.
Dr Jeremy Hoang
MBBS (Syd) FRACP FAANMS DDU
Dr Jeremy Hoang is a dual trained endocrinologist and nuclear medicine specialist with appointments at the Hornsby Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.
He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998 and completed training in Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound at the
Canberra Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Westmead Hospital.
He is a member of the endocrine multidisciplinary teams at the Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He is also a member of the North Shore LHD Diabetes Network Group.
He also teaches at the Hornsby campus of the University of Sydney School of Medicine.
He has strong clinical and research interests in the role of nuclear medicine imaging and therapies in the management of endocrine disorders, particularly thyroid.
He has published, presented and chaired in thyroid and other endocrine tumours at national and international levels.
His private practice is based at Hornsby Medical Specialists and encompasses all aspects of diabetes and general endocrinology.
CONSULTING DAYS: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (fortnightly)
Dr Cecilia Chi
MBBS (Hons1), FRACP
Dr Cecilia Chi completed her medical degree with an honours year at the University of New South Wales. She undertook physician training at the Royal North Shore Hospital and Endocrinology advanced training at Westmead Hospital. She has a strong interest in looking after patients with diabetes and gestational diabetes.
She has published papers discussing different aspects of diabetes management and medications.
Dr Chi believes in a holistic approach to patient management and would be happy to see a variety of endocrine conditions including obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, adrenal and pituitary disorders.
Dr Chi is also interested in reproductive endocrinology and undertook training at the Westmead Fertility Centre.
She would be keen to work together with patients and assist them in the work-up of subfertility/infertility.
CONSULTING DAYS: Wednesday
Dr Alice Tang
BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Dr Alice Tang completed medical school at the University of New South Wales after which she did general medicine training in various hospitals across Sydney and country NSW.
She progressed to Endocrinology advanced training at the St George Hospital, Nepean Hospital and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research / St Vincent’s Hospital, after which she was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). She then went on to do a PhD specialising in obesity and metabolic health at the Garvan Institute. She has taught medical students and doctors-in-training, published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in national and international conferences.
She is a member of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Australian Diabetes Society and the US Endocrine Society. She is also committed to continuing professional education.
In addition to seeing patients at her Hornsby private practice, she has a Visiting Medical Officer appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst. Alice accepts referrals for general endocrinology, including diabetes.
Alice is caring, detailed in her assessments and strives to provide quality care for all her patients.
CONSULTING DAYS: Friday
Dr Elisa Tyson
MBBS(Hons1)(NSW), BSc(Med), PhD, FRACP
Dr Elisa Tyson graduated in Medicine with First Class Honours from the University of New South Wales. She completed her postgraduate training in Endocrinology at Concord Hospital, Sydney and the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. Dr Tyson finished her PhD in 2009 at the University of Newcastle, focusing on endocrine signalling in the uterus during pregnancy.
Dr Tyson works full time in private practice in Newcastle and Hornsby, Sydney. She consults in all aspects of adult endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid and pituitary, with an interest in osteoporosis.
Dr Tyson is a member of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Endocrine Society of Australia and the Endocrine Society (USA).
CONSULTING DAYS: Thursday and Friday (fortnightly)
Dr Nisa Sheriff
MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FRACP
Dr Nisa Sheriff is a consultant endocrinologist who is passionate about providing holistic, evidence-based care to her patients.
Dr Sheriff graduated from the University of Melbourne with a combined Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours). She completed her Basic Physician Training at the Royal Melbourne and Prince of Wales Hospitals. She proceeded to specialist training in Endocrinology at Royal North Shore and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook a pituitary fellowship at St Vincent’s hospital and was recipient of a University of New South Wales Research Training Program scholarship for subsequent research in pituitary tumours and genetics. She has also furthered her interest in research while working at the prestigious William Harvey Research Institute in London, UK.
Dr Sheriff’s priority is to provide high quality, warm and compassionate care to her patients. She will provide individualised care encouraging patients to be involved in decision making by providing patients with accurate and up-to-date information based on latest research.
CONSULTING DAYS: Thursday
Dr Benjamin Kwan
MBBS MMed FRACP
Dr Benjamin Kwan is an endocrinologist committed to providing personalised, evidence-based care for his patients. He has a special interest in endocrine hypertension, calcium and bone disorders, thyroid disease, and diabetes.
Dr Kwan obtained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales. He completed physician training and advanced training at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Nepean Hospital.
He currently has a clinical appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer at Canterbury Hospital where he manages the complex diabetes and rapid access diabetes clinics. He is committed to teaching and has an academic appointment at Concord Clinical School with the University of Sydney. Dr Kwan is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Endocrine Society of Australia.
CONSULTING DAYS: Wednesday
Dr Yu-Fang Wu
BE (Hons) MCom MBBS FRACP
Dr Yu-Fang Wu is an endocrinologist and fertility specialist. She graduated from the University of Sydney and completed endocrinology advanced training at Westmead Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital.
Dr Wu practises general endocrinology and has a strong interest in reproductive endocrinology. She is affiliated with Westmead Fertility Centre for assisted fertility treatments. Her other interests include all types of diabetes mellitus, obesity, thyroid diseases and women's health issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and menopause.
She is warm, approachable and committed in delivering comprehensive patient care.
Languages: English and Mandarin
CONSULTING DAYS: Wednesday
Meet Our Paediatricians
Paediatrics is a branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children and adolescents.
Dr Des Cohen
MBBCh FCP(SA) FRACP
Dr Des Cohen is an experienced general paediatrician who holds dual South African and Australian Paediatric Fellowships. He has been practicing in Hornsby, Wahroonga and North West Sydney for the last 23 years.
