Our highly-skilled professionals and clinical staff will ensure you receive the highest quality of care. You will be supported before, prior to, during and after your surgery, by Vista’s highly-trained staff.
Vista Day Surgery staff provide a friendly and comfortable environment for your stay.
Michelle is an Australian trained ophthalmologist committed to providing high quality, patient-focused and evidence-based care.
Michelle was educated at the University of Melbourne Medical School and undertook her early resident years as a junior doctor in the prestigious Royal Melbourne Hospital. She then entered the Royal Australian College of Surgeons training scheme and rotated through the neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, plastics, maxillofacial and urology departments. Michelle acquired skills and knowledge important for managing any health condition.
Prior changing to ophthalmology, Michelle worked as an unaccredited ophthalmology registrar in the ophthalmology department at Flinders Medical Centre. She then entered the Victorian ophthalmology training scheme at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. Her ophthalmology training gave her an in depth understanding of diseases affecting the eye including glaucoma, cataract, diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion. Michelle also received comprehensive procedural training and became proficient in surgeries for such conditions as glaucoma, cataract and pterygium, and also with laser for glaucoma and retinal conditions. Following the completion of her ophthalmology training Michelle undertook a further 2 ½ years of glaucoma fellowship training. First at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and then in the United Kingdom at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital followed by the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. This advanced glaucoma training equipped Michelle with further skills and subspecialty interests in novel surgical techniques to manage advanced glaucoma (trabeculectomy surgery, Baerveldt and Paul tube implantation, Micropulse/Cyclodiode Laser and Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery techniques, such as PreserFlo microshunt and XEN implants) and complex cataract surgery.
Michelle is a clinician scientist with an interest in public health and clinical research. Concurrent with her ophthalmology training, Michelle completed a PhD in 2010 on Retinal Signs in Cerebrovascular Disease at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne. She has published over 18 peer-reviewed publications, with over 10 as first author.
Michelle also has a special interest in blindness prevention specific to indigenous eye health and developing world ophthalmology. Michelle volunteered with the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey to establish the state of Indigenous eye health in the Pilbara region of North Western Australia. Michelle has also worked closely with ophthalmologists in the Solomon Islands when she was the Principal Investigator of the Solomon Islands National Ocular Trauma Audit (SINOTA) which formed the research project for her Master of Public Health. SINOTA and the subsequent publications have formed the basis for blindness prevention programs in the Western Pacific.
Katie’s specialist fields lie in Adult and Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataract and Macular Degeneration. As a staff specialist ophthalmologist at the Repatriation General Hospital as well as at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, she’s passionate about providing quality, caring, evidence-based ophthalmic care to her patients. Katie also loves being involved in lecturing and training as well as examining ophthalmology registrars and medical students in South Australia's teaching hospitals.
Dr Chen has a special interest in corneal transplantation, advanced cataract surgery (including toric lens, multifocal lens and monovision options), laser eye surgery and the management of keratoconus. Dr Chen has research interests in corneal transplantation, infectious keratitis, keratoconus treatment and laser refractive surgery. Dr Chen enjoys teaching medical students, ophthalmology trainees and optometrists. She believes in educating patients so they have a better understanding of their eye condition.
Prof Jamie Craig is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specializing in the care of glaucoma patients. He is a clinician-scientist with a strong track record in clinical and genetic research. As a NHMRC Practitioner-Fellow, he seeks to translate his laboratory-based research into clinical practice.
Specific research interests include the genetic susceptibility to all forms of glaucoma, congenital cataract, and diabetic retinopathy. He has skills in clinical diagnosis and disease management, as well as having made important discoveries on the genetic etiology of glaucoma and other ocular conditions.
He is experienced in patient recruitment, and has pioneered strategies to develop a National Registry of cases with extremely severe vision loss from glaucoma: The Australian and New Zealand Register of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG). This work has led to genome-wide association studies for identification of genes associated with glaucoma susceptibility. A similar approach is now underway for blindness due to diabetic retinopathy: Registry of Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy in Australia (RADAR).
Having completed a D.Phil. in the analysis of complex traits by genome wide linkage approaches, he maintains a detailed understanding of strategies to enhance power by careful case selection, and the utilization of clinical information to refine analyses. Being responsible for direct patient care, he attaches a high priority to applying research outcomes to better models of patient care.
Tim is a specialist eye surgeon with expertise in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and retinal conditions including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He has a special interest in managing patients with inflammatory eye diseases. He is committed to providing high quality, patient-focused care.
A passionate specialist in the fields of Medical & Surgical Retina, including macular degeneration,diabetes, vitreo macular interface disorders and retinal detachment, Stewart is also a Senior lecturer in ophthalmology at Flinders University. Stewart consults at FMC and is the lead Opthalmologist for Paediatric Retina in South Australia.
While John’s specialist fields are Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Diabetes and Age-related Macular Degeneration, he holds a keen professional interest in Advanced Glaucoma Surgery, PhacoemulsificationCataract Surgery, Toric IOLs and Intravitreal Lucentis Injections. John’s extensive medical career includes Emergency and Trauma Surgery as well as Neurosurgery.
