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Welcome to the University of Sydney, Department of Rheumatology at Westmead Hospital website.
Our department provides both in-patient and out-patient facilities and research laboratories for the treatment and study of rheumatic conditions.


We aim to:
  • teach clinical aspects of medical rheumatology to undergraduates, residents and vocational trainees. The unit has an advanced trainee programme that incorporates both a clinical, paediatric and research component.
  • provide a centre of excellence for rheumatological research. The research we offer ranges from short projects (e.g. summer students, elective/option terms) to long-term MD/PhD projects.
  • provide a tertiary clinical referral centre for the study and management of rarer and more complicated connective tissue disorders.

We are an active research unit with a number of different research projects. Our two broad areas of study are
:
  • in the field of drug design
  • the delivery and molecular biology of rheumatic disease

History of our department

An academic position was established in 1997 following a donation from NSW Arthritis to supplement existing University Sydney and Westmead Hospital funds to create a senior lecturer position. The driving force for the new position was NSW Arthritis commitment to its members, the hospitals need to provide a clinical service to a population of over one million people, and the increased University of Sydney demand for teaching the new graduate medical program.

Since then, our department has received ongoing support from NSW Arthritis. We in turn provide support to people living with arthritis/musculoskeletal problems in the western Sydney area, medical graduates, students and researchers.


WSLHD Department of Rheumatology Brochure

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Westmead Rheumatology Department staff contact 2021

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For appointments or enquiries for Private Consulting Rooms: (02) 8890 8099 or fax referral (02) 8890 8317
For appointments for University Clinic (Medicare Bulk-Billed): (02) 8890 6544 or fax referral (02) 8890 8333


Name Phone / Extn   Mobile / Page
Fax and Email
Professor Nicholas Manolios 8890 8099

8890 8317

nicholas.manolios@sydney.edu.au

Beatrice Chung

Rheumatology Secretary
8890 8099

8890 8317

rheumatology.admin@sydney.edu.au

A/Prof Peter Wong

Senior Staff Specialist
8890 8099

8890 8317

Peter.Wong2@health.nsw.gov.au
Dr Ken Cai
Staff Specialist
8890 8099

8890 8317

Ken.Cai@health.nsw.gov.au
Dr Helen Englert
Staff Specialist
8890 8099

8890 8317

Dr Mariya Hamid
Registrar 
8890 5555 # 27244
For Westmead

8890 8317
Mariya.Hamid@health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Carmella Gunasingam
Registrar 
8890 5555 # 27248
(For Blacktown and
Auburn Hospital)

8890 8317
Carmella.Gunasingam@health.nsw.gov.au

Emeritus Consultant, Visiting Medical Officer

Name Phone / Extn   Mobile / Page
Fax and Email

Dr Graydon Howe
Suite 203, 151 Hawkesbury Road
WESTMEAD NSW 2145

9891 6333

9633 2744

ghowe@staff.usyd.edu.au

VMOs

Name Phone / Extn   Mobile / Page
Fax and Email

A/Professor David Spencer

Suite 205, 151 Hawkesbury Road

WESTMEAD NSW 2145
9633 5322

9633 5325

davidsp@bigpond.com

Dr Haesung Bak

78 Derby Street
PENRITH NSW 2750

Suite 113, Macarthur Point

Building 25-27 Solent Circuit
Norwest NSW 2153

4722 3328


9680 8215



6350 2550

8814 6685

haesungbak@bigpond.com.au
Dr Wendy Lau
Suite 113, Macarthur Point Building
25-27 Solent Circuit
Norwest NSW 2153
9119 8190

8999 2021

admin@rheum.com.au
Name Title   Phone / Extn

Natalia Ghosn

 

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program Co-ordinator
8890 8099

Kimberley Mulheron


Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program Dietitian 8890 8099

Nicole Geraldine D’Souza


Senior Staff Specialist 8890 8099
Annemarie Saliba
 

Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

8890 8099
Cinda Lam
 

Clinical Trial Co-ordinator

8890 8099

 

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