Dr Matthew How

williamstown specialist centre

Dr Matthew How is a General Paediatrician who holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).  He has broad experience having trained predominantly at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, before returning to Melbourne to complete advanced training in general paediatrics.  He is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australia (NBPSA) and he is undertaking further training in child and adolescent psychiatry.  

Dr Matt enjoys seeing newborns, children and teenagers and is happy to help with any issue related to health, development, learning and behaviour.  He strives to provide excellent care for your child.  Bringing clear communication and a gentle and empathic approach, his goal is to ensure that families are supported and empowered in their health journey. 

Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family, playing music and working on his shoddy backhand on the tennis court. 

Dr Rob Thomas

My name is Rob Thomas and I am a qualified Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck (ENT) Surgeon.

I completed my undergraduate training at Melbourne University and my Residency at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Subsequently, I joined the ENT Head & Neck Training Programme as a Registrar at the Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital.

I qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and subsequently took up positions to do further training in London (at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital) and in Toronto, Canada (the Hospital for Sick Children).

I returned to Melbourne to commence practice with an appointment at the Alfred Hospital.  I continue to be an Emeritus Consultant Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital.

I have Medical Rooms at Williamstown and at Cabrini Medical Centre in Malvern.

My interests include both paediatric and adult ENT problems.

Surgery performed includes adeno-tonsillectomy and grommets.  Sino-nasal surgery, including septoplasty, rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery.

I am delighted to treat older patients with hearing and balance problems and wax removal.



At the time of initial consultation I am happy to Bulk Bill Pensioner and Health Care Card Holders.

For other patients my fees are determined by Government Recommended and AMA Fee Schedules.

My Staff at Cabrini, Pat and Carmel, on 9500 0007, are happy to discuss these matters in detail with referring doctors or patients.

For appointments please ring 9397 2111 (Williamstown Rooms) or 9500 0007 (Cabrini Rooms)

Dr Adrian Chazan


Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centred approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.

williamstown specialist centre Phone: (03) 9191 4043
Email:  info@tcspm.com

Mr William Pianta

Mr.William Pianta is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in management of shoulder, hip and knee problems. These include hip and knee arthritis, ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations and painful or worn-out hip and knee replacements.

He completed his Orthopaedic training in Victoria before embarking on sub-specialist training in USA, Italy, France and Canada.

William operates at the following private hospitals:

  • Western Private Hospital, Footscray.
  • Epworth Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne.
  • Vincent’s Private Hospital, East Melbourne.

He has a public appointment at Western Health- he attends the outpatient clinic on Friday mornings and operates each Wednesday morning, usually at Williamstown Hospital.

Mr Bernard Allard


Medical Director WPH

Specialist Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Endovascular balloon/stent, Open Arterial bypass/repair,

Cosmetic Veins, Vascular Access fistula/ports.

St Vincent’s Private, John Fawkner, Western Private and Western Health

Mr Allard is the Head of Vascular Surgery at Western Health. He was a founding member and clinical lead in the establishment of the Diabetic Foot Service at Western Health and continues as a clinical lead.

Mr. Allard is chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee and Medical Director of the Western Private Hospital.  The Western Private Hospital has undergone expansion to include an Intensive Care Unit, Coronary Care Unit with an Angiography Suite and a PET Scanner.  These developments have greatly expanded the resources available to patients needing major vascular surgery and angiography in the central and Western regions of Melbourne.

Mr. Allard has an honorary appointment to the University of Melbourne teaching the vascular surgeons of tomorrow and medical students at clinical levels at Western Health.  In the past has been on the executive of Post Fellowship Education and Training for the Australian College of Surgeons.

He is experienced in a broad range of vascular conditions and vascular management including non-operative treatments.  The demographic demands expertise in reno-vascular access, diabetic vascular complications as well as atherosclerotic disease management with peripheral angiography interventions and aneurysm repairs.  He is meticulous in his approach to cosmetic vein treatments for best results.

Mr Dinesh Agarwal


Dinesh Agarwal came to Melbourne in 1994 after completing his Urology Fellowship in India. He worked as a Fellow at Royal Melbourne Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital and Monash Medical Centre to broaden his experience. He was awarded the FRACS in the Speciality of Urology in 1999.

He is a senior Urologist with extensive experience in Urology. He has invented various Urological surgical procedures and has published many papers. He has a special interest in prostate cancer, renal cancer, BPH, stone disease and urethral stricture disease.

