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DR RAMY BISHAY

BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACP

Specialist Endocrinologist

I'm an endocrinologist who offers an integrated approach to hormonal imbalances. I have a strong desire to see my patients succeed in improving their health, such as losing weight (and keeping it off), improving their diabetes control, or getting on top of their thyroid problem, thyroid cancer, polycystic ovaries, osteoporosis, fertility, androgen, adrenal or pituitary disorder.

Once being nearly 120 kg, I've managed to lose 45 kg (and keep it off). I believe that weight loss doesn't have to be mysterious and that you don't need gym memberships or follow the next fad diet.

I was a staff specialist endocrinologist and clinical director of the Metabolic and Weight Loss Program at Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital and current a visiting medical officer (endocrinologist) at Norwest Private Hospital.

 

I completed my endocrinology and physician's training at St Vincent's, Concord, Blacktown and St George Hospitals. 

I'm passionate about teaching students and give regular lectures and bedside teaching as senior lecturer for Western Sydney University. and former lecturer at University of Sydney.

 

I've published several dozen publications (including a book) and have given talks at both national and international conferences in endocrinology and the fields of obesity, thyroid disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. For a list of my publications, please click here: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1BO-tTnUxLKAD/bibliography/48818949/public/?sort=date&direction=ascendin and here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ramy_Bishay

I enjoy watching espionage films with my wife, Sundays in church with family, writing scientific papers and playing superman with my twins and toddler. 

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DR SANTHI CHALASANI

MBBS (HONS), FRACP, MPHIL

SPECIALIST ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Dr Santhi Chalasani graduated with Honors from the Monash Medical Program in 2005.

She undertook sub-specialty Endocrinology training at several major teaching hospitals in Sydney.

Her interests include diabetes, gestational endocrinology and thyroid disorders.

She is currently involved in research with the The George Institute for Global Health trialing an electronic clinical decision support tool for general practitioners in the management of diabetes.

 

She completed a Masters in philosophy through Sydney University in diabetes research.

 

She is actively involved in continuing professional development and remains informed of relevant scientific and clinical literature by attending conferences, participating in meetings and reading appropriate journals.

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DR RENUKA SHANMUGALINGAM

MBBS (HONS), FRACP, PHD

SPECIALIST NEPHROLOGIST & OBSTETRIC MEDICINE SPECIALIST

Dr Renuka Shanmugalingam is a Nephrologist and Obstetric Medicine Physician at Liverpool and Bankstown Hospitals. Dr Shanmugalingam has an active clinical and research interest in renal obstetric medicine and general nephrology. She has completed her PhD in hypertensives disorders of pregnancy and has been awarded 2 national and 1 international awards for the studies conducted as part of her PhD.

 

Dr Shanmugalingam has a strong passion for teaching and is often an invited speaker for both national and international conferences. She is also the clinical sub-dean for Western Sydney University’s Bankstown Clinical School.

 

Currently, Dr Shanmugalingam is leading the development of SOMANZ’s Hypertension in Pregnancy Guidelines (2023) with NHMRC and is an Executive Council Member of SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand). As part of her involvement in SOMANZ and her passion for teaching, Dr Shanmugalingam lead the organisation of SOMANZ’s inaugural Virtual Obstetric Medicine Update Course in 2023.

 

In her time away from work, Dr Shanmugalingam enjoys spending time building memories (and keeping up) with her amazing husband, incredibly energetic daughter, and full-of-life miniature dachshund.

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DR MAWSON WANG

MD, FRACP

SPECIALIST ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Dr. Mawson Wang is a consultant endocrinologist who is committed to providing holistic and evidence-based care to his patients. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with Distinction and completed advanced endocrinology training across Blacktown Hospital, Westmead Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital, where he holds an appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer.

 

Dr. Wang consults in all aspects of endocrinology, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, obesity, endocrine disorders in pregnancy, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and reproductive endocrinology. He has a particular interest in osteoporosis, and is currently undertaking a PhD in the area of secondary fracture prevention through the ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Westmead Hospital.

 

He is passionate about educating junior medical officers and basic physician trainees and has previously held an appointment as a conjoint associate lecturer through the University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School. He continues to engage in research with his PhD and other projects, has published numerous endocrine publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national endocrinology conferences. Dr. Wang will communicate closely with general practitioners, allied health and other medical specialists to deliver the best possible outcomes for his patients.

 

He is also fluent in Mandarin.

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DR MEHDI SAHEBOL-AMRI

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACP

SPECIALIST ENDOCRINOLOGIST

Dr. Mehdi Sahebol-Amri is a consultant endocrinologist specializing in thyroid, pituitary, adrenal disorders, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and general endocrinology.

With a holistic approach, he considers various aspects of his patients’ health, lifestyle, and emotional well-being, aiming to empower individuals to take charge of their own health journey.

Prior to his medical studies, Dr. Sahebol-Amri earned an Hon. B. Sc from the University of Toronto. He pursued his medical education at the University of Sydney, followed by completion of his Physicians Training at Wollongong Hospital.

Dr. Sahebol-Amri underwent physician fellowship training in Endocrinology at hospitals around Sydney.

