Consulting Doctors

Dr Gus Channo MBCHB FRACGP Medical Principal

Dr Gus Channo

MBCHB FRACGP Medical Principal

Dr Gus Channo is the Medical Principal of The Madison Medical Practice St Ives, and prides himself on leading like-minded individuals in caring for the St Ives Communities. Gus has been a Doctor for over 17 years and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners since 2010. Gus is passionate about Patient care, and prides himself on attention to detail and thoroughness. His vast experience in both rural and city communities have given him a greater understanding of people which enhances patient engagement.

Gus has worked in several leading hospitals including the Royal Adelaide and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney over his career and enjoys teaching the next generation of General Practitioners as a GP Synergy Supervisor. Gus has special interests in Peadatrics, Men’s health, Preventative Medicine and has experience in Aged Care management. Gus is fluent in English and Arabic.

Dr Chitra Das MBBS FRACGP DCH

Dr Chitra Das

MBBS FRACGP DCH

The Madison Medical Practice St Ives welcomes Dr Chitra Das as a consultant GP. Chitra is an experienced Medical Practitioner (GP) who graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and received her fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017.

Chitra’s special interests include Paediatrics and Skin Cancers. She has attained a Diploma in Paediatrics and Adolescent health from Sydney Westmead hospital, and obtained Advanced surgical training in Skin Cancer Surgery from Health Cert under Bond University Queensland.

Apart from advanced training in Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment, and Paediatrics, Chitra has interests in Women’s Health, and Geriatric Management of chronic disease. Chitra performs minor operations such as Ingrown toe nail surgery, Suturing, removal of foreign bodies, Contraceptive IUDs – Implanon insertion and removal, Mirena removal only.

Chitra is excited about joining the Madison Medical Team as she believes in continuity of patient care, and provides preventive care with education to her patients, an ethos we both share.

She is a mother of two beautiful young girls. And enjoys playing piano.

To book an appointment please call our reception team on 94409411 or book online via our website or health engine.

Dr Gagandeep “Gagan” Sawhney MBBS FRACGP

Dr Gagandeep “Gagan” Sawhney

MBBS FRACGP

Gagan is a female General Practitioner who graduated from the Government Medical College in Amritsar, India in 1992. After migrating to Australia in 1996 she continued her studies and trained at Prince of Wales Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Rozelle Hospitals for many years to expose herself to many areas of patient care to enhance her medical experience. Gagan commenced her General Practice Specialty training at the University of Western Sydney as a part of the “Wentwest” program in 2005. After completing her rural term in Oberon she joined the team at The Madison Medical Practice in 2006 and has been a devoted to the St Ives community ever since.  Gagan’s empathetic and extensive experience has seen patients come from all over Sydney, a testament of her commitment to practice holistic medicine. Gagan has a special interest in Women’s and Children’s health, as well as Family Health, Geriatrics and Mental Health. Gagan is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. Her aim as a General Practitioner is to practice medicine where she can provide quality care to all her patients and be available for them when in need.

Dr Lina Channo MBCHB, FRACGP, CSRH, Cert of Musculoskeletal and Sport Medicine

Dr Lina Channo

MBCHB, FRACGP, CSRH, Cert of Musculoskeletal and Sport Medicine

Dr Lina Channo has over 20 years experience in the medical field, she has completed her internship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital . 

Before starting her general practice training , she worked at The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in 2006 ,working in the areas of nasal, sinus ,allergy and asthma research.

Lina obtained her fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2010 , and has worked in rural practice in Orange before moving to the Upper North Shore in 2012.

Lina enjoys all aspects of general practice, she has a special interest in women’s health and Paediatrics and she holds a certificate in sexual health and family planning.

She is also interested in chronic disease management, mental health , preventive health, lifestyle medicine and weight loss management.

Lina has recently completed The Professional Certificate of Musculoskeletal and Sport Medicine through HealthCert education at Bond University in QLD. She has special interest in Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis management and has completed the fall risk identification in older people ( 65 years and older) and a tailored approach to managing Clinical Audit.

