Our Radiologists

The radiologists of South Coast Radiology continue to develop their knowledge and expertise through a well supported continuing professional development programme. They regularly attend Australian and International Radiology Conferences and mini-fellowships to ensure they can offer the latest technologies and proficiencies to their patients.The practice continues to be the leader in its field due to the sub-speciality skills of the radiologists in the following areas:

  • Musculo-skeletal imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Breast imaging
  • Paediatric imaging
  • Pelvic and abdominal imaging
  • Obstetric imaging
  • Vascular imaging
  • Image guided interventional procedures

The radiologists of South Coast Radiology hold themselves to the highest professional standards and work closely with referring practitioners to provide each patient with expert, safe, accurate and individualized care.

Dr Paul Hayes

MBBS | DMRD | FRANZCR

Paul Hayes graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1969 and completed his radiology and nuclear medicine training at St Thomas Hospital, London. Paul has specialist qualifications in both radiology and nuclear medicine.

Paul worked as a staff radiologist at the Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1977) and was Assistant Professor of Radiology at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee (1978–1979).

Upon returning to Australia, Paul was the Deputy Director of Radiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (1980–1985), before joining South Coast Radiology in 1985. He has also held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals.

Paul's subspecialty interest areas include paediatrics, nuclear medicine, emerging techniques in ultrasound and all areas of interventional radiology and gastrointestinal radiology.

Paul enjoys the challenges and variety of work at South Coast Radiology, but still maintains an interest in rural activities.

Dr John Taylor

MBBS | FRANZCR

John Taylor graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1980 and completed his radiology training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital (1984–1988).

John joined South Coast Radiology as a partner in 1989. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed Districts Hospitals.

John's interest areas include all aspects of radiology, especially echocardiography, routine interventional radiology, angiography and MRI.

John is actively involved in the practice, particularly in the areas of staff development and in-service training.

Dr David Homewood

MBBS | FRANZCR

David Homewood graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1981. David began his radiology training at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Children's Hospital, all in Brisbane, before heading overseas where he completed his training as the Senior Radiology Registrar at the Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in 1989.

David returned to Australia as a Consultant Radiologist at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital in 1990, and later that year joined South Coast Radiology. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions with the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals.

David’s subspecialty interest areas include musculoskeletal imaging and neuroradiology. He maintains membership of the Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group, the Australian Society of Ultrasound and Medicine and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology.

Dr Bruce Jack

MBBS | FRANZCR

Bruce Jack graduated from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 1983 and completed his radiology training at Auckland Hospital and Waikato Hospital, Hamilton (1987–1992).

Bruce moved to Australia to join South Coast Radiology in 1993 and became a partner in 1994. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals. His subspecialty interest areas include all aspects of radiology, especially MRI and echocardiography.

A sports enthusiast, Bruce enjoys a range of outdoor activities including mountain biking and running. He has completed the Gold Coast Marathon several times and enjoys all types of motorsports.

Dr George Ioannou

MBBS | FRANZCR

 

George is a graduate of the University of Queensland (1984) and completed his radiology training at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital and Gold Coast Hospital (1993).

George worked as a staff Radiologist at Queensland X-ray (1987-1989) before joining South Coast Radiology, becoming a Partner in 1994.  He completed an Interventional Radiology Course in Belgium in 1997 and also held positions as a VMO at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals.

George’s subspecialty interest areas include all Interventional Radiology techniques, especially spinal interventions.

A keen golfer and soccer player, George devotes his spare time to his family and the occasional round of golf.

 

 

Dr Robert Mason

MBBS | FRANZCR

Robert Mason graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1984. After graduation he worked as a General Practitioner (1987–1988) before training in radiology at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital, Brisbane (1989–1994).

Robert completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology, with a focus on MRI, at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Omaha, Nebraska, during an 18-month period between 1994 and 1996.

He returned to Australia to join South Coast Radiology in 1996 and became a partner in 1998. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals. His subspecialty interest areas include all aspects of MRI.

Robert is a regular contributor and presenter for professional education, benefiting CME seminars, Queensland Branch meetings of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Griffith University, the University of Queensland, in-house technical staff and local branches of the Australian Institute of Radiography.

