Meet the psychiatrist team.

With a team of psychiatrists ranging in availability and specialty, including Perinatal psychiatry, Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Youth psychiatry, Old Age psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry psychiatry and General Adult psychiatry (including addiction, autism and ADHD assessments), Call to Mind considers all referrals.

Our clinicians offer Medicare-supported psychiatry consults to those in telehealth eligible areas as well as ongoing private psychiatry care for all Australians. You can learn more about how the service works here. Get to know each Call to Mind psychiatrist below.

Dr Sasha Roytowski - MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Sasha originally trained in South Africa, where she worked as a consultant psychiatrist in a variety of settings.  Since moving to Australia, she has worked with Forensic and community patients, with special interests in Addiction Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry and Refugee Mental Health.

Dr Adnan Younus - FRANZCP, MBBS 

Dr Younus is a psychiatrist with specialist qualifications in general adult psychiatry. Dr Younus provides outpatient assessment and treatment for depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, PTSD, OCD and personality disorders. Dr Younus has a particular interest in Youth mental health especially early psychosis intervention and first episode presentation of various psychiatric symptoms/disorders in youth.  He works in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District as a staff specialist and has a strong interest in rural mental health.

Dr Simon Barritt - MBCHB , FRANZCP

Dr Simon Barritt has always had an interest in rural psychiatry and considers himself fortunate to be able to support smaller communities. He specialises in seeing people with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, ADHD and psychotic disorders.

Dr Dave Carmody - MBBS/BA, FRANZCP, Cert. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

 

Dave Carmody is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and the director of Call to Mind. Dave comes from a rural and farming background and has trained in Far North Queensland and Melbourne. He works with young people and their families who are experiencing difficulties and distress related to mental health concerns and takes a holistic and systemic approach to recovery. His areas of interest include working with young people who have experienced trauma or have symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis or neurodevelopmental disorders. When not working as a psychiatrist, he spends his time woodworking and riding his Triumph motorcycle.

Dr Sarah Farrand - MBBS, MP, FRANZCP

Sarah is a general psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist, with experience in treating a range of conditions. Sarah has worked in Melbourne, as well as various parts of regional New South Wales, understanding the importance of telepsychiatry. She is also the Neuropsychiatry clinical lead for a telepsychiatry innovation grant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, to improve access and reduce costs for rural and regional patients to access care. She has expertise in organic psychiatry, obsessive-compulsive disorder, young onset and atypical dementia’s, and is comfortable treating a range of psychiatric disorders.

Dr Inoka Wimalaratne – MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP

Dr Wimalaratne is a consultant psychiatrist with specialist qualifications in consultation liaison psychiatry, currently based in Melbourne and working full time across both public and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and has completed her specialist training in UK and New Zealand. She is also actively involved in research and academic psychiatry and has previously worked as an honorary senior lecturer at University of Auckland, NZ. Dr Wimalaratne’s curiosity in the mind body interaction has led to her current choices in career pathway. She has extensive clinical experience in fields of both medicine and psychiatry across a number of multicultural settings (Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and New Zealand). Her special interests and expertise include general adult psychiatry, somatoform disorders, psychogeriatrics, early intervention for psychosis, cultural psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. She brings core values of compassion and patient centred care into her practice. The focus of her practice is to provide comprehensive and holistic assessments, formulations and treatment plans for patients while maintaining a high standard of communication and support to non-psychiatric medical practitioners who refer them.

Dr Ian Munt - MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Ian Munt is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who started his medical career as a rural GP in Queensland after medical school in Brisbane. After a brief stint in Medical Administration he found his career path led him to Psychiatry with subspecialization in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. This career path has allowed him to work in rural and metropolitan Australia, as well as the UK, Canada, Singapore and most recently in New Zealand. His clinical interests include the neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD with a very strong interest in Sleep Disorders. He actively aims to incorporate an individual, developmental approach for each child or young person with the approach and understanding that the individual is also part of a family system. Given the number of places he has worked it is fortunate that one Ian’s strong interests away from work is travel. He also enjoys camping and does (mini) triathlons with the sole goal of retaining his dignity by finishing in an upright position no matter how long it takes.

