Our Team

Geoffrey John Dobb      


Head of Department of Royal Perth hospital, Geoff Dobb is one of the senior members of the group. As well as being AMA(WA) president, Geoff also has strong research interests and teaching commitments, being Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Western Australia. He collaborates extensively with ANZICS and industry research undertakings and has special interests in nutrition and TPN.

Kok Yeng Lee      


Dr Lee graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1973 after which he undertook physician training at Royal Perth hospital and subsequently completed training in Intensive Care with Dr Geoffrey Clarke. He spent a further year in Canada in research. His particular interests include: database management and information technology. He manages one of Australia’s largest ICU databases of critical care organ failure maintained since 1987, which has helped generate a large number of publications. He has expertise is clinical quality control and maintenance of health-care standards.

Stephen Arthur Edlin      


Stephen Edlin is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital, The Mount Hospital and St John of Gods Hospital, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia.

He qualified in Medicine in Glasgow, Scotland in 1976 and spent his intern year in Glasgow and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

His postgraduate training in Internal Medicine was spent in Glasgow, his Anaesthetic training in Glasgow and in London and his Intensive Care training was at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Charing Cross and the Hammersmith Hospitals in London and at Royal Perth Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. He also spent a very enjoyable year working in Kalgoorlie experiencing bush medicine.

Stephen’s main interests are in education and training, but he also enjoys most aspects of Intensive Care Medicine. He has been Supervisor of Training in Intensive Care at Royal Perth Hospital since 1990 and is currently finishing off a 12 year stint as examiner and Deputy Chairman for the Final Diploma Examination of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Out of work, which is insufficient time, he spends time with his wife, Alison and 2 children, Reuben and Sophie. He also enjoys fruit and vegetable growing and astronomy. He is rumoured to have a 10 incher telescope!

Simon Charles Towler      


Dr Towler is presently Director of Clinical Policy and Reform within the Department of Health WA. He is vitally committed to WA health and is a lynchpin of the Health reform implementation taskforce. He is committed to clinical medicine and continues to work as a clinician in intensive care additionally to his Department of Health duties. He is a dual accredited anaesthetist and intensivist who trained in Victoria prior to commencing a career in intensive care in Perth. His special interests include administration, blood conservation and renal replacement therapies.

Bernice Yuen Yee Ng      

MBBS, FRACP, DA, FJFICM, DDU(cardiology)

Dr Ng is a physician Intensivist with additional expertise and qualification in echocardiology. She trained in Perth and the UK where she also achieved the Diploma in Anaesthesia.

She is active in assessment and audit of ICU trainees and teaches critical care echo to ICU senior registrars. Dr Ng is active in education and training, ICU research and clinical standards.

Cyrus Edibam      


Dr Edibam is an Anaesthetist-Intensivist with special expertise in echocardiography.

He trained in ICU medicine in Perth and Adelaide and is a Member Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. Research: He undertook a clinical research fellowship in an honorary capacity in the following fields: • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome • Respiratory mechanics.This year culminated in many publications.Dr Edibam previously worked a consultant post as an Intensivist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, England, in a busy unit where only complicated post-cardiac surgical cases were admitted to the unit.Other expertise: Participation in the busy aero medical retrieval roster for the ICU at Flinders Medical Centre.

General Interests: Avid collector and builder of detailed airplane miniatures for static display and radio controlled flight. Plane spotting and aviation photography.

Gregory Bruce McGrath      


Dr Greg McGrath is a dual qualified specialist in both Thoracic medicine and Intensive Care. He also holds an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in NSW and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Interests: Acute respiratory failure, Ventilation, Lung mechanics, Lung transplantation, and Organisational Structure and Systems Improvement. Dr McGrath also performs medico-legal consulting. He has special interest in ECMO - extracorporeal life support.

Training: Dr McGrath trained in a number of teaching hospitals in Queensland and Western Australia including: The Prince Charles Hospital Chermside, The Princess Alexandra Hospital Woolloongabba, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands and Royal Perth Hospital.

Special expertise: A fully trained Bronchoscopist, he developed a mask interface system for Non-invasive ventilatory support of patients in respiratory failure requiring diagnostic bronchoscopy without resort to endotracheal intubation.

General expertise: All Intensivists of the CCIWA group have a complete experience of all facets of patient care in a busy tertiary teaching hospital ICU including: trauma, cardiac surgery, heart and lung transplantation, ventilation, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, neurosurgery, sepsis and burns.

Administration: Dr McGrath is the Head of Department for the Mount Hospital Intensive Care Unit and is responsible for the medical administration of that unit.

Research: Collaboration with both Industry-based and in-house (including ANZICS) research projects as well as quality assurance audits.

