About us

Central Melbourne Specialists (CMS) is a specialist medical practice offering expert services in Gastroenterology, Dermatology and Dietetics. Our dermatologists, Dr Emma Hiscutt and Dr Amanda Saracino, have years of experience both at a national and international level, treating a range of skin problems. Further, our experienced gastroenterologists, Prof Jason Tye-Din and Dr Suresh Sivanesan offer holistic services in gut-focused disorders. Ms Annabel Mackenzie our in-house accredited practising dietician who is experienced in managing a range of conditions. In keeping up with latest research and up to date medical care our specialists consult in both public and private hospitals.

The practice is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD alongside convenient access to public transport networks. Our friendly reception team are readily available to service patient queries and schedule appointments. 

Meet our specialists

Dr. Suresh Sivanesan

MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Dr. Emma Hiscutt

MA(cantab), BM BCh(oxon), MRCP(derm), FACD

A/Prof. Jason Tye-Din

MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Ms. Annabel Mackenzie

Dr. Suresh Sivanesan

MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Dr Suresh Sivanesan MBBS, FRACP, PhD is a highly experienced and caring gastroenterologist with speciality expertise in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He is experienced in treating all gastroenterological problems, including iron deficiency anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel cancer screening, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and liver disorders. He has advanced endoscopic training in gastroscopy, colonoscopy, double/ single balloon enteroscopy and the removal of complex polyps.

Suresh is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (2004), member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australasia (GESA) and Certified by the Conjoint Committee of Recognition of Training in Endoscopy. His advanced endoscopic training was awarded as part of the inaugural Australian scholarship to the prestigious St. Mark’s hospital endoscopy centre in London. He undertook a PhD in London and Oxford examining inflammatory bowel disease and is the Director of Clinical Research, Department of Colorectal Medicine, at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Dr. Emma Hiscutt

MA(cantab), BM BCh(oxon), MRCP, FACD

Dr Emma Hiscutt is an experienced dermatologist of over 10 years and has been practicing in inner Melbourne for nearly a decade. She has been highly trained to treat and manage contact dermatitis, skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, acne, vulval or female specific disorders, medical conditions that affect the skin and excessive sweating.

Originally from England, Emma undertook her medical training at Cambridge University in the UK, where she was awarded a Masters in Medical Sciences (MA). She then went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (BM BCh) in 2001.

Following her medical degrees, she completed Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and completed dermatology specialist training in England. She moved to Australia in 2009 and was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatology (FACD) in 2011. She has numerous awards, scholarships and published research papers in peer reviewed journals.

She is a consultant at the Alfred hospital dermatology unit and previously at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She regularly provides high quality care to her patients from her rooms including skin cancer excision, patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis and ultraviolet light (UVB) treatment for psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and mycosis fungoides.

She is a calm, competent and reassuring dermatologist, who believes in holistic medicine and in empowering patients to improve and prevent skin problems.

A/Prof. Jason Tye-Din

MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din is a gastroenterologist with expertise in the management of coeliac disease (including complex and refractory disease), gluten- related disorders, food sensitivities and intolerances, and gastrointestinal immune diseases such as eosinophilic oesophagitis and common variable immunodeficiency. His goal is to improve the health and quality of life of people suffering gastrointestinal diseases, especially those caused by food. He is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne and heads the Coeliac Research Laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Jason’s research has been widely published and has contributed to a greater understanding of how gluten is toxic to people with coeliac disease. He is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and chairs the Medical Advisory Committee of Coeliac Australia. Jason is a dedicated specialist who provides medical care of the highest standard with a compassionate, evidence-based approach. 

Ms. Annabel Mackenzie

Annabel is an experienced dietitian of over 20 years, having practiced as a registered dietitian (RD) in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London and Prague, and as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) in Sydney and Melbourne. 

She initially trained as a Biochemist, working in pathology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, from there she found Nutritional Biochemistry fascinating and went on to pursue this interest further after being selected into the highly sought after BSc Medical Honours of Nutrition and Dietetics course at University of Cape Town, being one of only 12 candidates selected each year.

Her journey as a dietitian has been extensive, having held lead dietetic roles in Mental Health, Oncology, Cardiology, Weight Management and Gastroenterology. She has worked in various establishments of private practice, medical institutions, outpatient clinics and food service systems.

While based in Prague, Annabel completed her Masters in Nutrition focussing on gastroenterology and ethics in Nutrition.  Her passion for nutrition in gastroenterology led to a role as Technical Officer for Coeliac Australia, working intimately with the gluten free community, from clinical patients, gastroenterologists, food manufacturers, food service providers and various industrial stakeholders.

Annabel is now based in Melbourne where she continues to work as a consultant to Coeliac Australia and works in private practice as an APD and nutrition consultant to clinical patients and industry.