Meet the Clayton Road Doctors Team

Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Tipping

MBBS(Hons), BMedSci, PhD

A/Prof Peter Tipping graduated from Monash University in 1975 and trained at Prince Henry’s Hospital. He has over 30 years experience in general practice and has been working in Clayton for the past 22 years. He is the practice principal at Clayton Road Doctors. His areas of special interests are kidney disease, immunology and travel medicine.

He has been an active clinical academic at Monash University since completing a PhD in 1985 and has published more than 120 research articles. He was an NHMRC Research fellow for 20 years and continues his research interests in inflammation and immunology as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. He is also a member of the Senior Medical Staff at Monash Medical Centre.

Availability times:
Tue: 9.00am-5.00pm, Thu: 9.00am-5.00pm

Professor Neil Spike


Prof Neil Spike graduated from the University of Queensland in 1978 and completed his internship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He worked as a solo GP in Brisbane for 12 years, and along side a successful academic career, he has continued his commitment to General Practice on a part time basis.  He has worked at Clayton Road Doctors since 2005 and his particular areas of clinical interest are child and adolescent health and counseling.

Since 1992, he has worked full-time in medical education, including in the Department of General Practice at Monash University (2002 – 2009) and head of department for 5 years.  He is currently Director of Medical Education and Training with VMA, where he develops and coordinates vocational GP training programs in the Melbourne region. He is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.

Availability times:
Tuesday : 1.30-5.30pm

Dr Shima Tajik


Dr. Shima Tajik graduated from medicine in 2002 in Iran. She moved to Australia in 2009 with her family. Since then, she has been working as a General Practitioner in rural areas of Tasmania and in rural/metropolitan areas in Melbourne. She got the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners ( RACGP ) in 2012.

Dr Shima has a special interest in Women’s, young adults’ and Children’s Health, as well as Chronic Disease management.

She is an affiliated GP to the department of General Practice, Monash University. As a GP supervisor, she is providing clinical teaching and supervision to medical students at Clayton Road Doctors. She has also been an examiner o the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. (RACGP)

Dr Rodney K Sebastian


Dr Sebastian completed his MBBS in 1989 from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has worked in various clinical roles in India and later in General practice in Australia. Dr Sebastian has over 25 years of Postgraduate experience. He has completed a dual program of FCAMS (Fellowship of Christian Academy of Medical Science Vellore Campus) and Medical Doctorate (MD) in Family Medicine/General Practice from The Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been practicing as a GP in Australia since 2010 and has achieved the Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (FRACGP) as well.

Dr Sebastian’s special interests include all aspects of Family Medicine including Adult and Paediatric medicine, Women’s health, Mental health, Dermatology, Chronic disease management, acute care and minor procedures, Preventative health and ATSI Health.

Dr Sebastian lives with his wife and three children and loves family and community life.

Dr Youngsuk Ko


Dr. Youngsuk Ko has over 15 years’ experience and is a fully qualified GP and Fellow of RACGP. Having completed his family medicine specialist & ENT training in Severance Hospital, Seoul, South Korea and in Saint John’s hospital, USA.

Dr Ko worked as a Family medicine specialist in South Korea since 2005 and continued working as a GP in Australia from 2012.

Dr Ko is fluent in English and Korean with some knowledge of Japanese.

His special interests are:

  • Men & Women’s health
  • Newborn & Children’s health
  • Adolescent Health
  • ENT(Ear, Nose & Throat) diseases
  • Skin diseases
  • Eye health
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Minor procedures

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

Dr Prema Nayak


Dr Prema Nayak graduated and worked in India before moving to Australia in 1996. After passing her AMC exams, she began working in Frankston Hospital. Dr Prema then began RACGP training in rural and regional Queensland, and after gaining fellowship she returned to Victoria and practiced in the Frankston area for 11 years.

Dr Prema has special interests in Women’s Health, Paediatrics, chronic medical conditions and family health. Other languages spoken include Hindi, Kannada, Tulu Arubie (Verbal), and Konkani

Dr Dilan Ranasinghe


Dr Dilan Ranasinghe MBBS DCH FRACGP

Dr Dilan Ranasinghe completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2001. After gaining his medical degree, he has worked in field of Public Health, University teaching, and Anaesthesia & Critical care in Sri Lanka for over 10 years before he moved to Australia in 2011.

He commenced his Australian medical career at St John of God Hospital in Bendigo as Medical Officer in Critical care. He moved to General Practice in 2013  and since then he has been working at several General Practices both in regional and metro Victoria. Dr Ranasinghe also obtained a Diploma in Child Health from University of Sydney in 2013 and completed both AMC part 1 and AMC part 2 in order to gain his general registration in Australia. He was awarded his Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2018.

Dr Dilan is an experienced General Practitioner and practices in all areas of General Medicine including Child Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Skin check,  minor surgical procedures, Implanon insertion & removal, and CST.

He also speaks Sinhala.