Western Health

Training Positions

One each of the following:

  • Core Training:
    • Rheumatology Registrar
  • Non-core:
    • Rheumatology Fellow
    • Ballarat/Western Health non-core registrar

Current trainee/s

2021 Registrar: Shreeya Patel
2021 Fellow: Julian Segan

Patient Services per standard week

Average inpatients: 2-4 per week
Average consults: ~10-12 per week
Clinics: 3-4 clinics per week
Specialised clinics:

  • Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Clinic

Requirements for On Call/Afterhours (in-cluding weekends)

Registrar/Fellow on-call weekends/public holidays
Consultants on-call weekdays

Education Activities

Educational meetings:

  • Weekly Journal Clubs
  • Monthly Clinical Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Radiology meetings
  • Pathology meetings 3-4/year
  • Multidisciplinary team meetings: Resp/rheum MDM, hospital Grand Round presentations

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Medical students
  • Basic Trainee education
  • Assist with RACP Divisional Written & Clinical Examination preparation

Research Interests of Unit

Research interest:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Clinical trials including biologic DMARDs for psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

Research affiliations with:

  • AIMSS (Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science)
  • AIRG (Arthritis & Inflammation Research Group) in collaboration with John Hamilton group at University of Melbourne

Head of Unit

A/Prof Keith Lim



  • Kim Le Marshall
  • Maninder Mundae
  • Albert Leung
  • Cecil Hor
  • Chamila Dabare
  • Matthew Jiang
  • Shom Bhattacharjee
  • Richard Travers (honorary)

Rheumatology Nurse:

  • Phuong Tran


Western Health is a rapidly growing health service with the development of the new Footscray Hospital (scheduled completion 2025) and expanding hospital network that will include Melton, Bacchus Marsh and beyond. We have helped to establish the first public rheumatology clinic in Ballarat Hospital, with the creation of a new unaccredited/non-core registrar position.

Our rheumatology unit has been recognized internationally as an APLAR Centre of Excellence.


Core training positions allocated by state selection panel.
Non-core positions will be advertised through internal recruitment

Flexible Training

Job sharing: Decided on case-by-case basis
Part-time: Decided on case-by-case basis