Our Doctors

Paul Flood

General Practitioner
paul-picPaul graduated from Monash University in 1975, with subsequent hospital training in Australia and in England, before settling into 15 years’ rural general practice on Phillip Island in 1984. In 1999 Paul and his family moved to the United Arab Emirates where he held a university appointment in Family Medicine for five years. In 2004 he returned to Australia, with his wife and two daughters, and joined Kew General Practice. He enjoys the breadth and depth of family medicine / general practice. When not at work Paul enjoys being the father of teenage daughters, reading, the theatre, and a meal with good company.

Jessica Chong

General Practitioner
jessicaJessica graduated from Monash University in 1997. In 2000 she completed the Diploma of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She completed rural general practice training in Korumburra in South Gippsland. Since then she had been working in Melbourne’s South East before joining Kew GP in December 2009. She is interested in general medicine, chronic disease management and women’s health. She enjoys travelling, baking and catching up with family and friends.

Paul Shortis

General Practitioner
Paul-ShortisPaul grew up in East Kew and attended St Annes Primary School. He graduated from Monash University in 2002, and spent 5 years working in Box Hill hospital and Geelong Hospital. During this time he completed rural rotations in Warrnambool, Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. Subsequently Paul commenced the general practice training program and completed his fellowship of FRACGP in 2009. Over the last 4 years he has worked in Surrey Hills and also with Dr Ian Reynolds in Bundoora. He also assists two orthopaedic surgeons and works as an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Paul intermittently does locum medical relief work in Broome and Tennant Creek. Paul has a special interest in paediatrics, travel medicine and sports medicine in addition to all elements of general practice. When not at work Paul enjoys cycling, athletics and hiking. He is a member of the Melbourne University Athletics Club.

Jason Chua

General Practitioner
Jason-ChuaJason graduated with honours from Monash University in 2002. He subsequently worked in hospitals and clinics in Box Hill, Burwood, St Helena, Bairnsdale, and Bendigo, and attained his fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2006. He enjoys general family medicine and has a particular interest in childhood allergies, travel medicine, and dermatology including skin cancer. He is an examiner for the RACGP and has previously been involved in running clinics in travel medicine.  Over the last 4 years he has worked in private practice in Camberwell. When not at work Jason enjoys travelling, tennis, and photography, but now spends most of his time trying to keep his two young kids out of mischief.

Helen Vu

General Practitioner
Helen-VuHelen graduated from Melbourne University in 1995. She has been practising as a GP since 2000. Helen has worked for a short period in Wangaratta and has subsequently been working in the outer Eastern Suburbs for the last 9 years. She joined Kew General Practice in December 2010. She has an interest in Women’s Health, Children’s Health and has a Certificate for Shared Antenatal Care.

Elissa Stafford

General Practitioner
Elissa graduated from the University of Melbourne with honours in Medicine in 2004, and also holds a Bachelor of Medical Science for research. She worked at Austin health, the Mercy Hospital for Women and in General Practice in rural and city areas of Victoria and in other areas of Australia. She is a competent and kind GP, interested in women’s health, chronic disease, paediatrics and dermatology, along with all areas of medicine. She has 3 young children and enjoys reading and fitness.

Our Allied Health Staff

Joanna Baker

Joanna BakerJoanna is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who loves food. After her son was born in 2008, Joanna stepped out of the hospital setting and into private practice with the goal of supporting people in the local community to enjoy food, whilst incorporating practical everyday strategies to optimise health and quality of life.

Having both Coeliac Disease and IBS herself, Joanna has an in-depth understanding of what its like to live with dietary restrictions and aims to empower people with knowledge of foods they can enjoy, rather than missing out.

Our Support Staff


Practice Nurse
CathyCathy joined our team in 2015.  She is a registered nurse with previous experience working in public hospitals, both in Melbourne and in Scotland, where she lived for several years. She is a trained nurse immuniser.  Cathy is married and has three daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family, cycling and running.

Practice Manager


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