Our Surgeons « Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital

Our Surgeons

Dr. Madeleine Cooke
B.App.Sc (Rural Mgt) (Hon. I)(Qld), MBBS (Melb)

Dr Madeleine Cooke completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2006, after completing her clinical school years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.  She then moved back to her home state of Queensland to complete her internship and residency.

Knowing very early on in her medical career that she wanted to practice in women’s healthcare, she once again went  to Melbourne so she could gain skills at one of the largest tertiary women’s hospitals in Australia, The Royal Women’s.  This is where she was accepted onto her specialist training program.

She has worked at Toowoomba Hospital, The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital and Ipswich Hospital.

She was always keen to help rural women, undertaking rotations at Wangaratta Public Hospital, Traralgon Hospital and Tamworth Base Hospital.

Madeleine also completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, with First Class Honours (Hons. I) at University of Queensland prior to undertaking medicine.

Madeleine has focused her training to continually develop skills in laparoscopic surgery and be at the forefront of the best evidence based obstetric and gynaecology care.   Madeleine’s great joy is her family.  She has three wonderful children and although residing in Brisbane, she and her husband and children have enjoyed a strong affiliation with the South Burnett region and surrounds through their many years of farming in the area.  Madeleine is now excited to be part of a team helping provide women’s healthcare to the region.

Dr. James ‘Jim ‘ Eadie

After graduating for University of Queensland in 1987, Dr Eadie spent several years at the Royal Brisbane Hospital followed by Anaesthetics training at the Ipswich Hospital, before accepting the position of Medical Superintendent at the Kingaroy District Hospital in 1994.

In 2005, he moved into Private Practice in Kingaroy, while also establishing his Anaesthetic Service for both the Private and Public Hospitals. Dr Eadie is an experienced Anaesthetist obtaining his JCCA Anaesthetics qualifications in 2005 and since then has provided numerous Anaesthetic locums around Queensland.

He is a “No Gap” doctor with most of the large Health Funds which means no out of pocket costs for insured patients.

Jim’s personal interests include running, tennis and enjoys an active family life with his five children.

Dr Sanjay Joshi
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Sanjay Joshi is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in trauma, general orthopaedics and arthroscopic/arthroplaty surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Dr Joshi completed his basic medical training in Mumbai, India then went on to undertake his orthopaedic training in India, South Africa and Australia.

Having worked in private practice in South Africa as a general orthopaedic surgeon for 10 years, Dr Joshi migrated to Australia where he took a position as staff specialist with Queensland Health and qualified as a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Joshi currently holds Visiting Medical Officer positions as the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital, Mater Private Hospital Redland and Sunnybank Private Hospital. He has been in Private Practice at above places for 10 years. He is a Specialist Service Office in Australian Army Reserve and holds the position of Major. He holds memberships with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Medical Association (AMA), Queensland Shoulder Society, Trauma Society, RAAMC (Army) and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr Joshi is Member of Queensland Medical Assessment Tribunal, South Australian Tribunal, and Independent Medical Examiner for WorkCover Queensland, WorkSafe Victoria, WorkCover Western Australia and South Australia.

Dr Joshi performs wide range of operations at Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital. Some of which are as follows:

Carpal Tunnel Release, trigger finger, Duuytren’s of hand, Shoulder decompressions and arthroscopic cuff repairs, Knee arthroscopies, Bunion and claw toe surgery.


Dr William Milford
Obstetrician Gynaecologist

Will provides general gynaecological services including services for menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.  He has particular interests in minimally invasive surgery, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy, as well as vaginal surgery.

During the development of Will’s gynaecological practice he has placed an emphasis on woman centred care, focussing on the symptoms women present with rather than their pathology or imaging results.  Although skilled in gynaecological surgery, Will prefers to use the most minimally invasive therapies to improve quality of life, often working with a multidisciplinary team to achieve this.

As a trainee and a specialist, Will has been active in medical advocacy at both RANZCOG and the AMA. He is currently Chair of the Queensland Regional Committee and a RANZCOG Councillor.  Will is also involved in medical education, mentoring other specialists in the development of surgical skills and teaching medical students.

Will’s obstetric practice is at Kindred Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology in East Brisbane where he has specific interests in managing pregnancies for families who have had life changing adverse outcomes such as stillbirth, late miscarriage, fetal abnormalities or early preterm deliveries.  He also supports a private midwifery practice.  He is happy to provide shared care for women who live outside of Brisbane but intend to deliver in Brisbane.

