Our anaesthetists are members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. They are active participants in the College's continuing professional development program.


Dr Christine Vien MBBS FANZCA

Dr Nancy Fammartino MBBS FANZCA

Nancy Fammartino is a specialist Anaesthetist who works both at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne and Box Hill hospital with multiple appointments in private practice including Epworth and St Vincent’s private hospitals.

Nancy trained through St Vincent’s Hospital, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital, and the Women’s and Royal Children’s Hospitals. Nancy completed a sub specialty fellowship in Obstetric anaesthesia at the Women’s and now works in both private and public obstetrics.

In 2016 and 2017 she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of California, San Francisco where her main area of interest was in Neuroanaesthesia and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.

Nancy is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Australian Medical Association.


Dr Matthew Matusik     MB BS FANZCA

Matthew is a specialist anaesthetist with a public hospital post at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and a private practice working at multiple hospitals around Melbourne with a special interest in anaesthesia for in ear, nose and throat surgery and orthopaedic surgery. Matthew is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

Matthew studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and undertook specialist training at St Vincent's Hospital.

DR Adam Skinner  BSc (Hons) MB ChB MRCP (UK) FRCA FANZCA MMed

Adam is an adult and paediatric anaesthetist; he has worked as a full time specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for over 10 years. His subspecialist interests include anaesthesia for congenital heart disease, paediatric liver transplantation and neuroanaesthesia. He works at multiple private hospitals with interests including adult and paediatric orthopaedics, neurosurgery, urology and Ear, Nose and Throat surgery.

Adam qualified as a doctor at the University of Bristol, UK in 1994, before completing his postgraduate Royal College of Physician’s exams in adult general medicine. He gained his certificate in specialist anaesthesia training in 2004 having worked in UK and Melbourne. 

He is the course convenor for the primary FANZCA course, which prepares trainee anaesthetists for their post-graduate professional exams. He has recently been the external examiner for the Malaysian final specialist Masters in anaesthesia and intensive care. He regularly teaches the multidisciplinary management of critical incidents and resuscitation using high fidelity simulated scenarios. He has recently completed the new Masters degree in Perioperative Medicine from Monash University. Adam is currently completing his diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.


Dr Mark Suss  MBBS FANZCA GDipClinEpi PGDipEcho

Mark is a specialist anaesthetist practising in Melbourne. Mark has a public hospital post at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and a private practice with special interests in eye, ear, nose and throat surgery and gynaecology. Mark is a past state Chair of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

Mark studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, was a medical resident at the Alfred Hospital and undertook specialist anaesthetic training at Southern Health and at the Mercy Hospital for Women. He completed his training with a fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2008, focusing on cardiac anaesthesia and the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia.

Dr James Koziol MBBS FANZCA

James is a specialist anaesthetist practicing in Melbourne. He has subspecialty interests in paediatrics and cardiac surgery, although he is skilled in all anaesthetic services.

He currently has public appointments at both St Vincent's Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital. He works privately at many centres in Melbourne, including Cabrini and St Vincent's Private Hospitals.

James completed his medical degree through the University of Melbourne, and completed basic anaesthesia training through St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. He has undertaken advanced training in paediatrics at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and also at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He has also undertaken a diploma in echocardiography and the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia.

Dr Tuong D Phan, MBBS, FRCA, FANZCA, Dip Clinical US


Dr Tuong Phan is a Specialist Anaesthetist working in Melbourne.  His main public appointment is at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne where he is a senior staff specialist.  In private, he has appointments at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, Epworth Hospitals, and Cabrini Hospital. 

He obtained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne where he is a senior honorary clinical lecturer.  His anaesthetic training included 3 years in the UK before returning to St Vincent’s to obtain his ANZCA fellowship in 2009.  His clinical areas of interest include cardiac anaesthesia, interventional cardiology, neuro-anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia.  He has active professional activities that include Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and quality and safety programs relating to anaesthesia and perioperative care.