HealthScreen
338 South Road, Hampton 3188 1300 03 1300

Our Senior Medical Staff and Associates

Dr David Badov
MBBS, FRACP

Dr David Badov is the Medical Director of HealthScreen.
Dr Badov has been a practising specialist physician with nearly 30 years experience in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Bowel Cancer Prevention, Preventative Medicine and Longevity has been an integral part of his research into the latest medical advances, technology and wellness tools to incorporate into HealthScreen. Dr Badov graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1989 and trained at the Royal Melbourne, Alfred and Frankston Hospitals. Dr Badov has numerous publications, including major international journals in the gastroenterological field, and is currently the Head of Gastroenterology at the Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals (Peninsula Health), Medical Director of Direct Endoscopy and Director of the Peninsula Liver Clinic.

His areas of expertise include diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. Dr Badov has performed over 120,000 endoscopic procedures over the last twenty five years, with particular interest in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. His other medical interests include liver disease, particularly viral hepatitis and Hepatology. He is a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA), the Australian Liver Association (ALA).

Dr Philip Barraclough
MBBS Grad Dip Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dr Barraclough is the Director of Clinical Services at HealthScreen.
Dr Barraclough has been involved in the area of Preventative Medicine, Fitness and Population Screening over the last thirty years. Dr Barraclough completed his degree at the University of New South Wales in 1977. He has been a General Practitioner since 1981, initially in Canberra and then in Melbourne.

He is a former President of the ACT Division of General Practice, Vice President of the ACT Medical Board and for many years sat on the Ethics Committee of the Australian Institute of Sport. He has a keen interest in Longevity, Exercise and Preventative Health.

Dr. Olivier van den Brink
MBBS (HONS) MSC PHD FRACP FCSANZ

Dr. Olivier van den Brink is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist.

Olivier has a special interest in Cardiovascular Imaging including Echocardiogram, Stress Echo, transoesophageal Echo, multi-slice cardiac CT scan, and diagnostic coronary angiography.

Olivier has a passion for the management of Heart Failure with a particular interest in device therapy. This includes pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapies (biventricular pacemakers).

Olivier also is on staff at the Alfred Hospital. He performs pacemaker and defibrillator insertions and aftercare as well as stress and trans-oesophageal echocardiograms.

Olivier trained in cardiology at the Alfred Hospital. In 2005 he completed a PhD at the Baker Medical Research Institute. Olivier spent two years at Leiden University Medical Centre as an Overseas Fellow. He specialised in Non-invasive Imaging and Device Therapy.

He also works in private practice in Bayside and on the Mornington Peninsula. Born in the Netherlands, Olivier moved to Australia in 2001 with his family.

Professor Jamie Layland
MBCHB MRCP FRACP MD PHD FCSANZ

Professor Jamie Layland is an experienced General and Interventional Cardiologist.

Professor Jamie Layland has a clinical interest in all aspects of cardiology including the management of patients with coronary artery disease, the assessment of cardiovascular risk and the management of heart failure.

He performs coronary angiography, coronary stenting as well as coronary physiology and imaging.

Professor Jamie Layland’s main research interests are in the treatment of coronary artery disease and improving outcomes for patients with myocardial infarction (heart attack).  He performs a mixture of investigator initiated and commercial research at Peninsula Health with national and international collaborations and is the primary supervisor for medical and PhD students.

He is currently Director of Cardiovascular research at Peninsula Health and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine through Monash University. He has a further honorary public appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and private appointments at Peninsula Private and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Professor Jamie Layland is widely published with over 60 peer reviewed publications in major journals.

Dr. Damon Jackson
MBBS (HONS 1) FRACP

Dr Damon Jackson is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Imaging Specialist

Dr Jackson graduated from Monash University in 2007 with first class honours and a clinical school prize. Throughout internship and residency at The Alfred Hospital, Damon received awards for teaching and mentorship. After completing his physician’s exam at The Alfred hospital, Damon completed his cardiology training through Eastern Health, Peninsula Health and Monash Health.

Awarded his FRACP in 2015, Damon went on to complete a dedicated Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at Monash Health in 2016.

Damon has been on the Peninsula since February 2017, employed as a staff specialist at Peninsula Health and caring for patients at Peninsula Private Hospital, Beleura Private Hospital, The Bays Hospital, and Frankston Private Hospital.

His sub speciality areas of interest include Cardiac Echo, Stress Echo, Transoesophageal Echo and Cardiac CT.

Besides clinical cardiology, Damon is a passionate teacher and is heavily involved with training students through Monash University and physician’s training at Peninsula Health. He translates these skills and interest to educating his patients in a similar way.

Professor Mark Frydenberg AM
MBBS, FRACS, GAICD
Urologist and Prostate Specialist

Professor Frydenberg has a long distinguished career in academic urology and was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for his services to medicine. He is a regular presenter at both national and international meetings, and is a regular reviewer and is on the editorial board of two major international urological journals.