Dr Little completed medical training in South Australia at Flinders Medical Centre graduating with honours, before completing Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne. Dr Little undertook a further fellowship year at RVEEH with sub-specialist training in Retinal disorders. During this year he was also responsible for teaching cataract surgery to junior specialist trainees in Victoria as Chief Registrar. Additionally he was an associate investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) conducting research trials for macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, cataract surgery and ocular inflammatory disorders. Specialties: Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery
Dr Susie Luu completed her medical degree at the University of Adelaide and a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She completed her ophthalmology training in South Australia and went on to complete a fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Maiolo is a qualified dermatologist experienced in the medical and surgical treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. She graduated from the University of Adelaide with an MBBS and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology.
Dr. Maiolo founded myPRODERM in 2019 and the clinic now has a presence in the Adelaide CBD, Adelaide Hills and the Riverland.
Richard’s major clinical passion is corneal transplantation, in particular the newer forms of lamellar transplantation and the evidence-base for their adoption into routine clinical practice. Richard sub-specialises in cornea, external diseases and anterior segment surgery including cataract. In addition he collaborates with Professor Jamie Craig’s research team in the evaluation of inherited and genetic diseases of the cornea and anterior segment such as keratoconus, Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy, pseudoexfoliation and advanced glaucoma.
Dania specialises in medical retina and cataract surgery. Her areas of expertise include Diabetic eye disease, Age-related macular degeneration and retinal vascular disease. She has extensive experience with retinal lasers, cataract surgery and intra-vitreal injections. Dania is also actively involved in the latest research and clinical trials in the field of medical retina by holding a position as a senior research fellow at CERA.
Dr Adam Sheridan is a Dermatologist with special expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Medical Lasers. He is uniquely qualified, having undergone Specialist Dermatology training in Australia and the United Kingdom; and Clinical Research Fellowships in Dermatology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the UK.
Dr Sheridan is referred to for expert management of dermatological conditions, including those below. We look forward to caring for you.
Swati sub-‐specialises in Paediatric Ophthalmology with a special interest in Paediatric anterior segment conditions and retinopathy of prematurity. She also specialises in comprehensive adult ophthalmology including Cataract, Glaucoma, eyelid malposition, hemi facial and blepharospasm. Swati enjoys formulating new ideas and is actively involved in research. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Her current projects include accidental and non-‐accidental eye injuries in children. Swati is actively involved in teaching and education of general practitioners, medical students, postgraduate trainees, optometrists and ophthalmic nurses.
Nadia manages all general adult ophthalmology inlcuding Cataract, Glaucoma, Surface Oncology, Simple Oculoplastics and Pterygium, Anterior Segment Oncology and Medical Retina. Her specialist experience also includes diabetic and other medical retinal disease. With a corneal fellowship at Royal Adelaide Hospital its not surprising that her particular passion lies in corneal pathology requiring penetrating keratoplasty or deep lamella grafting. She believes it is an immense honour to operate as an ophthalmologist and approaches each patient with humble respect for their particular needs and wishes.
Dr Ullrich is an Australian trained ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery.
She was born in Germany and went to high school in both Germany and Australia. She completed her medical training in Adelaide, South Australia and Alice Springs and Darwin, Northern Territory, and Hanover, Germany. She then gained experience in multiple surgical specialties including plastic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and burns before focusing exclusively on ophthalmology.
Dr Ullrich completed her ophthalmology training in Adelaide, South Australia, and then obtained further subspecialty training in the UK.
Dr Ullrich completed her fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital in the UK, which is the birth place of modern plastic surgery. Dr Ullrich trained under the mentorship of the esteemed Mr Raman Malhotra, well known for both his aesthetic surgery and facial palsy treatment.
Dr Ullrich then underwent further training in aesthetic periocular surgery in Beverley Hills, USA; and paediatric oculoplastics at the world-renowned Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, USA.
Dr Ullrich has published several papers in both the general ophthalmology and oculoplastics literature, along with having authored multiple book chapters.
Carina is a highly credentialed Registered Nurse. She has had extensive experience both managing and working within the operating theatre environment. Much of this experience has been gained in the area of ophthalmology. She was significantly involved in the commissioning of Vista Day Surgery and achieved accreditation to the AS/NZS ISO 9001:16 and National Standards with Merits. Thus Carina brings to Vista Day Surgery contemporary knowledge and skills not only in eye surgery but importantly in the efficient management of the perioperative and the Day Hospital setting. Under-scoring her commitment to safe patient care, Carina also holds additional post-graduate qualifications and experience in the critical care environment. She is a certified ACCCN National Resuscitation Instructor and passionate about teaching. Her advanced clinical assessment and problem solving skills enhance real-time clinical decision making at Vista Day Surgery.
As General Manager, Natalie Harlow has played a pivotal role in the strategic development of Vista Day Surgery. Her qualifications in nursing and accountancy merge seamlessly in her executive management job overseeing the demanding area of admitted patient services while maintaining the financial sustainability of the business. Throughout her 23 year career, Natalie has guided significant private health care organisations through successful change, growth and financial stability. She was General Manager at Victoria House Private Hospital in Melbourne and Finance Manager at Strathfield Private Hospital in Sydney, where she was charged with driving the vital business tasks of budgeting, human resource management, contract negotiations, cost accounting, IT management and business development. Natalie’s experience and qualifications are a valuable asset to Vista Day Surgery and our patients.