Training Contacts

For general inquiries, please email

For more specific inquiries, please refer to the list below.


A/Prof Laila Rotstein – Bayside-Peninsula Consortium Co-Director Physician Education
Alfred Health Director of Clinical Training

Priyanka Chahal, Program Manager. Physician Education, Alfred Health / Bayside-Peninsula Consortium

Alfred Hospital

A/Prof Anne Powell – Director Physician Education
A/Prof Laila Rotstein – Director Clinical Training
A/Prof Fiona Bodey – Deputy Director Physician Education
Dr Richie Coates – Deputy Director Physician Education
Sarah Hill – Medical Education Officer
Zoe Hume – Program Relationship Lead- Medical Workforce Unit
A/Prof Peter Hunter – Clinical Program Director – Home, Acute & Community

Caulfield Hospital

A/Prof Peter Hunter – Clinical Program Director – Home, Acute & Community. Head of Geriatric Medicine

Peninsula Health

Dr Sarah Whiting – Consortium/Peninsula Health Director Physician Education
Dr Gary Braun – Clinical Director of Medicine
Dr Elizabeth Nye – Head of General Medicine
Debbie Hobbs – Operations Assistant, Department of Medicine
Brooke Maguinness – Director Medical Workforce
Jade Channell – Junior Medical Staff Workforce Manager/HMO Manager

Goulburn Valley Health

Dr Arup Bhattacharya – Divisional Clinical Director of Medicine
Dr Tunde Ibrahim – Director Physician Education
Carla Jewel – Manager Medical Workforce

Mildura Base Hospital

Dr Louise Litten – Chief Medical Officer
Dr Sudaraka Wickremasena – Director Physician Education
Dr Bernard Kueffer – Clinical Director of Medicine
Teresa Boylan-Kelly – HMO Manager

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem (CHCB)

Shannon Thompson – General Manager
Dr Susan Mathers – Clinical Director Neurology

The Bayside-Peninsula Consortium’s primary objectives are to provide the highest quality support, training and mentoring to all basic physician trainees across its constituent hospitals whilst ensuring equity in workforce distribution. 

The Directors of Physician Education and all Consortium teaching staff share a deep commitment to ensuring that trainees are supported, encouraged, guided and given optimal preparation through a first class educational program combining formal instruction, on-the-job training and professional mentorship, as preparation for the Part 1 Fellowship examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.