Dr Michael Brown

Speciality: Ophthalmology
Phone: 08 9841 3500
Email: admin@gsspecialistcentre.com

Dr Mike Brown has joined the community of Albany and is now consulting at the Great Southern Specialist Centre and conducting surgery at Albany Day Hospital. Mike grew up in country NSW before moving to Newcastle for university. Initially, he completed a degree in Engineering and worked as an electrical engineer for several years in the coal industry of the Hunter Valley. In 2005 Mike returned to University to study medicine, graduating in 2009. After graduation, he moved to Perth with his wife Naomi to undertake an internship at Royal Perth Hospital and subsequent resident positions at RPH, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, PMH and Fremantle hospitals. During residency he studied part-time and gained a graduate diploma in science from the University of Sydney.

Mike commenced ophthalmic surgical training in 2014 in Perth and in 2018 undertook fellowship as the Fred Hollows Foundation Fellow at Lions Outback Vison. During this year he was involved in the delivery of specialist ophthalmic care to rural and remote communities throughout WA, including the Goldfields, Mid-West, Pilbara and Kimberly. He continues to be an honorary research fellow at the Lions Eye Institute.

Mike additionally undertook post fellowship training through Invercargill Hospital in New Zealand, advancing his skills in oculoplastics, medical retina and cataract surgery. He has worked since 2019 in the Southwest as a locum consultant through Bunbury and Busselton eye Doctors. He continues to be actively involved in the training of medical students and has been an examiner for UWA in Ophthalmology. He was the RANZCO (WA) registrar representative for 2017 and remains active in registrar teaching.

In 2020 Mike and wife Naomi moved part-time to Albany with the goal of relocating permanently to Albany in the near future.

Special Interests:
Comprehensive general Ophthalmology with a sub-specialist interest in medical retina, including intravitreal injections for AMD and diabetes, cataract surgery and pterygium surgery.

Associate Professor Angus Turner


Phone: 08 9381 0802
Email: info@outbackvision.com.au

Associate Professor Turner completed medical training at UWA before studying at Oxford University and completing a Masters of Evidence-Based Medicine. His Ophthalmology training was undertaken in Melbourne. As Director of Lions Outback Vision, Associate Professor Turner is actively involved in the delivery of specialist outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Midwest and Great Southern regions. As an Associate Professor at UWA, Dr Turner is actively engaged in a number of research projects at the LEI, focusing on service delivery for remote and Indigenous people. He is also a clinical lecturer for the Rural Clinical School at UWA and Notre Dame.

As Director of Outlook Vision, Dr Turner is involved in the delivery of specialist outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Goldfields, Great Southern and South-West regions.

Dr Turner has joined the Albany Day Hospital team and conducts surgical lists once a month.

Scholarships and Awards
• NHMRC Scholarship 2008
• Rhodes Scholar 2002
• Bill Jackson Remote Health Medical Scholarship to Canada 1999
• J Flynn Remote Health Medical Scholarship to Christmas Island, 1996-2000
• Winthrop Scholarship to St George’s College

Dr Adam Gajdatsy


Phone: 08 9841 3500
Email: admin@gsspecialistcentre.com

Dr Adam Gajdatsy completed medical training at the University of Leeds in the UK in 1991, graduating first in Leeds in 1988 with an honours degree in physiology. Adam was admitted into the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK as a Member in 1994, arriving in Australia in 1995. After Australian Medical Council accreditation that year, Adam went on to commence training in ophthalmology in Perth in 1999, being admitted into the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in 2002 as a Fellow.

Adam then underwent post fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic surgery in Cardiff, UK and in London at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital. He returned to practice in Perth in 2005. Adam has been in private practice at the Lions Eye Institute since 2006, working in both the Nedlands and the Murdoch Clinics, Adam has worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since 2005 as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, leading the oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital clinic at the department of ophthalmology there since that time. He has served as Head of Department as SCGH.

Adam has served in several roles with the College of Ophthalmologists, including Director of Training (WA). He also served as the coordinator of ophthalmology teaching at the University of Western Australia from 2005 to 2015. Adam has served in the executive board of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons, serving as the society President recently. Currently Adam is chief investigator of the Ophthalmic Tumour registry based at Lions Eye Institute, aiming to further genetic research into rare tumours.

Adam has completed fellowships in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at both the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London.

Dr Gajdatsy’s areas of expertise:
• Cataract and pterygium surgery
• All eyelid surgery, including ptosis, blepharoplasty, lid lifting, and other positional corrections
• Eyelid cancer management
• Tear drainage surgery
• Eye socket surgery
• Orbital surgery (intraorbital lesion management)