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Dr Jennifer Dorman



Dr Jennifer Dorman grew up on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree with Honours from The University of Sydney in 2003. She continued her studies with a Master of Public Health degree and has been involved in numerous research groups.

Dr Dorman specialised in Nephrology and began private practice as a Nephrologist in Mona Vale in 2013. She had admitting rights to Mona Vale Hospital as a Nephrologist and a General Medicine specialist. She gained considerable experience in caring for our elderly population and their complex medical conditions. Dr Dorman also worked at the Mater Hospital and the Mater Dialysis Unit in Crows Nest, Sydney.

With the opening of the Northern Beaches Hospital in October 2018, Dr Jennifer Dorman continues to care for Northern Beaches residents at our new hospital. She has admitting rights as a Nephrologist and General Medical specialist at the Northern Beaches Hospital and the Northern Beaches Hospital Dialysis Unit. Dr Dorman remains passionate about caring for the whole patient, as kidney health is intimately related to a person’s overall health and wellbeing.


Dr Shikha Aggarwal



Dr Aggarwal graduated from the Monash University in Melbourne with Honours. Following this, she completed her Internship, Residency and Basic Physicians training at Westmead Hospital.
She was awarded her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) upon completion of her specialist training in Renal medicine. Dr Aggarwal completed her training through a number of leading hospitals across Sydney: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, St George Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Wollongong Hospital.
Dr Aggarwal has completed a PHD on the subject of Hypertensive disorders of Pregnancy. Her research involved working with expert scientists, doctors and Professors from around the world including Australia, Sweden and USA. Her work was published in a top American Journal of Obstetrics and gynaecology and presented at the International meeting of ISSHP (International society of the study of hypertension in pregnancy) in Brazil 2016.

She is a VMO at the Mater Hospital, Mater Dialysis Clinic, Northern Beaches Hospital and Lindfield Dialysis Unit.

In addition to English, Dr Aggarwal also speaks Hindi.


Dr Vidu Wijeratne


FRACP, BMed MD, MMed (Clin Epi)

Dr Vidu Wijeratne completed his studies at the University of New South Wales graduating with a Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine. He has completed a further degree with a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney.

Dr Wijeratne was awarded his Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians after completing his specialist training in Nephrology. He has had experience in Tamworth Hospital, Gosford Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, St George Hospital and Wollongong Hospital. He is also involved in clinical trials research at Gosford and presented in national and international conferences.

He is passionate in providing holistic care for patients with issues ranging from general nephrology, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation.




BSc (Medicine) MBBS (UNSW) FRACP

Dr Sanela Redzepagic is a consultant Physician, Nephrologist. She has particular interests in general nephrology, both acute and chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. She is a clinician who is also passionate about teaching, education, mentoring and research. 

Dr Sanela Redzepagic completed her medical degree BSc (Medicine) MBBS at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2003. 

Dr Sanela Redzepagic completed her Physician training at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital (RPAH) and her advanced specialist Nephrology training through major Sydney metropolitan hospitals Royal Prince Alfred hospital (RPAH), Royal North Shore hospital (RNSH) and Prince of Wales hospital (POWH), after which she was awarded her Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), with subspecialty in Nephrology. 

Sanela’s passion is ongoing education and teaching, mentoring and research. She is involved in teaching of medical students and holds a role of a Learning Advisor for medical students at the University of Sydney (USYD). Sanela is currently in the midst of completing her PhD in Medicine at the University of Sydney (USYD) in the field of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) and links to epigenetics. Sanela was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship (aka RTP) for her PhD studies. She presented her work in the national and international conferences. 

Sanela has close to 20 years of working in healthcare as a medical professional, having worked across various major metropolitan hospitals in Sydney and regional New South Wales. She is providing Nephrology consulting services to Lindfield B. Braun Renal Care Centre (Haemodialysis centre) since 2018 and has also been working as a general medicine Physician.

As a physician, and nephrologist, Sanela is passionate about providing a holistic approach to the healthcare needs of her patients, whether they have simple or complex medical issues including acute and chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, glomerular diseases, urinary tract infection, renal stones or other. She is passionate about providing education to her patients so they can understand their own illness better and be involved in their decision making. 





Dr Elaine Phua earned her Bachelor of Biomedicine degree at the University of Melbourne before attaining a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Sydney. She completed her training in internal medicine and nephrology at various healthcare institutions in New South Wales, including Royal North Shore Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, St George Hospital and Northern Beaches Hospital, as well as regional hospitals like Wollongong Hospital and Tamworth Rural Regional Hospital.

Dr Phua’s professional interests are centred around hypertension, transplantation, general nephrology including glomerulonephritis and stones, chronic kidney disease and dialysis. She has a particular focus on enhancing and preserving the quality of life for individuals with chronic disease.

In her spare time, Dr Phua finds enjoyment in reading, fostering meaningful connections with others, and being in nature. Throughout her journey, she has accomplished the Overland Track in Tasmania, reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, journeyed through the Annapurna circuit in Nepal, and trekked various segments of the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.





Dr Jian ("Jan") was born and raised in Sydney. He studied medicine at Monash University and completed his kidney specialist training across Sydney (Mona Vale, Royal North Shore, Westmead), Melbourne, and Gold Coast

Jian is known for his kind manner and holistic patient centred care. A Masters in Public Health and an associate fellowship in medical leadership allows him to look after his patients comprehensively throughout their healthcare journey. Interests include diabetic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. In addition to nephrology, Jian spent 3 years at Orange Base Hospital. He was the co-director of the general medicine unit.

Jian is an award winning teacher. As part of his routine care, he empowers his patients living with kidney disease with education. He has authored a website designed for Australians living with kidney disease. He has furthered his studies in education with a graduate certificate and a fellowship with the Higher Education Academy (UK). He is a senior lecturer with the University of Sydney.

On weekends you may see Jian jogging across the Harbour Bridge. He also enjoys swimming, playing piano, violin, and spending time with his family.