Dr Michael Poon
Dr Michael Poon will call you day before surgery to discuss the anesthetic process and to answer any questions you may have.
Dr Poon is an Australian educated and trained specialist anaesthetist who prides himself in safety above all else. He has an avid interest in perioperative analgesia and anaesthesia for day surgeries.
His background in anaesthesia training comes from a variety of multi-trauma, tertiary referral hospitals including Westmead Children’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, St. George Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.
Currently, he is appointed to various major private hospitals around Sydney including the SAN, North Shore Private and the Mater Hospitals. His main areas of interest are ENT surgery (in particular paediatric ENT surgery and working with children), neuroanaesthesia and anaesthesia for bariatric surgery. He is also appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at Liverpool public hospital, the leading major trauma hospital in the Sydney Southwest area. There, he continues to hone his interests in trauma surgery, high risk obstetrics anaesthesia and trauma orthopaedic surgery. His other interests include the further development of ultrasonography use in clinical anaesthesia.
He believes that continuing professional development is an integral part of a specialist’s career. As such, he regularly attends both local and international conferences to ensure that his practice remains “evidence based” and adopts the “best practice” in our modern medical field.
- Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery — University of NSW 2001
- FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists –January 2010)
- PG Cert Clinical Ultrasound –University of Melbourne 2010
Education and training:
- Barker College High School 1995
- University of NSW 1996-2001
- Accredited Anaesthesia specialist training program — St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney 2005-2008
- Provisional Fellowship –Liverpool Hospital 2009 with clinical focus on ultrasound applications in anaesthesia
Dr Arpit Srivastava
Dr Arpit Srivastava is a specialist anaesthetist, and currently Director of Cardio-thoracic Anaesthesia at Royal North Shore Hospital.
He currently holds Public Hospital appointments, at Royal North Shore and Hornsby Hospitals; and Private Hospital appointments at Chatswood Private, North Shore Private, Sydney Adventist and Mater hospitals.
He attended the University of New South Wales, completing his medical degree in 2002. His anaesthetic training was completed at Royal North Shore Hospital. Following attainment of Fellowship of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, he completed sub-specialty training in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Echocardiography at St Vincent’s Hospital.
Dr Srivastava’s scope of practice includes Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat, Orthopaedic and Emergency Surgery. This experience encompasses adult and paediatric patients.
He has a keen interest in quality improvement in peri-operative medicine, and has presented on these topics at regional and national meetings. He is also strongly involved in the education of future anaesthetists.
Dr Arun Thiagarajan
Dr Arun Thiagarajan is an Australian-trained Anaesthetist based in Sydney. He received his MBBS from the University of NSW and initially pursued a career in Paediatrics and Neonates, working in several Paediatric units in Australia and the UK. He moved to training in Anaesthesia and completed his training through the St George Hospital program with a Specialist Fellowship in Paediatric Anaesthesia at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He gained his registration with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2010.
Arun currently undertakes anaesthesia in several major hospitals in Sydney including North Shore Private, Sydney Adventist and Macquarie University hospitals. He is involved in surgery in several specialties including orthopaedics, breast surgery, general surgery and urology but has a particular interest in paediatric and ENT surgery which forms a large portion of his workload. He is particularly interested in the perioperative process involving children and is focused on making this as smooth as possible.