Once a keen sailor and soccer player, Robert now devotes his leisure time to his wife and four children.

Dr Julie Broadfoot

MBBS | FRANZCR | DDU

Julie Broadfoot graduated from the School of Medicine at Sydney University in 1983 and completed her radiology training in 1990. Julie was awarded a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound by the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine in 1988.

Julie moved to the Gold Coast and joined South Coast Radiology in 1994.

Julie has a particular interest in breast and women's Imaging. Julie worked at Edinburgh as a breast-imaging consultant. She is currently a visiting medical officer at Queensland Breast Screen.   

Julie lives at the far north coast of NSW, along with her family, and enjoys involvement in the dynamic Tweed Coast communities.

Dr Nicholas Hall

MBBS | FRANZCR

Nick Hall graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1986 and then trained in radiology at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital (1992–1994) and the Princess Alexandra Hospital (1995), both in Brisbane.

He continued his training as the Senior Radiology Registrar at the Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital (1996–1997), where he gained valuable training in breast imaging and MRI.

Nick joined South Coast Radiology in 1997 and became a partner 2000. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals and is a current Visiting Medical Officer with Queensland BreastScreen.

His subspecialty interest areas include breast imaging and MRI.

Dr Adam Tonakie

MBBS | FRANZCR

Adam Tonakie graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1986 and worked as a General Practitioner and RMO at the North West Private Hospital, Brisbane, before returning to the Mater Public Hospital to complete his radiology training in 1997.

Adam moved to the US to complete a Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Centre, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He returned to Australia to join South Coast Radiology in 1999.

Adam is a qualified Nuclear Medicine Specialist and his subspecialty interest areas include nuclear medicine oncology and cardiac imaging.

Married with four children, Adam loves to travel and enjoys a variety of sports.

Dr Kieran Frawley

MBBS | FRANZCR

Kieran Frawley graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1988, and completed his radiology training at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane, in 1996.

Kieran was awarded a fellowship in Paediatric Radiology at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney (1996) and then moved to the US where he worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Ohio (1997-1998). Kieran started as a consultant radiologist at South Coast Radiology in 1998, and joined the company on a part-time basis in 2000. He continues to work as a staff radiologist at the Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane.

Kieran has a keen interest in all facets of paediatric radiology, and his subspecialty interest areas include neuroradiology and emerging paediatric-imaging techniques.

Kieran is married with three children and has been involved in many sports, but these days he is more likely to be a spectator than participating.

Dr Gerry Bensoussan

MBBS | FRANZCR

Gerry Bensoussan graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 1985 and trained in radiology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital (1992–1995) and the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle (1996).

Gerry worked as a Staff Radiologist at Mackay Medical Imaging before joining South Coast Radiology in 2000. He is a current Visiting Medical Officer with Queensland BreastScreen. His subspecialty interest areas include trauma and breast imaging, and interventional radiology.

In 1991 Gerry was awarded the Glaxo Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

In his spare time Gerry enjoys reading and spending time with his extended family.

Dr Angus Watts

MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR

Graduating from the School of Medicine at University of Queensland, Angus went on to complete 3 years of residency at the Gold Coast Hospital including a year of Emergency Medicine, and spent a year in General Practice in Brisbane. He completed his 5 years of Radiology training at Royal Brisbane Hospital, including Fellowships in interventional radiology and musculoskeletal imaging, then moved to the Gold Coast to join South Coast Radiology in 2004, becoming a partner in 2006. Angus is currently Managing Partner for the practice, and has been involved in management and marketing for a number of years. His subspecialty interest areas include musculoskeletal MRI and interventional radiology.

Angus is actively involved in medical education on the Gold Coast, having served as a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, and is a regular presenter at medical education meetings including the Gold Coast Division of General Practice, Pindara Hospital and SCR Radiology Education Meetings. He has also been a presenter at the Australasian College of Radiology National Scientific Convention and has had research published in Australasian Radiology.

