Dr David Yates (Principal Doctor) graduated from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). During postgraduate work in the UK, David attained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of O&G in London as well as a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow. David spent 13 years working in his own practice in Tumut in southern rural NSW, then a short term in Queanbeyan, prior to opening TSAJ. Dr Yates is married with five children, including the recent addition of twin girls. He is a devout Brumbies fan and loves cricket. He’s also into mountain and road biking.
Dr Suzanne Ward gained her Bachelor in Medicine from the University of Newcastle. She worked as a GP in her own practice in Queanbeyan before heading overseas to practice in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Suzanne is a Fellow of the RACGP, and her areas of special interest are Family Health, Women’s Health and Children’s Health. Suzanne has a green thumb and enjoys working in her large vegetable garden.
University of Newcastle with a Bachelor in Medicine and is a Fellow of the RACGP. Dr Harvey-Smith came to TSAJ after working in Wagga Wagga. She has special interests in Women’s Health and Mental Health. Through a Rotary project, Dr Harvey-Smith has travelled to India to help an Australian ophthalmologist restore sight to hundreds of disadvantaged people. Out of work, Leone likes anything art and crafty.
Dr Suda Pranavan joined TSAJ in late 2010 after six years in Emergency Medicine in Canberra and six years as a GP in Yass. After graduating from university in India, Suda obtained her Fellowship of the RACGP before earning certificates in Sexual Health, Women’s Health and Family Planning. Her special interest areas are Women’s Health, Mental Health and Chronic Disease. Her spare time is taken up with looking after her very active son, interior design and playing an Indian stringed instrument called a veena.
Dr Peter Cole graduated with Honours from Nottingham Medical School (UK) in 1999 and completed his GP training in 2006. He also holds a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Diploma of Child Health and is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs in both the UK and Australia. Peter joined TSAJ in late 2011 after working for five years as a GP Partner in a North Nottingham practice. He has special interests in Minor Surgery, Paediatrics, Diabetes, Aged Care and Sports Medicine. Dr Cole’s wife, Katie, is from Australia and it has been their long-term goal to settle in the Canberra region to be near her family. Peter loves rugby and cricket and is enjoying the change in lifestyle.
Dr Anita Dey graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2006. She then completed a double degree in Medicine and Surgery at ANU in 2010. In 2011/12, Dr Dey was an intern and resident at The Canberra Hospital. With a special interest in emergency medicine, she completed extended skills in that field at The Wollongong Hospital, Shellharbour Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital. In her ‘spare time’ that year, she gained a Diploma of Child Health through the Westmead Children’s Hospital. As busy Registrar, Dr Dey hasn’t had much time to enjoy many hobbies or sports.
Dr Heidi He joined The Surgery at Jerra in mid 2015 as a GP Registrar. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from ANU in 2011. Dr He has been very busy academically, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Science in Geographical Information Systems. Dr He has lived in Canberra for 14 yers and is amarried with two children. She loves playing volleyball and has set her sights on running a marathon… one day.
Dr Penny Gosling started working at The Surgery at Jerra in October 2016. Dr Gosling attained her medical degree from ANU in 2008. She’s been working in emergency departments in Wagga, Port Macquarie, Calvary Hospital in Canberra and Queanbeyan. She now comes to us as a third-year registrar with special interests in fertility, ante-natal care, lactation, paediatrics, end-of-life care and sexaul health. Dr Gosling has three small children and loves baking with them in what little spare time she has! Her secret dream is to enter Masterchef but don’t let her know we told you!
Dr Maggie Forbes joined The Surgery at Jerra in early 2017, specialising in nutritional medicine. Dr Forbes is not a GP and continues to practise hospital medicine, especially in intensive care.