ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Our administrative team are motivated to provide the best service possible to ensure your journey in the practice is seamless and free of stress at all times.

 Our wonderful administrative team includes:

Janet Chiapparrone,Karina Haddin, Teressa

Marriott, Julie Mifsud, Madeline Tsoukalas

and Lisa Wagg.


 

JULIE MIFSUD
MEDICAL SECRETARY

Julie has recently joined the practice. Julie is caring, efficient and makes it her priority to ensure your experience at Sharp Neurology is as stress free as possible.

JANET CHIAPPARRONE MEDICAL SECRETARY

Janet has recently joined the team at Sharp Neurology and we could not be more delighted. Janet provides a level of service and efficiency that creates positivity abound. She has first hand experience with Neurology so brings a unique understanding to patients needs.

JULIE MIFSUD
MEDICAL SECRETARY

Julie has recently joined the practice. Julie is caring, efficient and makes it her priority to ensure your experience at Sharp Neurology is as stress free as possible.

MEDICAL TEAM

At Sharp Neurology we have a team of medical staff who share a common ethos to provide exceptional Neurological care. We consider our role as holistic practitioners with specialist knowledge that enables us to unravel neurological illness and provide comprehensive management plans to give you relief and peace of mind. We live and practice by the mantra of 'work hard and be nice to people'. We feel genuinely privileged to care for our patients and their families.

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DR JOHN PARRATT

John is a nationally recognised expert in Multiple Sclerosis and complex neuroimmunological disorders. John is the clinician founder of Sharp Neurology and a Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital where he heads the Multiple Sclerosis service. John has a research doctorate in multiple sclerosis epidemiology and is an internationally recognised expert and pioneer in discoveries relating to the pathophysiological processes underlying MS. He is an accomplished laboratory neuroimmunologist and widely published in this area. Despite his clinicial, laboratory and research achievements John is best known for his genuine interest, kindness and desire to optimise the care and clinical outcomes for his patients.

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DR KAITLYN PARRATT

Kaitlyn practices at Sharp Neurology and is a Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Kaitlyn is a specialist in Epilepsy , Headache disorders, injectable therapies for neurological disorders and cosmetics and electroencepholopgraphy (EEG). Her research interests include women with epilepsy, psychological aspects of epilepsy care, autoimmune disorders and medical education. She is actively involved in a number of committees for the Australian and new Zealand Association of Neurologist, Epilepsy Society of Australia and the American Academy of Neurology.

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DR PATRICK AOUAD

Patrick practices at Sharp Neurology and is a Staff Specialist at Liverpool Hospital. He has expertise in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunological disorders as well as an enormous breadth of knowledge in general neurology. Patrick has initiated the development of multiple general medical practices in Sydney. He is the founder of the Australian and New Zealand MS Educational weekend for Neurology Trainees in Australia and New Zealand. He has published widely in neuroimmunology literature making tangible differences to patient care in the process.

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DR STEPHANIE BARNES

Stephanie practices at Sharp Neurology and is a Locum Staff Specialist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. Stephanie's specialist interests include disorders of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular disorders, neurophysiology and injectable therapies for neurological disorders including migraine and movement disorders.

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DR NATASHA GERBIS

Natasha practices at Sharp Neurology and is a Staff Specialist at The Northern Beaches Hospital. Natasha is accomplished in all aspects of Neurology. She has particular interests in neuroimmunology, epilepsy, headache disorders and injectable therapies for migraine, hyperhidrosis and cosmetic medicine. Natasha is a natural clinician with kindness abound.

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DR DAYNA GRIFFITHS

Dayna practices at Sharp Neurology and runs the Multiple Sclerosis clinic at Gosford Hospital, NSW. Dayna has expertise in Multiple Sclerosis and neuroimmunologiclal disorders. She is an accomplished general Neurologist in addition to her specialist interests.

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DR BENJAMIN TREWIN

Ben practises at Sharp Neurology and is in the process of obtaining his PhD in neurological studies. Ben has specialist expertise in Multiple Sclerosis and neuroimmunological disorders. In addition he has trained in epilepsy and has extensive experience in general neurology. He has a kind professional attitude and places enormous value on utilising his specialist knowledge and emotional astuteness to provide optimal care for patients.

DR PENELOPE GORDON

Penny is a Neurologist at Sharp Neurology, and a VMO Neurologist at Prince of Wales Hospital, in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Service. Penny’s sub-specialist interest is epilepsy, including transitional care from paediatrics, epilepsy management in women during pregnancy, and electroencephalography (EEG). Penny is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Consultant Neurologist at Prince of Wales Hospital providing the facility to admit patients requiring complex assessments including for video-EEG which aids in both diagnosis and surgical work up for patients with refractory epilepsy.  In addition, Penny has an interest in the management of headache, dizziness, and general neurology. Penny is experienced in performing greater occipital nerve blocks, for migraine treatment and prevention. Penny has worked overseas, spending a year at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK, where she gained invaluable experience in the field of Neurology. Penny has a kind caring nature and is committed to providing optimal care for all her patients and their families.

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KAREN THOMAS RN

Karen is a multiple sclerosis (MS) expert with caring professional and organizational skills to rival the greatest. She coordinates the complex care for our MS patients and works closely with Dr John Parratt in both clinical work and research advancements.

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KATIE MARSHALL RN

Katie is an accomplished registered nurse who spreads her time between Sharp Neurology and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. At Sharp Neurology she is an expert in injectable therapies and aesthetic assessments for Sharp Cosmetic. She is highly skilled and understanding of individual patients needs.

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DR NORA BREEN NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

Nora practices at Sharp Neurology and is the Head of Neuropsychology Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. Nora provides an exceptional clinical neuropsychology service which is integral to so many aspects of comprehensive neurology care. This includes accurate assessment and practical strategies for patients with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, other neuroimmunological disorders and neurodegenerative conditions including dementia. Nora's extensive experience brings a maturity and skillfulness to her practice that is unrivaled in her field.

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JILLIAN MCMILLAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

Jillian practices at Sharp Neurology and is a Staff member of the Department of Neuropsychology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Jillian has expertise in complex comprehensive assessment of neuropsycholoigical dysfunction in a broad range of neurological and other disorders. Her years of experience provide her with unique skills in the application of neuropsychological findings to create tangible clinical differences for patients in their care journey. Jillian provides an invaluable service to the patients at Sharp Neurology.

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