Passionate about teaching and research, Dr. Sahebol-Amri has a particular interest in the intersection of health and technology, exploring innovative approaches to healthcare.


Additionally, he is fluent in Farsi.

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MR TONY SABA

BPHARM, MBA, MPS, CDE

Tony is a certified diabetes educator who is unique in that he also works as a pharmacist. He is experienced in all aspects of diabetes education, including Type 1 diabetes, insulin pumps, type 2 diabetes, insulin management, gestational diabetes and pharmacology. He has a strong interest in medication management, chronic disease and is committed to getting the best possible outcome for his patients.

GET ON TOP OF YOUR DIABETES (TYPE 1, 2 AND PREDIABETES)

The Care You Deserve

WEIGHT LOSS - HOW TO START AND KEEP IT OFF

Helping You Get Healthy

THYROID DISEASE, OSTEOPOROSIS & CALCIUM DISORDERS, POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)

Taking Care of You

ADRENAL, PITUITARY, HYPOGONADISM (LOW SEX HORMONES), INFERTILITY

Comprehensive assessment

MATERNAL HEALTH - ANTENATAL THYROID AND GESTATIONAL DIABETES

Helping you and your baby stay healthy

PARATHYROID, NEUROENDOCRINE DISEASE

Help when you need it

GENERAL KIDNEY DISORDERS, CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

Specialist care

OBSTETRIC MEDICINE, HYPERTENSIVE DISORDERS IN PREGNANCY, PRE-ENCLAMPSIA, PRECONCEPTION PLANNING

There for the journey

WHAT IS ENDOCRINOLOGY?

Endocrinology is the study of hormones made by your body that control normal functions day-to-day. A hormone is either a steroid or a protein signalling molecule that influences normal physiology by maintaining normal: 


  • Blood sugar levels (insulin)

  • Metabolism, temperature and growth (thyroid hormone)

  • Periods and fertility (gonadotrophins, insulin)


  • ​Breastfeeding (prolactin)


  • Maintaining bone density and quality (parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, thyroid hormone, and insulin growth factor-1)

  • Growth (growth hormone and insulin growth factor-1)

  • Sexual arousal (testosterone)

  • Stress and metabolism (cortisol)

  • Calcium levels (parathyroid hormone) 

  • Stress and 'flight or fight' response (adrenaline, noradrenaline)

  • Blood pressure (aldosterone, renin)

Endocrine disease happens when one (or more) of these hormones are no longer in balance.

WHAT IS NEPHROLOGY?

Nephrology is the study of kidney disease. Your kidneys are vitally important to maintain your blood pressure, levels of haemoglobin, fluid and volume, salts in your blood and maintain to control your calcium, vitamin D, parathyroid, phosphate levels and bone health.​​

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May 23, 2018

WE’RE LOSING THE BATTLE WITH THE BULGE

Blacktown is at “critical mass” and the head of its hospital’s new weight loss clinic warns the increasing rate of people being diagnosed as obese and overweight is not slowing down.Doctor Ramy Bishay said about 70 per cent of people in the Blacktown local

'Radical' strategy needed to tackle Blacktown's ... - Daily Telegraph

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DOCTOR’S 40KG OBESITY FIGHT: ‘I WAS POISONING MY BODY WITH FOOD’

June 26, 2018

After years of feeling ‘tired of being tired’, Blacktown Hospital’s Dr Ramy Bishay fought off obesity and has now dedicated his career to helping others do the same.


At 120kg, Dr Bishay realised he was not fully living his life.

“Getting healthy felt too hard to do,” Dr Bishay said.

Full story here:

http://thepulse.org.au/2018/06/26/doctors-40kg-obesity-fight-my-body-was-being-poisoned/

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THE PLOT THICKENS...THERE ARE ACTUALLY 5 TYPES OF DIABETES!

April 4, 2016

What do SAID, SIDD, MOD, MARD and SIRD stand for? Find out.

Read here: 


https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/893305

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LIFESTYLE CHANGES LEADING TO DIABETES REMISSION

March 26, 2018

A first of its kind, this study was a randomised controlled trial evaluating intensive lifestyle changes leading to diabetes remission in nearly 1/2 of patients. Enjoy reading and come and talk to me about it!

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)33102-1/fulltext

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AND DIABETES 'CURE'

September 21, 2017

Weight Loss surgery (gastric bypass) sees 50% of people with diabetes, free of the disease after 12 years.

Read the full story here:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1700459

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CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

July 17, 2017

All eyes on diabetes as the challenge is revealed.

Dr Ramy Bishay joins a team of health professionals to speak of the disparity of treating patients with heart problems and diabetes appropriately.


http://thepulse.org.au/2017/07/17/all-eyes-on-diabetes-as-the-challenge-is-revealed/

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SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM (MILD THYROID FAILURE) IN THE ELDERLY

June 29, 2017

No apparent benefit of treating subclinical hypothyroidism (mild thyroid failure) in elderly people. 

The full story can be found here:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1603825

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WANT A MEDICAL OVERVIEW OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)?

July 7, 2016

Read here:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcp1514916

Let me know if you want the full copy and we can discuss it.

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