Sonal completed initial training in Fiji. He has gone on to do further training in Dunedin,Darwin and Geelong undertaking various fellowships. He has attained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. (FRACS). Being the Senior Lecturer in Rural Surgery at Deakin, he is involved in the supervision/training of medical staff at University Hospital Geelong. He has a strong global health interest being involved in improving surgical services in the Pacific being also invited as an External Examiner with the Fiji National University. Sonal was also a Fiji National Squash Representative and also played at the Commonwealth Games.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Geelong

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Aurora Surgical

Suite 2.2 1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Special interests

  • General Surgery and Endoscopy (Gastroscopy/Colonoscopy)
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid/Parathyroid)
  • Hernias/Gall Bladders
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery/Laparacopic Surgery

Education and training

  • Surgery Clinical Coordinator - Geelong Clinical School (Deakin)
  • Senior Lecturer Rural General Surgery (Deakin University)


  • MBBS
  • Masters of Medicine (Surgery)

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • Deakin University
  • Fiji National University
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.