Associate Professor Peter Van Wijngaarden
Dr Ginni Mansberg
Ginni is the main host of the Drivetime Medical series. Aside from her general practice in Sydney’s Sans Souci, Ginni has written 5 books and has worked extensively as a medical journalist and columnist for Women’s Health, That’s Life and Practical Parenting magazines, as well as both Medical Observer and Australian Doctor.
She is an experienced presenter working with Channel 7 as their resident GP for many years, and as the co-host of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under.
Ginni’s clinical interests include women’s, children & family health, stress management and parenting.
Dr Brad McKay
Dr Brad McKay is a host on the Drivetime Medical series. He has worked in general practice for more than 10 years, and is currently seeing patients in the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.
He is an experienced broadcaster, regularly appearing on numerous TV and radio programs including the Today Show, ABC Radio, and Talking Lifestyle. He is the co-host of Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, and writes regular medical columns for news.com.au
Dr Brad has a special interest in men’s health, mental health, sexual health, addiction and HIV medicine. He has experience working in indigenous communities and overseas.
Professor Mark Cook
Professor Cook is the host of our new Neurology program. Professor Cook specialises in the treatment of epilepsy and is the Director of The Graeme Clark Institute, Sir John Eccles Chair of Medicine and Director of Clinical Neurosciences at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is recognised internationally for his expertise in epilepsy management, particularly imaging and surgical planning.
After completing specialist training in Melbourne, he undertook an MD thesis while working as Brain Research Fellow at Queen Square, London. He returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne to continue his interest in neuroimaging in epilepsy.
Professor Paul Mitchell
Professor Paul Mitchell is the Director of the Centre For Vision Research at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research and also has a full-time academic appointment as Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney (Westmead Hospital). He works clinically as a medical retina specialist and is Ophthalmology Director for the Sydney West Local Health Network covering 1 million residents.
Pauls clinical focus is on management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other vascular retinopathies and on systemic diseases effects on the eye, with papers in all major eye journals, as well as leading medical journals, including NEJM and Lancet.
Professor Rod Baber
Professor Rod Baber will be hosting interviews dedicated to Australian obstetricians and gynaecologists, coming soon in 2019!
Rod is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in reproductive endocrinology and the menopause. His specialist training included studies at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Kings College Hospital, London and The Lister Hospital, London.
Past president of both The International Menopause Society and The Australasian Menopause Society. Rod has served on the council of The RANZCOG and is Associate Editor of The ANZ Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Editor in Chief of Climacteric, journal of The International Menopause Society.
Professor John Upham
Professor John Upham is a new host to the Drivetime Specialty series. A professor of respiratory medicine, based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Translational Research Institute, also the academic head of the Discipline of Medicine within PA/ Southside School of Medicine, University of Queensland.
John has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a previous recipient of an NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship, and the Young Investigator Award, Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ).
Professor Malcolm Hopwood
Professor Malcolm Hopwood specialises in clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology and psychiatric aspects of acquired brain injury. In the past, he led the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service, incorporating the Veterans Psychiatry Unit and the Victorian Brain Disorders Program, Austin Health.
He has held senior positions within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists including past Chairmanships of the Victorian Branch and the Board of Research, and was President of the College from 2015-2017. In 2017 Professor Hopwood was installed as President-Elect of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA) and also commenced as Interim Head of Department for Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.
Catherine is the main host of the Drivetime Pharmacy series. She runs three successful pharmacies located in Sydney CBD and the western suburbs of Sydney. Her two independent pharmacies focus heavily on the development and implementation of pharmacist driven professional services.
In addition to her pharmacies, Catherine sits on the NSW Pharmacy Guild of Australia branch committee and the University of Technology's Faculty of Health Industry advisory committee.
Catherine regularly mentors young pharmacy students and was awarded ‘PSA NSW Young Pharmacist of the Year' in 2015.
Professor Andrew Sindone
Professor Andrew Sindone is a new host to the Drivetime Specialty series and has been involved in cardiac research, teaching and improving the lives of those living with cardiovascular disease for over twenty years. Andrew set up the Heart Failure Unit at Concord Hospital with the Heart Failure Clinic, research, rehabilitation and outreach programs.
Andrew has also been the principal investigator in twenty-eight international multi-centre clinical trials and has presented over eighty research papers at national and international conferences and continues to publish in the area of cardiovascular disease.