Extra-curricular interests: Dr McGrath is married and has 2 young boys. His wife is a partner in the law firm SRB Legal. He supports the Western Force and reads Byzantine history for relaxation.

Kwok-ming Ho      


Trained in Prince of Wales Hosptital in Hong Kong and joined RPHICU in 2004. Research interests include clinical epidemiology and outcomes of critically ill patients.

David James Ritchie Morgan     


Dr Morgan is a dual Emergency Physician and Intensivist who trained in Perth and Canada. He has wide experience in all aspects of Intensive care medicine. He has a special interest in renal replacement therapy and post-graduate medical education where he runs the ICU education program at RPH.

Dr Morgan is the head of ICU at St John of God Hospital Subiaco and is the JFICM delegate for WA. He is extensively involved in research at RPH ICU in both industry and unit studies.

He is married with 2 children and his personal interests include learning Mandarin and exploring Canada. He follows the Kangaroos footy team avidly.

Steven Anthony Rochford Webb


Dr. Steven Webb is a Senior Lecturer in Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Western Australia and has clinical appointments as a staff specialist in intensive care at Royal Perth Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, Mount Hospital, and St John of God Hospital in Subiaco. His primary degree was from the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1988. He subsequently trained as an intensive care physician gaining his FRACP in 1995. He has a PhD from Imperial College which involved investigation of mechanisms of virulence in Neisseria meningitidis. 

This work involved the construction and evaluation of vectors for expression of green fluorescent protein which were used to measure gene expression under different environmental conditions and to identify novel genes that are up-regulated in models of infection. He also has a Masters of Public Health from the University of Western Australia majoring in epidemiology and biostatistics. He Chairs the University of Western Australia Human Research Ethics Committee and is the Deputy Representative of the Australian Medical Association on the Department of Health’s Confidentiality of Health Information Committee. 

He is a member of the executive committee of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group, and represents the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care on the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Research Committee and the Intensive Care Foundation. He sits on hospital committees relating to Drug and Pharmacy, Infection Control, and Antibiotic Policy

His clinical research interests include the consequences of critical illness on long-term health, nosocomial infections, and sepsis. Laboratory research includes the identification and characterisation of genes which contribute to virulence in the meningococcus, biological mechanisms associated with the resolution of sepsis, investigation of virulence genes in Escherichia coli responsible for peritonitis, development of laboratory models of bacterial translocation and nosocomial infections, and the bacterial pathogenesis of nosocomial Pseudomonal infections. He currently supervises four graduate students in the laboratory and two who are undertaking clinical research. He has published over 20 journal articles, received over $500 000 in research funding, and has given invited presentations at National and International meetings.

Christopher Thomas Allen     


Dr Allen is a physican Intensivist trained in Hobart, Perth and Brisbane. He is trained and qualified in Critical Care Echo. Clinical intensive care and cardiac surgery post-op care are particular interests and he is involved in echo training to senior registrars. Dr Allen is married, and lists snow skiing amongst his particular interests.

John Lewis     

B Med Sci, MBBS(hons), FACEM, FJFICM

Dr John Lewis was educated at the Hutchins School (Hobart) and in final year he was dux of the school and deputy head prefect. He undertook medical training at the University of Tasmania (1989-1995). He gained B Med Sci in 1992 and MBBS with first class honours in 1995. He received 6 out of a total of 15 prizes on medical graduation including the prize for highest marks in final year, highest marks in fifth and sixth years, highest marks in surgery, best presented surgical paper, and highest marks in medicine in final year.

Dr John Lewis worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital from 1996 – 2000. He then worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from 2000 –2003 where he gained fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM). In addition to emergency experience he undertook further rotations in the fields of ICU, paediatric ICU, and toxicology. After completing his emergency specialist qualifications Dr Lewis then worked at Royal Perth Hospital (2003 onwards). He gained fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FJFICM) in January 2007.

Dr Lewis works as an intensive care specialist for CCIWA providing intensive care services at Royal Perth Hospital, the Mount Hospital, and St John of God Hospital (Subiaco). His areas of special interest include toxicology, trauma, sepsis, ultrasound, and post-operative care. His research interests include sepsis and toxicology.

Dr Godfrey Lo


Dr Godfrey Lo is a local graduate from UWA, graduated in 1995 completing his specialist training in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine at Royal Perth Hospital. He has broad interests in IC medicine including his clinical appointment in full time intensive care with occasional work as an emergency physician, echocardiography and echo training of senior registrars, rosters, is active in training of intensive care trainees and is responsible for all the training activities. He is also involved with research and QA projects at RPH. Godfrey is married with 2 children.