Our specialists

Every member of our multidisciplinary team is here to help you.

Here are some of the people you may meet and the role they will play in your care:

Breast Surgeon

Conduct the initial consultation, breast check and if required, any surgical biopsies or surgical procedures

Sonographer and Mammographers

The professionals that specialise in the use of diagnostic imaging devices

Radiologists

Review and write the report for your referring specialist and GP

Breast Care Nurses

Provide physical and psychological support and coordinate your journey from diagnosis to therapy and recovery.

Medical Receptionist / Administration Team

On hand to answer any questions you may have relating to your appointment bookings, transport requirements and billing enquiries.

 

To find out more about how to prepare for your appointment, please click here

 

Dr Rafid Alzubaidy

MBChB, FRACS
Breast Melanoma Surgeon

Dr Rafid Alzubaidy, specialises in breast, melanoma and laparoscopic general surgery.
He graduated from the University of Al-Mustanseria, Iraq in 1996 before moving to Australia in 2000. He started surgical training in Adelaide in 2006 and later moved to Perth to undertake studies in advanced training in general surgery. In 2012, Dr Alzubaidy commenced his breast fellowship training in Perth at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before moving to Queensland in 2013 to complete his breast surgery training. He is the current director of general surgery at Robina Hospital.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive)
Southport QLD 4215
www.breastsurgerygccom.au
P: 07 5594 9496
F: 07 5594 9102


Dr Dave Messer
BEd, MBBS, FRACS
Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Dr Messer offers specialist surgical management of benign and malignant breast conditions and oncoplastic breast reconstruction techniques. Dr Dave Messer is an oncoplastic breast surgeon with a special interest in surgical management of benign and malignant breast conditions and oncoplastic breast reconstruction techniques. A Medical Graduate of the University of Queensland, Dr Messer was awarded Fellowship to Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. He undertook a 2 year post-graduate fellowship in breast surgery at the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand, and the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Breast Care Centre
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive), Southport QLD 4215
www.gcph.com.au
P: 07 5552 2965
F: 07 5594 9102


Dr Heidi Peverill
MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS
Oncoplastic Breast, Melanoma and General Surgeon

Dr Heidi Peverill grew up in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane and is a locally trained Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She has completed subspecialty training in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer and Melanoma Surgery. Having gained her FRACS in 2012, Dr Peverill has worked extensively in both the public and private sectors and is very experienced in all aspects of surgical care.

Dr Peverill works to ensure the best oncologic outcome as well as ensuring the optimal aesthetic result for each and every patient, with both Breast Cancer or Melanoma. She is passionate about ensuring patients feel informed and confident when making decisions about their treatment. Dr Peverill also treats benign breast disease and performs other general surgery including gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery and emergency general surgery.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive)
Southport QLD 4215
www.drheidipeverill.com
P: 07 5594 9496
F: 07 5594 9102



Dr Su-Lin Leong

MBBS (Qld), FRACS
General Surgeon – Breast and Endocrine

Dr Su-lin Leong is a Breast and Endocrine Surgeon with a considerable experience in the surgical management of breast cancer, benign breast disease, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, goitres and hyperparathyroidism.

After receiving her FRACS in General Surgery in 2008, Dr Leong completed a postgraduate Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship year at the NSW Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital. She is a member of Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand, Australasian Society for Breast Disease and affiliated with Australian & New Zealand Endocrine
Surgeons (AES). Her special interests include oncoplastic breast cancer surgery, breast implant reconstruction, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, selective neck dissection and skin cancer surgery.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Breast Care Centre
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive), Southport QLD 4215
www.gcph.com.au
P: 07 5552 2965
F: 07 5594 9102


Dr Geoff Miller
Breast and General Surgeon

Dr Miller has been a general surgeon with an interest in Breast Surgery on the Gold Coast for thirty years. After spending about 15 years at the Gold Coast Hospital where his practice was involved in General Surgery he became the Director of Breast Surgery in the latter part of his time at the Hospital. He then went into private practice and has offered services in breast and general surgery. He has been committed to Breast Screening and has spent over thirty years working in the service, and continues to offer his services. His Breast Practice involves oncoplastic breast surgery working in a multidisciplinary team with Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons. He is committed to the Gold Coast Private Hospital and performs a large number of his surgical services at the facility.

Tower 1, Southport central
Suite 1304, Level 3
56 Scarborough St,
Southport QLD 4215
P: 07 5503 0101
F: 07 5503 0408


Sharra Artz

Breast Care Nurse

Sharra Artz is a dedicated breast care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience. She has a passion for breast cancer care and oncology nursing and is dedicated to providing personalised care to all patients through their entire breast cancer journey. Sharra understands that patients can feel overwhelmed with a breast cancer diagnosis and works closely with her patients to connect them to the appropriate support services.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Breast Care Centre
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive), Southport QLD 4215
www.gcph.com.au
P: 07 5552 2965
F: 07 5594 9102

Dr Andrea Tazbirkova

FRACP
Medical Oncologist

Dr Andrea Tazbirkova is a Gold Coast based Medical Oncologist with an interest in a broad range of solid malignancies including urogenital, colorectal and lung with a special interest in breast and gynaecological cancers.