A rugby tragic, Angus has an active interest in a variety of sports, currently playing competitive seniors rugby with Currumbin Alleygators, occasional touch football, and is a keen surfer, having surfed numerous exotic breaks around the globe in his travels. He is a keen skier and photographer, and enjoys spending quality downtime with his two beautiful daughters.

Dr Sally Sojan - Clinical Director

MBBS | FRANZCR

Sally Sojan graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland and trained in radiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. She then moved to Adelaide to train in nuclear medicine and PET at the Royal Adelaide Hospital where she also completed an MRI fellowship.

Sally’s subspecialty interest areas include nuclear medicine and musculoskeletal MRI.

In her spare time Sally enjoys swimming and cycling.

Dr Eamonn McAteer

MRCP | DMRD (ED) | FRCR | FRANZCR

Eamonn McAteer graduated from the School of Medicine at Queens University, Belfast, in 1981 and trained in radiology at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast (1982–1986). He completed his radiology training at the Royal Infirmary and the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Eamonn obtained a fellowship in CT and MRI from Cambridge University in 1991. He was a staff radiologist and Director of Breast Screening at Craigavon Area Hospital, Ireland (1992–2005) and a senior lecturer at Queens University, Belfast (1999–2002).

Eamonn moved to the Gold Coast to join South Coast Radiology in 2006.

His subspecialty interest areas include breast imaging, gastrointestinal and genitourinary radiology and associated interventional procedures. He is a strong contributor and supporter of web-based radiology education.

Eamonn enjoys cycling, snow skiing and other family sporting activities.

Dr Yu Ming Tang

Yu-Ming Tang graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland (1997), and trained in radiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and the Gold Coast Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in MRI and cross-sectional intervention, with an emphasis on neuroradiology, body and musculoskeletal radiology.  He has also completed further visiting fellowships in body & musculoskeletal MRI in USA.

His subspecialty interests areas include musculoskeletal imaging (sports medicine) and intervention, and more recently in Pelvic MRI. He is accredited by the SCCT (USA) and Australian Conjoint Committee for Cardiac CT.

Yu-Ming is one of only a few Australian radiologists with first-author publications in both the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) and American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR). He also has publications in the Australasian Radiology, Skeletal Radiology and Spinal Cord.

He has presented at several conferences, including RANZCR Annual Scientific meetings and Symposium Neuroradiologicum and was awarded the diagnostic imaging prize for Best Radiology Research Paper, at the RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting, in 2005.

Yu-Ming has been actively involved in teaching radiology registrars and  medical practitioners, and also regularly presents at local medical meetings and conferences.

Yu-Ming enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including tennis, cycling and golf. He and his family enjoy travel especially cruises.

Dr Philippa Shine

B. Sc | MB, ChB | FRANZCR

Philippa Shine graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in 1987 and completed her training in radiology at Auckland Hospital in 1996. She worked as a consultant paediatric radiologist at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland (1996–2005), while also working as a general radiologist at Mercy Radiology, Auckland.

Philippa and her family moved to Australia in early 2005, to work with Queensland X-ray Services, before joining South Coast Radiology in early 2006. Her subspecialty interest areas include paediatric and women’s imaging.

In her spare time, Philippa spends busy weekends with her family enjoying a typical Southeast Queensland lifestyle. Her sporting interests include tennis and boating.

Dr Allan Lu

MBBS | FRANZCR

Allan Lu graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1997. He completed his radiology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2006. Allan completed his neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore. His subspecialty interest areas include neuroradiology, head and neck imaging.

Alan lives in Toowoomba and is our radiologist at the Darling Downs Radiology practice.

In his spare time, Allan enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Fritz Weilbach

MB ChB | Mmed (RadD) | FRANZC

Johan Weilbach (Fritz) graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1985. He lives in Mackay and is our radiologist at the Mackay Radiology practice.

Fritz trained in radiology at the University of the Free State and at Universitas, National and Pelonomi Hospitals, Bloemfontein (1991–1995). He has worked as a diagnostic radiologist in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. 

Fritz has a keen interest in all facets of radiology, with subspecialty interests in MRI, CT, ultrasound and image-guided intervention. His special medical interests are sports medicine, orthopaedics and oncology.

