Meet our specialised team of PRP and cell therapy doctors that are ready to support and advise you. Coming from major cities across the country and globally, the Surecell team offers some of the world’s most innovative technology and treatments.
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MBBS, FAARM, Dip. Sports Med
Dr Peter Lewis
Medical Director and Founder
Dr Peter Lewis has been an Australian registered medical practitioner since 1983, being a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery graduate from Monash University. In 1988, he completed a post-graduate diploma in Sports Medicine.
He is an expert in the field of sports medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a regenerative medicine treatment. This can be used for many sport injuries such as tendon tears, as well as medical conditions such as osteoarthritis. He was one of the first clinicians in Australia to offer PRP treatment, and is now widely considered the most experienced.
In his role as a general practitioner, he is involved in the clinical training of medical and nursing students. He is the current chairman of the Australian Ringside Medical Association and the presiding doctor for most boxing and kickboxing fights in Victoria.
Dr Lewis is the CEO of Central Melbourne Institute, a forerunner institute providing health sciences and management courses. He also has a wealth of experience working, lecturing and educating on the topics of PRP and stem cell therapies in Australia and other countries worldwide.
Dr David Sacks
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Dermatology
Dr Sacks graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2001. Working in London and South Africa, he and his family now reside here in Australia.
Dr Sacks has had 13 years of experience in sports and regenerative medicine and is experienced with PRP and cell therapies.
Dr Mark Choong
Dr Mark Choong is a University of Melbourne graduate. He is an experienced physician with a special interest in sexual health and men’s health.
Dr Choong has a special interest in sexual health and men’s health and has been working in the field of HIV for over 18 years. He is a member of ASHM and works closely with the Alfred Hospital in HIV patient care. He has participated in numerous HIV research projects.
Dr Choong consults at our Armadale clinic. Find out more about Dr Choong or book an appointment with him here.
Dr Azi Mehrvarz
Dr Azi graduated from medicine in 2005, and gained experience working as a Hospital Medical Officer in a variety of disciplines across public health services for over four years. She went on to pursue a career in general practice and obtained her RACGP fellowship in 2016. She has worked in Bendigo, Cohuna and Melbourne.
Dr Azi has a special interest in Women’s Health, Sports Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. She is dedicated to providing the best level of care to her patients.
She enjoys spending time with her children, living an active lifestyle, baking and trying new healthy recipes in her spare time.
Dr John Finkelstein
Dr Finkelstein has over 30 years experience working in general practice and family medicine.
He works in all areas of general practice and has special interest in men's health and the elderly.
Dr Pamela Padiachy
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Pamela Padiachy has achieved her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner, Diploma in Aesthetic medicine and Skin Cancer surgery.
For many years, she worked with Eastern and Monash health mainly in the Surgical, Emergency and Intensive Care speciality. She later joined the rural vocational training program where she dedicated herself working in rural and remote Victoria. Dr Padiachy also has a special interest in sport and regenerative medicine.
BAppSc (Phys Ed), Dip Acup, Grad Dip. Human Nutrition
With more than 25 years experience and tertiary level qualifications and accreditation in exercise physiology and exercise science, acupuncture, nutrition, and remedial massage, Steve is one of the country's most highly credentialled allied health professionals.
He incorporates his wide-ranging body of knowledge and multi-modality approach to positively affect the treatment of a range of conditions including chronic back and joint pain, headaches and migraines, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, chronic fatigue, diabetes, balance issues and fall prevention, pre & post joint surgery rehabilitation, and cancer recovery.
Find out more about Steve here.
"App" Punwisa Srisang
App holds a Masters degree in Biotechnology and food science from RMIT university and has a genuine passion for natural and regenerative medicine.
With a great depth of knowledge and experience locally and internationally, App is responsible for planning and delivering dietary and nutritional advice to our patients and manages the coordination of nutritional programs on a global scale.
"On" Sirion Hongsopha
On is a Registered Nurse and an Australian Catholic University graduate. She has extensive experience training other nurses how to administer PRP injections in Thailand and Australia.
On is passionate about regenerative medicine, and is highly knowledgeable and skilled in the area of cosmetic PRP.
Tran Bao Chau
Chau hold a Masters degree in Nursing Practice from Curtin University. She joined the Surecell team in 2019 and is looking to further her nursing career in regenerative medicine.
She currently works alongside Dr Lewis and also helps with the training of new nurses.
Dr Atef Asham
Dr. Asham graduated from Medical School in 1992, he then went on to gain a Masters degree in Cardiology in 2000.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. His medical interests include chronic disease management, cardiovascular care and PRP treatments in joints.
Dr Teong Chuah
MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Dermatology
Dr Teong has been a rural GP for the past 15 years. He has a special interest in regenerative medicine, PRP treatment in osteoarthritis, back pain, bursitis and musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, skin cancer procedures including ear and nose skin graft, weight loss, PRP cosmetic procedures and stem cell procedures.
Dr Chuah has been working with skin cancer medicine for more than 10 years.
Dr Ananta Kolesky
MBChB, FACRRM, GEM, ACAAM, AMC
Dr Ananta Kolesky was born and raised in South Africa, graduating from the University of the Orange Free State in 1999.
