Who’s who?


Paul Phipps

 Associate Professor Paul Phipps – acting Director

  • Advanced Intensive Care Medicine Training at RPAH and Oxford
  • Advanced Thoracic Medicine Training at RPAH
  • PhD University of Sydney
  • Clin A/Prof Intensive Care Medicine, University of Sydney

Robert Herkes

 Dr Robert Herkes

  • Advanced Intensive Care Medicine Training at Royal North Shore
  • Interest in Health Systems at State and Federal Level
  • Chair NSW Intensive Care Taskforce
  • Currently on secondment with Organ and Tissue Donation, New South Wales Health

Mark Lucey

 Dr Mark Lucey – Supervisor of Training

  • Physician (MRCPI) and Anaesthesia (FCARCSI) training in Ireland
  • Advance Intensive Care Medicine training at St.Vincents and St.George in Sydney
  • Master of Medical Education at University of Sydney 2010
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Sydney
  • Work related interests: haemodynamic monitoring and assessment; end of life care; training and mentoring of young doctors.
  • Outside interests: spending time with my family; music – have recommenced piano lessons; reading, especially spy novels and thrillers; passionate about golf but hardly ever get to play anymore; triathlon – but finding it impossible to keep up with Dr Totaro!

Michael O’Leary

 Associate Professor Michael O’Leary

  • Trained in Intensive Care Medicine in Cambridge UK & RPAH and St George, Sydney
  • Research Fellow, St Bartholomew’s, London 1994-7
  • Specialist in Intensive Care, St George Hospital, Sydney 1999-2008
  • MD University of London, 2004
  • President, ANZICS, 2009-2011
  • RMO/SRMO supervisor / roster writer!
  • Interests: Nutrition and metabolism in critical illness, sepsis & shock, end-of-life care and organ donation

Richard Totaro

 Dr Richard Totaro

Clive Woolfe

 Dr Clive Woolfe

  • Medical Graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MB BCh BAO LRCP & SI, NUI 1990).
  • Irish Fellowship in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine (FFARCSI 1996, Tess Crammond Brophy Medal for First Place).
  • Masters in Medical Science, Anatomy, Embryology, and Anthropology (University College Dublin) – leaning towards surgical training before seeing the light!
  • Intensive Care Training in Sydney from 1996
    • St Vincents Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    • Fellowship examination 1998 (FFICANZCA 1998, FJFICM 2002, FCICM 2011).
  • Australian Anaesthetic Fellowship, FANZCA, 2003.
  • Staff Specialist in RPAH Intensive Care from 2000, VMO in Anaesthesia Hornsby Hospital from 2004.
  • CICM Fellowship examiner from 2006.
  • BASIC instructor 2010.
  • Areas of interest: Ventilation, Cardiovascular support, Teaching for Clinical Cases, Anaesthesia

David Gattas

 Dr David Gattas

  • Physician training at RNSH. Intensive Care training at RNSH and RPAH
  • Clinical and research Fellowship, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto 2001-2003
  • Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) University of Sydney 2006
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
  • ANZICS Clinical Trials Group Executive, NSW representative 2011-current
  • Current research interests: clinical trials, fluid resuscitation, renal replacement therapy, deteriorating patients

Mark Daley

 Dr Mark Daley


 Dr Heike Koelzow

  • Medical School and 2.5 years of Cardiology training in Munich, Germany
  • MD, University of Munich, 1997
  • Anaesthetic and Intensive Care Training in Yorkshire, UK
  • Advanced Intensive Care Training at POWH and RPAH
  • Provisional Fellow in Anaesthetics RPAH, 2004
  • Staff specialist Intensive Care at RPAH since 2005

Rob Hislop

Rob Hislop

 Dr Rob Hislop

  • Physician training at Royal Perth Hospital
  • Intensive care training at RPAH
  • Echo fellowship at Nepean Hospital
  • Special interests: diagnostics, echocardiography
  • Responsible for trainee/advanced trainee recruitment and rostering