Fritz enjoys watching sport in general and all codes of football but his favourite, by far, is rugby union.

Dr Shane Thompson

MBBS | FRANZCR

Shane Thompson graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1976 and completed his radiology training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, in 1983. He worked as a staff radiologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (1984–1986) and as a clinical assistant at the Department of Radiodiagnosis, Bristol Royal Infirmary, followed by time as a consultant radiologist at the same hospital (1985). He then moved to the US where he was a radiology research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (1985–1986).

Shane returned to Australia as Deputy Director of the Department of Radiology at Princess Alexandra Hospital (1986). He joined Southern X-ray Clinics as a partner based at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane (1989–1994), and contributed to medical student education as a part-time clinical tutor at the University of Queensland (1984, 1986 and 1987).

Shane moved to the Gold Coast in 1995 to work with South Coast Radiology and was a Partner from 1996 - 2012.  He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals (1995–1998), and was Assistant Professor at the Bond University Medical School (2007–2008).

Shane holds specialist qualifications radiology and nuclear medicine, and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine. His subspecialty interest areas include diagnostic ultrasound (ASUM member), chest radiology (Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand member) including echocardiography, CT and cardiac nuclear medicine, angiography and basic interventions.

Shane is a member of the Cardiac Imaging Special Interest Group of the RANZCR. He is accredited by the RANZCR in mammography and has accredited supervising radiologist status in MRI.  Shane is also an accredited CT Coronary Angiogram reporter.

During 2000–2001 Shane was secretary for the Gold Coast Medical Association.

Shane’s interests outside of radiology include sport and the arts. He is a member of the Queensland Rugby Union, Queensland Art Gallery Society, the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation and the University of Queensland Alumni Association.

Dr Anand Gaikwad

MBBS | DNB| DMRD| DMRE | FRANZCR

Dr Anand Gaikwak graduated from the University of Pune, INDIA and completed his radiology training at the University of Mumbai and National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, INDIA. He also completed subspecialty clinical fellowships in Oncologic Imaging (National Cancer Centre, Singapore), Thoracic Imaging (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada) and Cross-sectional Imaging (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada). He brings with him a wealth of experience in all aspects of Radiology and his sub speciality areas include Thoracic and Abdominal Imaging. Dr Gaikwad’s knowledge will support the comprehensive range of services offered at Mackay Radiology.  Dr Gaikwad is looking forward to working with the local referrers, being involved in the local medical community, playing an active role in medical education and continuing Mackay Radiology’s dedication in providing the highest quality service in a professional and friendly manner.  Dr Gaikwad attained his fellowship with Royal Australian and New Zealand college of Radiologists (FRANZCR).

Dr Ash Walton

MBBS | FRANZCR

Ash graduated from the University of Sydney and went on to complete his Diagnostic Radiology qualifications in Canberra at The Canberra Hospital.   He was a clinical skills tutor at Australian National University Medical School and also involved in Radiology Registrar teaching at the Canberra Hospital and Hunter New England Area Health Service.  Ashley also completed advanced training in Nuclear Medicine and PET CT at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and The Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Brisbane.

His professional interests include all facets of nuclear medicine and PET, including oncologic imaging and oncologic interventions.  He is interested in advancing the role of nuclear medicine in multimodality imaging of disease and also has a keen interest in registrar teaching. Ashley will be based on the Gold Coast and is a welcome addition to our extensive team of Radiologists. 

 

Dr Rasha Alzuhairy

MBBS | FRCR (UK) | FRANZCR | MSc. MEDICAL ULTRASOUND

RASHA ALZUHAIRY maintains membership of The Royal Australian & NZ College of Radiologist, Royal College of Radiologist- UK, British Medical Ultrasound Society- UK, the Australian Society of Ultrasound.

Rasha graduated with an MBBS degree from school of medicine in 1997.  She was awarded a Masters degree in ultrasound training at Imperial College-University of London ,Hammersmith Hospital, London in 2004, and completed her radiology training in 2007 FRCR (UK).