He looks forward to contributing to accessible gynaecological services for women in rural and regional Queensland.


Dr Brendan Miller

Dr Brendan Miller is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who works out of St Vincent’s Medical Centre in Toowoomba.  He is a general Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interests in advanced laparoscopy, endometriosis, urogynaecology and non-IVF infertility treatments.  In January 2015 he completed a two year AGES fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and urogynaecology at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide.  AGES is the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society.  Dr Miller is the first gynaecologist in Queensland to have completed an AGES laparoscopic fellowship.

Prior to beginning his FRANZCOG Dr Miller worked as a rural General Practitioner.  Dr Miller worked for a number of years in South Western Queensland.  He has worked in Injune, Roma, Surat and Warwick, and relieved in St George, Mungindi and Dirranbandi.

Dr Xavier Moar
General Surgery

Dr Moar’s specialist clinical interests include

  • Endocrine: Thyroid, parathyroid, parotid and adrenal surgery
  • Upper GI: Anti-reflux and bariatric surgery

Dr Moar also offers a wide range of general surgical services, including

  • Colonoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Bowel surgery
  • Gallbladder and hernia surgery
  • Skin cancer removal and sentinel node biopsy
  • Vasectomy, carpal tunnel surgery and abdominoplasty

I am pleased to be providing private practice services for patients in the South Burnett Region, including consulting and operating in Kingaroy on a fortnightly basis.

I welcome calls from GPs to discuss clinical cases and to facilitate urgent appointments.

Referral via Medical Objects preferred. My rooms can also be contacted via email referrals@xaviermoar.com.au.

Dr Damien OBrien

Dr Damien O’Brien

Dr Damien O’Brien graduated from the University of Queensland MBBS, in 1986.  He undertook his Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital attaining his Specialist Qualification FRANZCO., FRACS in December 1994 and commenced full-time private practice in 1995.

Dr O’Brien’s main areas of interest are cataract and pterygium surgery, medical retinal disease and general medical ophthalmology.  In association with Dr Ken Wishaw and Deborah Billington RN, he was involved in a trial of peri-bulbar morphine for analgesia following pterygium excision.

Since 1995, Dr O’Brien has expanded his practice to include regular consultations and surgery for his patients in Hervey Bay, Gympie, Maroochydore and Kingaroy.


Dr Jonathan Pye
Director/Practice Principal

Dr Jonathan Pye is one of the directors and principal dentists at Dental Essentials, Kingaroy, and he is a visiting dental surgeon at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital, Kingaroy.

Jonathan completed his Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1999, and has worked in both the public and private sectors around Queensland.

In 2004, Jonathan and his wife Phuong founded their first private dental practice, with the vision of providing the South Burnett community with excellent dental care.  In 2009, this practice expanded to become Dental Essentials, the South Burnett’s premium dental care centre.

Jonathan has extensive experience and additional training, particularly in his special interest fields of oral surgery, and endodontics (root canal treatments). He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, and committed to providing exceptional dental care.

Something many people do not know is that Jonathan is a local boy who did his schooling at Wondai and Kingaroy.  He spends most of his spare time on the family farm, helping in the running of the family agriculture business. Jono always enjoys a good conversation about all aspects of farming and farm machinery.


Dr Phuong Pye
Director/Practice Principal

Dr Phuong Pye is one of the directors and principal dentists at Dental Essentials, Kingaroy, and she is a visiting dentist at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital, Kingaroy.

Phuong graduated in 2000 from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours.  She was the Principal Dentist at the Kingaroy Hospital Dental Clinic for five years before joining her husband Jonathan in 2009 to work at Dental Essentials.

Phuong has special interests in family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.  She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and is committed to delivering quality dental care in accordance with the Association’s professional standards.

Phuong and Jonathan have two children who do their best to keep Phuong busy when she is not practicing dentistry.  Phuong is an avid reader and collector of books (especially vintage children’s books).

Dr Tony Rahman

Dr Tony Rahman is Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University.

Prior to his post in Brisbane he was a Consultant Specialist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Intensive Care Medicine at St. George’s Hospital in London. He was a founding partner of a successful private practice consortium, practicing for 10 years on Harley Street, London at Princess Grace, London Clinic and other private hospitals including Parkside and St Anthony’s Hospitals.

