Gastroenterologists Murdoch & Perth
About Wexford Gastroenterology
Wexford Gastroenterology is a team of specialists based in Perth, Western Australia. We are located in the Wexford Medical Centre at Murdoch.
Meet the Wexford Gastro team
Dr Abhey Raj SinghMBBS FRACP
Abhey Singh is a Perth trained Gastroenterologist. After completing his Advanced Gastroenterology training in Perth, he undertook a two year clinical and research fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease from Exeter, UK focusing on management of complex inflammatory bowel disease as well as research into IBD pharmacogenetics.
He has keen interest in inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, functional gut disorders as well as general adult gastroenterology and endoscopy. He holds public appointments at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham Hospital.
Dr Adrian McElholmBMedSc MBBChBAO FRCP(UK) FRACP MD
Adrian studied Medicine at Queen’s University in Belfast, graduating with distinction in 1997. He achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002, was awarded his MD for research on Reflux Oesophagitis, Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer in 2012. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2013 and in 2014 achieved Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.
After completing specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in the UK he completed two fellowships in interventional endoscopy in the Royal Perth Hospital, WA and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, England. He was appointed a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in Liverpool, UK, in 2012. He moved to Perth in 2013 and works as a Gastroenterologist and General Physician in Rockingham Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.
He has a particular interest in Reflux disease, Barrett’s Oesophagus and interventional endoscopy, as well as general adult gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy.
Dr Alicia LimMB BCh BaO DCH FRACP
Alicia completed her primary medical degree in Ireland in the year 2002 and has been practising medicine in Australia since the year 2005. She underwent her specialist training in paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology at Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth and Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
Alicia has a keen interest in coeliac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional gut disorders and all general gastrointestinal disorders. She is also accredited to perform endoscopic procedures in children.
Dr Anja LandowskiMBBS FRACP
Dr Landowski is an Australian-trained general gastroenterologist with special interest in bowel cancer surveillance, inflammatory bowel disease, capsule endoscopy and coeliac disease. She offers Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and Capsule endoscopy.
Training in the field of gastroenterology in Germany and several tertiary centers in Australia has equipped Dr Landowski with a wealth of experience of gastrointestinal complaints, treatment and different approaches to management of a broad range of conditions.
As well as focusing on diagnosis and treatment, Dr Landowski also strives to provide recommendations to maintain health to prevent disease.
Dr Landowski has published on Advanced Endoscopic Imaging in the Lower GI Tract for the book of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Springer Verlag, and was amongst the first physicians involved in Faecal Transplant Studies in treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr Landowski is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Italian.
Dr Callum PearceMBChB MD MRCPI FRACP
Callum studied medicine at the University of Liverpool in the UK, graduating in 1992. He achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998 and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2007.
He was awarded his MD, a research doctorate in 2000.
He works in the Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, which manages patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He also leads the Intestinal Failure Unit at Fiona Stanley, which manages patients with Short Bowel Syndrome and other serious nutritional problems.
He is the chair of the Morbidity and Mortality meetings at Fremantle Hospital, which oversee gastroenterology and endoscopy quality control.
Callum has just been appointed Chair of the Endoscopy Craft Group at St John of God Murdoch. The group overseas quality control and audit and is the body representing the endoscopists and gastroenterologists in the hospital.
Callum lives in Cottesloe with his three kids and two dogs and goes to the beach whenever he can.
Dr Eng GanMBBS FRACP
Eng is a locally trained gastroenterologist, graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2003 and completing his advanced gastroenterology training in Perth, Western Australia (WA).
He has a special interest in chronic liver diseases and liver fibrosis. In particular, he specialises in non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis and is proficient in FibroScan®. But enjoys all aspects of clinical gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel disease, bowel cancer screenings, reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
He is highly proficient in endoscopic skills and provides gastroscopies and colonoscopies for a wide range of gastroenterological problems including colorectal cancer surveillance and other common gastroenterological complaints.
He is fluent in many languages (Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese). He currently holds public appointments at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital. He is also a dedicated teacher through his position as adjunct clinical lecturer at the University of Western Australia.
Dr Shanela SoobenMBBS FRACP
Shanela is a locally trained gastroenterologist, having worked in Western Australia (WA) for 8 years as a medical practitioner and the last 4 years in the field of gastroenterology.
In addition to being a general gastroenterologist, she did her sub-speciality training in the area of inflammatory bowel disease.
Shanela studied medicine at the University of Notre Dame in WA, graduating with distinction. She completed her advanced gastroenterology training in WA. Shanela has a keen interest for all aspects of general gastroenterology including reflux disease, irritable bowel disease, bowel cancer screening, coeliac disease and eosinophilic oesophagitis as well as inflammatory bowel disease. She is actively involved in research and international conference presentations both in general gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease.
Shanela is fluent in both English and French.
Dr Amit SahaMBBS MCEM FRCPCH FRACP
Amit is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and trained paediatric endoscopist based in Perth. He underwent his higher specialist training in Paediatrics within the NHS in the UK, and subspecialised in Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition from busy and prestigious centres in London including The Kings College Hospital.
After coming to Australia, he also worked as a full time Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH Melbourne) till the end of 2020, working within a world class team at one of the great Children’s Hospitals.
