I was born and raised in a multiracial country, Malaysia. I left Malaysia more than 20 years ago and have lived in UK, New Zealand and now Australia. My colourful background enables me to be adaptable and accustomed to people of diverse cultures and ethnicities. My thirst to accumulate knowledge have led me to travel across the globe to learn, master and upskill my expertise in the field. Along the way, I learn from my teachers and patients, who have helped me to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for the relationship between a doctor and a patient, a crucial process which allows me to be a caring, patient and compassionate doctor.
As an avid traveler, hiker and painter, my hobbies help keep me grounded and lead a well-balanced life. I practise what I preach by eating healthy and engage in regular Garuda and gym workouts. Art has always been a part of my life as I consider it to be a reminder to keep my sense of creativity alive. I enjoy traveling and attempts to conquer various hikes and mountains across the globe. My most recent achievement is Mount Kenya (4,985m).
As I consider human connection a vital point in what I do, I would participate in voluntary charitable work whenever I can. For instance, I was incredibly fortunate to have been involved with Interplast in Kiribati in 2016, and Operation Restore Hope in 2012.
I connect readily and easily with my patients as my personal interests and experiences in my field have given me many opportunities to meet and interact with people of various cultures and background. The accumulated life experiences are therefore my values and harness my commitment to provide my patients the best care at every stage of their individual process.
And when you feel good, your whole attitude and approach towards life changes for the better.
At Western Health (Footscray and Sunshine Hospitals), I am part of a capable team of plastic surgeons, training plastic surgeons, junior medical, and nursing staff. I manage acute and elective plastic surgeries, mainly focusing on breast reconstruction and skin cancer surgeries, in addition to providing education to the junior staff.
in February 2021, I have taken over Assoc. Prof Gillian Farrell’s private practice at Cabrini Brighton. I continue to provide care for her patients who have had breast surgeries.
At Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Melbourne (PRSM), I work with my esteemed and very helpful colleagues, Dr Raminder Dhillon, Dr Snehal Shah and Dr Vani Prasad. Together with Dr Prasad and Dr Dhillon, we run the Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Australia (LALSA), whereby I mainly deal with lipoedema patients, with the help of many lymphoedema therapists around Melbourne.
The lovely Lyn is my multitalented and beautiful PA…
She will often be the first point of contact and keeps me informed on a regular basis.
At Cabrini Brighton, the first person who greets you with a big smile would likely be Jade.
After surgery, you will also meet Libby who has a wealth of experience and is very good at what she does…
Mia, my practice manager runs the practice and is always at hand should any issue arises.
At PRSM in Donvale and Drouin, you will meet Chris, our secretary; and Kaye,
our very capable nurse who will give you lots of TLC after surgery.