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Professor Nicholas Manolios

ManoliosDirector of Rheumatology Westmead Hospital & Professor in Rheumatology, University of Sydney

MB BS (Hons), MD, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA

Professor Nicholas Manolios is involved with clinical service to Westmead Hospital, administration, teaching and research within the department. Special research interests are in (i) structure and assembly of the T–cell antigen receptor. In particular, the role of the T-cell receptors in the predisposition and causation of auto–immune and inflammatory rheumatic disorders; (ii) Structure–function relationships of T cell assembly and T–cell activation; (iii) Drug design on new synthetic peptides that may be used as therapeutic agents to suppress inflammation; and (iv) Drug delivery using nanoparticle technology. Recent interest has been marijuana and cannabinoid analogue effects on arthritis.

Website: Sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/nicholas.manolios.php

Contact details

Location IconWestmead Hospital Rheumatology Department
Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road
Westmead NSW 2145

 

Phone Icon(02) 8890 8099

 

Fax icon(02) 8890 8317

 

Fax iconnicholas.manolios@sydney.edu.au

A/Professor Peter Wong

AProf Peter WongPosition : Senior Staff Specialist Rheumatologist

MBBS, PhD, Grad Dip Clin Epi, FRACP, CCPU

Associate Professor Peter Wong started in this Department in Feb 2019 after 11 years practice in Coffs Harbour, NSW where he helped establish the first Fracture Prevention Clinic and first Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Service in regional Australia. He completed a PhD at the WEHI/Melbourne University in 2006 looking at the molecular biology of inflammatory arthritis and bone disease and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Newcastle University. He has research and clinical interests in biologic treatment of inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and health literacy. He has been using point-of care MSK US as part of clinical practice for many years and is a Conjoint Associate Professor in the UNSW Rural Clinical School.

Contact details

Location IconRheumatology Department,
Westmead Hospital NSW 2145
Westmead NSW 2145

Phone Icon(02) 8890 8099

Fax iconPeter.Wong2@health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Graydon Bruce Howe

HoweEmeritus Consultant

MBBS, FRACP

Dr Howe is an Emeritus Consultant Rheumatologist to Westmead Hospital. He is involved with ongoing clinical trials, research, and clinical support of the department through registrar training, peer meetings and case reviews and student teaching. He has a private practice in Westmead. Interests in rheumatology include inflammatory diseases, teaching, computer based records, and use of computers in medicine.

Contact details

Location IconPrivate consulting rooms
Suite 203, 151 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2145

 

Phone Icon(02) 9635 6962

Dr David Graham Spencer

SpencerVisiting Medical Officer

MBBS, FRACP

Dr David Spencer is a VMO at Westmead Hospital since 1979. He provides consultative services for the patients visiting the University Clinics and for inpatients. He participates in professional development within the department through registrar training, journal club, peer review meetings, in-service lectures, and participation of clinical trials. Research interests are in the genetic basis of rheumatic diseases, therapeutic intervention in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Contact details

Location IconPrivate rooms
Suite 205, 151 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2145

 

Phone Icon(02) 9633 5322

 

Fax icon(02) 9633 5826

Dr Helen Englert

EnglertVisiting Medical Officer

MB BS, MSc (Epid), PhD, Dip. Epid, FRACP, FAFPHM

Dr Englert is a VMO to Westmead Hospital. She has a long standing and special interest in Scleroderma/Raynauds disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Provides both outpatient and inpatient service to Westmead and Blacktown Hospital.


 

Contact details

Location IconPrivate rooms
Suite 306, 151 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2145

 

Phone Icon(02) 9891 1052

Dr Haesung Bak

BakVisiting Medical Officer

MB BS (Sydney), FRACP

Dr Haesung Bak is a Visiting Medical Officer to Westmead Hospital and provides inpatient and outpatient clinic services for complex rheumatology cases. He is involved with ongoing research and provides clinical support to the department through peer meetings and case reviews, ward rounds, journal club, lectures, clinical trials. He has rooms in Burwood, Baulkham Hills, Penrith and Lithgow.

 

Contact details

Location IconPrivate rooms
113/25-27 Solent Circuit
Norwest NSW 2153

 

Phone Icon(02) 9680 8215

 

Fax icon(02) 8814 6685

 

Location IconPrivate rooms
78 Derby Street
Penrith NSW 2750

 

Phone Icon(02) 4722 3328

 

Location IconPrivate rooms
Lithgow Community Hospital Medical Centre
Lithgow NSW 2790

 

Phone Icon(02) 6350 2550

Dr Wendy Lau

Dr Wendy LauVisiting Medical Officer

BSc(Med) MBBS (Hons) FRACP

Dr Wendy Lau is a Visiting Medical Officer to Westmead Hospital. She provides inpatient services, and an outpatient clinic for patients with acute and chronic back pain through University Clinics. She is involved in student and junior medical staff teaching, and participates in the department’s professional development activities. She is a Clinical Lecturer at Sydney Medical School (Westmead), University of Sydney. She is currently undertaking a PhD through The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW.

Contact details

Location IconPrivate rooms
Suite 113/25-27 Solent Circuit
Norwest NSW 2153

 

Phone Icon(02) 9119 8190

 

Fax icon(02) 8999 2021

Dr Tien Tay

DR Tien TayPosition: Staff Specialist Rheumatologist

MBBS (Hons), MMed, MPhil, FRACP

Dr Tay has a special interest in scleroderma, pulmonary arterial hypertension, SLE and systemic vasculitis, including Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Dr Tay is a member of the Australian Scleroderma Interest Group, Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium Working Group for Activity and Damage Index and European Clinical Trials Consortium Working Group Damage Index. Dr Tay performs nailfold capillaroscopy. Dr Tay also has a special interest in spondyloarthritis and osteoarthritis. He has private practice in Westmead and Kogarah.
For all patients who were seen as an inpatient or outpatient at the hospital, please direct further enquiries to the department on Tel: (02) 8890 8099, Fax: (02) 8890 8317. Otherwise, please contact his rooms: Suite 306, 151-155 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead NSW 2145. Tel: (02) 9891 1052, Fax (02) 9891 6630.

Contact details

Location IconSuite 306, 151-155 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2145

Phone Icon(02) 9891 1052

Fax icon(02) 9891 6630

Dr Beverly Ng

Beverly NgRheumatology Registrar

Dr Beverly Ng is Rheumatology Registrar in the Department at Westmead but also at Blacktown Hospital. She supervises the care of outpatients in consultation with the head of the department and visiting medical officers. In addition to clinical activities, Dr Ng participates in teaching and mentoring junior medical staff and is involved in ongoing professional development including journal club, case reviews, departmental meetings and clinical research.

 

Contact details

Location IconWestmead Hospital Rheumatology Department
Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road
Westmead NSW 2145

 

Phone Icon(02) 8890 5555 (Pager No. 27248)

 

Fax icon(02) 8890 8317

Dr Kiri Langford

Dr Kiri LangfordRheumatology Registrar

Dr Langford is the Rheumatology Registrar in the department. She supervises the care of inpatients and outpatients in consultation with the Head of the department and visiting medical officers. In addition to clinical activities, she participates in teaching and mentoring junior medical staff and is involved in ongoing professional development, including journal club, case reviews, departmental meetings and clinical research.

 

Contact details

 

Phone Icon8890 5555 (Pager No. 27244)

 

Fax icon(02) 8890 8317

 

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