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.
Dr Sneha Wadhwani
Dr Sneha had dedicated her medical profession to helping women, but she has also dedicated herself to teaching GPs and medical students in this field since 2006. UNSW Medical School have had Dr Sneha on board as a conjoint lecturer since 2015, and she has taught over 80 students during this time.
Dr Sneha enjoys the variety of general practice interspersed with her specialist interest in women’s health and paediatrics. She also has a passion for healthcare leadership and alongside her national clinical director role with Evoca Women’s Health, she is also the medical director at Bondi Junction Medical and Dental Centre, as well as regional clinical director NSW/ACT and head of GP wellbeing, with ForHealth Group Medical.
Outside of Women’s Health, Dr Sneha enjoys being a mum to her daughters, practising yoga and pilates, eating great food and travelling. She believes that life is for living and loves living it to the full!
Associate Professor Mayur Garg
A/Prof. Mayur Garg has a wide range of expertise in all aspects of gastroenterology, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, comprising Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis); endoscopy, including bowel cancer screening and removal of large polyps; functional gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome); iron deficiency and gastrointestinal bleeding; stomach ulcers; and gastroesophageal reflux disease and eosinophilic oesophagitis. Mayur has a passion for excellence in patient care and service quality, and incorporates up-to-date research with compassion and integrity. He is widely published in scientific journals, and frequently invited to speak at local and international conferences.
Prof Alta Schutte
I have authored over 400 publications in the field of raised blood pressure, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Immediate Past President of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH). Senior author of the 2020 ISH Global Hypertension Guidelines.
Past President of the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS). In 2020 I joined the George Institute for Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of New South Wales in Sydney as a SHARP (Strategic Hires Professor) to lead to a greater global impact in reducing blood pressure and improving cardiovascular health.
Dr Anita Sharma
Special interests – Women’s health, Diabetes,Heart Failure ,Osteoporosis, Chronic disease management, Child Health ,Nutritional Medicine, Weight loss ,Integrative and Complementary Medicine, Aviation Medicine and Medical Education of General Practitioners.
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 Rod Baber
Professor Rod Baber hosts many Drivetime interviews dedicated to Australian obstetricians and gynaecologists,
Rod is an obstetrician and gynaecologist specialising in reproductive endocrinology and 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.
Dr Sonia Davison
Dr Sonia Davison graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994 and undertook her basic training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She completed her Endocrinology training in 2002 and her PhD in 2006 at Monash University exploring the relationship between androgens and age, menopause, well-being and sexual function in women.
Dr Davison has an adjunct appointment at the Women’s Health Research Program at Monash University and has a keen interest in women’s health. Her role as a Clinical Fellow at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health involves education about women’s health through a variety of media, to medical professionals and the community.
Dr Davison’s current clinical interests include the management of women’s health issues including perimenopause and menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome, and osteoporosis, in addition to some general endocrinology.
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.