He has been the Chairman of the Urological Oncology Special Advisory Group of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007 to 2013 and held the position of President of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2015 to 2017. He remains on the Board of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and is also a council member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons where he currently holds the role of Deputy Chairman of the Professional Standards Committee.

He is also a Board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and has recently been appointed as the Academic Director of Urology at Cabrini Health.

Mr Uri Hanegbi
MBBS(Hons) FRACS

Mr Uri Hanegbi is an experienced Urologist and Prostate Specialist.

Mr Uri Hanegbi is also an experienced Urological Surgeon with a particular interest in the management of Prostate Cancer, benign prostate enlargement and kidney stones. Comprehensive range of surgical treatments offered by Mr Hanegbi include robotic radical prostatectomy, open radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy (radioactive seed implantation). Mr Hanegbi gained expertise in performing these treatments through training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where he undertook a Urologic Oncology Fellowship. He has also undertaken further training in the United States, gaining experience in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, robotic surgery and brachytherapy.

As part of Mr Hanegbi’s commitment to education and ongoing professional development, he is a Senior Monash University Lecturer, on staff at the Alfred Hospital, and is involved in the selection, education and assessment of Urological Trainees.

Dr Sameer Kaul
MBBS, FRACP

Respiratory Physician and Sleep Specialist.

Dr Sameer Kaul is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians having specialised in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. He started his basic physician training at Frankston Hospital which he completed at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne with work in the Pulmonary Hypertension, Non-invasive ventilation and Lung Transplant units.

He is currently on staff in Peninsula Health for over 5 years as a General, Respiratory and Sleep Physician. He also is the Director of Physician training at Peninsula Health and Co-Director of training for the Alfred-Peninsula consortium.

His interests include all facets of Respiratory and Sleep medicine with special interests in airway disease and physiology, lung cancer diagnostics and sleep related ventilator disorders.

Dr Priyanka Gahlot
MBBS, M.Med NUS (S’pore), FRCR (London), FRANZCR

Dr Gahlot is the Director of Imaging Services at HealthScreen.

Dr Gahlot completed her Radiology training at the National University of Singapore followed by two years of Advanced Specialist Training across various tertiary care hospitals in Singapore with sub-specialty training in breast and body imaging including MRI.

She has special interest in Women’s and Oncologic Imaging, MRI and Radiology Education.

She worked as a Consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore prior to relocating to Australia. She is currently the Clinical Director of Radiology at Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton
and is the Radiologist Leader for Women’s Imaging at Keystone Radiology. She also holds the post of
Lecturer at University of Melbourne Rural Medical School, Shepparton campus.

Dr John Di Battista
Doctor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Di Battista has had an extensive experience in the area of Mental Health since completing his Doctorate in Psychology in 2003 both as Mental Health Clinician and Clinical Psychologist. John also has been involved in various research projects. In conjunction with academic staff at Deakin University, he has participated in publishing his research findings in specialist psychological literature. His most recent involvement in a published study was in the area of Suicide Prevention at Monash Medical Centre.

John is a fully registered psychologist with the Australian Psychologists Registration Board (with Clinical endorsement) and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as well as a member of the Clinical College of the APS.

 

Our Lifestyle Team

Sam Wood
Exercise Scientist

Sam Wood is one of Australia’s leading fitness experts with over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry.

Sam’s methods and training techniques have achieved incredible results with thousands of people worldwide. The reason? He keeps things simple, gets what works, gets what doesn't work and loves people.

Sam is a regular contributor to a number of Australian print and digital media outlets.

The creator of ’28 By Sam Wood’ Sam has helped over 150,000 people lose over 2 million kilos and take control of their health. We are proud to have Sam as part of our team to help you achieve better health and fitness.

Elisabeth Heather
M.Nutri & Diet, APD, AccSD

Elizabeth Heather is the Chief of Nutrition at HealthScreen.

Elisabeth is an accredited practicing dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia, an Accredited Sports Dietitian with Sports Dietitians Australia and a level 1 ISAK Anthropometrist.

She holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics degree from Deakin University, graduating in 1996.

Elizabeth has long had an interest in Health and Preventative Medicine with over 20 years experience within the health industry.

Elisabeth has worked in multifaceted roles as a dietitian and within the pharmaceutical industry.  Her skills lie in the areas of sports nutrition, body composition, cardio-metabolic health, musculoskeletal health and rheumatology, as well as gastroenterology, oncology and aged care.

Elisabeth is a keen sportswoman herself, having practised Shukokai karate for the past 14 years. She is also an avid cyclist and gym enthusiast. Nutrition plays an important role for Elisabeth in health and sport.