In April of 2004, he underwent training in Robotic surgery at the University of California, Irvine, before starting Robotic Radical Prostatectomy at the Epworth hospital, Richmond .Dr Agarwal has an extensive experience in various laparoscopic procedures. He has been performing various laparoscopic procedures for more than 20 years. He has been involved in developing various new techniques in laparoscopic surgery and has published many papers in international journals.

He performs various surgical procedures including Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Green Light Laser prostate surgery and Urethroplasty.

Dr Phillip Wong


Dr Phillip Wong is an endocrinologist and a  graduate of the University of Melbourne. He completed his specialist training in endocrinology at The Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney), St Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney) and Monash Health (Melbourne).

Phillip has a PhD (Monash University) in the area of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease with a strong clinical, research and academic focus in this area. He is affiliated wth Monash Health where he works as an endocrinologist; and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research as a research officer. Dr Wong was awarded the Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award in 2014 from the Endocrine Society of Australia in recognition of his research in bone disease. He regularly attends national and international conferences in endocrinology and has multiple publications in international journals.

Dr Wong is also highly experienced in treating diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and female and male specific hormone problems.

Phillip believes in a holistic approach to medical care and engages with his patients and their general practitioners to achieve the best medical outcomes.

Furthermore, Phillip will always accommodate urgent patients who can be seen in a timely manner if requested by their referring doctor.


Phillip also practices in Williamstown and Werribee at:

Williamstown Specialist Centre                Wyndham Private Consulting Suites

87 Ferguson Street                                       Level 1/242 Hoopers Lane

Williamstown VIC 3016                                Werribee VIC 3030

Tel:  03 9397 2111                                        Call Main Rooms in Moonee Ponds

Fax: 03 9397 8352

website https://www.endocrinologymelbourne.com.au/


Hospital Appointments

Endocrinologist, Monash Health (Monash Medical Centre and Dandenong Hospital)

Endocrinologist, John Fawkner Private Hospital

Endocrinologist, Western Private Hospital



Member of Endocrine Society of Australia

website https://www.endocrinesociety.org.au/

Member of Australian New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society

website https://www.anzbms.org.au/

Member of Endocrine Society (USA)

website https://www.endocrine.org/about-us



2011                            Australian Postgraduate Award

2011                            Osteoporosis Australia/Royal Australian College of Physician Research Entry Award

2012                            Finalist, Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award

2013                            Travel Award US Endocrine Society Annual Meeting

2014                            Winner, Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award

2015                            Monash University Publication Award

2015                            Amgen/Osteoporosis Australia Clinical Grant Award

2016                            Henry Burger Award, Monash Health, Victoria

2017                            Robert Maple Brown Research Establishment Award, Royal Australian College of Physicians

2017                            2017 Early Investigators Award, US Endocrine Society

Read more: https://www.qps-mp.com.au/endocrinologist/

Mr Brett Jackson

MBBS., FRACS., B.Sc., F.AOrthA

Brett is an Australian and internationally trained General Orthopaedic Surgeon.

His sub-speciality interests include hip, knee and shoulder surgery.

He has completed International Fellowships in London, Cambridge and Oxford in the UK.

Brett is a founding member of the Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeons group based in East Melbourne since 2009.  He is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients at all times.

He is approachable and available for advice.

DVA, public, privately insured, workcover and TAC patients are all welcome at the practice.


Private Consulting:

170 Gipps Street East Melbourne

7 Macedon Street Sunbury

87 Ferguson Street Williamstown

260 Moreland Road Brunswick


Private appointments

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, East Melbourne

John Fawkner Private Hospital, Bruswick


Public appointment

Western Health


Special Interest areas:


  • Primary and complex joint replacement
  • Arthroscopy (FAI management, labral & ligamentum teres tears)
  • Soft tissue injury


  • Primary and complex joint replacement
  • Computer navigation and robotic assisted (MAKO) knee replacement surgery
  • All sports related injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Multi-ligament reconstructions (ACL / PCL/ MCL & Collateral)


  • Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Biceps and SLAP tears
  • Instability management
  • Sports injuries


  • All aspects of orthopaedic trauma (excluding the spine)

Current Research

  • Total Knee Replacement Gait Analysis
  • Obesity Management in Orthopaedics