Dr Liz Goyer - MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Old Age

Liz Goyer is an aged-care and older adult psychiatrist working in the public and private areas, and also has experience in rural practice. For questions about making an appointment with Liz, contact the Call to Mind team.

Dr Anoop Sankaranarayanan - MBBS, DPM, MHM, MD, FRANZCP

A/Prof Anoop Sankaranarayanan a general adult psychiatrist with extensive clinical and senior managerial experience of working in Australia and overseas. He is presently consultant psychiatrist at Blacktown Mental Health Service. His areas and interests include schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Bipolar disorder, Mood disorders, Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders and Adjustment Disorders. He is available for 291 assessments to help clarify diagnosis and develop mental health care plans.

Dr Mohamed Abdelhady - MB, BCh, FRANZCP

Mo has worked in various inpatient and outpatient settings in Australia and New Zealand. He pays special attention to comprehensive assessment and collaborative treatment planning. He worked in rural parts of Victoria, NSW, and WA and is aware of special needs for patients in rural regions. He provides assessment and treatment for depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders including PTSD and OCD, psychotic disorders, adult ADHD, and personality disorders. He has admission rights at private facilities in Melbourne and can facilitate inpatient care if needed.  

Dr Lanny Bochsler - FRANZCP, MBBS, MP

 

Dr Bochsler is an experienced Victorian trained psychiatrist who has worked for many years in public, private and rural settings including as the clinical director of adult psychiatry service for a major metropolitan hospital. Dr Bochsler’s areas of expertise include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction-related disorders but he also has extensive experience in the assessment and management of a range of adult mental health issues including anxiety and depressive disorders, perinatal psychiatry, trauma-related disorders and eating disorders. He is able to provide comprehensive, individual-centred care within a holistic, recovery-oriented framework.

Dr Ulla Jonsson - MBBS, CAPCert., FRANZCP

Dr Ulla Jonsson is a compassionate Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a breadth of experience in children, adolescents and young people’s mental health and enjoys working with all aspects of the speciality. Originally trained in Sweden, she came to Australia in 2004. She has worked in public outpatient clinics and hospitals in rural and metropolitan areas in Sweden as well as in Launceston, Tasmania and for the past 2 years in Port Macquarie and Kempsey, NSW where she gained experience in working with Indigenous people. She strongly believes in a holistic and collaborative approach when working with young people and their families, emphasising the importance of the central role of families in advocating and communicating with health providers. She provides comprehensive management plans to GPs but can also provide ongoing care incl. counselling, brief psychotherapy as well as family work and monitoring of rational psychopharmacotherapy, if required.

Dr Shahrzad Alizadegan - FRANZCP MD, RANZCP

Shahrzad is a general adult psychiatrist. She provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health problems. Shahrzad has a particular interest in working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. Her approach is to make a comprehensive assessment and make a treatment plan in working with you and communicating with your GP. Shahrzad will be encouraging you to be an active participant in planning your treatment. This plan is reviewed as required.

Dr Michael Murphy - MRCPsych, FRANZCP, PhD

Dr Michael Murphy is both a specialist general psychiatrist and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist (psychiatry of the medically ill). He has an interest in all types of major anxiety disorders (having worked with a specialist anxiety unit for over 2.5 years), the interface of physical health matters on mental health (e.g., mood and memory problems and the effects in people with cancer, physical health rehabilitation patients etc.), eating disorders, and perinatal psychiatry. Dr Murphy currently works as a public psychiatrist at Orange Health Service, at the Prince of Wales hospital, and is a clinician researcher at the Black Dog Institute. He provides expert assessment and advice to the patient, aiming to tailor their management plan using a collaborative approach.

