DOCTORS, ALLIED & STAFF 2018-08-10T05:54:55+00:00

Doctors, Allied and Staff

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Dr Muhammad Faraz

General Practitioner – Practice Principal

He has 11 years of wide range of work experience in the Australian Public health system . He has moved to Canberra in 2016 from the South Coast with his young family. He is involved in teaching of our registrars and students.

Dr Heidi He

General Practitioner

Dr He graduated with a Batchelor of Medicine and Batchelor of Surgery from ANU Canberra in 2011. Dr He has been very busy academically , she also holds a Batchelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems. Dr He has lived in Canberra for 14 years and is married with two children. She loves playing volleyball and has set her sights on running a marathon one day.

Dr Eliza Paterson

General Practitioner

Dr Paterson completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) in Brisbane in 2012 before moving to Canberra to study medicine, graduating from the Australian National University in 2016.

She completed her internship and residency in Canberra (at both the Canberra Hospital  and Calvary Hospital) and spent a year developing her skills in critical care medicine at Calvary Hospital.

Dr Paterson has since moved into general practice in early 2020, joining Waramanga Medical Centre in February 2021.

Dr Helen Gibbons

General Practitioner

Dr Gibbons graduated from the Australian National University in 2008 and worked in Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Research and Sexual Health before transferring into General Practice. Special Interests – Dr Gibbons completed her Family Planning certificate and Diploma in Child Health and loves the challenge and variety of General Medicine. Personal Interests – She also has interests in journalism, adventure travel, scuba and keeping fit and active.

Dr Louise Kenyon

General Practitioner

Louise completed her undergraduate degree at the University of NSW and worked at Gosford, St Vincent's (Sydney), Westmead Children's and Wagga Wagga hospitals during her junior doctor training. In combination with a Masters of Medicine at Sydney University she then worked at the National Prescribing Service creating educational activities for doctors and pharmacists. During this time she maintained her clinical skills in the St Vincent's emergency department. She then had a break from work while concentrating on having a family. Louise started in general practice in 2010 and works part-time. Louise has interests in health promotion and prevention of chronic disease. Louise loves to see all ages and types of people.

Dr Saja Chami

General Practitioner

Dr Saja Chami graduated from the UNSW in 2014. Following graduation, she completed her internship and residency at various metropolitan hospitals throughout Sydney. She completed her specialist General practice qualification (FRACGP) in 2019 during which time.She also completed a diploma of paediatrics from the University of Sydney.
Dr Chami has a warm and welcoming demeanour which allows her patients to feel comfortable during consultations. Dr Chami enjoys all areas of general practice with special interest in women and chidlren’s health as well as mental health. She is happy to see patients from all ages.

Dr Parisa Pour Ali

General Practitioner

Dr Parisa has over 15-year-experience in general practice with interests spanning all areas of medicine. She particularly enjoys working with patients to achieve the best health outcomes possible and recognises the importance of long-term patient relationships.Parisa’s main focus in Women’s and Children’s health, Mental health, Family planning including IUD and Implanon insertion and removal, Fertility and antenatal care, and chronic disease management.

Parisa is described as thorough, perceptive and compassionate by her patients. She takes the time to explain things thoroughly and gives you the time you need to discuss any issues you may have.

Her goal is to look after you as a whole person in a caring and supportive way.

Outside of being a busy GP, Parisa enjoys spending time with her young family, walking and cycling

Dr Christopher Ayres

General Practitioner

Dr Chris obtained his medical degree from University of Birmigham Medical School UK. He has been a Doctor since 2005. Prior to moving to Australia , in 2011, he worked as a GP in rural Shropshire.He has been working in Canberra since 2012,and joined the Practice in January 2016. He has an interest in preventative health and evidence based medicine and teaching. In particular, Chris ejoys the variety of work in General Practice and believes in developing the doctor-patient relationship to aid improving overall health.He is happy to see patients of all ages and conditions. Currently he is working Monday – Thursday

Dr Shilpa Dahal

General Practitioner 

FRACGP, Dip Skin Cancer/Surgery/Dermoscopy, Advanced Aesthetic Medicine/Dermatology
Dr Shilpa Dahal graduated from James Cook University in 2008 and received her Specialist General Practice qualification (FRACGP) in 2013, but soon discovered her love for Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Medicine.

She is also passionate about all aspects of skin care and health, and believes that the foundation of complete skin care starts with the detection and elimination of possible skin cancer or other medical conditions that may compromise patient safety prior to undertaking aesthetic treatments. This means that the patient’s safety and wellbeing is prioritised so that an individual treatment plan can be developed to meet the patient’s health and aesthetic needs.
For more information please visit website Envieskin.
Areas of interest:

  • Aesthetic/Skin Cancer Medicine (Please see other profile)
  • Contraceptive device insertion
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Dermal fillers
  • Mole removal
  • Skin cancer checks/biopsy/surgery
  • LED
  • Laser vaginal rejuvenation
  • Laser skin
  • Platelet rich plasma
  • Skin microneedling
  • Chemical peels
  • Antiwrinkle injections


Elissa Klose RN

Rebecca Amaro RN


Susan Leerdam

Nida Younas

Samm Curtis

Deborah Maguire

Katherine Klose

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