Dr Zachary van Tienen

Dr Zachary (Zac) van Tienen is a General Medicine Advanced Trainee currently working as a Cardiology Registrar at Mildura Cardiology, under the auspices of our Cardiologists. He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2018 and worked at the Launceston General Hospital during internship, subsequently moving to Melbourne to pursue physician training. He completed Basic Physician Training at The Northern Hospital in 2023, before moving to The Alfred Hospital this year to continue Advanced Training. He is passionate about providing quality healthcare in rural/regional communities, and while here is engaged in outpatient clinic reviews and stress testing, as well as providing an inpatient consult service to the Mildura Base Public Hospital.”

Dr Amreeta Kaur

Amreeta completed her Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) and Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She completed her Basic Physician Training at Peninsula Health and is currently in her first year of Advanced Training in General and Acute Medicine at Alfred Health. She is also completing a Masters of Public Health at the University of New South Wales, Sydney as she is passionate about advancing health equity through healthcare delivery.

Amreeta enjoys working in Mildura Cardiology as it provides a broad range of exposure to cardiology cases and she enjoys assisting in echocardiography. She has found it to be a rewarding experience working in Mildura and she hopes to incorporate rural health in her career in the future.

In her free time, Amreeta enjoys going for daily runs along the Murray and going to the gym. She has enjoyed the warm summer in Mildura.



Dr Nathan Wong

Our latest Alfred registrar on rotation from the Alfred Hospital is Dr. Nathan Wong. Nate completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery at Monash University in 2018 and finished his physician training at the Alfred, during which he completed a Masters of Public Health through Newcastle University. He is currently an Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Care Medicine, and will undertake his first year of Cardiology Advanced Training in Geelong in 2024. Nate is interested in all aspects of cardiac care; from managing acutely ill inpatients to minimising cardiovascular risk within a clinic setting. He is particularly enjoying the hands-on experience of scanning with the echo techs and the pearls of wisdom provided by Dr Soward.

Having recently taken up bouldering in his free time, Nate’s biggest disappointment on arriving in Mildura was its absence of rock-climbing gyms! Instead, he’s spent most of his free time at Sip or Fossey’s and makes sure to get down to the driving range on his afternoons off.

Dr Vijayatubini Vijayarajan

Vijaya completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide and is currently completing her final year of Master of Philosophy with University of Sydney. The title of her thesis is “ Demographics, Morbidity and Mortality Outcomes of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices”. Her career began at the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network in South Australia and she underwent Basic Physician Training at Illawara Shoalhaven Local Health Network in New South Wales. She is currently a first year General Medicine Advanced Trainee with an interest in cardiology.

Vijaya enjoys all aspects of cardiology and ensures that her patients are managed in a holistic manner. She has special interest in ischaemic heart disease and believes in prevention and aggressive risk factor management is the cornerstone of the treatment of ischaemic heart disease. 

Outside of work, Vijaya enjoys exploring the towns and vineyards around Mildura. She loves the relaxed lifestyle and is greatly appreciative of the welcoming residents in Mildura who have made her feel at home.

Dr Nicky Evans

Nicky completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University then moved to Adelaide to complete her Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University.

She worked at Eastern Health for four years and is now in her first year of Advanced Training in General and Acute Care Medicine at Alfred Health.  

Nicky is enjoying managing patients with a variety of heart problems and improving her skills in echocardiography and ECGs. 

Her favourite thing to do in Mildura was running along the Murray, but now that the path has flooded she is sticking to the gym! She loves the relaxed lifestyle and friendly people here. 

Dr Ashlea Low

Our latest registrar on rotation from the Alfred is Ashlea Low.

Ashlea completed her Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne and MBBS at Deakin University.

She started her career as a junior doctor in Ballarat and Eastern Health and is currently a first year General Medicine Advanced Trainee.

She is enjoying all aspects of her work as a cardiology registrar especially echocardiography and is now undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Ultrasound.

Outside of work, Ashlea enjoys swimming and hiking and is looking forward to exploring the national parks around Mildura. 

Dr Riley Batchelor

Riley is our current registrar on secondment from The Alfred Hospital. He completed his MBBS with honours at Monash University in 2016, went on to complete Basic Physician Training at Alfred Health. Riley’s interests include all aspects of General Cardiology, with interests that extend to Stroke Neurology. He has worked previously at Mildura Base Hospital as a medical registrar and is hoping to return to Mildura as a cardiologist on completion of his specialty training.

Riley is involved in clinical education and teaches medical students on a twice-weekly basis. Outside of work, he has been enjoying the fresh air here in Mildura and runs on along the Murray. Over the weekends he has been enjoying having a hit at the driving range and the local golf courses. He is a passionate Collingwood supporter, but has been a little disheartened by their performance this year!

Dr Sylvia Ye

Sylvia completed her undergraduate training in Biomedicine at The University of Melbourne before undertaking an MBBS at Deakin University.

After working a year in Shepparton, she completed her Basic Physician Training at Eastern Health. She is now an Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Care Medicine and is hoping to combine this in the future with Cardiology training to provide holistic cardiovascular care.

Outside of work, Sylvia enjoys reading, hiking and looking after her 30+ indoor plants. She is a miserable cook so is looking forward to sampling all of the restaurants she has been recommended in Mildura.

Dr Adrian Chee

Our newest registrar on rotation from Alfred Health is Dr Adrian Chee. The Advanced Physician training position is a six month rotation based at Mildura Cardiology in conjunction with the Mildura Base Hospital.

Adrian completed his Basic Physician Training at Monash and Alfred Health, and is currently an Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Care Medicine, which he hopes to combine with Haematology training. Adrian has previously worked in Mildura several times as a medical registrar, and hopes to return to practice here once he has completed his specialty training. He is also interested in clinical education, and is involved in teaching at both a medical student and junior doctor level.

Outside of work, Adrian has been working on upskilling his culinary skills, as well as having taken up pilates during the COVID lockdown. He highly enjoys the food scene in Mildura and hopes that he can visit Trentham again before he has to leave!”

Dr Dana Forcey

Our newest registrar on rotation from Alfred Health is Dr Dana Forcey. Dana completed both her undergraduate training in Immunology and Pathology, and her MD at The University of Melbourne. Her Basic Physician Training was completed at Alfred Health and the Central Australian Health Service – Alice Springs. She is currently an Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Care Medicine, which she hopes to combine with Nephrology training and she is particularly interested in Indigenous Renal Health.

Dana is enjoying all aspects of General Cardiology at Mildura Cardiology, especially ECG reporting and transthoracic echocardiography. She hopes these skills will be useful to her practice in the remote and rural settings in which she hopes to work in future. She enjoys working with the team at Mildura Cardiology and Mildura Base Hospital.

Outside of work, Dana enjoys hiking and landscape photography. During the coronarvirus lockdown she has inherited a sourdough starter from Carly (assistant practice manager), and is enjoying competing with Carly and Dr Soward in the pursuit of baking the perfect sourdough bread!

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