Dr Tazbirkova has always been passionate about research and new advances in the field of medical oncology. She is a co-investigator on a broad range of clinical trials. She was actively involved in early phase cell-based immunotherapy clinical trials at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, presenting her work at multiple national and international meetings and published in peer review journals.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Breast Care Centre
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive), Southport QLD 4215
www.gcph.com.au
P: 07 5530 0770
F: 07 5530 0686



Dr Marco Matos

Medical Oncologist

Dr Matos graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Initially dedicated to the delivery of Public Health to poor rural communities around the shanty towns of Lima before migrating to Australia in 1996. Dr Matos is committed to teaching and training of advanced oncology trainees and undergraduate students from the Griffiths and Bond Universities. He is an active member of the numerous multidisciplinary oncology meetings in the Public and Private sectors. He is also the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials including the LIGHT trial (Phase III, randomised trial of linifanib versus sorafenib for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma), RAINBOW trial ( A phase III trial for patients with advanced gastric cancer who progressed after first-line chemotherapy comparing paclitaxel vs paclitaxel and Ramucirumab, a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor).

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Cancer Care Centre
Suite 17
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive), Southport QLD 4215www.gcph.com.au
P: 07 5530 0240
F: 07 5591 9183

A/Prof Jim Jackson

MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiation Oncologist

A/Prof Jim Jackson is an experienced radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast, Icon Cancer Centre North Lakes and Icon Cancer Centre Greenslopes. He completed his medical degree (MBBS) at the University of Queensland in 2004. Prior to this A/Prof Jackson had completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, where he is investigating methods to reduce side effects of cancer treatment.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
ICON Cancer Centre
Lower Ground 3,
14 Hill Street Southport QLD 4215
www.iconcancercentre.com.au
P: 07 5634 2400
F: 07 5634 2401


Dr Dominic Lunn
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR, DipPallMed (Clinical)
Radiation Oncologist

Dr Dominic Lunn is an experienced radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast and Icon Cancer Centre Redland. attended the University of Queensland as an undergraduate and received a first-class honours degree in molecular biology before spending several years working in medical research both in Australia and overseas. In 2000, he enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, and graduated with honours. He began training in radiation oncology in 2008 was awarded fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in early 2012.

He subsequently completed a fellowship in palliative care at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and worked as a palliative care specialist and locum radiation oncologist until late 2013 when he was involved in setting up the radiation oncology service at Icon Cancer Centre Gold Coast University Hospital and Redland.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
ICON Cancer Centre
Lower Ground 3,
14 Hill Street Southport QLD 4215
www.iconcancercentre.com.au
P: 07 5634 2400
F: 07 5634 2401


Debra Miller

Physiotherapist trained in lymphedema care

Debbie has worked as a physiotherapist across many areas from rehabilitation to cardio-respiratory and oncology. She developed a passion working in women’s health, being able to treat and support women through the many challenges that can occur through their life stages. In 2015 Debbie completed her Level 1 in Lymphoedema Management at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, she followed this with study at Victorian Cancer Council Living with Cancer Education Program.

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive)
Southport QLD 4215
www.drheidipeverill.com
P: 07 5594 9496
F: 07 5594 9102

Dr Michael Gattas

MBBS (Hons) FRACP
Clinical Geneticist

Dr Gattas has an extensive experience in familial cancers. He has worked in Queensland organising breast cancer gene testing for patients since 1996. He has seen many women and men who have had BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene faults, Lynch syndrome, and many less common cancer gene faults.

He can arrange Medicare funded gene tests for eligible patients, and gene testing for patients who are not eligible for Medicare funding if they are concerned about their personal or family history of breast cancer. These DNA tests can be using saliva samples collected at home or by blood samples.

Nicholson Street Specialist Centre
Suite 107, Level 7
69 -83 Nicholson Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
www.wellspringgenetics.com.au
P: 07 3556 3896
F: 07 3217 8255

Anastasiia Kuliapina

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Anastasiia has extensive experience in cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy. She has over 16 years’ experience in both private and public sectors working with adult clients to evaluate cognitive functioning, psychopathology such as anxiety, mood, trauma and psychosis; addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders and risks as well as chronic pain, functional disorders and grief and loss.
Anastasiia also provides supervision to provisional psychologists and mental health professionals. She advocates wellness programs and individual psychotherapy for medical, allied health professionals and students, so they can reach their highest potential.

Anastasiia specializes in:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anger issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Perinatal Care
  • Relationship problems
  • Personality difficulties
  • Addictions
  • Bulimia
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Study, Work and Career issues
  • Adjustment to medical conditions (Infertility, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Injuries)

To arrange an appointment for your patient, please contact:

Gold Coast Private Hospital
Suite 18, Level 1
14 Hill Street (off Parklands Drive)
Southport QLD 4215
www.drheidipeverill.com
P: 07 55949496
F: 07 55949102

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