Hugh completed his MBBS at University of Adelaide. He moved to Moruya in 1989 & had combined general practitioning with a VMO position at Moruya Hospital. Hugh now shares his time at the Practice, Monday to Friday & visiting the IRT nursing home. Appointments can be made for Hugh via reception.
Dr Paul Muskett MB, BCH, BAQ, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH
Paul studied at Queens University, Belfast & qualified in 1983. He completed his post graduate training in Northern Ireland before moving to Australia in 1990. He spent 10 years in rural General Practice, Obsteteric and inpatient medical care for a population of 2500. He found the opportunity to be part of the community & provide continuity of care for patients admitted to hospital both challenging & very rewarding. In 2000 he moved to Moruya because of educational needs of his family & has endeavoured to continue a holistic approach to medicine by combining General Practice with Accident & Emergency & a VMO position at Moruya Hospital
Jorg has worked as a nurse and as a Medical Officer in the German Defence Force prior to his graduation in Medicine from Rostock University, Germany, in 1994. His post graduate training, mainly in the United Kingdom, involved several Specialities, including Accident & Emergency Medicine & Surgery, General Medicine, Anaesthetics, General Practice, Intensive Care Medicine, Orthopaedics, Neurology & Urology.
Since his move to Australia in 2003 he has been working as a General Practitioner in Moruya. Jorg is a Visiting Medical Officer at Moruya & Batemans Bay hospitals, providing inpatient/anaesthetic and accident & emergency care. He also provides Anaesthetic services at the private Mogo Day Surgery and is supervisor for GP registrar training. Being involved in the training of medical students & young doctors is a particular passion of his. He is happily married, proud father of 2 lovely children & enjoys being with his family & animals & loves the outdoors, flowers & music. Favourite animal-big cats, favourite flower-iris & favourite colour orange.
Dr Anke Dutschke MD, FRACGP, MRCGP, DRCOG & DFFP (UK)
Anke grew up in Germany. She worked for a year as a nurse prior to studying Medicine at Rostock University, Germany. She qualified in 1994 after coming back from a year in Australia & New Zealand. Whilst on maternity leave she completed her thesis 'Premanture rupture of fetal membranes' in 1995 & got her PhD. Anke completed her post graduate GP training in 2003 at the George Elliot Hospital in Nuneaton, UK, which included posts in Accident & Emergency, Paediatrics, Obstsetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry.
Before moving to Australia she got certificates in Family Planning & Obstetrics and worked in a general practice in Coleshill, a rural town in the UK. Since coming to Australia in 2003, she has spent all her time in General Practice in Moruya, especially enjoying working with women & children. Anke endeavours to offer a holistic approach to medicine by routinely involving allied health specialists & alternative care practitioners. She is interested in herbal medicine. Anke is also teaching medical students at the ANU Rural Clinic School & works as a Supervisor for GP Registrars & Medical Students. She is married, a mother of 2 & enjoys cooking with her children, reading, writing, being creative & loves nature. Anke also enjoys walking the family dog & all the little things life has to offer, like smelling roses. Her favourite flowers include freesia & spoon lily.
Dr Stephen Ellwood MBBS, DA (UK), Dip. Obs.
Steve has been a GP in Moruya since 1993. He graduated in 1982 from Melbourne University.
He completed his residency at Geelong Hospital then in the subsequent years completed his Diploma of Obstetrics, Diploma of Anaesthesia in the UK, as well as doing a year of Aboriginal Health in Broome and working in an altitude sickness clinic at the base of Mt Everest.
He has been a VMO anaesthetist till early 2020 but has recently decided to cease anaesthetics. He intends to return to some VMO role at the local hospital mid 2021.
Since ceasing anaesthetics, he has enjoyed refocusing on his general practice role.
His passion outside work include kite surfing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, foiling, tennis and golf (the latter being a work in progress). He has 2 daughters in their 20's.
He has had health issues since 2005 necessitating periods off work but is back better than before!
His interests include mental health, preventative aspects of care and whole patient care. He is happy to manage various skin cancer presentations.
Dr Yves Brandenburger MBBS, PhDSc (Biochemistry)
Yves joins our practice on Monday 11th of February 2019.
Yves completed his medical degree (MBBS) in 2008 at The Australian National University in Canberra. Since graduation, he has had extensive experience in the practice of acute care as an Emergency Doctor trainee (The Canberra Hospital, The Calvary Hospital in the ACT and The Royal Darwin Hospital). His experience also includes work in the intensive care unit and the neonatal intensive care unit; he performed rotations in anaesthetics and retrieval medicine (RFDS, Alice Springs).
