Antonio grew up in rural Italy and rural NSW and studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1990. He has a diploma of Obstetrics and Fellowship of the College of General Practice, with special interests in sports and workplace/occupational medicine, adolescents, paediatrics and psychology. He practised in Sydney for 15 years before moving to Canberra with his family.
He is an examiner and teacher for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, and is a current deputy director of the Professional Services review. He is President Elect of ACT AMA.
He has been a rugby league club doctor, currently serves on the ACT Doctors Health Advisory panel and was secretary of the NSW Medical Benevolent Association. He is also the house doctor for Canberra Grammar school. Antonio is passionate about music, sport and comic books.
Jenny grew up in rural NSW and studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1987. She has been an active member of the Yarralumla Surgery team since 1993. Her special interests are Women’s Health and Paediatrics. Jenny has a Diploma of Paediatrics and is a member of the Australasian Menopause Society. She has been the visiting GP to the Boarding House at Canberra Girls Grammar School since 1998.
She is married, has 3 children and enjoys golf, skiing and walking with her dogs.
Ruchi graduated from prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi. After moving to Canberra in 2001, she joined the Canberra Hospital and worked in medical and surgical specialities. After obtaining FRACGP, she went on to complete diplomas in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Child Health.
Ruchi loves being a family physician, a trait she inherited from her father who continues to be GP to his community after a rewarding service of about 50 years. Ruchi also speaks Hindi and can understand Bengali, Panjabi and Urdu. In her spare time, she works in her vegie patch and looks after a husband, two kids and a dog.
Kerrie has been working at The Yarralumla Surgery since 1995. She graduated from UNSW in 1983. Her areas of medical interest are General Medicine, Paediatrics, Men's and Women's Health, and Preventative Health Care. She is not a proceduralist, so is happy to refer all things practical, such as excisions, cryotherapy and plasters to her colleagues within the practice. Kerrie also works as the GP member of Medical Care Teams for patients with complex needs, in association with Specialist and Allied Health Practitioners.
She is currently the chair of the ACT Medical Board. She is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. Kerrie enjoys cycling, skiing, walking, opera and travelling to interesting places.
Catriona joined Yarralumla Surgery in 2012, returning to Canberra after time in Darwin and overseas. She has a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery, having completed a skin cancer college certificate. Whilst living in Darwin Catriona ran a busy skin cancer clinic. She also has enhanced skills in the treatment and management of sports related injuries,public health and tropical medicine, for which she holds a Masters qualification.
Catriona mentors junior doctors and also works as a GP sedationist in public and private practices across the ACT. She is married with three children and enjoys running and travel as well as standing on the sporting sidelines supporting her children.
Alicia joined our practice in 2016 after moving to Canberra from Sydney with her young family. She has a particular interest in skin cancer diagnosis and management, and previously worked in a skin cancer clinic in Sydney.
She has completed a Diploma in Dermatology, certificates in skin
cancer medical and surgical management and dermoscopy, and is
currently undertaking a Masters in skin cancer management.
Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, running, swimming and cooking.
Louise began her career as a rural GP in South Gippsland, before moving to Sydney and working as a GP and medical educator. She settled in Canberra and joined Yarralumla surgery in 2014. Louise is an academic GP at ANU and a medical educator organising the training of new GPs in Australia.
She has a long-standing clinical, teaching and research interest in mental health and runs national workshops for GPs in this area. She has three children, a spoiled cat and an interest in music.
Tanya has been a GP for over 20 years working as both a rural and urban GP. She worked at Yarralumla surgery from 1997 to 2011, returning in 2018. During her years away she worked at Jindabyne Medical Practice and the Junction Youth Health Service whilst also growing the role of the GP Liaison Unit at Canberra Hospital where she was Medical Director from 2003 to 2017. In October 2017 she commenced her new role as Medical Director for COORDINARE, the Primary Health Network service for South East NSW trying to improve health services across the region.
Ramila is a geriatrician who has an interest in maintaining functional state as people get older and have multiple co-morbidities, like dementia and osteoporosis. She was born in Sri Lanka and trained in both Sydney and Melbourne prior to moving to Canberra.
She currently also works with ACT health and has admitting rights to the National Capital Hospital and Canberra Private Hospitals.
Claire is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School in NZ. Her love for paediatrics began whilst working at The Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. In 2005 she moved to Sydney where she completed her Paediatric Specialist Training through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.
Claire has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians since 2010. In 2011 Claire and her husband moved to Singapore where she worked in a Private International Paediatric Clinic. Here she built up a strong practice of international patients, dealing with a wide range of Paediatric issues including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, colic, sleep and settling issues, failure to thrive, weight and height concerns, asthma, constipation and eczema - just to mention a few.
At the start of 2017 Claire and the family, which now includes 2 boys, returned to Australia to settle in Canberra. She is experienced in the comprehensive assessment and management of a wide range of medical growth and development issues of infants, children and adolescents. She also has extensive knowledge of local and international vaccination schedules and travel vaccinations.
More information regarding Dr Rebentrost can be found on her website - www.canberrapaediatrics.com.au
Manina arrived to join our Team in September 2017. She is a specialist developmental and behavioural paediatrician. She completed her basic paediatric training at The Canberra Hospital and her Specialist training in Adelaide. She has also spent time expanding her knowledge in the United States, where she worked in her specialist field for 12 months in Philadelphia. She specialises in managing children with learning and behavioural difficulties and developmental problems. She also has a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
Manina is married to another Canberra Specialist and has one child. She likes travelling and exploring new places and loves spending her free time with family and friends.