Workshop Facilitators

Workshop Facilitators

Dr Gary Devine

Gary is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals. He holds degrees in Natural Sciences (Pharmacology) and Medicine from the University of Cambridge. He commenced his anaesthetic career in the Severn deanery in the UK before relocating to Western Australia in 2011 to pursue an interest in prehospital medicine with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He subsequently joined the WA anaesthetic training scheme and has completed a six month fellowships in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the airway fellowship at Fiona Stanley Hospital. He has also just finished a one year fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK. His main interests are in the fields of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and peri-operative echocardiography.

Prof Peter Friedland

Peter is Head of Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Skull Base Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. He is also Associate Professor in School of Surgery, University of Western Australia. and Professor & Discipline Leader of ENT in School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame. He is the Co- Head of education and research at the Ear Science Institute of Australia and has a keen interest in research. Peter is an avid teacher and is heavily involved in the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Dr Peter Garnett

Peter completed science, pharmacy and medical degrees at The University of Western Australia. He began his medical career at Fremantle Hospital before training in anaesthesia at all of Perth’s major tertiary teaching hospitals. Peter has undertaken fellowships in Obstetric Anaesthesia at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Difficult Airway Management at Royal Perth Hospital. He is currently a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital and works as a Specialist Anaesthetists in the Perth private sector.

Dr Hayley Herbert

Hayley Herbert is a paediatric and adult ENT specialist with a special interest in paediatric airways. She completed her ENT training in New Zealand and is Fellowship trained in Laryngology and Paediatric ENT.

Currently she is a Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital and works in private at Perth ENT in Subiaco and Jandakot and at Southern Corridor ENT in Fremantle and Rockingham. She has two young sons that keep her busy outside work.

Dr Simon Hellings

Simon trained in Anesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine in London and Manchester in the UK.  He was a consultant at Manchester Royal Infirmary – the birthplace of the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP).  As simulation lead he was involved in embedding and reinforcing the NTSP algorithms within ICU and on the wards.  He is currently working in Anaesthetics at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.

Dr Anton Hinton-Bayre

Anton has recently completed his surgical training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Ear Science Centre of the University of Western Australia. Anton completed his graduate bachelor medical degree at the University of Queensland followed by residency across a number of Brisbane metropolitan hospitals. He comes from an academic background with a doctorate in neuropsychology, with a special interest in biostatistics, and maintains a number of active research interests across fields. And to relieve the stress of it all he regularly participates in triathlons and believes the number of bikes one should own equals n+1.

Dr Bridget Hogan

Dr Bridget Hogan is a full time anaesthetist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. Her training was spread across Singapore, Queensland and WA and, despite the expensive coffee, she eventually settled in Perth. Her clinical role remains quite broad, but involves regular head and neck cancer ENT lists. Bridget is the current WAAG secretary and is quite involved in the preparation of ANZCA fellowship exam candidates.

Associate Professor Stuart Marshall

Stuart Marshall is a Specialist Anaesthetist, Lead of Clinical Human Factors at the Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education at The University of Melbourne. He has developed (and teaches on) a number of undergraduate and postgraduate patient safety, airway and anaesthetic emergency courses.

Stuart has both a Masters degree and PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Engineering) and Human Factors and currently holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ECR Fellowship at Monash University, examining the use of cognitive aids (checklists and flowcharts) on team functioning. His work has helped develop and research several internationally used cognitive aids for routine and emergency use. These include those used in airway management and perioperative anaphylaxis.

Dr Peter Platt 

Dr Peter Platt has been involved with the investigation of anaphylaxis under anaesthesia in Western Australia since 1983. The Anaesthetic Allergy Referral Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is the only one of its kind in WA serving a population of 2.4 million. He has over 30 years experience and has investigated over 1500 cases. After a highly popular presentation at WAAG 2018, Dr Platt is returning for an interactive workshop. This workshop will cover the pathophysiology behind anaphylaxis, and the presentation and treatment. There will be a look at what happens behind the scene with skin testing.

Dr Ted Velzeboer

Specialist Anaesthetist – Member Of The Southern Anaesthetics Group, Perth, Western Australia

Dr Ted Velzeboer completed his undergraduate medical degree at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’s Hospitals Medical School, London. Having moved to WA in 2007, he worked in emergency and critical care medicine, before undertaking the WA Anaesthesia Training Program, gaining experience in all of Perth’s major tertiary hospitals. He completed further specialist training by undertaking clinical fellowships in Regional Anaesthesia and Specialist Airway Management at Royal Perth Hospital. He completed his training to become a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (FANZCA) in 2015.
He works as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Midland Hospital, and also works as a Specialist Anaesthetist in many of Perth’s private hospitals.

Dr Reza Yusoff 

Reza is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Notre Dame University. He started his anaesthetic training in Ireland and completed in Perth. His Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia training were undertaken in The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Royal Perth Hospital. His interests are undergraduate teaching and peri-operative echocardiography.