Lina strongly believes in the multidisciplinary team approach and works closely with Allied health professionals to achieve better patient outcomes.

Lina is a caring GP, thorough and enjoys being able to develop a long term relationship with her patients.

Outside of medicine, Lina lives locally and is married with two children. She enjoys walking ,yoga and cooking.

Dr Kawisha Arander BMed MD MPH DCH FRACGP

Dr Kawisha Arander

BMed MD MPH DCH FRACGP

Dr Kawisha Arander is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Kawisha completed her Medical Degree at UNSW in 2016 with distinction and completed her Internship and Residency at Nepean Hospital. She is passionate about preventative health care and strives to provide quality, holistic care to her patients and their families. Dr. Kawisha Arander has also completed a Master of Public Health specialising in Primary Care with Distinction at UNSW.  She has a special interest in Paediatrics and has completed the Sydney Child Health Program. She also provides shared antenatal care to pregnant women booked at Hornsby and Royal North Shore Hospital. She is fluent in English and Sinhalese.

Outside of work, Kawisha enjoys exploring the great outdoors and discovering hidden hiking trails around Sydney. She loves to immerse herself in diverse cultural experiences around the world through dance, good food and travel.

Dr Sanjev Krishnamohan FRACGP, MBBS (Hon), Derm. Cert, BE (Hon)

Dr Sanjev Krishnamohan

FRACGP, MBBS (Hon), Derm. Cert, BE (Hon)

The Madison Medical Practice welcomes Dr Sanjev Krishnamohan to the St Ives team. Dr Sanjev completed his Medical Degree at University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2012. Subsequently he worked at Concord & Canterbury Hospitals before specialising in Family Medicine & General Practice and is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs. Sanjev has a particularly interest in Paediatrics, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Mental health, Dermatology & Skin cancer checks. In addition to his hospital experience, Sanjev possesses many years’ experience in private practice, home and nursing home visits. He has assisted with teaching at the Sydney University Medical School and his research has been  published in medical conferences & peer reviewed journals. Outside of work, Sanjev enjoys everything outdoor, including being a keen jogger and playing tennis. He very much enjoys spending time with his young family. Sanjev is fluent in Tamil. For an appointment with Dr Sanjev please book online via Health engine or our website or call 9440-9411.

Dr Farah Abadi MD BMed DCH FRACGP

Dr Farah Abadi

MD BMed DCH FRACGP

The Madison Medical Practice St Ives welcomes Dr Farah Abadi to our busy Practice as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs. Farah completed her final placement of her GP program last year.

Farah graduated in 2017 with MD and BMedSt from Queensland, and completed her internship and residency in Gosford and Wyong Hospital. She is passionate about delivering preventative and wholistic healthcare to her patients. She enjoys all aspects of medical practice but her special interests are in Preventive Health, Women’s health, Pediatrics and Chronic Disease management.  She has also completed the Diploma in Child Health in 2019 through Westmead Children’s Hospital. During her GP training years she trained in Tamworth, Kellyville and St Ives. She lives locally and is familiar with the demographic and is looking forward in caring for the communities medical needs.

Dr XP Cheah – GP Registrar MBBS GPT3 Registrar

Dr XP Cheah – GP Registrar

MBBS GPT3 Registrar

In accordance with our ongoing commitment to help train and shape the next generation of GPs, the Madison Medical Practice St Ives welcomes Dr XP Cheah who is in his final term to the team. Dr XP Cheah completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2014. XP completed his initial hospital training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, then worked in the emergency departments at Manly and Mona Vale Hospitals as a senior resident and at Liverpool Hospital as an emergency registrar. XP has experience working in corporate medical assistance, coordinating aeromedical evacuations and providing travel medical advice.

XP enjoys all aspects of General Practice, having worked at various practices across Sydney. He has a special interest in Men’s Health, preventative health, and minor procedures, and will be undertaking further training in skin cancer medicine.  XP lives locally in the Upper North Shore. Outside of work, he is an avid traveller, and enjoys skiing, distance running, and spending time with his wife and Golden Retriever.