Until recently Dr Cohen was a Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Adventist Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital. He continues to teach medical students at the Sydney University Northern Clinical School based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Cohen sees children of all ages and has a special interest in seeing newborns, children with neurodevelopmental problems such as ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder and also children with allergic conditions such as food allergy, eczema and asthma. Allergy skin prick testing and lung function testing for asthmatics are carried out at the Hornsby Medical Specialist rooms.
CONSULTING DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday
Dr Carolyn Cooper
MBBS FRACP MPH MHA
Dr Carolyn Cooper is a paediatrician sub-specialising in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics. Carolyn graduated from The University of Sydney in 1988 and trained in Paediatrics with The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Camperdown. Over the past 25 years, Carolyn has developed an interest in the diagnosis and management of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Delay, and early childhood behavioural problems through working in metropolitan hospitals, community health clinics and private consulting rooms. Carolyn is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and as well holds a Masters of Public Health and Masters of Health Administration. Carolyn maintains her professional development through membership of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia and regularly attends international meetings relevant to ADHD and ASD. Carolyn is also mother to three delightful teenage daughters.
CONSULTING DAYS: Friday
Dr Yashwant Sinha
BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACP PhD
Dr Yashwant Sinha is a general paediatrician and clinical pharmacologist.
She studied medicine at the University of NSW and completed paediatric and clinical pharmacology training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick.
Dr Sinha completed a PhD through the University of Sydney in 2013 entitled ‘Medicines for Children: Evidence, access and policy.’ Dr Sinha has published locally and internationally in the areas of complementary therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder, quality use of medicines in children and paediatric drug policy.
She is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia, the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists and the editorial committee for the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Dr Sinha has a broad interest in all areas of general paediatrics and a special interest in children with developmental disorders, including global developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She enjoys working with parents, therapists, teachers, assessment and early intervention services to coordinate care for her patients.
Dr Sinha also has an interest in issues related to child vaccination.
Dr Sinha has been working as a general paediatrician in Westmead for over 10 years and looks forward to commencing practice at Hornsby Medical Specialists and assisting families in the community.
Dr Sinha also speaks French.
CONSULTING DAYS: Tuesdays(fortnightly)
Dr Shalinder Singh Samra
MBBS MD FRACP MPH
Dr Shalinder Samra started his initial journey in Paediatrics in India (MD Paediatrics) but destiny brought him to Australia. He holds dual fellowship in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Emergency Medicine from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
During his training, he had the privilege to work in almost all hospitals in Sydney Metropolitan area and beyond.
He has extensive experience and skills in managing a broad range of paediatric problems but has a special interest in behavioural problems, ADHD/attention problems, learning difficulties, asthma, eczema, weight and nutrition issues, new born conditions including feeding issues, constipation and bed wetting.
He is a big fan of sports especially cricket and soccer, and rugby since moving to Australia.
CONSULTING DAYS: Friday
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Infectious disease is a branch of medicine that specialises in the various infections that can affect the human body.
Dr Wei-Yuen Su
MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Dr Wei-Yuen Su is an Infectious Disease Physician and Microbiologist who has appointments with the Sydney Adventist and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospitals.
If you are referred to Dr Su for a consultation, please send your referral to email@example.com.
Your information will be reviewed by Dr Su and you will be contacted by a member of our staff to arrange an appointment at our rooms at 39 Palmerston Road when available.
CONSULTING DAYS: Monday and Tuesday
Congenital Cardiologist- Paediatric & Adult
Dr Sundar Veerappan
Dr Sundar is an Australian-trained paediatric and adult congenital cardiologist. He specialisesin the management of children with inherited or acquired simple and complex congenital
cardiac conditions. He also specialises in the management of adults with congenital heart
disease, inherited aortopathies/cardiac conditions and maternal cardiology.
Dr Sundar completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Melbourne,followed by general Paediatric training in Melbourne and Sydney. Subsequently, he
completed extensive general Paediatric Cardiology training in Sydney and Queensland. He
then undertook post-fellowship training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, including in the
management of patients with inherited cardiac conditions and maternal cardiology, at the
Bristol Heart Institute (UK). This was followed by training in cross-sectional imaging (Cardiac
MRI and CT) at the Evelina London Children's Hospital (UK). He has worked as a consultant in
Paediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology across cardiac centres in New Zealand, Sydney
Dr Sundar has co-authored many articles that have been published in international journalsand has presented his research at multiple international conferences in Australia and Europe.
He was awarded a CSANZ travelling fellowship and was a finalist for the Paediatrics and
Dr Sundar will offer prompt evaluation of children with suspected cardiac conditions such asheart murmurs, chest pain, palpitations, syncope, family history of cardiac conditions and
other genetic conditions requiring cardiac review. He is also happy to see adults with
congenital or inherited cardiac conditions for ongoing review and management. He performs
his own echocardiograms to maximise diagnostic accuracy.
If you are referred to Dr Veerappan for a consultation, please send your referral to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your information will be reviewed by Dr Veerappan and you will be contacted by a member of our staff to arrange an appointment at our rooms at 39 Palmerston Road when available.
CONSULTING DAYS: Monday
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Do I need a referral to see a Doctor?
Yes. All specialist consultations require a valid referral (addressed to the specialist you are booked with).
All new patients will need to provide a referral at their initial consultation. Returning patients will need to renew their referral after:
- 12 months if it is from a GP, and
- 3 months if it is from another specialist
We will provide you with timely reminders when a new referral is due.
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Do you claim for Medicare or Private Health Funds?
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If your child is seeing a Paediatrician, they will need a parent's medicare details and date of birth for the claim to be allocated to.
Please note, private health insurance cannot be claimed for any consultation.
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