She moved to Australia in 2003. Dr. Kolesky has 15 years experience in Emergency Medicine, as well as 8 years worth of experience in practicing General, Functional and Anti-Ageing Medicine.
Dr Kolesky's passion in medicine is to find the root cause of illness and address that by practicing preventative and lifestyle medicine. Her love of PRP stems from her belief that natural is always better.
You can find her here.
Dr Taufiq Binjemain
MBChB, MRCGP, MRCS, CCFP, FRACGP
Dr Binjemain graduated from the University of Leeds, UK, in 2000. He then completed his basic surgical training and obtained his Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005.
He trained in Family Medicine and obtained his Membership from the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2011, the Canadian Family Physician Board Certification (CCFP) in 2012 and a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012.
Dr Welson Jao
MBchB, DCH, FRACGP, AAMM cert. MSK medicine
Dr Welson Jao was born in Taiwan and grew up in New Zealand, graduating from the University of Otago in 2009. Having worked in several major hospitals in Queensland, he later completed his fellowship with Royal College of General practitioner in 2019.
Dr Jao’s passion in medicine is to relieve pain without the need of long term pain medications because he understands the devastating impact of chronic pain on one’s life and the addictive nature of the drug. This is the driving force for his pursuit of professional skills in acupuncture, regenerative medicine and laser therapy.
New South Wales
Dr Taciano Bantatu
Dr Taciano has earned specialist recognition as an orthopaedic surgeon in the Philippines. He now works as a GP and regenerative medicine doctor with a special interest in PRP. His clinic is located in Hornsby, Northern Sydney.
Dr Dianne King
B.Med Sci, MBBS, DCH, FRACGP, DPD, MMed (Skin Cancer), Dip. Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Dianne King graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1989 and has been practising as a family GP for over 20 years. She has special interests in skin cancer medicine, surgery, dermatology and aesthetic medicine.
Having seen the great results of the healing and regenerative properties of PRP through her use of it in her skin repair practice, Dr King undertook further training regarding its use in musculoskeletal indications and enjoys working in this new and exciting field of medicine.
Dr Satbir Aulakh
Dr Satbir Aulakh has wealth of local experience and is an active community member. He has worked as a GP since December 2007, and completed his fellowship with Royal Australian College of GPs in 2009.
Dr Aulakh provides treatment and management of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disorders, seronegative arthritis, and neurological disorders including Parkinson’s Disease and tremors. He is also a qualified cosmetic physician and is skilled in treatment with anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers. He has a strong interest and belief in the benefits of regenerative medicine.
Dr Jon Cooke
MBBS, FRACGP GDOH
Dr Jon Cooke has been practising musculoskeletal medicine since 1976. Well respected in the community, Dr Cooke has a particular interest in musculoskeletal therapies including PRP, cell therapies, prolotherapy, and general practice.
Dr Wave Wasinee
Dr. Wave Wasinee's work experience spans different hospitals around Asia over the past few years. She practices in a variety of fields including general practice, anti-aging, regenerative medicine and aesthetic medicine.
She has a strong interest in women’s health by using PRP for cosmetic rejuvenation purposes and various gynaecological conditions.
Dr. Daarshini is from Malaysia and practicing wellness healthcare and regenerative medicine. She is registered with Ministry of Health Malaysia and obtained her Medical Degree (MD) from Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Moscow.
Dr Althaaf Mohamed A.H
MBBS, MS Orthopaedics
Dr Althaaf is the CEO and Medical Director of Health street hospitality and Managing Director of Surecell India.
He is an orthopaedic surgeon specialised in joint replacements and sports medicine, with special interests in ortho biologics including stem cells and PRP. He is the chief arthroscopy and arthroplasty surgeon at "The Knee Joint".
Dr Muhammad Latif
Dr Muhammad Latif graduated from Jinnah Sindh Medical University in Pakistan. He completed his orthopaedic training at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi. He was appointed as consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2018 and also has an interest in Stem cell and regenerative medicine.
He joined Surecell Karachi as an Orthopaedic Consultant in 2018. He is able to use PRP and stem cell techniques to inject joints, and provides important rehabilitation post medical treatments. He is passionate about his work and enjoys working towards achieving patient goals.
Dr A.K.M Mohiuddin
Consultant Orthopaedics & Sports Injury
Orthopaedic and Regenerative Medicine Specialist. Trained in orthopaedic, sports injury, stem cell and PRP (Australia, Thailand).
Dr Raihan Anwar
Fellowship training in Microsurgery and Hand (India).
Dr Burhanuddin Ahmed Sadiq
Consultant Regenerative Cosmetologist
Trained in rejuvenation (Australia and Thailand). Trained in Surecell Therapy (stem cell and platelet-rich plasma PRP).
Dr Tauhida Rahman Ereen
Consultant Cosmetology and Dermatology
Dr. Ereen specialises in Skin Rejuvenation and Laser Dermatology, linking between nutrition and skincare. She completed her MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College, and holds a Diploma in Dermatology & Dermatosurgery from the department of Medical Science (Institute of Dermatology), Ministry of public Health Bangkok, Thailand.
She is an expatriate registered doctor in Nigeria, and is the only foreign female certified doctor in the last ten years.