Our Health Professionals


Dr Gus Channo


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


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


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


Dr  L Channo has been a Doctor for over 17 years. She worked as in intern at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and trained for 5 years at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as a Senior Resident Medical Officer in areas of Cardiology, Haematology, General Medicine and Paediatrics while also conducting research for the Woolcock Institute in Respiratory Medicine in areas of allergy and asthma.

She joined General Practice training through the rural pathway in Orange where she took special skills training in Paediatrics at Orange Base Hospital which she thoroughly enjoyed. She completed her General Practice training in 2010 and obtained her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

She relocated to Sydney with her family in 2012 where she has been practicing in the North Shore area since.

She also holds a certificate of sexual health and family planning.

Dr. Channo is very caring and thorough in her approach and has a special interest in Paediatrics, Women’s health, Mental health, General Medicine and Preventative Health.

She also performs minor procedures only Implanon  insertion and removal.

Lina is a GP clinical supervisor for Sydney University Medical Students.

Dr Kalppana Paramanandarajah MBBS DCH FRACGP

Dr Kalppana Paramanandarajah


The Madison Medical Practice St Ives is delighted that Kalppana is consulting and caring for the St Ives Community. Kalppana received her MBBS from the University of Queensland in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney. She went on to complete further hospital training across NSW including Westmead Hospital and Coffs Harbour Hospital before entering into General Practice.

Kalppana attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General practitioners in 2016. She has completed a Diploma in Child Health through Westmead Children’s Hospital.

She enjoys the wide range of challenges a day in General Practice brings and enjoys treating patients of all ages and genders. She has a special interest in Women’s health and paediatrics.

Kalppana has a strong focus on preventative medicine and above all, values the long term relationships she develops with her patients and their families to ensure the best health outcomes. Outside of medicine, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her two sons.

For an appointment with Kalppana please call 94409411 or book online via Health Engine or our website

Dr Kawisha Arander BMed MD MPH DCH FRACGP

Dr Kawisha Arander


We are delighted to announce that Dr Kawisha Arander has returned to The Madison Medical Practice St Ives, now as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College or General Practitioners. Kawisha is keen to continue where she left off a year ago with her St Ives patients. She graduated from 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 in providing quality holistic care to her patients and their families. Apart from completing her GP training she has also completed the Sydney Child Health Program and has a special interest in Paediatrics. Kawisha has also completed a Master of Public Health at UNSW specialising in Primary Care, graduating with an Award of excellence. Outside of work she enjoys practicing traditional Bharatanatyam dancing and is fluent in English and Sinhalese.

Dr Hannah Lee MBBS MIPH B.App.Sc (Physio) FRACGP

Dr Hannah Lee


The Madison Medical Practice St Ives is delighted to announce that we have a wonderful Female GP, Dr Hannah Lee joining the medical consulting team in Late August.
Hannah is interested in all areas of General practice with special interest in Women’s health including Implanon and IUD insertion, antenatal care being a shared care GP with RNSH, Hornsby, RPAH and Westmead hospital. She also has special interest in musculoskeletal health, Paediatric health, dermatology including surgical skin lesion removals, and preventative medicine.
Hannah is fluent in Korean and has four young children who she adores and enjoys outdoors and music with her family. She has grown up in the St Ives area since primary school and excited is to be able to serve the growing community. To book an appointment please call our friendly staff on 9440-9411 or book online via our website or Healthengine

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 GP Synergy Registrar MD BMed DCH

Dr Farah Abadi GP Synergy Registrar


The Madison Medical Practice St Ives welcomes Dr Farah Abadi to our busy Practice as an Extended Skills GP Registrar. Farah is in her final placement of her GP program before becoming a Fellow of the College. She 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. Farah will starting consulting from the 1st of August 2021, so to book an appointment please call 94409411 or book online via our website or Health Engine.

