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.
Dr Arvin Damodaran
Dr 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 Ilana Ginges
Dr Ginges is a Rheumatologist with expertise in all types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout and lupus. Caring for women with arthritis throughout the childbearing years and beyond is a particular area of interest. Her paediatric training gives her good insights into treating young adults with arthritis as they transition from childhood.
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.