Our Team

Our team of doctors and allied health practitioner’s have a broad spectrum of clinical and professional expertise and are committed to providing high-quality medical care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

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Our Vision is to develop this practice to encompass a wide range of health services under the one roof including general practitioners, allied health and when possible specialists and alternative health practitioners. We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients.



General practitioners


Practice nurses to support our GP


Reception staff

Dr Ahmed Alwan


Dr Alwan graduated in Iraq in 1990 with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, whilst furthering his studies with a Master of Clinical Pharmacology.

After migrating to Australia in 1995, he finalised his certification by graduating and solidifying his accreditation with Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from Melbourne University, then joined the team at the Ballarat Base Hospital in 1998 as a registrar and advancing in Emergency Medicine /General Medicine and Intensive Care for 18 years to become Senior staff specialist, excelling in very complicated cases. At the same time, Dr Alwan joined the College of General Practitioners and obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner since 2007, for which he then joined the Carn-Brae Clinic team as partner and GP.

Dr Alwan is interested in General Medicine, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Ischaemic Heart Diseases, Heart Failure, Chronic Renal Disease, Men’s Health, and other complex medical conditions and can provide guidance in any.

He also is interested in guiding the younger generation of doctors, as he is currently a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in General Practice and Intensive Care Medicine.

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Dr Frank Marton


Dr Frank Marton graduated in 1977 from Monash University and he has worked for 45 years in hospitals and private practice, covering all areas of medicine.

Special interests are: men’s health including prostate disease and premature ejaculation, joint disease and joint injection including plantar fasciitis and heel spur, knee joint, lower back, neck, and elbows, laser acupuncture and neuromyotomy (Nestfields Treatment), geriatric care including nursing home care and home visits, palliative care, paediatrics, workers compensation, asthma, diabetes, travel vaccination and skin checks.

Dr Dileepa Jayaweera

(Dr Jay)

MBBS, FRACGP, DCH (Diploma in Child Health), Em.Cert (ACEM).

Dr Jay has worked for 17 years in hospital and private practice. He obtained his MBBS degree in 2004 (University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka) and migrated to Australia in 2010.

Dr Jay worked for Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham (2010-2011), Ballarat Base Hospital (2011-2014) in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Units.

He joined Carn-Brae Clinic as a General Practitioner in 2014 and completed his Fellowship in General Practice ( FRACGP) in 2017. As additional qualifications, he obtained Diploma in Child Health and Certificate of Emergency Medicine. In addition to the General Practice, Dr Jay works as a VMO in St John of God Ballarat Hospital since 2012.

Dr Jay has special interests in Paediatrics, Family care and he does Skin checks for early detection of skin cancers. He is available from Monday to Friday.

Dr. Jay has been living in Ballarat for 11 years with his young family and has two kids.


Dr Bashar Kajo

Dr Bashar Kajo has over 25 years of GP experience.
Dr Bashar Kajo is well experienced in chronic disease management, paediatrics health, gynaecological and mental health. He has a special interest in joints, muscles and spine disease with ultrasound guided local injections joints and muscles 

Dr Colin Stewart 



I have enjoyed all aspects of General Practice in Melbourne for over 40 years.

20 years of running my own General Practice with 4 others, then 8 years in Women’s health – the only Male among 7 Doctors – and 14 Years in Family General Practice in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Having mostly overcome my own life’s unexpected difficulties I feel that the experiences that I have gained, both Professional and Personal, may be of value to you.

Current Life:

A “Tree Change” in early 2021 led me to a “Farm” nearby where I am enjoying assisting  My beloved Wife to pursue Her dream of developing a unique Garden and also introducing me to the peace of Country life, and the influence of the Seasons.

I am thrilled to be joining Carn-Brae Clinic to give my long experience to a wonderful group of people with a Holistic approach to Patient Care and Wellbeing.

My Special Professional Interests:

I have particular interests in Mental Health, Ageing, “Work/ Life Balance”, and the unique aspects of the Challenges of Youth, Millenials, Men and Women’s Health and “Mid-life.”

It is a challenging and ever changing world that we live in.

My Personal Interests:

I enjoy “being in the present moment”, meditation and mindfulness. I love music inherently.

 I am a fair pianist, a “wanna-be” Drummer, quite bad at karaoke and a poor saxophonist.

We all have the chance to practice and improve our life situation.

By the time I die, I am pretty sure I will be optimal!

I look forward to helping you in every way if we strike a chord.

Dr Viraj Rajaguru


Dr Viraj Rajaguru is a general practitioner who graduated from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and obtained his fellowship (FRACGP) from the Royal College of General Practitioners in Australia.

From 2008 to 2016 he worked as a Medical officer in Sri Lanka and moved to England in 2016. In England, he worked as a medical officer in Emergency medicine in an NHS hospital. He moved to Australia in 2018 and joined Swan Hill District Health.

Viraj has recently moved to Ballarat from Swan Hill with his young family.

His Clinical experience and Interests are General Practice, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

He also has experience in teaching medical students and supervising Junior doctors.


Dr Sarah Zhao

Originally from China, Dr. Zhao pursued her medical degrees in her homeland. Nine years ago, she moved to Victoria after completing her PhD in Neuroscience from Sydney. In the past years, she worked as a general practitioner in Preston and Bundoora, the northern suburbs of Melbourne, underwent medical rotations at Ballarat Base Hospitals, and served as a rural general practitioner in Euroa, a town the north-east of Victoria.
Dr. Zhao exhibits a dedicated approach to her medical practice, with a particular focus on chronic medical conditions, women’s health, and children’s health.

Dr Falak Naz

After completing her internship, Falak moved to Australia with her husband. Falak completed most of her formal medical training in Australia, and along with her Royal Australian College of GP Fellowship, she also completed her Advanced Diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. Falak has extensive experience in obstetrics gained throughout her professional clinical career and is passionate about women’s health and wellbeing. Falak has worked for a number of years in regional and rural Australia including three states namely Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia. She has been enriched, by firsthand experience, of Australian multiculturalism and working and living within diverse communities.

In her leisure time, Falak has a passion for cooking and spending time with her family.

She follows tennis and runs to keep fit.

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Dr Fehmida Khan

Dr Fehmida Khan is a female general practitioner registrar with extensive medical experience overseas and in Australia. 

She achieved her graduation ‘Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery’ from Punjab University, Lahore. She also obtained ‘Certificate of Women’s health’ (CWH) from Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).

Fehmida is a member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioner (RACGP) and working towards gaining her Fellowship.

Before moving to Ballarat, she has worked as a medical officer in public hospitals in Perth, WA. She has started working as a GP with Tristar Medical Group, Sturt Street Clinic and later joined Tristar Sebastopol Clinic (now Ballarat Family Doctors clinic).

She has been serving the Ballarat community since 2014 as GP and provides comprehensive care for all general health problems.

Her special interests include;
Women’s health,
Sexual health
Mental health (including youth mental health),
Paediatrics/Children Health
Chronic medical conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes
Pain management/Palliative care
Minor surgical procedures, wound care, suturing, skin biopsies.
Medical examination, Vic road medical assessment, Centrelink certificates, Work cover/TAC

Fehmida speaks English, Pashto, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi’.
She loves working in Ballarat due to relaxed lifestyle and multicultural community. She enjoy spending time with her husband, two teenage sons and her cats.

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