Our Doctors

Dr Thava Seelan

MBBS (Sydney), FRACGP, DCH (Diploma in Child health), MPH & TM (Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine).

Dr Seelan qualified from University of Sydney and completed FRACGP. He obtained additional qualifications such as Diploma of Child Health from University of Sydney and Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine from James Cook University, Queensland.

Worked in Westmead hospital, Wollongong hospital & Orange hospital

Dr Seelan is an experienced GP who has been working in Toongabbie area over 16 years – In October 2009, he joined a multidisciplinary health team to commence working in Bridgeview Medical Practice. His interests are Child health, Travel medicine, Teaching and his passion is to provide comprehensive primary health care to the community. His practice included carrying out minor surgical procedures and he runs a dermatology clinic once a week.

He is an authorised medical practitioner for work related injuries, pre-employment medical examinations, and occupational health assessments.

He has worked as a medical volunteer in the Sydney 2000 Olympics games.

Dr Seelan has contributed articles in international medical journals and presented in clinical conferences.

He has been currently appointed as medical supervisor for future general practitioners, and Conjoint Senior lecturer attached to University of Western Sydney.

He has closed his books for new patients and will not accept anymore.But in instances where a new patient insists on seeing  him specifically or has been referred to him, there will be a fee of $100 on the first visit.Subsequent visits will be bulkbilled if the patient has a Medicare card

Dr. Shanthini Seelan

Dip Child Health, FRACGP

Having the enviable opportunity to make a difference Shanthini Seelan is passionately committed to putting Preventive Health care on the map. This is continuously practiced in her many interests which include Women’s Health (having completed the FPAA courses in Female Sexual health and IUD insertion) and Paediatrics. 
 
Her role as the Clinical Director also oversees her other main interest and passion which is Chronic Disease Management in which she is currently involved in establishing and managing together with the Bridgeview team, the chronic disease clinics. Dr Seelan is also an active member of the Western Sydney Diabetes Steering Committee, an organisation dedicated to manage the Diabetes Epidemic that is raging out here in the West. 
 
Shanthini is also the responsible officer for the implementation of the following innovative programs set to revolutionise Primary Care Patient Centered Medical Home, E linked Health record and Integrated care are such projects that are being trialled successfully here at Bridgeview. Along with her clinical and admin roles, Dr Seelan is also a committed GP supervisor and regularly attends as an examiner for the RACGP fellowship examinations.

Sessions 

Monday                12 PM to 7.30 PM - Walkins ONLY - No appointments necessary 
Tuesday                8.30 AM to 1.00 PM - Walkins and appointments
Wednesday           8.30 AM to 12.00 PM - Walkins and appointments
Thursday              Please contact reception  (or Click on "Book online appointment" button for availability )
Friday                  8.30 AM to 1.00 PM - Walkins and appointments
Saturday              Please contact reception  (or Click on "Book online appointment" button for availability )

Dr Mary Lumina Titus

Doctor M.L. Titus began her medical studies at the University of Jaffna (Sri Lanka) and graduated from Sydney University, specialising as a General Practitioner (GP). Doctor Titus has had over ten years of experience as a GP and has cultivated a passion for mentoring and teaching medical students and GP registrars. 
 
She maintains a keen interest and passion for education, antenatal care, paediatrics, refugee health and mental healthcare. Doctor Titus is a regular radio presenter, co-presenting a program called ‘Healthy Living’, a community talk on community radio

Dr. Anand Suruliraj

Dr Anaud Suruliraj provides adult and paediatric general ENT services and his areas of special interest include Otology and Head and Neck Surgery. Dr Suruliraj has more than 10 years of post-fellowship experience and has acquired wide experience in sinus surgery, ear surgery and head and neck surgery. 

He trained in Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery at Madras Medical 
College, a premier institute in India and attained a dual fellowship in Otolaryngology in 2001. Since his fellowships he has worked in various teaching hospitals in India, U K and Australia 

Dr Suruliraj attained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in May 2011. He has also worked as a fellow in head and neck and skull base surgery in Brisbane in 2011. He is a member of the Australian Society of Otoloaryngology 
Head and Neck surgery, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and a member of the Society of Otology. 

He is a Consultant at Westmead Pubic and Auburn Hospitals.

