The Surgical Team

Dr Buddhini Abeysiri – Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Buddhini Abeysiri completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 1996. Between 1996 and 2000 she was an intern / resident at Westmead Hospital (Sydney), before commencing her anaesthesia training in 2000, becoming a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2005. In 2006 she undertook a Fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge), returning to Australia in 2007 to take up positions as a consultant anaesthetist at Austin and Box Hill Hospitals (Melbourne). Today she continues to practice at these hospitals, while also undertaking a wide range of anaesthesia across many surgical specialities at Epworth Healthcare and other major private hospitals including Ramsey Health, Healthscope and St Vincent Private Hospital Group.
Dr Abeysiri is actively involved in the clinical teaching programs of Austin and Box Hill hospitals, where she enjoys teaching anaesthesia trainees, residents, paramedics and medical students. She also is actively involved in simulation training and crisis management training with Box Hill Hospital. Dr Abeysiri is also interested in perioperative medicine, recently enrolling in the 2017 short course in Perioperative Medicine through Monash University.
Recent qualifications acquired by Dr Abeysiri as part of her continuing medical education include: Train the Trainer (Monash Simulation 2015), Regular Updates in Perioperative Ultrasound (Austin Health 2016 and St Vincent’s hospital 2017), Advanced Life Support 2 (Australian Resuscitation Council 2016), and Emergency Management of Anaesthesia Crises (Monash University 2016). She is an examiner for Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists final and part 1 examinations trial vivas at Box Hill Hospital.
Dr Abeysiri’s goal is to provide high quality and safe anaesthesia to every patient she cares for.
She can be  contacted through her rooms, Northern Anaesthetics  T: 93852399. She works with Mr Cheah at John Fawkner every fortnight on Mondays.

Dr Sudharshan Karalapillai(Darshi) – Specialist Anaesthetist & ICU Consultant

MBBS (Melbourne) 1997. 
FCICM 2009

Patient-Anaesthetist Info
I am a dual trained anaesthetist and intensive care physician
I studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and trained in anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne hospital and subsequently in Intensive Care Medicine at the Austin Hospital
I am a current consultant anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the Austin hospital . 
I am a previous recipient of the ASA Young Investigator award and the ASA Kevin McCaul prize and am a current recipient of a major research grant from ANZCA
I am a current fellowship examiner for the  College of Anaesthetists 
I can be contacted via East Melbourne Anaesthesia at or 9116 5551

 He works with Dr Cheah at John Fawkner on Monday fortnightly and monthly at Western Private.

Dr Guo Min Liu – Specialist Anaesthetist

MB.BS. 1982 
FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2003

He is the first anaesthetist from China who has dual Chinese and Australian specialist qualifications. He was one of the first Chinese specialists to be train overseas - initially in Denmark and then coming here on a scholarship to work with the late Victor Chang in Sydney. 

He can be contacted via Central Anaesthetic Group on  94161584 or email on

He works with Dr Cheah fortnightly at Western Private and occasionally at John Fawkner. 

Dr Ju Pin Ang – Specialist Anaesthetist

MBBS(Hons) University of Melbourne 2003
FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) 2012

Speaks Mandarin as well

He can be contacted via Central Anaesthetic Group on  94161584 or email on

He works with Dr Cheah at Mitcham Private. 

Dr  Gabriel Chan  – Anaesthetist at Western Gastroenterology 

MBBS University of Western Australia 1993  FRACGP 2000

Originally from Perth. Loves his work as an anaesthetist and is also an excellent GP. Works in a number of endoscopy centres across Melbourne.

Trivia fact - his brother who was also a medical doctor acted as one of the Power Ranger! 

Dr Su Lin Ng – Surgical Assistant

MB BCh BAO University of Ireland 2001  FRACGP 2013

Dr Su Lin is a GP in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Dr Jaya Vikraman  - Surgical Assistant

MBBS University of Adelaide 2008.  PhD Candidate University of Melbourne

Dr Jaya is an experienced surgical assistant having worked as at Austin, Royal Children's hospital and Echuca.  Her late father, Dr Vikraman,  was one of Dr LP Cheah's teachers at Western Hospital, Footscray.

Dr Jasamine Coles Black  - Surgical Assistant 

Doctor of Medicine 2016. PhD candidate 

Dr Priyank Gupta - Surgical Assistant

MBBS Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2007 AMC 2012

Dr Priyank is an experienced surgical assistant having worked as a surgical Austin and Echuca.