Doctors at Standish Street Surgery

We are proud to be a high quality teaching practice for GP Registrars, International Medical Graduates, and Medical Students. We have 4 accredited GP supervisors on hand to assist our Registrars in their journey to achieve Fellowship with RACGP or ACCRM

Dr Simon Shute

Simon graduated from Melbourne University with MBBS in 1992, followed the GP career path to FRACGP and has been practicing in Myrtleford since 1999. His Diploma of Obstetrics was obtained in 1997 and he delivered babies at Alpine Health – Myrtleford until that service finished in 2016, and now does antenatal shared care for women booked at Wangaratta or Wodonga.. Simon is a supervisor with Murray City Country Coast GP Training (MCCC) for registrars and medical students from Melbourne University. Outside of work, Simon enjoys skiing and bushwalking in Victoria’s North East Region.” Visit this website for helpful pregnancy information >
Dr James Wei Standish Street Surgery

Dr James Wei

James is a GP supervisor with RACGP, and loves every aspect of rural general practice, since completing his Fellowship in 2017. He has special interests in chronic pain, regenerative injection therapies, and medicinal cannabis. Please visit the Alpine Prolotherapy Clinic website for more information.
James calls Myrtleford home with his wife and two young boisterous boys."

Dr Bill Hunt

Bill is excited to commence his GP training in Myrtleford in 2016. After training in South Australia and The Northern Territory, Bill moved back to the North East and has spent the last two years working with Albury/Wodonga Health. Bill is now a Fellow’d GP after completing his Registrar Training with us. Bill has interests in rural health and emergency medicine. When not at work Bill enjoys cycling, gardening and spending time with his young family.
Dr Shannon Elliot

Dr Shannon Elliott

Shannon was excited to join the Myrtleford team as one of the GP Registrars in 2017. Since graduating from Monash University in 2012, Shannon has worked mainly at Northeast Health Wangaratta as well as spending a year in Melbourne working at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Shannon is now a Fellow’d GP after completing her Registrar Training with us. Shannon has interests in children’s and adolescents’ health as well as chronic disease management. Outside of work Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and her boys outdoors gardening, walking and bike riding.

Dr Martin Witney

Martin studied medicine at Flinders University SA. This included various rotations in Adelaide, Mt Gambier, Port Augusta, Alice Springs and Darwin. These experiences cemented his passion for rural general practice and the importance of primary care. He moved to Wangaratta to be part of the innovative ‘Murray to Mountains’ internship program and stayed at Northeast Health Wangaratta to complete his residency time with a focus on Emergency medicine. He started at Standish Street in 2020 as a GP registrar and attained fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2022 following the completion of GP training. He has a particular interest in preventative care, dermatology and chronic disease management (such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, COPD and Asthma). He lives locally with his young family.

Dr Lakmali Bandara

Dr.Lakmali Bandara is a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). She has over 20 years of experience working as a medical practitioner. She completed her primary medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon completion of the mandatory internship period, Dr.Bandara joined the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health as a Medical Officer and served mainly in first-contact care settings. In 2014, she completed a postgraduate diploma in family medicine. Her deep interest in first-contact care drove Dr.Bandara to take up further studies in the field and in 2018 she successfully completed an MD in Family Medicine degree attached to the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She is currently enrolled in the Practice Experience Pathway of the RACGP fellowship programme. Her special interests include first contact eye care, women’s health, and first contact child care.