St Vincent’s Hospital

Training Positions

2 accredited advanced trainee positions


Current Trainee/s

Dr Alexander Strathmore

Dr Mathuja Bavenendrakumar


Patient Services per Standard Week

Inpatients – 5-6 per week

Outpatients –

- 1 general rheumatology clinic weekly*

- 1 connective tissue diseases clinic weekly*

- 1 scleroderma clinic weekly

- 1 privatised scleroderma clinic fortnightly

- 1 biologics clinic weekly*

- 1 ocular rheumatology clinic weekly (at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital)*

- 1 monthly lupus clinic (with Nephrology)*

* attended by advanced trainees


Requirements for On Call / Afterhours (including weekends)

1 in 2 weekends (Friday to Sunday) for advanced trainees (consultants on call Monday-Thursday after hours)


Education Activities

Weekly unit meetings

Weekly hospital grand rounds

Monthly scleroderma case discussion meetings


Teaching Responsibilities

Organise Rheumatology BPT mock exam morning.

Supervision of University of Melbourne medical students and unit HMO2.


Research Interests of Unit

Scleroderma Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Inflammatory arthritis clinical trials


Head of Unit

Name: Associate Professor Evange Romas

Phone: 03 9231 2211




Associate Professor Evange Romas, Dr Wendy Stevens, Dr Timothy Godfrey, Dr Melinda Wong, Dr Jessica Luong, Dr Shereen Oon, Dr Nava Ferdowsi, Dr Laura Ross, Dr Michelle Papandony, Dr Stephanie Bond, Dr Thilinie De Silva, Dr Alannah Quinlivan, Dr Zoe Brown, Dr Adam Scott-Charlton

Honorary: Dr Laurie Clemens, Professor Mandy Nikpour, Dr Katie Morrisroe, Dr Jessica Fairley



Victorian Rheumatology Central Match


Flexible Training

Case by case basis