Meet Our Endocrinologists
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones.
Dr Jeremy Hoang
MBBS (Syd) FRACP FAANMS DDU
Dr Jeremy Hoang is an endocrinologist and nuclear medicine specialist with appointments at the Hornsby Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.
He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998 and completed training in endocrinology and nuclear medicine at Canberra Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Westmead Hospital.
He is a member of the North Shore LHD Diabetes Network Group and Complex Pregnancy Medical Consultation Working Group which meet regularly to promote development of diabetes services across the district. He is also part of the thyroid cancer multidisciplinary team based at Royal North Shore Hospital.
He recently collaborated in the CALD Project, a North Shore district wide review of gestational diabetic patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
He also has a strong clinical and research interest in the role of Nuclear Medicine imaging and therapy in the management of endocrine disorders.
His private practice is based at Hornsby Medical Specialists and encompasses all aspects of diabetes and general endocrinology.
He maintains an ongoing teaching role at the University of Sydney Northern and Sydney Adventist Hospital clinical schools.
CONSULTING DAYS: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (fortnightly)
Dr Cecilia Chi
MBBS (Hons1), FRACP
Dr Chi completed her medical degree with an honours year at the University of New South Wales. She undertook physician training at 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 workup of subfertility/infertility.
CONSULTING DAYS: Wednesdays
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 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: Fridays
Dr Elisa Tyson
MBBS(Hons1)(NSW), BSc(Med), PhD, FRACP
Dr 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: Thursdays and Fridays (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: Thursdays
Meet Our Paediatricians
Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children and adolescents.
Dr Yew Wee Chua
M.B.B.S.(Hons)(SYD), F.R.A.C.P., MPubHealth, DCH
Dr Yew Wee Chua is a Consultant Paediatrician and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians since 2005.
He trained with the Children’s Hospital at Westmead after graduating with Honours from the University of Sydney. He completed a Masters of Public Health with Distinction through the University of Newcastle in 2010.
Yew Wee is a Consultant Pediatrician with admitting rights at both the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital.
Yew Wee is a compassionate and caring pediatrician who is committed to the health and well being of children of all ages. He enjoys partnering with parents and families to holistically care for their children.
Yew Wee is a committed Christian and an active member of his church family. He is happily married and is the father of two children who give him much joy.
CONSULTING DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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: Tuesdays and Thursdays
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: Fridays
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
He started his initial journey in Pediatrics in India (MD Paediatrics) but destiny brought him to Australia. He holds dual fellowship in General Paediatrics and Pediatric 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 broad range of paediatric problems but has 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: Fridays
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
An infectious disease doctor specialises in the various infections that can affect the human body.
Dr Wei-Yuen Su
MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist who has appointments with Sydney Adventist and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospitals.
If you are referred to Dr Su for 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: Tuesdays
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Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
What will I need to bring to my appointment?
In addition to your referral and medicare card, please do your best to bring copies of any relevant scans, tests or procedure reports. The more information/history you can present to your specialist, the more thorough an investigation they can conduct.
Do you claim for Medicare or Private Health Funds?
Yes. Provided you bring your medicare card to the appointment, we process Medicare claims on the spot. The rebate, if successful, is transferred back into your nominated bank account within a day or two. Your medicare card is only necessary for your initial consultation.
If your child is seeing a Pediatrician, 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.
What are the fees involved?
Specialist fees vary according to the type, length, and complexity of the consultation. If you would like an estimate for your appointment, please call our reception staff. As a private clinic, there is an upfront fee for each consultation (unless you are a hospital referred gestational diabetes patient).
What happens if I lose my pathology or imaging request form?
When you finish your consultation and present at the reception desk, we ask that you please produce all request forms that the doctor has given you so that we can scan copies onto your file. This way, we will be able to create another copy for you in the event that you lose the original. Should this happen, simply call our friendly receptionists and they will assist you.