A/Prof Matthew Gray OAM
B.Ec, B.Med (Newc), FRACGP, FAICD, GradCertClinEd
A/Prof Matthew Gray started his career at Macquarie University in 1988 enrolling in a Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws and graduated eight years later from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Medicine. After completing his FRACGP in 2000 he joined the Schwarz Family Practice eventually forming a special interest in Travel Medicine and now the COVID-19 pandemic. Matthew is a passionate advocate for General Practice and primary care and he is currently the Chairman of the South Western Sydney Primary Health Network. He was appointed as a member of the South Western Sydney Local Health District Board by the NSW Minister for Health in 2013 and is now the Deputy Chair. Matthew is involved in the education of future doctors (including two of his own sons) to maintain and improve the quality of doctors in South West Sydney and he is a governance expert for local hospitals. On 26 January 2022, A/Prof Gray was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia recognising his outstanding long term and ongoing contribution to community health. When not at work he can be found growing his sons through planning their next adventure, anticipating the next Manly Sea Eagles win, working with the African AIDS Foundation, working in Africa, and hiking.
Dr John Schwarz OAM
B Pharm (Syd), MBBS (Syd)
Dr Schwarz graduated from the University of Sydney with a B Pharm and MBBS. Following this he worked as an intern and a resident at Royal North Shore and Mona Vale Hospitals. He then took his family to a mission hospital in South Africa where he became the Superintendent. In 1984 he returned to Australia with his wife, Rosalie, and their five children (including a high school aged Jane Gray) and established the Schwarz Family Practice in their home. For over thirty years John has worked in general practice, growing his surgery and becoming increasingly involved in the needs of those in Africa. In 2000 Rosalie and John founded the African AIDS Foundation (AAF) which raises funds to support orphans and others affected by HIV/AIDS. This work involves a trip at least once a year to South Africa or Kenya. In 2013 John and Rosalie Schwarz each received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for their longstanding work in Africa.
Dr Jane Gray
Dip App Sci Nursing, B.Med (Newc), FRACGP
Dr Jane Gray is a 3rd generation General Practitioner. Jane joined her father Dr John Schwarz in 1998 following her graduation from The University of Newcastle in 1995. She has obtained further qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and certificates in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. Jane has a particular interest in Family Care, Skin Cancer Medicine and Palliative Care. She thrives on working in Africa daily whilst living in Camden. Matthew and Jane are deeply committed to leading the Schwarz Family Practice and she relaxes by writing for AAF, mentoring women and staying fit to keep up with their four adventurous sons and husband.
Dr Hui Lau
MBBS (Hons 1), FRACGP, DCH
Dr Lau completed her medical degree at UNSW. She joined the Schwarz Family Practice in 2015 as a final term GP Registrar and continued on as part of the team after attaining her FRACGP. Hui enjoys the wide variety seen in general practice, and has particular interest in Women's Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Disease Management, and Antenatal Care. She has completed a Diploma of Child Health, Family Planning Association Australia National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health, and HealthCert Professional Certificate of General Dermatology. Outside of work, Hui enjoys spending time with her family, friends and church as well as baking, reading and drinking cups of tea!
Dr Barry Tran
BSc (Med) MBBS (UNSW), DCH, FRACGP
In 2008 Dr Barry Tran graduated from the University of New South Wales and has obtained his FRACGP. He is an enthusiastic Doctor who was awarded Intern of the year in 2009 and Resident of the year in 2010 at Bankstown-Lidcome Hospital. Barry joined Schwarz Family Practice in 2012. He has a special interest in Skin Cancer and works in the Skin Cancer Clinic at the practice several days a week.
Dr Anne Trang
MBBS (UNSW), FRACGP, DCH, FPAA Cert Reproductive and Sexual Health
Anne completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree at UNSW and then obtained her FRACGP. She has worked in hospitals across NSW including Westmead, Children's Hospital Westmead, Blacktown, St George, Sutherland, and Orange in specialties such as Paediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Aged Care, Rehabilitation, emergency and surgery. Anne enjoys the wide variety that comes with general practice with special interests in Children's and Women's Health. She holds a Diploma of Child Health and the Family Planning Association Australia National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health. When she isn't working, Anne enjoys new food discoveries, exercising, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr Yostina Atta
Dr Atta graduated from Bond University with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2014 and joined the Schwarz Family Practice as a GP Registrar in her final term. She continued on after completion of her FRACGP. She enjoys the wide scope of patients that general practice has to offer and is particularly passionate about Women's health, Paediatrics and Skin Cancer. While not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing soccer, and going to church.
Dr Jenny Brackenbury
MBBS (Syd), DRANZCOG
Dr Brackenbury graduated from The University of Sydney and completed her Diploma in Obstetrics, Family Planning Certificate and training in General Practice with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Family Medicine Program. After moving to Camden she joined Dr Schwarz in 1989 as the first ever practice Registrar. Jenny has a special interest in Women's Health, Antenatal Care, Paediatrics and Counselling. She is a qualified GP Antenatal Shared Care provider for the South Western Sydney area. She believes in caring for people as a whole person and enjoys being part of the local community. When not at work you will find her quilting or crafting.