He is now a Consultant Physician & Adjunct Professor in Gastroenterology & Hepatology & Director at Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

For Appointments please email the referrals to reception@brisbanegastro.com.

Dr Geoffrey Ryan

Dr Geoffrey Ryan is an advanced anterior segment surgeon with a special interest in cataract surgery. He has additional subspecialty training in glaucoma and cornea.

He was educated in Brisbane, graduating from Bond University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Dr Ryan also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Queensland and a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science from the University of Sydney.

Dr Ryan completed his ophthalmology training in Queensland. He elected to undergo additional sub-specialty training in glaucoma and cornea alongside leading world experts at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and the Birmingham Midlands Eye Centre.

He has an active interest in research and has published several articles in Ophthalmology journals. Currently he holds an honorary position at the University of Queensland and through this position he will continue to educate our future doctors and ophthalmologists.

Dr Nikhil Sapre
MBChB, PhD, FRACS (Urol)

Dr Nikhil Sapre is a Urological Surgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. After finishing medical school in New Zealand, he completed his urological training in Queensland and Victoria and also graduated with a PhD in novel diagnostic strategies in bladder and prostate cancer. He then travelled to the United Kingdom for a year to undertake a high volume fellowship in uro-oncology, robotic surgery for prostate and kidney conditions and LASER prostate surgery for benign prostate enlargement.

Dr Sapre offers a complete diagnostic and general urological service and is happy to accommodate any urgent appointments or consultations.

Dr Sapre’s main clinical expertise and interests include:

  • Diagnosis and management of urological cancers
  • Robotic surgery for prostate and kidney conditions including robotic prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy and pyeloplasty
  • Minimally invasive treatments and LASER surgery for benign prostate enlargement
  • Management of kidney and ureteric stones

Dr Sapre is pleased to be providing private practice services for patients in the South Burnett Region, including consulting and operating in Kingaroy on a monthly basis.  He works in Toowoomba in both the public and private sectors.

Please send all referrals to Dr Sapre’s rooms in Toowoomba via

– Medical Objects

– Phone 07 4633 7800 Fax 07 4634 3144

– Email to nikhil@urologycare.net.au

– Starting January 2022 for Monthly Consulting and Theatre

Dr Pradeep Subramanian
Consultant General Surgeon/Endoscopist

Dr Pradeep Subramanian is a General Surgeon with a special interest in open and laparoscopic complex abdominal hernia repair, in addition to all General Surgical elective and emergency operations. He is also GESA credentialed to perform Upper GI Endoscopy and colonoscopy.  He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine in 2001 before undergoing further training in General Surgery and has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of surgeons in 2017. He is currently establishing private practice as well as serving as a Staff Specialist Surgeon at the Toowoomba Base Hospital since February 2017.

Dr Subramanian offers a wide range of general surgical services, including:

  • Open and laparoscopic complex abdominal hernia repair
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Bowel cancer surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Dr Bernard Tamba-Lebbie

Dr Bernard Tamba-Lebbie
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Tamba-Lebbie undertook specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland after completing his undergraduate degree in Otago University, New Zealand. He subsequently undertook subspecialised training in Shoulder and Knee Surgery in Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the Norfolk and Norwick University Hospitals. He moved to live on the Sunshine Coast in 2007. Dr Tamba-Lebbie continues to attend regular local, state and national and international orthopaedic meetings.

Dr Tamba-Lebbie is married and has two daughters who attend local schools. He is deeply involved with his local community and donates time to work with charities and communities mainly in Africa.  He is passionate about his job and loves life on the Sunshine Coast.

Dr Tamba-Lebbie offers consultations for patients suffering from orthopaedic conditions especially those of the shoulder, hip and knee. He is accredited at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital (Kingaroy).

For the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, we ask you do not enter the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital if you:

  • Have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19
  • Have recently travelled overseas or interstate and have NOT undergone a two week quarantine
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Have cold or fever symptoms (sore throat, coughing, sneezing etc)
  • Recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot (as identified on the Queensland Government website)

Please note that all visitors at this time will undergo contactless temperature checking. Our staff will also require the full names and contact details of all visitors to the building.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time, please don't hesitate to contact us on 07 4162 1444 if you have any concerns.