Dr Shazia Shinwari

Dr Shazia Shinwari has been with Bridgeview Medical Practice since we opened in October 2009. She has a special interest in Mental Health, Women’s Health and Children’s Health.

Dr Shinwari has 2 years Post Graduate experience in Psychiatry (Khabul). Before joining us, Dr Shinwari also worked at Nepean Hospital for 2 years where she gained experiences in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.

Dr Sumana Kodi

I have Master's degree and Pre-Doctoral Degree in Psychiatric Social Work. I have an extensive working experience in Mental Health since the past 30 years including in India as well as in Australia since migrating in 1999. I have Master's degree in Psychotherapy Conversational Model. I am an accredited Mental Health social worker since 2013 and been providing psychological interventions including individual counseling, short term psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, trauma counseling, relationship counseling for individual and couples, Drug & Alcohol counseling, Grief and Loss counseling, Psychoeducation to the patients presenting with mental health as well as drug and &alcohol issues.

I am a bi-lingual clinician and have an extensive experience working with Tamil Refugee Population that suffer from significant trauma related mental health issues impacting their psycho social as well as their occupational functioning. I also offer psychological interventions to
Assisting people in their recovery journey has always been my primary objective in my Mental
Health Professional Practice. I provide psychological interventions under Medicare and ATAPS.  

Dr Shekar Muniswummy

·  I Shekar Muniswummy, MA (Social Work), BL (University of Madras, India with Australian Equivalence).
· I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, and a Clinical Member, Australian College of Social Work.
·  Worked between 1991 and 1995 in NZCYPS. Hawkes Bay as an Intake and Care & Protection Social Worker.
· Worker as a Juvenile Justice Counsellor Specialist Programs-SOP, VOP, and AOD, Juvenile Justice, Department of Attorney General & Justice, NSW between 1996 and 2015.Supported Juveniles to navigate through the Criminal Justice system(Juvenile & Adult).
· Registered Migration Agent for 8 years, gained experience and empathy to support Refugees and new/aspiring migrants.
· In 1996 commenced Private Practice in Mental Health as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker-Clinician. Accredited Work Cover practitioner
· Have gained extensive experience to work with mental health issues, co-morbid mental health presentations apart from Suicidal Ideation/Trauma.
· I also have a passion to work with children, and the adolescent population and their families.
Culturally sensitive, and fluent in English, Tamil and Hindi.

Dr Nishani Nimalan

Dr Nishani Nimalan is a General Practitioner who has obtained Fellowship with the Royal 
Australian  College of General Practitioners. She also has the additional Qualification of  Diploma in 
Child Health from the Westmead Children's Hospital. 
Dr Nimalan has been working as a doctor for 15 years. She has worked in 3 different countries. 
She can speak English, Tamil and Sinhalese fluently. 
She has special interest in Children, Women and Refugee Health. 
She is a dedicated doctor who thrives in providing quality health care to her patients. 
Outside work she enjoys spending time with her children and classical dancing. 
She is a valued member of the BVMP team. 


Medical Practice Team
  • Dr S Thava Seelan - General Practice
  • Dr Shanthini Seelan – General Practice
  • Dr Mary Lumina Titus – General Practice
  • Dr Shazia Shinwari – General Practice
  • Dr Nalayini Sugirthan – General Practice
  • Dr Nishani Nimalan – General Practice
  • Dr Yoharanee Bal – General Practice
  • Dr Danielle Polgar – General Practice Registrar
  • Dr Lakmitha Gunatilake – General Practice Registrar
  • Dr Thashangan Murugathas – General Practice Registrar
  • Dr Kerenze Chippendale – General Practice Registrar
Allied Health
  • Kish Nadesan - Physiotherapy
  • David Inglis - Exercise Physiology
  • Meera Nageswaran - Dietetics
  • Zara Nikbin - Podiatry
  • Shobha Yadav - Psychology
  • Sumana Kodi - Psychology
  • Chandrasekar Muniswamy - Psychology
Specialist Services
  • Dr V Manomohan - Cardiology
  • Dr Siri Kannangara - Rheumatology
  • Dr Shalinder Samra - Paediatrics
  • Dr Peter Kurusumuthu - Geriatrics
  • Dr Thurairatnam Sivaruban - Psychiatry
  • Dr Anand Suruliraj - Ear Nose & Throat
  • Dr Shyamala Pradeepan - Respiratory Medicine