Dr Petrus Weenink
BBiomedSci, BMBS, FRACGP
Dr. Petrus is new to the clinic having worked in the local area in the past few years after obtaining his FRACGP in 2019. He loves working as a General Practitioner and getting to know his patients. His special interests include Dermatology, Children’s health and also weight loss and metabolic health. Petrus is a registered South West Sydney Antenatal Shared Care provider. When not at the clinic you can usually find him outdoors spending time with his wife and 3 young boys. He also enjoys spending time with his local Church family.
Dr Matthew Crilly
MBBS (UWS), DCH, FRACGP
Dr Matt Crilly graduated from Western Sydney University in 2012, and went on to work at Campbelltown, Camden and Bowral Hospitals before his General Practice training. Matt obtained his FRACGP in 2017 and was the recipient of the Tony Buhagiar Memorial Medal for scoring top marks in his OSCE exam amongst NSW and ACT candidates. Matt has a special interest in Paediatrics (having completed a Diploma in Children's Health), Lifestyle and Sports Medicine. Matt enjoys regular exercise, sport and music. He is happiest when spending time with his wife and son and is still hoping he might get scouted by Arsenal, despite being a very average footballer.
Dr Robert Nicolas
Dr Robert Nicolas finished his medical degree in the Philippines and qualified to practice in Australia in 1997. He has a broad experience in the full range of general practice from Paediatrics to Adult General Medicine and Chronic Disease Management. He performs minor surgeries such as skin excisions, cyst removal and ingrown toenail removal. When not at work Robert and Mary Ann are usually found spending quality time with their extended family.
Dr Mina Ghali
Dr Ghali graduated from James Cook University in North Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2014. He has a wide area of interest particularly Mental Health and Chronic Disease Management, especially the management of Diabetes and Metabolic syndromes including weight loss management. He is currently undertaking a Diploma of Child Health. Outside of work he enjoys modern history, spending time with family and at church.
Dr Nagajothi Gnanasekar
MBBS FRACGP Dip Derm Dip cosmetic injections
Dr Gnanasekar is known in the practice as Dr Jothi. She completed her medical degree in India and started working in Australia in 2010. She completed her GP training in Kiama and Berry, obtaining her FRACGP in 2016. Dr Jothi has a keen interest in Antenatal Care and Dermatology. She completed her Diploma in Dermatology in 2014 and her Diploma in Cosmetic Dermatology in 2018. She is a qualified GP Antenatal Shared Care provider for the South Western Sydney area. When not working Dr Jothi can be found with her husband and their 2 children.
Dr Hasitha Jayamaha
MBBS (UNSW), FRACGP
Dr Has (as he is known in the practice) joined the Schwarz Family Practice in 2014. He graduated from the University of New South Wales and completed his GP registrar training in Windsor, obtaining his FRACGP. He also completed his hospital years at Campbelltown and Bankstown hospitals and two years at Alice Springs, Shoalhaven and Shellharbour hospital emergency departments. Dr Has enjoys the wide scope of presentations that general practice has to offer. He has particular interest in the areas of Weight Management, Sports Health and Children's Health. When not at work Has enjoys swimming, drumming and travelling.
Dr Mary Ann Nicolas
Dr Mary Ann finished her medical degree in the Philippines and qualified to practice in Australia in 1998. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with her areas of special interest being in Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Adolescents and the care of the elderly. She is a qualified GP Antenatal Shared Care provider for the South Western Sydney area. She excels in offering her patients exceptional care in a warm, understanding manner.
Dr Hannah Jones
MBBS , DCH, FRACGP
Dr Jones has re-joined our practice in 2018 having previously been with us during her GP registrar training. She graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2013. She completed 2 years basic training at Campbelltown and Bowral Hospitals, then completed her FRACGP, including 6 months of emergency medicine. Hannah has a Diploma in Child Health together with the Family Planning Association Australia National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health, HealthCert Professional Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and is a qualified GP Antenatal Shared Care provider. When not at work she enjoys cross-stitching, looking after her house, spending time with her family and at her church.
Dr Adel Magdy
MBBS/BSc (Med) UNSW, FRACGP
Dr Magdy graduated from the University of New South Wales, and initially joined the Schwarz Family Practice as a GP Registrar in 2009. Adel has a special interest in the health of young men, one of the least likely groups of people to visit a doctor. Being an avid traveller himself, he has a special interest in Travel Health, and has previously worked in hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania. When not at work, you will usually find Adel on a plane, a ski field or at his church.
Dr Yodithya Gunaratne
BMed/MD DCH FRACGP
Dr Yodi (as she is known in the practice) graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2014. After working at Campbelltown, Camden and Bowral Hospitals she followed her passion to become a General Practitioner. She completed her General Practice training at Schwarz Family Practice in 2019. Dr Yodi is very passionate about primary care as the forefront of medicine and enjoys the scope of general practice. She has a particular interest in Antenatal Care, Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care. She is a qualified GP Antenatal Shared Care provider for the South Western Sydney area, and has completed the Diploma in Child Health through Westmead Children's Hospital. When not at work, you will find her at the pottery wheel, in a yoga studio or tending to her ever-growing number of indoor plants.
Dr Patrick McNamara