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Meet Our Surgeons

Dr Heathcote R Wright

Dr Heathcote R Wright

Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
PhD, FRANZCO

Dr Heathcote Wright graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 2000. He undertook his residency in North Queensland before returning to his native Melbourne to complete a PhD with Professor Hugh Taylor AC at the University of Melbourne.

He completed his advanced surgical training in ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2011 before heading to Bristol Eye Hospital to complete a fellowship in glaucoma surgery.

Dr Nima Pakrou

Dr Nima Pakrou

Cataract and Oculoplastic Surgeon
MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRANZCO

Dr Nima Pakrou graduated from the University of Adelaide with Honours in 2001, and was ranked first in his graduation year. He subsequently accomplished a Masters of Medicine through the University of Sydney.

He completed his advanced surgical training in ophthalmology through the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2010. Following this, he undertook a further two years of sub-specialty training in the UK, in the areas of oculoplastics and lacrimal surgery, as well as retinal and intraocular inflammatory diseases.

Meet Our Team

Shynade Arnold

Shynade Arnold

Practice Manager

Shynade joined the team in late 2016. She plays an important role within the business, being the inaugural practice manager. She became passionately involved in eye care in 2011, working as an “all-rounder”, including, assisting with eye procedures and injections, managing surgical bookings, clinical testing and administrative work.

Shynade is outgoing, making her easily approachable. She will aim to ensure you have a pleasurable and positive experience when visiting MCES.

After 5 years in Tasmania, Shynade and long term partner moved to Melbourne to allow him to pursue a career in finance. She is the youngest of three children, welcomed son, Theo in November 2019, and enjoys keeping active.

Julia Tran

Julia Tran

Orthoptist

Julia completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Orthoptics Degree at La Trobe University in 2016. In her final year of study, Julia undertook clinical placements at private practices and public hospitals where she acquired valuable experience and knowledge in many areas of eye care.

Her responsibilities include: general, retinal, Oculoplastics, intraocular lens calculation for cataract surgery, assisting in Intravitreal injections and performing IPL treatment on patients with dry eyes.

Julia is part of a family of six and takes care of three energetic younger brothers. On her days off, Julia enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, always seeking to have adventurous outings. She also speaks Vietnamese.

Monica Roberts

Monica Roberts

Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Monica Joined MCES in July 2018 as our friendly receptionist and administration assistant.

Her enthusiasm and happy nature will ensure you are looked after from the moment you enter MCES. She has many years’ experience working in medical administration, most of which was with Neurosurgery. Her bubbly presence and medical knowledge makes her a valuable addition to the team.

Monica, originally from the Blue Mountains lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, read and spend time with her family.

Maddy Wakim

Maddy Wakim

Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Maddy joined MCES in June 2018. Her friendly self will greet you upon arrival.

Maddy has undertaken onsite training to further her knowledge within the Ophthalmology industry over the past few years whilst working at MCES. She has many years experience in customer service and her main focus is reception duties and administrative tasks. She however has many additional skills that allow her to assist with in-room procedures, patient screening and testing, and most importantly providing patients with information about their upcoming surgery.

Her can-do attitude and bubbly personality makes her a great addition to the team.

Maddy a Melbourne local, dotes over her fluffy pooch Felix and is passionate about seeking out new cultures around the world.