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High-quality care with highly skilled, friendly, specialists 

At North West Melbourne Medical Specialists, you can expect to receive top-quality care from our highly skilled and friendly specialists. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible experience, and we strive to make every visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We take a personalized approach to care, tailoring our treatments to meet each patient's unique needs and circumstances. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the difference that our care can make for you.

Team Members

Dr. Dilani Wijeratne

Dr. Dilani Wijeratne


Dr. Dilani Wijeratne (MBBS, MD, FRANZCP) is a highly accomplished psychiatrist with a rich educational background and extensive experience in the field. Graduating from Flinders University in South Australia, Dr. Wijeratne began her medical journey with an internship at Flinders Medical Centre, where her interest in Psychiatry was first sparked.

Driven by her passion for the complexities of the human mind, Dr. Wijeratne pursued advanced training in adult Psychiatry at several prestigious institutions, including Christchurch Hospital in New Zealand, Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia, and North Western Mental Health Services in Victoria. Her commitment to excellence and continuous learning led her to become a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

From 2006 to 2021, Dr. Wijeratne served as a consultant Psychiatrist at Austin Hospital, Melbourne, contributing 15 years of dedicated service to the institution. During her tenure, she played a pivotal role in the field of adult psychiatry, leaving an indelible mark on the hospital and its patients.

Adding to her international recognition, Dr. Wijeratne is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association, showcasing the global impact of her contributions to the field. In 2008, she was honored with an invitation to serve as an international advisor for the Sri Lanka Association for the Study of Pain, highlighting her expertise beyond the borders of her home country.

Dr. Wijeratne specializes in adult psychiatry, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to areas such as ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Her holistic approach to mental health care underscores her commitment to addressing the diverse and interconnected aspects of mental well-being.

As a seasoned professional, Dr. Dilani Wijeratne continues to make significant strides in the field of psychiatry, leaving an enduring legacy of compassionate care, groundbreaking contributions, and a steadfast dedication to understanding and treating the intricacies of the human mind.

Professor Tissa Wijeratne

Professor Tissa Wijeratne


Professor Tissa Wijeratne, OAM MD PhD FRACP FRCP (Edin) FRCP (London) FAHA FAAN FEAN, stands as a distinguished senior neurologist, clinician-scientist, advocate, and global health expert committed to advancing global brain health and preventing neurological disorders. His groundbreaking initiatives in World Brain Day and Brain Health since 2010 have left a lasting impact globally, inspiring over a billion individuals to embrace preventive brain health concepts over the past decade.

In his pivotal role as the Director and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Stroke Services at Western Health in St Albans, Victoria, Australia (postcode 3021), Professor Wijeratne plays a crucial role in shaping neurology and stroke services. He holds esteemed professorial positions at the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Victoria University, RMIT University in Australia, and the University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka.

Professor Wijeratne's substantial contributions extend to mentoring over 450 basic physician trainees in Australia, with 62 of them advancing to become neurologists since 2006. He remains actively involved in leading train-the-trainer workshops for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, having conducted well over 100 workshops and trained over 1,000 Australian physicians in supervision skills. With ten supervised PhDs completed, he currently oversees four neurologists engaged in groundbreaking research on various aspects of brain health within the field of neurosciences.

Acknowledging his exceptional contributions to medicine as a neurologist, Professor Tissa Wijeratne received the prestigious Order of Australia Award (Order of Australia Medal) on January 26, 2023, becoming the first Sri Lankan-Australian neurologist to achieve this distinction.

His scholarly impact is underscored by the publication of over 350 papers, boasting a citation index exceeding 110,000 and an impressive h-index of 80. Presently, he holds the title of the highest-cited practicing headache neurologist in Australia.

Pioneering new initiatives, Professor Wijeratne led the establishment of the Australia New Zealand Headache Society in 2014, actively contributing to its constitution, logo design, and the development of its inaugural website. Additionally, he made history as the first Sri Lankan/Australian neurologist appointed as the President of the Asian Regional Consortium of Headache ( He co-founded and serves as the Medical Director of the Australian Institute of Migraine ( and initiated the celebration of World Migraine Day on June 18 ( He is also the founder and Chair of the first-ever migraine-targeted national charity in Australia (

Dr Simon Sung

Dr Simon Sung


Dr. Simon Sung, holding degrees in MBBS, PhD, and FRACP, stands as an eminent neurologist specializing in movement disorders while maintaining a keen interest in general neurological disorders. Graduating from the University of Melbourne, Dr. Sung pursued his basic physician training and advanced training in clinical neurology and neurophysiology at Western General Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Currently serving as the Movement Disorders Fellow at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Hospital, he also extends his expertise as a visiting neurologist for the movement disorders program at Western General Hospital.

A distinguished member of professional organizations, Dr. Sung actively participates in the Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Movement Disorders Society, and Movement Disorders Society Australasia. His particular focus lies in the comprehensive management of Parkinson's disease and associated conditions, dystonia, deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease, and other movement disorders. Additionally, he possesses specialized skills in botulinum toxin therapy for movement disorders and chronic migraine, along with proficiency in the management of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and strokes.

At the North West Melbourne Medical Specialists, Dr. Sung provides a range of services, including general neurology consultations, specialized movement disorders consultations, and botulinum toxin treatments for both movement disorders and chronic migraines. His commitment to patient care is reflected in his availability for appointments on Saturday mornings, accommodating the diverse schedules of those seeking his expertise.

Dr. Sung's academic journey and extensive experience underscore his dedication to advancing neurology, and his active involvement in professional societies emphasizes his commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in the field. Patients seeking his services can be assured of receiving comprehensive and specialized care from a distinguished neurologist at the forefront of neurological advancements.

About us

About us

At North West Melbourne Medical Specialists, we pride ourselves on the exceptional caliber of our team. Our highly skilled specialists are not just leaders in their respective fields; they are also approachable and compassionate individuals who are deeply committed to your wellbeing.

Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to offer a welcoming and supportive environment, ensuring that every visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. With a steadfast focus on delivering high-quality care, we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each patient. From the latest in medical advancements to the thoughtful patient support services we provide, our goal is to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care and attention you deserve. Trust us to be your partners in health, every step of the way.

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