Dr Toby Winton-Brown - MRCPsych, FRANZCP, PhD

Dr Toby Winton-Brown is a psychiatrist raised in rural NSW and trained in Sydney, Melbourne and London, with particular interests in mental health problems in young people, and in those with medical and neurological problems. Toby now works in consultation-liaison and neuropsychiatry in a large Melbourne teaching hospital, and recently was also at headspace helping those with psychosis, mood and personality problems and trauma. He has trained in several psychotherapies including Mentalisation based therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and uses these together with pharmacotherapy to help patients with a wide range of mental health problems on their journey to recovery.

Dr Huu Kim Le - MBBS, FRANZCP, Cert. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Huu Kim Le is an Australian child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed his psychiatry training in New South Wales and in 2015, Kim received a federal grant to collaborate with an Internet Gaming Addiction Clinic for teenagers in Singapore. He has a special interest in “Gaming Disorder”, which was recognised by the World Health Organisation in 2018 as a mental health disorder. Kim is passionate about increasing awareness of the negative effects of online games on a child’s development (such as attention problems, mood and anxiety disorders).

Dr Justin Ho - MD, FRANZCP 

 

Dr Justin Ho is an American born Chinese general psychiatrist. He completed a degree in Neurobiology from Cornell University and completed medical training at the University of Sydney.  He completed specialist training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney, and is currently based in New South Wales. He has an interest in psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and gaming disorder. He is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Dr Ivan Doti - MBBS, MPsych, BSc (SSP), FRANZCP, CertPOA

Ivan completed his medical studies at the University of Melbourne, earning specialist qualifications in psychiatry with sub-specialty certification in the psychiatry of old age (psycho-geriatrics). He has extensive experience in all fields of old age psychiatry, having worked across inpatient and outpatient settings, Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) clinics, specialised psychiatric aged care facilities, and providing Consultation Liaison services to Dementia Management Units. He is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors as well as supervising psychiatrists completing their sub-specialty training. He has a special interest in the treatment of mood and psychotic disorders in the elderly.

Dr Thet H Aung - FRANZCP, MBBS

Dr Thet Aung is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry and graduated as a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2017. He completed his medical degree in Yangon, Burma and graduated from Institute of Medicine in 1998. During his postgraduate training in Psychiatry, Dr Aung gained a breadth of experience while working in the UK from 2002 to 2006. Since 2006, Dr Aung has worked in regional and urban hospitals across Australia including Queensland, NSW, Western Australia and Tasmania. Dr Aung has experience with a wide range of psychiatric disorders and complexities within inpatient and community settings including mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and substance misuse.

Dr Judy Clarke - FRANZCP, MBBS

Dr Judy Clarke is both a specialist general psychiatrist and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist (psychiatry of the medically ill). Her approach is holistic and patient-centred. She has an interest in perinatal psychiatry, as well as mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, PTSD, OCD and personality disorders. Dr Clarke has a longstanding commitment to rural health , having lived and worked in multiple rural cities and towns across NSW. She currently works for Murrumbidgee Local Health District, as well as St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst.

Dr Kerry Neville - FRANZCP, MBBS

Dr Kerry Neville is an experienced and compassionate psychiatrist who trained in Sydney. Kerry has treated patients with complex conditions at Royal prince Alfred and St Vincent’s hospitals. She is also experienced in insurance medicine. Her focus now is on providing care to rural communities, so she serves the Murrumbidgee area as a fly in consultant. Dr Neville has a patient centred and holistic approach and works collaboratively with GPs and other health care providers to enhance patient satisfaction. Her special interests include mood and anxiety disorders and personality/relationship issues. When not working, Kerry enjoys dancing and learning languages.

Dr Leanne Priestly - FRANZCP, MBBS

Leanne Priestly is a Perinatal and Adult Psychiatrist who has over 15 years of psychiatric experience having worked in Perth and London. She brings extensive experience in psychotherapeutic settings to bring a holistic and individualised approach to her practice. Leanne’s areas of interest include working with families in navigating the challenges of parenthood and helping adults presenting with anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD and personality disorders. Leanne is the Clinical Lead Psychiatrist at The Raphael Services WA, a specialised Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service.

