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Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

A referral from a general practitioner, psychiatrist or other specialist is necessary for an admission to Gordon Private Hospital.

Dr Kathryn Black

PhD, MPsych, MB BS, BSc (Med) (Hons), BA, FRANZCP

Dr Black is a consultant psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry who gained her undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Sydney. Dr Black has broad experience in mood and anxiety disorders, and psychosis including where there is a background of trauma or borderline personality type traits. With a collaborative approach and following comprehensive assessment, Dr Black will then draw on a range of psychological therapies combined with pharmacological treatment so that an individual may experience enhanced relationships and lifestyle and achieve their chosen recovery goals.

Dr Dinah Bennett

MB BS, MRCPsych, MPhil, FRANZCP, PG Certificate in CBT

Dr Dinah Bennett is a consultant psychiatrist. She is the Director of Medical Services at Gordon Private Hospital and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Sydney and then completed post-graduate psychiatric training in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh). She has completed a MPhil (research master’s degree) in psychiatry studying cross cultural presentations of eating disorders.

Dr Bennett is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has experience in the public and private sectors treating a range of mental health conditions including psychosis, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety and borderline personality disorder. She has a particular interest in cognitive behaviour therapy and atypical presentations of eating disorders. She also has an interest in the pharmacological treatment of binge eating disorders.

Dr Peter Hoey

BMedSc, MB BS (1st Hons), FRANZCP

Dr Peter Hoey is a consultant general adult psychiatrist. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has had university teaching and public hospital experience. He has previously held several executive positions within the Section (now Faculty) of Psychotherapy of the College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hoey’s particular areas of interest are young adult patients and patients suffering from treatment refractory mood disorders.

Dr Vivien James


Dr Vivienne James is a consultant psychiatrist who has experience across a variety of settings in both the private and public sector. She is a graduate of Sydney University and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Dr James has a collaborative approach to patient care. Her treatment plans are multi-modal and include psychological and social interventions as well as pharmacotherapy.

Dr Artin Jebejian


Dr Artin Jebejian is a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

He has been practising psychiatry since 1983 and has trained at the Black Dog Institute. Dr Jebejian has been involved with the teaching, supervision and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

He has extensive experience in various clinical settings in both the public and private sectors including acute mental health units, community services, consultation and liaison psychiatry, alcohol and drugs, adolescent and perinatal psychiatry and emergency psychiatry. Dr Jebejian is easy to engage with and can provide both psychopharmacological and psychological interventions.

Dr Mukesh Kumar


Dr Sonia Kumar


Dr Kumar is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who has treated the full spectrum of mental health problems in private and public practice. Special interests include mood disorders, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, women’s mental health, perinatal issues and youth mental health. Dr Kumar provides a comprehensive mental health assessment and individualised treatment plan for each patient, combining medication, psychological therapies and lifestyle changes. Dr Kumar takes a collaborative approach, focusing on patient education and building positive mental health.

Dr Mariano Llosa

MD, FRANZCP, Cert.Child.Adol.Psych

Dr Llosa is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist known for his excellent clinical skills, compassion and commitment to his patients. Dr Llosa has a broad skill-set, combining medication, psychoeducation and individual and family psychotherapy. Dr Llosa believes that the treatment of young people should be based on an understanding of their family, school, social and developmental context, and a thorough bio-psycho-social assessment and differential diagnosis of the presenting problem.

Dr Farzaan Mehta


Dr Mehta is a general adult psychiatrist with specific expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. She graduated from Medicine in Adelaide, South Australia in 1997, and completed most of her psychiatric training at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Amongst other places, she has worked at the distinguished Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St Vincent’s Hospital, the Mood Disorders Unit (now the Black Dog Institute, with Professors Gordon Parker and Phillip Mitchell) at Prince of Wales Hospital, the Perinatal Mental Health Clinic at the Royal Hospital for Women (with Professor Marie Paul Austin), and the Langton Centre (Drug and Alcohol). She has been engaged as a tutor for psychiatrists in training at the Institute of Psychiatry. Her special areas of interest are mood and anxiety disorders, women’s mental health and mental illness in young adults.

