Our doctors are experts in their field. They have all completed five-years of ophthalmology training in Australia and are members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Following this they all completed further international subspecialty training. They lecture at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University, and hold public hospital positions at Sydney Eye Hospital, Concord Repatriation Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital.
Dr Euhan Chin graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney with Honours. He trained at Concord and Westmead hospitals in Sydney completing his Anaesthetic Fellowship in 2002.
He has appointments at Macquarie, Concord, Norwest, Nepean and Westmead Private Hospitals. He is actively involved in the teaching of anaesthetics through Concord Hospital.
He enjoys competitive chess, table tennis, photography and eating Chinese food.
MBBS (Syd), DA (UK), FANZCA
Dr Rod Strykowski is a Specialist Anaesthetist with over 25 years anaesthetic experience. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1989. He is a senior ophthalmic anaesthetist involved in a wide range of eye conditions including a high load of anaesthesia for vitreo-retinal surgery.
Dr Strykoswki works at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney Eye Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital where he is active in registrar teaching.
Dr Strykowski has presented workshops for other anaesthetists at major Australian conferences, and has presented and facilitated yearly at the Sydney Hospital Eye Block Course since its inception in 2015. He has specific interests in anaesthesia for eye surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery, and anaesthetist welfare issues.
Dr Neil Vanza is a specialist anaesthetist in both public and private practice in Sydney, Australia. His areas of expertise include anaesthesia for ophthalmic, orthopaedic, major cancer, obstetric, gynaecological, cardiac electrophysiology and head and neck surgery. He has sub-specialized in regional anaesthesia (nerve blocks).
Graduating with Honours from the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 2003, he completed anaesthetic training at St George Hospital. His first fellowship was completed at Concord Hospital and he was awarded his FANZCA (Fellow of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) in July 2013. A second fellowship was completed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Canada, which has the largest trauma and cancer care centre in Canada.
Visit Dr Neil Vanza's website at drneilvanza.com
MB BS, FANZCA, PGCertCU (Melb)
Dr Shih graduated from the University of New South Wales and trained in Anaesthetics at Liverpool Hospital. He undertook further training in regional anaesthesia in his fellowship year and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound.
His current practice includes anaesthesia for general surgery, obstetrics, orthopaedics and eye surgery.
MBBS (UWA), CCST (UK), FANZCA.
Specialist Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Prince of Wales, the Mater, Macquarie University, Strathfield Private and Waratah Private Hospitals. Dr Watts has special interests in anaesthesia for liver and kidney transplantation, hepato-biliary and urological surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery including cancers and sarcoma surgery and ophthalmological surgery.
Other activities include teaching and examinations in anaesthesia for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and committee work in Quality and Safety and Professional Development.
FANZCA, MBBS (Hons), B.Med.Sc, MMed(ClinNeuroPhysiol)
Dr Brendan Irvine completed his anaesthesia training at St George Hospital, followed by a fellowship at Cambridge University Hospital. He has particular interests in ophthalmic and neuroanaesthesia, as well as obstetrics and plastic/reconstructive surgery. He is experienced in the latest regional anaesthesia techniques, including complex eye blocks.
MBBS (Hons), FANZCA
Dr James S.H. Wong graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales with Honours in 1992 and obtained his fellowship of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2001.
James spent most of his training at the Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney and completed his fellowship year at Westmead Hospital.
Having worked for almost 20 years as a consultant anaesthetist at the Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospital and previously serving as the Head of the Anaesthetic Department there, James has a vast experience in anaesthetising patients undergoing both routine and complex emergency eye surgery.
He holds current VMO appointments at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospitals (including Sight Foundation Theatre), Macquarie University Hospital, Waratah Private, Sydney Retina Clinic & Day Surgery and The Sydney Private Hospital, Ashfield.
MBBS, BEc, MPH
Dr Weichuan Tan is an experienced assistant ophthalmic surgeon. He graduated with concurrent degrees in Economics and Medicine from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He also completed a Master of Public Health (Statistics & Epidemiology) at the University of New South Wales.
His diverse medical background includes working as a registrar in cardiology, emergency medicine and intensive care at both Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.
Dr Weichuan Tan has an interest in ophthalmology and holds Part 1 qualifications from both the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (U.K.) and the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He has undertaken ophthalmology residencies in the United Kingdom, Malaysia & Australia and has authored articles in ophthalmology journals. He has assisted in over 15,000 ophthalmic procedures including macular & vitreoretinal surgery, complex cataract & intraocular lens surgery, corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, oculoplastic & orbital surgery, ophthalmic laser & photodynamic therapy. He currently assists numerous specialist vitreoretinal surgeons across Sydney.
Second languages spoken by Dr Tan includes Mandarin, Cantonese and Malaysian.