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

Dr. Andrew Mau


Dr Andrew Mau graduated from Melbourne University in 1993. He worked and trained in various hospitals including Royal Children’s, Austin, Frankston and Dandenong Hospitals. He has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy.

He has been working in general practice in Clayton since 2000 with Clayton Road Doctors. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Malvern Private Hospital.

His special areas of interests are general practice, general counselling, family therapy, men’s health, holistic health, mental health, and recovery from addiction.

Availability times:
Wed: 8.30am-4.00pm, Fri: 8.30am-5.00pm, Sat: 9.30am-5.00pm

Dr. Helene Owzinsky

MB., BCh (Witwatersrand)

Dr Owzinsky graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1970.  She completed her internship in medicine and surgery and gained further experience in paediatrics and anaesthetics at Bargwarath Hospital in Soweto. She emigrated to Australia in 1981 and completed the foreign medical graduate’s examination in 1983. She has worked in Emergency Department at PANCH hospital in Preston and in Juvenile Justice system at Turana Youth Training Centre (now Melbourne Juvenile Justice Centre). She commenced in General Practice in Clayton in 1993 and has worked at Clayton Road Doctors since it opened in 2000.

Her special areas of clinical interest are chronic disease management and mental health. She summarises her professional ethos thus: “I am committed to ongoing learning in my field and appreciate the privilege given to me by my patients in allowing me to journey with them”.

Availability times:
Mon, Wed, Thu: 10.00am-4.00pm

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