Sanjay Tarvade

Sanjay Tarvade

Dr Sanjay Tarvade

  • Physician (MD Gen Medicine) from India and MRCP (UK)
  • Advance Intensive Care Medicine training at Nepean Hospital in Sydney
  • Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU) – Critical Care – Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) 2012
  • PostGrad Certificate of Critical Care Ultrasound – University of Melbourne 2011
  • Interests: photography, oil painting, gardening

Jon Gatward

Jon Gatward

 Dr Jon Gatward

  • Dual trained in ICU and Anaesthesia in the UK
  • Certificate in Medical Education, University of Bristol
  • ALS, APLS, BASIC and DETECT Instructor
  • Member of Clinical Council at NSW Clinical Excellence Commission
  • Work interests: simulation training, course design, website design, quality and safety in healthcare
  • Outside interests: cycling, swimming, kayaking, golf (when I get time!)
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 Dr Mate Rudas

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 Dr Jon Fraser – Fellow

Nursing Staff

Alecia Daly

 Alecia Daly – Nurse Manager

Marghie Murgo

 Marghie Murgo – Clinical Nurse Consultant

  • Intensive Care Nursing since 1995 (Prince Henry/Prince of Wales) CNS (2000) Nurse Educator (2001-2007)
  • Masters in Nursing (Crit Care) USyd
  • NSW Project Coordinator/Officer for the Clinical Excellence Commission for CLAB ICU and Quality Use Of Antimicrobials
  • Chair NSW CVAD Guideline Development Network for ICCMU. Casual lecturer USyd and College of Nursing
  • Work Interests: Patient safety and work systems assessment, sepsis and shock, coaching people to reach their potential!

Mimi Antonios

 Mimi Antonios – NUM, Green ICU

  • Senior clinician in critical care nursing with 30 years experience
  • Clinical Excellence Award: Certificate of Management and Nursing Executive Award, 2009
  • Other achievements
    • Models of Care Project: “CLUSTER NURSING in General ICU”, 2008/2009
    • “The CRRT guide book”, General ICU, 2000
    • Redesigned the old ICU/HDU to today’s Blue and Green ICUs, 2009
    • Outside interests – swimming, walking, and running

Jennifer To

 Jennifer To – NUM, Blue ICU

Paul Hogan

 Paul Hogan – NUM, Neuro ICU

Ellie Philsouph

 Ellie Philsouph – NUM, Cardiac ICU

Sean O'Keefe

Sean O’Keefe

 Sean O’Keefe – Clinical Nurse Educator, Green ICU

Alisa Bursill

Alisa Bursill

 Alisa Bursill – Clinical Nurse Educator, Blue ICU

Elaine McGloin

 Elaine McGloin -Clinical Nurse Educator, Neuro ICU

Karina Griffiths

 Karina Griffiths – Clinical Nurse Educator, Cardiac ICU

The Admin team

Mandy Gwan

 Mandy Gwan – ICU Secretary


  • Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from UNSW majoring in classical singing and tinkering in flute, alto saxophone and piano.
  • Taught High School music and private piano/theory tutoring from home for donkey’s years but my favourite job was as a Primary School Music Specialist and doing casual general Infants/Primary teaching…  But that was in a previous life!
  • Medical Admin course at TAFE and Cert II in IT from OTEN
  • And now I’m here at RPA ICU – been looking after the Bosses and the Registrars (many of whom are now Bosses!!) for the last 10 years.  Ran the OH&S committee for about 6 years.
  • Life outside ICU is photography, cooking, photography, craft, photography, pilates, photography, gardening, photography.  Yep, I’m really into photography! Love nothing more than to hit the road, drive out to whoop-whoop and look at the countryside through the camera’s lens.  I’m currently studying a couple of brief courses at the Australian Centre for Photography.  You’ve probably guessed – I like studying too!


 David – Ward clerk, Green ICU


 Simona – Ward clerk, Blue ICU


 Val – Ward clerk, Neuro ICU

 Maz – Ward clerk, Cardiac ICU