How to refer your patient:

The Centre’s dedicated pancreatic nurse coordinator is available to discuss your patient’s individual situation and introduce our specialists. Please phone (03) 9426 8880 or email at [email protected]

  1. Download and fill out a referral using one of the below methods:
  2. Email or fax the referral to our pancreatic nurse coordinator.
  3. Your patient will be contacted by phone and have an appointment with a specialist within 72 hours of referral. 

You can refer for suspected pancreatic cancer/investigations with no imaging, as an Epworth gastroenterologist will coordinate and carry out initial testing, if required. If there is relevant imaging, please attach as this will inform triage to a gastroenterologist, surgeon or oncologist.

You can refer to the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth for:

  • suspected pancreatic cancer
  • treatment, including surgery
  • second opinion
  • clinical trials.
For GPs

GP pancreatic cancer hub

Tools to help GPs diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier

Our specialists and locations

Through the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth, patients have direct access to specialists across Melbourne and Geelong.

Epworth Eastern (Box Hill)

  • Mr Daniel Croagh, Surgeon
  • Dr Prasad Cooray, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Bronte Holt, Gastroenterologist
  • A/Prof Joseph McKendrick, Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Akhtar Sayed-Hassen, Surgeon
  • Mr Tuck Yong, Surgeon
  • A/Prof Rachel Wong, Medical Oncologist

Epworth Freemasons (East Melbourne)

  • A/Prof Sumitra Ananda, Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Brett Knowles, Surgeon
  • Dr Ayesha Saqib, Medical Oncologist

Epworth Geelong

  • Dr Saleh Abbas, Surgeon
  • Dr Adam Broad, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Shu Fen Wong, Medical Oncologist

Epworth Richmond

  • Mr Julian Choi, Surgeon
  • Mr Mark Cullinan, Surgeon
  • Dr Rowan Doig, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Ross Jennens, Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Brett Knowles, Surgeon
  • Dr Sem Liew, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Dileep Mangira, Gastroenterologist
  • A/Prof Andrew Metz, Gastroenterologist
  • A/Prof Alan Moss, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr Ayesha Saqib, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Bhaumik Shah, Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Mark Steven, Surgeon
  • Dr Peter Tagkalidis, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr Yen Tran, Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Tuck Yong, Surgeon
  • Dr Allan Zimet, Medical Oncologist
Need help?

Talk to our pancreatic nurse coordinator 

Your pancreatic nurse coordinator will be your first point of contact during your treatment journey at Epworth. They will be able to provide answers to any questions that your or your family may have.
Get in touch