Our Visiting Specialists
Dr Gerard Connors
Cardiologist and Vascular Physician
Friday – Monthly
Dr Gerard Connors is an Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Physician. He completed two subspecialty fellowships in the United States – Interventional Vascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and Interventional Cardiology at Stony Brook University Hospital, New York. Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Queensland with honours and completed specialty training in Cardiology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
His special interests include coronary artery disease, vascular medicine, peripheral arterial disease and hypertension. He provides consulting and interventional services at Greenslopes Private Hospital, is a visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and regularly visits Springfield and Emerald.
Dr Phil Lockie
Friday – Monthly
Endoscopy, colonoscopy and surgery for weight management.
Dr Ian Bennett
Breast/Endocrine & Melanoma Surgery
Thursday – Monthly
Associate Professor Ian Bennett is a surgeon of more than 25 years experience, and has particular surgical specialty interests in the areas of breast and endocrine surgery and melanoma surgery. He also has a special interest in familial breast cancer and is happy to advise and counsel patients who are at high risk of breast cancer as a result of their family history with regard to their various management alternatives. A/Prof Bennett is happy to recommend and supervise ongoing breast surveillance and screening programs for women at high risk of breast cancer.
Associate Professor Ian Bennett is an elected Councillor to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and is on a number of governance and advisory committees. He is also on several quality assurance committees for Breast Screen Queensland.
Associate Professor Ian Bennett is an inaugural member of the Breast SurgANZ Society and is a member of the Australian & NZ Endocrine Surgeons Society (AES). He is actively involved in medical student and registrar teaching and clinical research within the University of Queensland.
Associate Professor Ian Bennet operates privately at the Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower and also has a public and intermediate sessions at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Ben Dodd
Tuesday – Monthly
Dr Ben Dodd is a General Surgeon with sub-specialty interest in laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal (oesophagogastric) and Bariatric surgery.
After growing up in Brisbane and completing a Bachelor of Science degree, Ben graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 2001. He subsequently completed his specialty training in the UK and Ireland, obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 2013.
Ben then returned to Brisbane to undertake 2 and half years of further fellowship training in complex laparoscopic Upper GI cancer and Bariatric surgery at the Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals. He also completed the Australasian Fellowship exam and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) during this time.
During these years of post-Fellowship training with world experts in their fields, Dr Dodd has obtained expertise in the management of :
– upper GI (oesophagus and stomach) cancer
– reflux disease and hiatus hernia
– bariatric (weight loss) surgery, including complex revision evidence based dietary weight loss advice
– biliary (gallstone) disease
– hernia surgery
Dr Darren Cowley
Sunday – monthly
Mood disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar and Psychotic disorders