My Team

Jacinta Sullivan (Personal Assistant & Practice Nurse)


Jacinta completed her Bachelor of Nursing in 1997 and her graduate diploma of anaesthetics in 2005.  She has over 15 years’ experience working in women’s health both at Frances Perry House and The Royal Women’s Hospital.  Her roles have included being the charge nurse on the gynaecology ward, work in theatre and running a busy gynaecological unit surgical booking office.

Jacinta is in charge of all the administrative aspects of my practice and is happy to answer all the questions and concerns you may have. As a nurse, she also assists me with procedures in the treatment room.

Jacinta is married with 3 small children and a dog and enjoys sewing and spending time with family and friends. We have been working together since 2015 and she is a very organised and easy going colleague.

Dr James Griffiths (Anaesthetist)


Dr. James Griffiths completed his anaesthetic training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He then undertook fellowship training in obstetric anaesthesia at the Royal Women’s Hospital and neurosurgical and trauma anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a visiting specialist anaesthetist at the Royal Women’s Hospital as well as in private practice. His clinical interests include anaesthesia for obstetrics, gynaecology, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Since completing his anaesthetic training, James has completed a Masters of Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne and a Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound. He has strong involvement in anaesthetic research and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals on post-operative analgesia and the application of ultrasound in clinical anaesthesia. He is a co-author on several Cochrane reviews.

I have worked with James for many years. He is a calm and diligent anaesthetist who has anaesthetised for me since I was a fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital.

Anaesthetic Services
Suite 8, Level 5
32 Erin Street
Richmond, VIC 3121
Tel: (03) 9427 7899
Fax: (03) 9428 6321

Dr Alon Talmor (Gynaecologist)


Dr Alon Talmor is a Gynaecologist and a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine. He trained at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals in London and undertook his IVF clinical fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital before moving to Australia in 2011 to finish his training at Monash Health and Monash IVF.

Alon is a consultant at Monash Health and a Senior Lecturer at Monash University. He is heavily involved in research, medical teaching and is an examiner at Monash University. He has written numerous scientific papers and book chapters and has a PhD in the field of spermatogenesis.

Alon is a caring and conscientious doctor as well as a learned colleague. We have worked together for many years and we regularly operate together.

Monash Surgical Private Hospital
Suite 3, 252-256 Clayton Road
Clayton, VIC 3168
Tel: (03) 9562 7455

Sheila Forde (Fertility Nurse)


Sheila has a Bachelor of Nursing from Deakin University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in Critical Care Nursing. She initially worked as a nurse in Intensive and Critical care at Epworth Richmond, but has been with Monash IVF for over 15 years, having stated in 2001.

Sheila manages and co-ordinates all the administrative and medical aspects of my fertility patients once they have joined the Monash IVF program. As a fertility patient, you will meet with Sheila on several occasions for education and planning. She will be your guide and first port of call through treatment and is happy to answer all the questions and concerns you may have. Sheila is a thoroughly organised colleague and very knowledgeable on all things fertility.

You can find out more about her role here.

Monash IVF .
Epworth Richmond
Level 7, 89 Bridge Road
Richmond 3121

Dr Harvinder Kaur (Gynaecologist)


Dr Harvinder Kaur graduated from the University of Melbourne and undertook her obstetrics and gynaecology training in Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory. She is a specialist gynaecologist and has completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne.

Harvinder works as a visiting medical officer at The Royal Women’s Hospital as well as being co-unit head of the Emergency Department. She is strongly committed to the care and wellbeing of her patients. We have worked together since I was a fellow at The Royal Women’s Hospital and have regular operating lists.

319/55 Flemington Rd,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Tel: (03) 9329 6668
Fax: (03) 9329 6677

Dr Patricia Goonetilleke (Anaesthetist)


After graduating from Melbourne University, Patricia trained as a registrar and then practiced as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

In 1999 Patricia completed an MBA and Certificate in Public Sector Management at the Melbourne Business School before becoming the Director of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, which is Australia’s largest single teaching hospital. She returned to Melbourne in 2005 and is currently a visiting specialist anaesthetist at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg, and the Chairman of the Anaesthesia Advisory Committee at Epworth Hospital.

Patricia is an examiner with the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and has an interest in anaesthesia for gynaecological, cardiovascular and head and neck surgery.

Anaesthetic Services
Suite 8, Level 5
32 Erin Street
Richmond, VIC 3121
Tel: (03) 9427 7899
Fax: (03) 9428 6321