Meet our Team
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Dr. Terry Russell
MB, BS, DIP RACOG, OAM
The principal of Circumcision Australia group of doctors is Dr Terry Russell OAM. Dr Russell was the first doctor in Queensland to use the Plastibell device, and he pioneered the use of anaesthetic cream in Australia for a safer, more comfortable circumcision. His research forms the basis for current best-practice. Dr Terry Russell is the only doctor ever appointed a mentor of the R.A.C.G.P for the teaching of circumcision. Dr Russell also developed his own technique dividing tongue and lip tie using an instrument which minimise any bleeding and resulting successful outcome. He has four children and fourteen grand-children of whom he is very proud.
Dr. Peter Loth
MB, BS, DIP RACOG
Dr Peter Loth. MB.BS, Dip RACOG Dr Peter worked as a GP which included Obstetrics for many years. He has performed circumcisions for over 40 years and has used the Plastibell technique exclusively for the past 30 years and tongue and lip tie procedures for 13 years. He has operated at Russell Medical from 2002 -2018 however remains as a mentor for our current doctors to provide and share his knowledge on circumcision procedure. His leisure interests include caring for his grandchildren, gardening, wood turning and fine woodwork.
Dr. Melissa Gilbert
Dr Melissa Gilbert has been a part of the team at Russell Medical Centre since mid 2011. She was trained in plastibell circumcisions and tongue and lip tie divisions by Dr. Russell. Since then she has performed 4500 circumcision and 1700 Tongue tie procedures.
Melissa is a University of Queensland graduate, obtaining her medical degree in 2005 and her RACGP fellowship in 2011. She divides her work hours between general practice, surgical assisting and the procedural work she does at RMC.
Dr. Carly Hupfeld
Dr Carly Hupfeld obtained her medical degree in 2010 and completed her intern and junior years at Logan Hospital before obtaining her RACGP fellowship in 2015.
Carly was trained in plastibell circumcisions and tongue and lip tie divisions by the team here at RMC. She currently divides her time between general practice, surgical assisting, procedural work at RMC and family life.
As a mother, Carly understands the worries we go through as parents and aims to look after your children as though they are her own.
Laura joined Russell Medical in 2018 as a practice nurse. Laura is a mum of two boys and currently doing extra study in nursing to further her education.
Suna has been working for Russell medical centre since 2003 and has assisted in many procedures during that time.