Rasha moved to the Gold Coast in 2008, and later she  joined Department of  Radiology -Gold Coast University Hospital as a fellow where she enrolled in the training program of the Royal Australian and NZ  College of Radiologists , she completed her FRANZCR in 2011.

She has held a consultant Radiologist  positions with the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals.  Subsequently she has been working as full time consultant radiologist at the Department of  Radiology -Gold Coast University Hospital.

Rasha joined South Coast Radiology as part time consultant radiologist with special interest in Breast Imaging, in 2014.   

Her subspecialty interest areas include Breast Imaging , she also has accreditation as a visiting medical officer  with QLD Breast Screening.

Dr Mark Keen

MBBS| FRANZCR

Mark Keen graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1980, and trained in radiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney (1983-1988). 

Mark worked in private radiology practice in Darwin following several locum positions after graduation in NSW and Queensland.  He then worked as Director of Medical Imaging at Cairns Base Hospital before commencing in private radiology practice with Cairns Diagnostic Imaging. His interests include interventional radiology, Cardiac Imaging, MSK ultrasound and MRI, CT imaging.

In his spare time Mark is interested in language study and Tai Chi.

Dr Brett Sounness

BSc| MBBS| FRANZCR

Brett Sounness graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland and trained in radiology at the John Hunter Hospital (2006-2011)

He completed MRI and Paediatric Nuclear Medicine fellowships at the Children's Hospital Westmead and Monash Health. During his fellowship years Brett developed strong interest and abilities in oncological imaging and nuclear medicine therapies.  Brett has a keen interest in teaching which has included registrar, medical student and IMG teaching.

Brett has an interest in Dementia imaging with extensive experience in MRI, SPECT and PET dementia imaging. He was the driving force at SCR behind amyloid imaging at the Gold Coast.

In his spare time, Brett enjoys ocean swimming and cycling.

Dr Geraldine Walsh

MB. BCh BAO| MRCP| FRCR| FRANZCR

Geraldine Walsh  graduated from University College Cork School of Medicine,National University of Ireland in 1988.  She undertook General Medical and Pediatric training in Ireland, Iraq and in the UK between 1988 and 1992 and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians

(Ireland) in 1991.   She did her Radiology training in the UK at Plymouth (1992-1995) and at Cambridge (1995-1997) and then came to Adelaide South Australia as an MRI Fellow in 1997.

Geraldine worked at the Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane in 1999 and with Queensland X-Ray from 2000-2002. She worked as a Consultant Radiologist in Reading, UK from 2003 to 2014 and joined SCR in November 2014.

She has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists since 1995 and of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists since 2000.

She has subspecialist interests in Chest, Cardiac and Musculoskeletal imaging.  In her spare time Geraldine enjoys reading, cooking, travel and photography.

Dr Naomi Tracey

MBBS| FRAZNCR

Naomi Tracey graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1998.   She worked as a Radiology Registrar at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and Gold Coast Hospital prior to joining South Coast Radiology in 2014. 

Her subspecialty interests include Breast Imaging and Prostate MRI

In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her young family.

Dr Moses Beh

MBBS | MRAD | FRCR | FRANZCR | FAANMS 

Moses Beh completed his medical training at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, and graduated with a masters of radiology in 2010. He was admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) in the same year.

He then obtained his fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine from Flinders Medical Centre and Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2013.

Moses worked as a radiologist at Bensons Radiology in 2014 and IMED Network in 2015 before moving to the Gold Coast and joining South Coast Radiology.

His subspecialties include Nuclear Medicine, and has a keen interest in MSK, body MRI and metabolic imaging.

In his spare time Moses enjoys all sorts of outdoors activities including gardening, swimming, hiking, cycling and travelling.

Dr Michael Chan

MBChB | FRANZCR

Michael graduated from University of Otago, NZ in 2004.

He then completed his radiology training in Dunedin Hospital from 2007 to 2011, and completed a Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth in 2012. He is also a member of the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA).

Michael worked for SKG Radiology in WA from 2013, before joining South Coast Radiology in 2017.

His subspecialty interest areas include abdominal and vascular imaging, and intervention.

In his spare time he would like to explore different parts of Queensland and watch a good show at QPAC Brisbane.