Visiting Specialists

Dr Ian Bennett

Breast/Endocrine & Melanoma Surgery

Thursday – Monthly

Special Interests

Associate Professor Ian Bennett is a surgeon of more than 25 years experience, and has particular surgical specialty interests in the areas of breast and endocrine surgery and melanoma surgery.  He also has a special interest in familial breast cancer and is happy to advise and counsel patients who are at high risk of breast cancer as a result of their family history with regard to their various management alternatives. A/Prof Bennett is happy to recommend and supervise ongoing breast surveillance and screening programs for women at high risk of breast cancer.

Associate Professor Ian Bennett is an elected Councillor to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and is on a number of governance and advisory committees. He is also on several quality assurance committees for Breast Screen Queensland.

Associate Professor Ian Bennett is an inaugural member of the Breast SurgANZ Society and is a member of the Australian & NZ Endocrine Surgeons Society (AES). He is actively involved in medical student and registrar teaching and clinical research within the University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Ian Bennett operates privately at the Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower and also has a public and intermediate sessions at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Associate Professor Bennett can be contacted at his rooms on 07 3839 0006, or by email or fax 07 3839 0321.

Dr Lee Xian Lee

General Paediatrician
Special Interests

Dr Lee Xian Lee is a General Paediatrician who works to improve the lives of children and their families by treating each patient as an individual with a unique set of goals and needs. He helps maintain the wellbeing of patients ranging from infants to young adults through holistic diagnoses, treatment, monitoring, and prevention.

Dr Lee has a special interest in the management of constipation in children. He also has experience in other areas of paediatrics, including general paediatrics, neonatal intensive care, paediatric intensive care, paediatric respiratory medicine, paediatric nephrology, and mental health.

Dr Lee received a Bachelor of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetric and Gy in 2007 from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He also completed a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paediatric and Child Health Division in 2020.

Dr Lee began his career in 2011 as a basic trainee. He worked at the Ipswich Hospital and then the Hervey Bay Hospital as a paediatric registrar. He spent six years working at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, where he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in multiple areas of paediatrics. He also worked as a psychiatric registrar for six months with the Child Youth Mental Health Services. He finished his training as a general paediatric fellow at Ipswich Hospital between 2020 and 2021.

Dr Lee’s fascination with the growth and development of children at their early stages of life is what inspired him to seek a career in paediatrics. He embraces the challenges that working with children brings, as no two children are the same, which makes finding the right treatment and seeing the positive results that much more rewarding.

Dr Lee enjoys playing basketball during his free time and manages his own basketball team. He is also interested in training young, aspiring basketball players and loves watching them improve at the game.

Dr Sangeeta Hiremath

Paediatrician from Paeds in a Pod

Wednesday - Weekly

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Special Interests
Dr Sangeeta Hiremath is a General Paediatrician, providing care for children of all ages, from birth through to adolescence.
Her expertise encompasses the management of a broad range of paediatric issues and illnesses that can affect children’s health, welfare, behaviour, and learning. These include:
  • asthma, allergies, and respiratory disorders
  • neurological disorders including cerebral palsy and epilepsy
  • neonatology (newborn babies)
  • developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning difficulties
  • all aspects of general paediatrics, including complicated disorders requiring multidisciplinary management.
As a parent herself, Dr Hiremath understands the importance of listening to families and understanding their goals. She feels privileged to be entrusted with the care of patients at such an important phase in their development.
Her focus is on providing optimum care and educating families about options as required during treatment. She applies an evidence-based approach to diagnosis, treatment, and management to achieve great outcomes.
Dr Hiremath holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) which she completed in India and later achieved certification of by the Australian Medical Council. She also completed a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) at Sydney University and holds a Fellowship in General Paediatrics with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).
Her experience in paediatrics spans more than a decade, and includes time spent in neonatology, and four years in paediatric emergency medicine.
Dr Hiremath has worked in many hospitals in Brisbane, including Logan Hospital, Mater Children’s Hospital, Mater Mothers Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital, and Redlands Hospital. She also enjoyed working in Gladstone Hospital, which was part of her rural training.
She is fluent in three languages, namely English, Kannada and Hindi. Her hobbies are cooking, dancing, singing and reading.