Dr Nathalie “Nat” Vo GP Synergy Registrar

Dr Nathalie “Nat” Vo GP Synergy Registrar

The Madison Medical Practice St Ives welcomes Dr Nathalie “Nat” Vo our GP Registrar to our team. Nat graduated from the University of Western Sydney, which included a year of training in Lismore as a medical student. She then completed her internship, residency and senior residency at Concord Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, and Broken Hill Hospital. During her time as a GP Registrar so far, Nat has trained in Northmead, Riverstone, the lower Blue Mountains, Richmond, Penrith and Epping.

Nat has a wide range of clinical interests, and especially enjoys caring for the needs of children or adolescents, older people, those with chronic health conditions, and those with mental health concerns. She is passionate in providing preventative health advice and treating all her patients in a holistic manner. At the core of Nat’s approach to clinical medicine, she seeks to abide by Hippocrates’ advice: “To cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always.”

When Nat is not at work, she is just as keen about trying new things and participating in out of the ordinary experiences, as she is about kicking back and watching the world drift by with a good cuppa tea.

Nat will start her GP rotation term in August to book an appointment please call our staff on 9440-9411.

Leesa Garrety Registered Psychologist - BSc (Psychology); Master of Arts; DipEd (Primary)

Leesa Garrety

Registered Psychologist - BSc (Psychology); Master of Arts; DipEd (Primary)

Leesa is a Registered Psychologist, who trained at the University of New South Wales and Sydney University. She has extensive knowledge and experience in working with acute and chronic clinical Mental Health presentations, such as schizophrenia and bipolar, as well as with gambling addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting concerns and has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults as well as older persons. Her special interests are parenting interventions, attachment theory depression, anxiety, gambling and post natal depression and psycho-education.

Leesa is a Psychology Supervisor and mentors and teaches Psychology Interns. She works collaboratively, using a variety of therapy styles including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focussed therapy, Motivational Interviewing and strengths based therapy. Leesa’s approach to treatment is that is should be a collaboration, with the aim to assist the client to identify and build on their strengths to help them to live the fulfilling and value filled life they deserve.

She is a Registrered Psychologist with AHPRA and Medicare and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI).


Dr Mark Haber Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon (Consultant)

Dr Mark Haber

Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon (Consultant)

Mark Haber is a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon focused on advanced shoulder arthroscopy and open techniques.

He is one of the most awarded arthroscopic shoulder specialists in Australia. Mark has presented at over 20 major international orthopaedic confer­ences in both Australia and abroad, winning best paper awards including ISAKOS Caspari award and has earned international recognition. See curriculum Vitae

Mark has performed over 2000 shoulder arthroscopies and pioneered modified techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs. The techniques are now used in Europe, Asia, England and in the US.

His ongoing research includes biomechanical studies and rigorous postoperative evaluations, looking at ways to optimize the procedure and rehabilitation.

He focuses on selected shoulder procedures and believes “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation … We are what we repeatedly do.” Aristotle.

He teaches advanced arthroscopic shoulder techniques to surgeons in Australia, Asia and Europe, and frequently welcomes domestic and international visitors to his operating theatres.


Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Ortho) 1995
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales, 1982

Gauri Donald Dietitian

Gauri Donald


Gauri is an Accredited Practising Dietitian specialising in South Asian Diets. She grew up in the country side on fresh vegetarian food and loved growing vegetables from a young age. She believes that healthy eating is possible in every culture and cuisine. Gauri is passionate about cooking from fresh ingredients and trialling various cuisines. She is a mother of a toddler and understands the challenges of cooking for a family with varying nutritional needs and tastes. Gauri has been working as a dietitian for 5 years and in private practice for 2 years. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team who are committed to holistic and preventative health. Gauri’s favourite thing about being a private dietitian is getting to know and help her patients from diverse backgrounds to love food and enjoy good health. Gauri has had experience in a major public hospitals and various nursing homes. Gauri has a special management programs that assist in weight loss, weight gain, healthy eating, Diabetes, Blood pressure and Cholesterol management, Vegetarian and Vegan diets, Emotional eating, Digestive health, Liver health, Food allergies and intolerances and Women’s health.