Dr Nicole Melidonis


Dr Nicole Melidonis is a general adult psychiatrist who has a broad experience working in a wide range of psychiatric settings (both public and private). She trained both in the UK and Australia and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Dr Melidonis is well known for her ability to form rapport with her patients and combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic interventions to obtain the best outcomes.

Scientia Professor Gordon Parker AO


Professor Gordon Parker AO is currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and was Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute from 2002-2011. He was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals. He has had a number of responsibilities for the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, including being Editor of the Journal and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee.

Professor Parker has been an active researcher, and has held a number of positions with legal organisations, including the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW Administrative Appeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received a Citation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in the field of ‘Psychiatry/Psychology’. His research has focused on modeling psychiatric conditions (depressive, bipolar and personality disorders) and examining causes, mechanisms and treatments for mood disorders. His autobiography “A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch” was published in 2012.

Professor Parker sees adults and older adolescents. For outpatient appointments, please contact the hospital on (02) 9418 1144.

Dr Vladimir Sazhin


Dr Vladimir Sazhin is an experienced consultant psychiatrist with expertise in treating patients with mood disorders, including treatment-resistant depression and Bipolar Affective disorder, severe anxiety disorders, eating disorders associated with anxiety and depression and transcultural psychiatry. Dr Sazhin has worked extensively in the public and private sectors and sees patients from 16 years of age upwards.

Dr Selina Stanton

MB BS, BSc, Dip Counselling

Dr Selina Stanton completed her medical training at the UNSW in Sydney. Following her hospital training she worked as a General Practitioner (GP) for 15 years before returning to hospital employment. Dr Stanton’s continuing studies have included advanced majors in relationship and addiction counselling, CBT training and gaining accreditation for opioid treatment in NSW. As CMO, Dr Stanton reviews all patients on admission and works daily in the wards to care for any general medical needs. She also supports the psychiatrists in the mental health management of their patients.

Dr Jane Tubby

MB BS, FRANZCP, Cert.Child.Adol.Psych

Dr Jane Tubby is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist. She graduated in medicine from the University of London, and completed postgraduate training in psychiatry in Sydney. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and a member of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr Tubby has extensive experience in managing adolescents and their families in both inpatient and community settings. She Utilises both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological techniques in the context of the family system.

Dr Naresh Verma


Dr Naresh Verma is a dual-qualified Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Occupational Physician, having been an Occupational Physician since 2009. Along with an interest in mood and anxiety disorders, early psychosis and schema therapy, he has a special interest in Occupational Psychiatry including Workers Compensation and the mental health of safety critical workers. Dr Verma aims to achieve functional outcomes in those with a mental illness and works in both public and private settings.

Dr Michael Williamson


Dr Michael Williamson is a consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist now working in private practice after a lengthy experience in the public mental health system.

He was one of the foundation members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy and twice New South Wales President. He has been Clinical Director of a number of Areas of the New South Wales Mental Health Service. Dr Williamson has had extensive experience in the psychotherapy of severe Borderline Personality Disorder and developmental trauma-based psychological illnesses, as well as military and police PTSD.

He is a long term member of the Faculty of the University of Sydney Master of Medicine Program which teaches the Conversational Model. He was a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Western Sydney before moving to private practice.

Dr Adnan Younus


Dr Younus is a General Adult psychiatrist who provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services. He works collaboratively with General Practitioners, family and/or carers to optimise functioning and recovery. Dr Younus has interests in depression, bipolar, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, adult ADHD, complex trauma disorder, personality disorder, eating disorders, youth mental health, first episode psychosis and early intervention in psychotic and non-psychotic disorder. Dr Younus is a Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney and actively participates in teaching and research.