Dr Benjamin Hoadley - MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Benjamin Hoadley is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based in Sydney. He completed undergraduate medicine in New Zealand and subsequently specialist psychiatric training in Australia. He practices in metropolitan and regional NSW. His interests include early intervention for school-aged children and their families, and he considers working with families to be crucial to child mental health and to supporting children’s socio-emotional wellbeing. He is also involved in mental health education in Australia (he is the coordinator for the University of Sydney Child and Adolescent Mental Health unit of the Master of Medicine in Psychiatry) and in child mental health workforce development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Amir Shameli - FRANZCP, MRCPsych, MSc

Dr Amir Shameli is a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry. Having done his specialist psychiatry training in the world-class Oxford training scheme in England, he holds specialist qualifications in both United Kingdom and Australia, and has worked in both countries as a Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Shameli’s Specialist qualifications include Fellowship of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP), Membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, London (MRCPsych), Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry, UK and Masters of Science (MSc) in Clinical Neuropsychiatry, UK. He completed his general medical training and obtained Doctorate of Medicine (MD) in Iran. His main area of interest are mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar affective disorder), anxiety disorders (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder) and psychoses. In addition to Adult Psychiatry which is his main area of expertise, he has experience in old-age psychiatry, psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry and addictions. Dr Shameli is passionate about high quality patient care and evidence- based practice (use of best available and most up to date research evidence). His professionalism and respect for patients and colleagues has been consistently noted by others throughout his career.

Dr Anthony Wray - FRANZCP, MBBS

Dr Wray has worked in private practice psychiatry in Brisbane since 1992, having completed his medical degree at University of Queensland and his psychiatry specialty training in a variety of Brisbane hospitals. He sees adults suffering a wide range of disorders including post-traumatic disorders, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, personality based disorders, bipolar disorders and schizophrenic illnesses. He also has experience in completing medico-legal reports and assessments to assist management by a patient’s general practitioner. Dr Wray’s treatment approach involves comprehensive assessment, the judicious use of medications and an emphasis on psychotherapy. He is aware that rapport building with this patients is a major foundation for any treatment process. He provides brief and long-term psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Dr Amol Pargaonkar - MBBS, MD, FRANZCP

Dr Amol Pargaonkar is a young and progressive psychiatrist with special focus on community psychiatry, recovery and rehabilitation. He wishes to make a difference by creating awareness, reducing disability and stigma. He completed his MBBS from GMC, Miraj, Maharashtra in 2002 and subsequently MD in Psychiatry in 2006 from the reputed King George’s Medial University in Lucknow, India. He migrated to Australia in 2007 and completed the Fellowship of the prestigious Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2011. He specialises in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress related disorders, psychotic disorders, deaddiction psychiatry, psychosomatic disorders, psychiatric comorbidities, perinatal psychiatry, dementia and old age psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, obsessive disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorder and psychosexual problems.

Dr Zarrar Chowdary - MBBS, FRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr Chowdary practices in a holistic manner as both doctor and psychiatrist using his psychotherapeutic skills. His particular focus has been to bridge the gap between GP and specialists and values the importance of communication. He obtained membership from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, England in 2006 and CCT in General Adult, Rehabilitation and Addiction psychiatry in 2009. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2012. He received his board certification in addiction medicine from USA in 2015. Later in year 2018, he was awarded the fellowship from Royal College of Psychiatrists, England. He presently works for addiction medicine and psychiatric services at Monash health. He is a member of Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry and is also an adjunct lecturer with Monash University. His special interest includes drugs and alcohol, dual diagnosis issue and sees patients with general adult psychiatric problems. His most recent interest includes psychiatric issues in chronic pain and use of medicinal cannabis and is particularly paying attention to de-prescribing and nonpharmacological aspects in chronic pain management. He can consult in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.