Prior to graduating as a medical Doctor, he performed a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Geneva (place of origin). He remains strongly committed to the practice of research for the advancement of medicine.
He has an interest in rural medicine, recently joined the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) as a trainee, and endeavours to train as a general p[ractitioner to improve his understanding of chronic diseases and strategies for prevention and management.
Yves speaks French fluently and understands German. Yves loves the outdoors, whether on the snowfields or beaches; he likes reading, travelling and spending quality time with his spouse, two children and dog.
Dr Daniel Sacoor MBBS, MBA, MEB
Daniel is originally from the United Kingdom, I trained at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School in London and graduated in 1989. I emigrated to Australia in 1990, as soon as I could afford the air fare! After many years on the West Coast, I relocated to the NSW Far South Coast with my young family in 2013. We all fell in love with the stunning views, clear air, amazing beaches and great fishing!
I am excited to join the Moruya Medical Centre after six years in General Practice further down the coast. I bring a wide range of medical knowledge,with particular interest in skin cancer, anxiety and drepression and preventative health care across all age groups. When not working, I like to spend my time fishing and whale watching with my family, following international cricket and looking after the veggie patch (now in its fourth year).
My favourite quotes - "There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity"- Douglas MacArthur. "If you think you can do a thing, or think you can't do a thing, you're right"- Henry Ford.
Dr Tenicia Perera MBBS, DRCOG, Cert. of Women's Health, MSc.Internal Medicine (Ed)
Tenicia graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2005 and moved to the United Kingdom with my husband in 2008. I initially worked in Elderly Medicine in the UK and then got enrolled in the physician training program acquiring experience in a variety of specialties including Oncology, Respiratory Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes. Then I decided to move on to a General Practice training program as I liked the idea of providing comprehensive, ongoing care for my patients. In the UK I completed the Diploma of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG).
I moved to Australia in 2016 and gained more experience in a rural hospital environment at Griffith Base Hospital, working in Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery. While working there I completed the Certificate of Women's Health with the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Also, I recently finished a Masters degree in Internal Medicine with the University of Edinburgh, UK.
I enjoy living in rural Australia with my young family and we have already fallen in love with the South Coast! Now as a General practitioner at Moruya Medical Centre I want to continue what I love to do, providing the best possible care for my patients.
Dr Viwa Lailai-Tasmania: MBBS(Fiji), DRANZCOG(Aus), PgCertRPHP (NZ)
Viwa is originally from Fiji Islands. She studied at The Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji Islands, qualifying in 2003. She worked in the rural/ remote areas in Fiji before migrating to Niue Island in 2007 to join her partner. She went on to complete a Post graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynecology, 2012 and a Postgraduate certificate in rural and provincial hospital practice, 2016 at Otago University in Dunedin, NZ, whilst working at Dunedin Hospital.
In both Fiji Islands and Niue Island she cared for rural communities, Emergency Department, inpatient care, as well as the care of Obstetric patients. Her passion is the care of women and their children. In 2016, she moved to Australia with her family, she is married with 3 kids. Loves all things outdoors, the beach, fishing, vegetable gardening, hanging out with her kids.
Dr Kyaw Soe: MBBS (Burma), MS Neuroscience (ANU), Phd Med (Adelaide)
Kyaw (pronounced as Jo) graduated with Bachelors of Medicine (MBBS) from the University of Medicine (1), Myanmar (Burma). He initially worked in a hospital for a few years before deciding to move to Australia 10 years ago. Since then, he completed the Masters (Neuroscience at ANU, Canberra) and PhD (Medicine at University of Adelaide). His project involved exploring the disease nature and potential treatment for a congenital neurological disease, similar to Parkinson's or Alzheimer's diseases.
Kyaw likes and appreciates rural medical training and practice. He spent two years at Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory as a resident in 2017. He then moved to Sydney to work in several tertiary hospitals (St. Vincent's, St. Joseph's, Westmead, Cumberland and Auburn), where he gained more experience to utilise in general practice.
Kyaw moved to Moruya for his GP training in February 2021. He greatly enjoys the coastal lifestyle and likes spending his spare time with beach walking, travelling, discovering new experiences, DIY home projects, technologies, ball games and spending time with his family. His special interests include preventive medicine, skin cancer medicine, medical research, drugs and mental health.
This surgery is a teaching facility of the ANU Medical School. We host students in the various stages of their medical training. Under the supervision of our doctors, the students gain an understanding of what it means to be a general practitioner in a small coastal communiy.