Currently he has relocated back to Perth and works as a permanent part-time Paediatrician at the St John of God Midland Public Hospital, and offers his services as a paediatric gastroenterologist in his private rooms. Apart from clinical work, he also has a passion for teaching and has a postgraduate certificate in medical education from the UK and holds an academic appointment as senior clinical lecturer with Curtin University.
Amit has extensive experience in managing all aspects of paediatric gastroenterology, with expertise in common childhood problems such as chronic constipation, encopresis, chronic abdominal pain, reflux, poor weight gain, feeding difficulties, celiac disease, problems of the oesophagus, IBD, liver and nutrition related problems.
Carl GrahamBSc (Hons), MAppPsych ACBS
Carl did his undergraduate studies in Psychology at Curtin University and completed postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology at Murdoch University with a research emphasis in neuropsychology. He gained eligibility for entry to the Australian College of Clinical Psychologists in 2002.
Since then he has specialised in practise and applied research in behavioural medicine with an emphasis on the treatment and management of chronic diseases, and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.
He has worked with the Pain Medicine Units at Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital and was a member of the WA Musculoskeletal Health Network Spinal Pain Working Group which designed the current treatment guidelines for the management of spinal pain in WA. He was involved with the development and deployment of the award winning STEPS Pain Management programme which is now seen as a leading model in chronic pain treatment. He has worked with the Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Fremantle and Fiona Stanley Hospitals and is the consulting Clinical Psychologist within the Immunology and infectious Disease Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He has been a Clinical Supervisor and lecturer in Health Psychology within the post-graduate Clinical Psychology programme at Murdoch University and has a strong interest in the development of evidence-based psychological practice
He is a long-term resident of Fremantle where he lives with his partner and daughter. He is an avid scuba diver, an underwater photographer, and cyclist.
Lakshmi FernandesMBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP
Lakshmi specialises in working with people who have difficulty adjusting to severe physical illness, and co-existing physical and mental health issues. She completed her specialist training in the sub-speciality of Consultation-Liaison psychiatry in the UK and worked as a consultant psychiatrist for 11 years. During this time, Lakshmi was the head of the Sheffield eating disorders service and worked as the lead Psychiatrist in the chronic pain clinic.
Lakshmi has several publications focusing on the treatment of severe irritable bowel syndrome. She also has experience providing psychiatric input to Diabetes, Endocrinology and Respiratory Medicine clinics.
Having relocated to Perth, Western Australia in 2011, Lakshmi initially worked in Rockingham General Hospital. She is now at Fiona Stanley Hospital in the Consultation Liaison service, and works with the chronic pain team. She is an accredited supervisor for post-graduate training in Psychiatry.
Her special interests include chronic pain, functional pain syndromes, depression and anxiety in chronic illness. She is an advocate of integrated health care, and using a multidisciplinary team to achieve optimal care for her patients.
Nikki CummingsGrad Dip Diet, PhD
Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist
Grad Diploma in Dietetics, PhD
Nikki Cummings has over 20 years’ experience working as a dietitian. Her first role was working as a Food Service and Sports Dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport; Canberra. She assisted in the preparation of our Australian athletes in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Since returning to Perth in 2000 she established her own Nutrition business (Optimal Intake) based at St John of God Medical Clinic, Murdoch and more recently the Cockburn ARC (Cockburn Central). Nikki has further training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy and applies the principles of “Health at Every Size” in her work. Nikki has specialist interest and further training in the field of Gastroenterology, pre- and post-Bariatric surgery nutritional management and works as an Eating Disorder specialist at The Hollywood Clinic, Nedlands.
Nikki takes a very practical approach when working with clients to assist in symptom relief and to improve gut health through the investigation of dietary triggers. She also enjoys working with clients to help them build better relationships with food by deciphering nutrition/health messages and untangling the dietary misinformation that is too easily available in the media/internet.
In her spare time, you will find Nikki walking or swimming at the beach with her young son or relaxing with a good cup of coffee in Fremantle.
Tim O’GradyBNat, BSc, MNHAA
Tim is a Clinical Naturopath with a Bachelor of Naturopathy from Southern Cross University, NSW and a Bachelor of Science.
His expertise in digestive disorders and conditions related to gut barrier function such as allergies and autoimmune disease has developed over more than 10 years of practice.
Tim’s particular interest is the gut microbiome- a complex ecosystem that feeds off what we can’t digest, producing vitamins, important metabolites and aiding in mineral absorption. Our gut microbiota protects us against invasive disease-causing microorganisms and plays a vital role in regulating our immune system. This ecosystem can be modulated using nutrition, herbal medicine, probiotics and prebiotics. Significant, measurable improvements in gut barrier function are achievable, which can be expected to improve symptoms and reduce disease activity. You can learn more at Advanced Microbiome Restoration.
Naturopathic treatment can be highly complementary to orthodox care or, in the case of functional digestive disorders such as IBS, can be an effective primary treatment. Tim stays in close communication with treating GPs, Specialists and other health providers to ensure safe and effective care.
Tim practices in Perth on a fortnightly basis. He lives in Margaret River with his partner and two teenage children, where he likes to surf, ride his bike and make things in the shed!