Meet Our Team


Dr Edmund Wong She
Background - Dr Edmund Wong She graduated in 1995 from the University of Auckland. He trained and worked as a GP in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2001.He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and part time examiner. He has been a trainer of medical students, GP residents and GP registrars over the years. Dr Wong She relocated to Sydney at the end of 2017 after spending 13 years working as a GP and partner at Toomina Medical Centre in Coffs Harbour. He moved to Sydney so his children could learn Mandarin as a second language.
Special Interests - He enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in diabetes, aged care and chronic medical conditions.
Personal Interests - When not working, he is busy with his family, supporting anything New Zealand .. and reminding his children to practice their Mandarin!
Dr. Renata Chapman-Konarska
Background - Dr Renata Chapman, MD, PHD, FRACGP has been working at this practice since 1989. She is interested in all issues of general practice and in particular in women's health, endocrinology and geriatrics. She is currently working at the practice three days per week, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Languages spoken English and Polish.
Special Interests - Endocrinology/ diabetes, Women's health and Geriatrics
Personal Interests - When not working, she teaches medical students at the University of Sydney.
Dr Sheana Hettiaratchi – BSc MBBS DipRACOG, FRACGP
Background - Dr Hettiaratchi has been working at this practice for 12 years. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and works full time. She graduated from UNSW in 1987. Her training included a year working at Westmead Childrens Hospital.
Special Interests - travel medicine, discussions regarding nutrition, exercise, and prevention.
Personal Interests - In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her teenage children and dog.
Dr Allan Darroch
Background - Dr Allan Darroch has been a family doctor for more than 40 years. He initially obtained a degree in Mathematics from Newcastle University and worked for BHP Limited in their research department before attending Sydney University where he obtained his medical degree. Allan spent 36 years working as a General Practitioner at Lake Macquarie where he saw and treated a lot of skin cancer problems.
Special Interests - He has a special interest in skin checks.
Dr John Vaughan
Background - Dr Vaughan has been a rural GP for the majority of his professional career including working in some remote areas such as the Torres Strait, Papua New Guinea and Brazil. His passion is for teaching having been a GP supervisor of registrars and medical students for the last 35 years.
Special Interests - He enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in management of skin cancers, dermatology, infectious diseases and mental health.
Personal Interests - When not working, he is busy at surf life saving.
Dr David Rowed
Dr Evan Cameron
Background - Previously trained in Biomedical Engineering, Evan completed a graduate medical degree at the University of Sydney in 2014.His resident years were spent in the Hornsby and Northern Beaches area. He then worked for 2 years in Emergency Medicine at Westmead, and 1 year of Addiction Medicine in the Westmead/Blacktown/Mt Druitt region.
Special Interests - He enjoys most aspects of medicine, but has a particular interest in addiction medicine.
Personal Interests - He continues to enjoy dabbling in engineering and computer science.
Dr Valerie Qu
Background - Dr Valerie Qu graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales and did her general practice training in Sydney. She obtained a diploma of child health through the University of Sydney in 2013 and has been working as a GP since 2015.
Special Interests - She has an interest in all aspects of women's health, including antenatal shared care, contraception, cervical screening and wellbeing. She also enjoys children's health and preventative medicine.
Personal Interests - When not working, she enjoys snowboarding, playing badminton and spending time with her dog..

Allied Health

Alexandra Herzfeldt – Psychologist – Med,Labsc. BPsych (Hons)
Alex is a warm, compassionate and client focused Psychologist, currently holding General Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Prior to commencing her career in Psychology Alex worked in the healthcare sector in Germany supporting frontline doctors with clinical pathology analyses. Alex is adept at building strong relationships with clients of all ages from varied culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. She has a wealth of experience working with individuals displaying a range of concerns including Anxiety, Depression, trauma, stress, substance misuse, work related problems as well as re-settlement and migration issues. Alex utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She maintains a non-judgmental, warm and personable approach, with unconditional positive regard towards her clients within therapy. Her therapeutic style is founded on collaboration between her as the therapist and the client, through a therapeutic alliance, resulting in successful outcomes for the clients she works with. Alex’s perspective is highly integrative, largely influenced by positive Psychology, with an innate curiosity to explore behavioural traits and their implication on clients emotional well-being. Alex has a background in working with Lifeline Australia as well as Forensic Services and is currently employed by Relationships Australia as an Educator. She is of German background, is fluent in German and frequently travels between her homes in both Germany and Australia. Alex has a wealth of experience in running businesses and corporate events, particularly in the luxury mega-yacht industry within Australia.
Personal Interests - She enjoys socialising with friends and de-stresses by spending time at the beach, either swimming or running.
Erika Hung – Dietitian
Background - Erika is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian who is passionate about empowering her patients to make their health goals a reality. She is dedicated to working with her patients, taking the time to understand their individual lifestyles and creating small achievable health behaviour changes that they can sustain lifelong.
Special Interests - Erika has experience in helping her patients manage a range of health conditions through their diets, in particular chronic diseases such as T2DM, heart disease and weight management. During her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, she has also grown a strong interest in plant-based nutrition, gut health and women’s health. With a passion for continuously learning, she is committed to ensuring she is up-to-date with the latest evidence in her areas of speciality and the ever-evolving field of nutrition. She greatly enjoys translating the complex scientific nutrition information she learns into personalised, easy-to-digest and practical advice for her patients. Erika also enjoys spreading her knowledge in food and nutrition through group education sessions, cooking classes and short blog articles.
Personal Interests - In her spare time, Erika enjoys getting outdoors, taking long walks and finding new cafes to enjoy food with her family and friends. She believes the social settings and the people we enjoy food with are equally important as the nutrients within them and hopes to carry this belief through the way she practices.

Practice Staff

Siya Sunder – Practice Manager
Siya joined the team at Victoria Avenue Medical Practice in February 2020 as the Practice Manager. She holds over 7 years of General Practice experience, prior to that she worked overseas as an Equity Research Analyst for 6 years. She is passionate to make workplace a happy space for everyone. When not at work, she enjoys travelling, home decor and spending time with family & friends.
Murdina MacKenzie – Senior Receptionist
Murdina is our senior receptionist and has worked at the practice for over 5 years. She is passionate about providing exemplary customer service and helping everyone around her. At home she enjoys spending time with her family and her son's cat Moet.
Olivia Cranwell – Receptionist
Olivia is our newest receptionist. She is from Melbourne, though now calls Sydney "home". When not at work, Olivia enjoys performing at the Opera.
Sheridan Hughes – Receptionist
Sheridan is our new receptionist. She is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and is kind & helpful. She has recently moved to Sydney and loves enjoying Sydney's beautiful beaches. She also holds a Masters degree in Opera Performance.
Michaela Lomas – Receptionist
Michaela is our new receptionist


Cheryl Thomas – Practice Nurse
Cheryl has been working as a practice nurse with us since over 7 years. She is an accredited nurse immuniser.
Special interests: Musculoskeletal disorders, Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health, Wound Care, Care coordination and Healthy Ageing. In her spare time she volunteers with St John Ambulance
Christopher Doyle – Registered Nurse
Christopher is our new practice nurse