Jessica Bacha Physiotherapist

Jessica Bacha


Jessica has been a practicing Physiotherapist enjoying both private practice sports therapies and general practice to provide patients programs to assist with muscular strength and rehabilitation. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and applies best practice/ evidence based approach to treatment; incorporating Individualised and patient centered care. Jessica is passionate about health care and fitness and has developed many skills working in multiple physiotherapy settings: Private practice, hospitals and occupational rehab. She has completed, Bounce Back lower back preventative core exercise training programs and the esteemed Professor Jill Cook’s Lower Limb Tendinopathy course and Sports Level 1.

Isabella Ooi Podiatrist

Isabella Ooi


Isabella is a Registered Podiatrist with the Australian Podiatry Association having graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine. She has experience within Australia in both public and private sectors, has complete training with podiatric surgeons and overseas in Galway, Ireland.

Having grown up on the North Shore, she is passionate about servicing her community and playing an active role in improving the quality of life of others. Her specialty is interacting with ‘at risk’ populations such as elderly and diabetic patients. Isabella is particularly interested in diabetic foot care, fungal nails, treating ingrown nails and nail surgery. She has a holistic treatment approach incorporating evidence-based practice; extending to life style modifications and orthotic therapy.

Her easy going, compassionate and sincere nature is what helps patients warm to her so quickly. She loves a good chat and challenge, and she strives to have every patient walk out with a smile.


Some services provided: 

  • General foot care and treatment
  • Diabetic foot assessment and management
  • Ingrown toenail management and surgery
  • Fungal toenail management
  • Plantar wart treatment
  • Biomechanical assessment for; plantar fasciitis, foot pain, flat feet, postural alignment issues, bunion etc
  • Gait analysis
  • Paediatric podiatry
  • Custom orthotic therapy
  • Footwear advice
Linda Severino RN Registered Nurse / Child and Family Health Nurse / Nurse Immuniser

Linda Severino RN

Registered Nurse / Child and Family Health Nurse / Nurse Immuniser

Linda Severino is an experienced Registered, Child & Family Health Nurse, Nurse Immuniser & AGPAL Co-surveyor. Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing at The University of Western Sydney in 1992. To complement her skills, she later completed another Degree in Health majoring in Management, Health promotion and Education. Linda has extensive Clinical and Managerial experience within the hospital and community health settings, by leading both clinical and non-clinical personnel, and has been a Mentor to many students over the past 20 years. Linda is a qualified Child and Family Health Nurse and Nurse Immuniser. In 2016 Linda was appointed a AGPAL Co-surveyor enabling her to review and accredit other General Practice facilities to ensure optimum service delivery to all patients across Australia. Linda has extensive experience with babies and prides herself on assisting and educating mothers with their newborns. Linda’s care and devotion to her patients has seen her become a popular Health Care Professional not only within the Hornsby & St Ives Community but the North Shore.


Fiona Gardiner (Practice Nurse) Registered Nurse / Nurse Immuniser

Fiona Gardiner (Practice Nurse)

Registered Nurse / Nurse Immuniser

Fiona is  a registered nurse – with a current practicing Certificate of registration

  • Many  years’ experience as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Specialized in plastics and reconstructive surgery
  • Specialized in high dependency unit
  • Pediatric care
  • Acted as Emergency Nurse in a number of hospitals, NSW, QLD, WA
  • Immunisation Certified
Kiran Singh (Practice Nurse) Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Kiran Singh (Practice Nurse)

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Urmila Giri RN (Practice Nurse) Registered Nurse

Urmila Giri RN (Practice Nurse)

Registered Nurse

Urmila is an experienced Registered Nurse, who enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Urmila is continually enhancing her skills and has just completed her Cert in immunisation.