Meet the Team @ Sutherland Podiatry Centre
Our Podiatry Team
Narelle Montgomery (Podiatrist)
Narelle graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology in 1988. Narelle has worked for other private clinics in Burwood, Newcastle and Cronulla and also at St George and Canterbury Hospitals. She started Narelle Montgomery Podiatry in 1994 and has built up the practice so it is now the biggest in Sutherland and surrounding areas. In 2014 she renamed the practice ‘Sutherland Podiatry Centre’ due to the change from a 1 person practice, to a team of dedicated Podiatry Professionals. She has done multiple lectures in the Shire on foot care for Seniors and Carers. Narelle has been known to travel extensively for conferences and courses to enhance her podiatry skills (and we think her shopping skills!). Currently as well as treating patients at this clinic she also shares her extensive clinical experience at the University of Western Sydney as a Clinical Supervisor. Her areas of interest are Children’s Foot Conditions, Trigger Point Therapy, Biomechanics and General Foot care.
Carissa McMahon (Podiatrist)
Carissa graduated from the Sydney Institute of Technology in 1993. After working in her own private practice in Wollongong for six years, she moved overseas and completed her Bachelor of Science (Podiatry Major) at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2001. As you can see she also has travelled to enhance her skills and be an accomplice with Narelle’s shopping expeditions. Her special areas of interest are Paediatrics, Biomechanics, Acupuncture and different problems relating to Diabetic patients.
Scott Kennedy (Podiatrist)
Scott grew up in Sydney and graduated with a Master of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney. Before joining the team at SPC Scott honed his skills in Sydney’s south-west, particularly in the Macarthur and Camden regions. He enjoys treating patients from all aspects of podiatry including diabetic assessments, nail surgery and general skin and nail treatments. He also has a particular interest in surgical cases, sports medicine and trigger point therapy. In his spare time Scott enjoys watching his beloved Cronulla Sharks, travelling and movies.
Kimberly Love (Podiatrist)
Kimberly joined the Sutherland Podiatry Team in 2015. Kimberly obtained her Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Sydney and since has been practicing in the Western Sydney area. She has always had a strong passion for sports and a healthy lifestyle leading her to choose a career where she could have a positive influence on people’s health and wellbeing. Kimberly enjoys all aspects of podiatry with a keen interest in sports podiatry and soft tissue injuries. She also has a passion for diabetic care and believes that a supportive podiatrist can play a very important role in diabetes management and control. In Kimberly’s spare time she enjoys shopping, travelling and relaxing at the beach.
Maha Ayoubi (Podiatrist)
Maha was born and raised in Sydney. She began her tertiary studies with a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Sydney and later went on to complete a Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University with Distinction. She is now an accredited podiatrist and current member of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Maha has developed a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry, including treating common foot complaints such as sore feet, heel pain, skin and nail conditions, diabetic assessments and sports podiatry.
In her spare time, Maha is a member of a soccer team and loves staying fit and healthy while being outdoors.
Tina Dang (Podiatrist)
Tina is also another new addition to our team. She graduated with Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatry from Western Sydney University. Tina since then has been practicing in the west particularly around Bankstown and Canterbury area. Her special interests are biomechanics,diabetes complications, paediatric and surgery. In Tina’s spare time she enjoys time play tennis, dancing, gym and spend quality time with family and friends.
Stefan Di Perna (Podiatrist)
Stefan is another graduate from Western Sydney University, with a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Podiatry. He has a keen interest in all aspects of podiatry, however, Stefan enjoys dealing with sports related injuries, using Trigger Point Therapy, treating ingrown toenails and general footcare. In his spare time, Stefan enjoys playing tennis and is currently learning to fly single engine aircrafts.
Bec grew up in Sunny Queensland where she completed her Bachelor of Podiatry at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Bec enjoys all aspects of Podiatry including aged care and treating common conditions such as heel and calf pain. She also enjoys incorporating dry needling into musculoskeletal treatments. Bec has recently moved to the Shire, and in her spare time, enjoys running, trips to the beach and being creative in the kitchen.
Dr Ozan Amir (Podiatric Surgeon)
Ozan Amir obtained his undergraduate podiatry degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1994 and completed his Master of Podiatry from Curtin University in 2004.
He has worked in private practice for 18 years in both Canberra and Sydney.
He obtained his surgical training with the Australiasian College of Podiatric Surgeons, with additional clinical and surgical training based in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ozan completed his United Kingdom preceptorship within the Orthopaedic department of the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, where he focused on forefoot and diabetic high risk foot surgery.
He also completed 3 months surgical training at the prestigious Podiatry Institute, Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, Ozan broadened his experience in rearfoot reconstructive surgery.
Ozan is a sessional lecturer of Podiatric Surgery at the University of Western Sydney, School of Podiatry, and has been active within the NSW Podiatry community, being part of many workshops, continuing education lectures, and conference presentations.
He has an interest in bunion surgery and complex reconstruction of the forefoot, including severe hammertoe deformities. Ozan is also an International member of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Surgery, and is experienced in minimally invasive foot & ankle procedures
Our Administration Team
Ruth is our Practice Manager, and heart and soul of SPC. She has been a Practice Manager for 2 very busy Medical Clinics at Chullora and West Ryde, so she is used to dealing with deadlines and stress!! If you have any problems, Ruth is the person to deal with, as she often says ‘the buck stops with me !’
Gillian joined our team in 2014, and has been dubbed the ‘shopper of the year’ for her fantastic shopping expeditions to Hawaii! All jokes aside, Gillian has had extensive experience in reception in both medical and podiatry clinics, and has been a wonderful asset to our clinic. She is Head Receptionist at SPC, and is happy to answer any of your questions.
Kerry Anne Naab
Kerry Anne is originally from the Shire but as you’ll notice, she has a Canadian accent (we won’t hold that against her). She recently returned from Canada with lots of medical office experience and a high tolerance for cold weather! We’re glad to have her at our front desk. In her spare time you’ll find Kerry Anne at the beach with her dog Riley.
Brittany joined our team in 2015 to help fill in when other members of the admin team are away. She is studying Journalism at the University of Technology Sydney and is also helping out with our Social Media campaigns and video production. When she is not working here in the clinic or studying at uni, she performs with the drama societies at UTS, the University of Sydney and the University of Wollongong.