We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Meet Our Specialists
Professor Paul Bird
BMed (Hons),FRACP, PhD, Grad Dip MRI
Paul Bird is an experienced rheumatologist and researcher, dedicated to the expert management of patients with all forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease. Professor Bird received his medical degree with Honours from the University of Newcastle and completed his physician and rheumatology training in Sydney. Pursuing research alongside clinical medicine and patient care, he completed a PhD in 2005 examining MRI in Rheumatoid arthritis, and a Graduate Diploma in MRI. He continues to undertake arthritis research with fellow Australian rheumatologists and with international colleagues.
A/Professor Fredrick Joshua
MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Grad Cert U/S, CCPU
A/Prof Fred Joshua is a dedicated physician for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. He has an expertise in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis having completed a PhD in the use of ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis and presenting research internationally in these areas.
A/Professor Arvin Damodaran is a consultant rheumatologist and medical educator based in Randwick, Sydney. He is in private practice at Rheumatology Specialist Care at the Randwick rooms, and has an appointment to the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), Randwick, where he provides specialist on-call, inpatient and outpatient services.
Dr Tien Tay
MBBS (Hons) MMed FRACP
Tien Tay is committed to providing the highest level of clinical care for rheumatic disease. He is skilled in all aspects of rheumatic disease and has a special interest in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic vasculitis, including Giant cell arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica.
Dr Cathie Lane
Dr Cathie Lane provides nephrology services within Integrated Specialist Medical Care as well as holding a position of staff specialist at St. George Public Hospital.
Dr Lane completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney (BPharm) before pursuing her medical studies at the University of Newcastle. After completing her specialisation as a nephrologist, she pursued a PhD at the University of New South Wales in medical education and has since held positions with the University of New South Wales as an educator.
Dr Leticia Deveza
Dr Leticia Deveza is a rheumatologist and Fellow of the RACP. She also holds a position as a lecturer and post doctoral fellow at the University of Sydney. She completed her PhD in 2019 and continues actively engaged in research and teaching of medical students. Dr Deveza acquired valuable experience as a rheumatology fellow at the RNSH from 2015 to 2018 before starting private practice. She is currently a rheumatology consultant at the North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre and Mt Wilga Private Hospital.
Dr Rajib Dutta
Dr Rajib Dutta is a highly skilled Pain Management Specialist. Before coming to Australia, he worked for many years as a Consultant in the United Kingdom where he completed his Pain Management and Anaesthetic training, in the renowned centres King’s College Hospital, London and Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London.
He is an expert in treating patients with neck pain, lower back pain, leg pain, musculoskeletal and pelvic pain. As well as post-surgical pain, neuropathic pain, CRPS and conditions of widespread pain such as Fibromyalgia.
Dr Yoges Venugopal
Dr.Venugopal obtained her bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery in 2004. She subsequently went on to complete her training in internal medicine and advanced training in endocrinology overseas, completing the final part of her training with the department of endocrinology at the Nepean Hospital in Sydney in 2015. Her qualifications include subspecialty certification in Endocrinology and Diabetes from the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr.Venugopal had been a consultant endocrinologist with Queensland Health, working as the clinical lead and coordinator for diabetes and endocrine services in the Mackay region before moving to New South Wales. At present Dr Venugopal also has a concurrent appointment as a staff specialist at Ryde Hospital at the osteoporosis refracture prevention service.
Dr Candice Khor
Dr Candice Khor completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales with honours and subsequently pursued a Master of Public Health. She completed her training as a nephrologist at various tertiary and regional centres including St George Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Gosford and Wollongong Hospital. She subsequently undertook a fellowship in acute kidney injury at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Her research interests are in acute kidney injury and renal transplant. She is a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales and is passionate about medical student and junior doctor education.