Dr Faisal Siddiqui

Dr Siddiqui is one of the Doctors&Co. highly qualified and experienced medical professionals, currently exercising his wide range of skills at our Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

Growing up in West Africa and working there as well as in Asia and the United Kingdom, Dr Siddiqui completed his General Specialisation at the General College of Royal Practitioners in the UK, as well as a Masters in Public Health. He worked for the UK National Institute of Health and Care Institute and published four clinical guidelines.

Now settled in Australia with his family, Dr Siddiqui is a valued member of the Doctors&Co. team. With skills and experience in many aspects of general practice, he has a particular interest in diabetes, paediatrics, psychiatry, and sexual and reproductive health (including contraception and implants).

Dr Siddiqui is also experienced with WorkCover, Transport Accident Commission and Centrelink claims, and can assist patients with the burden of paperwork. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Practitioners, and holds the role of Examiner.

Examiners are critical in the assessment of GPs in Australia, and they represent excellence in general practice. This role also ensures that Dr Siddiqui is at the cutting edge of current and best practice medical knowledge.

Dr Siddiqui’s experience dealing with patients from different countries and backgrounds makes him an exceptional, understanding and compassionate general practitioner. When not devoting time to caring for patients, he enjoys spending time with his young family.

As well as quality family time he enjoys sports such as cricket and badminton, and despite being happily settled in Australia a part of his heart remains in the UK with his favourite football club Manchester United!

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Shahzad

Dr Shahzad is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), affirming his status as a provider of high quality, safe and competent general practice services. He is currently a valued member of the Doctors&Co. family, sharing his knowledge, skills and more than 15 years’ general practice experience at the Cranbourne West Medical Centre.

Dr Shahzad started his career in general practice in Pakistan and worked there for a few years after graduating in 2001. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 2007 and completed further training, where he gained experience and competency in specialities  such as mental health, children’s health, elderly care, medical emergencies, and women’s health. He moved to Australia in 2015 and was awarded FRACGP status in 2017.

Dr Shahzad is multi-lingual, with fluency in Punjabi and Urdu, which is valuable in communicating with patients in our multicultural community. He is passionate about providing care in the community and using his depth of knowledge to help a wide diversity of patients. He is focusing his skills on managing chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, obesity, eczema, depression, and anxiety.

Dr Shahzad has a holistic approach to his work, and when not providing exceptional medical care to patients he looks after his own physical, mental and emotional health by spending time with his family and visiting the gym.

Dr. Dipankar Chakraborty

Skin Cancer Doctor​

Dr Chakraborty is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), affirming his status as a provider of high quality, safe and competent general practice services.

Completing additional education and training in skin cancer management and attained professional and advanced certificates in skin cancer medicine and complex skin cancer surgery. He provides comprehensive skin assessments which includes diagnosis, biopsy and excisions with experience in flaps and grafts. He also treats patients with various other skin ailments.

Dr Chakraborty is the lead skin doctor at Aurora Skin Clinic in Wangaratta and offers rural skin cancer treatments throughout Victoria and teaches registrars/students on skin cancer medicine and surgery.

Dr Chakraborty is dedicated to skin cancer management and strongly feels that no patient should ever die of skin cancer.

Dr. Abdul Basit

Dr Abdul Basit graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, and began his journey as a Medical Practitioner in Australia in 2009, and has been working as a GP for 10 years. From working at Royal Hobart Hospital to Lyell McEvin Hospital in Adelaide, and eventually working as a VMO in Rural Victoria (Kyabram & Shepparton), Dr Abdul Basit eventually settled in Victoria, and successfully obtained his Fellowship with the RACGP in 2018, and has been working in Victoria as a Full-time GP since.

His passion is Family Medicine and has a special interest in Women’s health, Children’s health, Care of Elderly, chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, asthma & emphysema.

Dr Abdul Basit also has a particular focus on preventative medicine, lifestyle medicine, health assessments, heart health checks & care plans to help patients manage their chronic conditions more effectively.

He thoroughly enjoys having walks in nature! Dr Abdul Basit speaks the following languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu.

Dr Sumudu

Dr Sumudu graduated in Sri Lanka in 2004. She has ten years’ experience in Sri Lanka before moving to Australia. She has been working in Australia since 2016. Dr Sumudu was trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia and was awarded a Diploma in Ob/Gyn by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ob/Gyn in 2017.

She is accredited to do GP obstetric shared care with Monash Health and Peninsula Health. She has also completed a Health Cert Certificate of skin cancer training, Advanced Certificate of skin cancer medicine and Professional Certificate of General Dermatology. Dr Sumudu is registered as a Focused Psychological Strategies provider for eligible patients with mental health conditions.

Dr Sumudu is a fellow of the RACGP. Her special interests are women’s health, dermatology and mental health.

Dr Sumudu speaks English and Sinhala.

Dr Zunaira Javed

General Practitioner, Female, FRACGP, DRCOG, MRCP, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Zunaira Javerd is originally from Pakistan and Obtained her Medical Degree there in 2007. She then moved to England and completed her internship and post-graduation in medicine at the Royal College of Physicians UK Dr Javed pursued her training to become a general practitioner in the UK and attained membership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. Additionally she has a special interest in woman’s Health and completed a diploma in Gynecology UK. Following her time as a general practitioner in Yorkshire Dr Javed has relocated to Australia with her family.

Speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu

Special Interests:

  • Womens health
  • Diabetes management
  • Asthma Management
  • Mental health
  • Child and family health


  • Medical Degree in the UK
  • Internship and Post Graduation Royal College of Physicians UK
  • Royal College of General Practitioners UK
  • Royal college of Gynecology UK
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Abdul Masud

General Practitioner, Male, MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Abdul Masud is a passionate VR General Practitioner with almost 20 years medical experience in Australia. He has a very strong ethical and cultural understanding. He has vast experience dealing with acute and chronic medical conditions in men, women’s and children’s health. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of general Practitioner.

Speaks Arabic, and English

Areas of interest

  • Chronic medical conditions

Dr Peter Hanna

General Practitioner, Male, MBBCh, FRACGP

Dr Peter Hanna is a passionate General Practitioner with medical experience in Australia. He has a very strong ethical and cultural understanding. He has vast experience dealing with acute and chronic medical conditions in men, women’s and children’s health. He is Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery and a very experienced medical practitioner and is a registered Practitioner with The Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Speaks Arabic, and English

Special Interests:

  • Mental health
  • Skin checks
  • Womens’ Health
  • Mens health
  • Sexual health
  • SIron Infusions

Dr Mostafa Khalafalla

Dr Mostafa Khalafalla is an Australian trained GP with just under a decade of experience in performing procedural General practice. He has a wide breadth of experience in managing Skin cancer in his usual day to day life. One of his missions has been to ensure a safe and caring environment for all parents of children wishing to discuss and have circumcision performed in a modern, caring, and meticulous manner. Due to a significant demand from the community, he serves he has also upskilled in vasectomy and looks forward to being able to provide safe and effective care to all his patients.

Outside of work his life is filled with the joy of his Wife and two daughters and when he has a minute, he’s either riding his bike, playing soccer or out in his garden! 

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