Meet Our Team

Victoria Harbour Medical Centre has a dedicated team of male and female General Practitioners available for consultation who are supported by an enthusiastic and friendly nursing and administrative team.

All doctors at Victoria Harbour Medical Centre are vocationally trained and accredited general practitioners (GPs) and Fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).

Please feel free to browse through our team and learn a little more, or call (03) 9629 1414 to arrange an appointment.

Practice Manager: Edita Mance

Practice Nurse: Lorianna Marchese

Medical receptionists: Susan, Ruth, Stephanie, Carly and Louisa

Dr. Marc Herington

MBBS, FRACGP, Practice Principal

Dr Marc Herington commenced General Practice in 2002, and opened the door to the first patients at Victoria Harbour Medical Centre in September 2004.

Away from work he has 3 teenage children who keep him busy, and interests in all sports, but particularly golf and following Essendon.

Dr Marc Herington is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday to Friday

Dr. Kirsten Scott

BSc, MBBS (Hons.), DCH, FRACGP

After graduating from Medicine at Melbourne University in 2004, Dr Kirsten Scott pursued an interest in paediatrics, working at The Royal Children’s Hospital and attaining a Diploma in Child Health (DCH). Kirsten is part of the team of “GP’s at The Kid’s” providing after hours General Practice support to the Emergency Department at The Royal Children’s Hospital. 

Kirsten has a strong interest in Women’s Health and is accredited to provide Shared Maternity Care to pregnant women planning to have their baby at The Royal Women’s or Mercy Hospitals. She is also able to assist with postnatal care, fertility and pre-conception advice, and contraception including Implanon® insertion and removal.

Kirsten has been a GP at Victoria Harbour Medical Centre since 2011 and happy to consult on a wide range of medical problems and perform minor surgical procedures. When not at work, Kirsten is busy being a mum to three young boys.

Dr. Kirsten Scott is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr. Damien Polioudakis

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Damien Polioudakis graduated from Monash University in 2003.  He is experienced in all areas of general practice with special interests in men’s health, sexual health including PrEP prescribing, STI screening, preventative health medicine and chronic disease management.

Damien has completed the FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors with Family Planning Victoria (FPV). He is qualified to insert and remove Implanon® female contraceptive implants.

Prior to his move into general practice, Damien spent several years working in a variety of acute hospital settings ranging from emergency and intensive care medicine to anaesthetics.  During this time he also completed accredited JCCA training in general practice anaesthesia.

Dr Damien Polioudakis is currently not taking on new patients and is only consulting via Telehealth.

Sessions: Monday to Thursday

Dr. Bree Latta

BBNS (Hons.), MBBS, DCH, FRACGP

Dr Bree Latta graduated in 2011 and has since worked at The Royal Women’s Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital pursuing an interest in women’s and children’s health.

Bree commenced working in General Practice in 2015, at the same time completing a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) through the Children’s Hospital at Westmead Sydney.

Bree enjoys the wide variety of work in General Practice and is particularly interested in pregnancy planning, lactation medicine and mental health. Dr Bree Latta is qualified to insert and remove Implanon®.

Outside of work she used to enjoy going shopping and relaxing on the beach, but now she mostly enjoys spending time with her two babies, coffee and awaiting her online shopping deliveries!

Dr Bree Latta is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Thursdays only

Dr. Leah Watts

MBBS, BMedSci, MPH, FRACGP 

Dr Leah Watts enjoys working with our diverse community to live healthy, happy, connected lives. She is particularly interested in mental health, women’s and children’s health and sexual health (including PrEP), but also enjoys the wide variety of work that General Practice brings.

She is qualified to insert and remove Implanon® and is happy to perform other minor procedures and conduct skin checks.

Outside of work she enjoys swing dancing and bushwalking.

Dr Leah Watts is available to see new patients.

 

Sessions: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Dr. Christopher Kearney

BBiomedSc, BMBS, FRACGP

Dr Christopher Kearney graduated from Deakin School of Medicine in 2012 then worked at Western Health for 2 years. Following a year of emergency work in Echuca he commenced GP training in 2016 and completed it in early 2018 here at Victoria Harbour Medical Centre.

He enjoys all aspects of general practice however his special interests are youth health, sexual health  (including PrEP prescribing) and prevention and management of chronic disease.  He is also happy to perform minor surgical procedures including Implanon® insertion/removal.

Away from work Chris enjoys travel and sport (playing, watching and umpiring!)

Dr Christopher Kearney is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr. Jane Karmouche

MBBS, BMedSci, DRANZCOG, MPH&TM, FRACGP

Dr Jane Karmouche graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 and has recently returned to Docklands after a year working in Geelong.  Prior to that she worked for a number of years in major Melbourne Hospitals, the Northern Territory and suburban Melbourne.

Jane has gained additional qualifications in pregnancy care and women’s health, sexual health and has completed her Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is an accredited Shared Maternity Care provider to women planning to have their baby at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Health, Western Health, Werribee Mercy for Women and Northern Health.

Jane is qualified to insert and remove Implanon® and Mirena® IUDs.

Away from work Jane enjoys boxing, travelling and supporting her beloved Tigers!

Dr Jane Karmouche is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

Dr. Gillian Porter

MBBS, DCH, MPH , FRACGP

Dr Gillian Porter graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2009. She has been working in General Practice since 2013 and enjoys all areas of General Practice with particular interests in preventative medicine, travel health, women’s, and children’s health. She is accredited to provide Shared Maternity Care with The Royal Women’s Hospital and is qualified to insert and remove Implanon®.

Gillian has a background in women’s and children’s health, having completed a Diploma of Child Health in 2011. She has also worked in international health, completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2018 and continues to be involved in supporting community health programs and research in India.

Outside of work Dr Porter enjoys spending time with her young family.

Dr Gillian Porter is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr. Tim Johnston

MD (Dist.), BPharm, FRACGP

Dr Tim Johnston graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2014. He worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Sunshine Hospital before transitioning to general practice. His interests include Sexual Health (including PrEP prescribing), Travel Medicine and Men’s Health, but will happily consult on all health-related concerns. Tim began his working life as a pharmacist and welcomes the opportunity to chat about your medications and how they fit in to your treatment plan.

Outside of medicine, Tim enjoys live music, exploring Melbourne’s food scene and travel.

Dr Tim Johnston is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr. Tina Ling

MBBS, BMedSci, DRANZCOG, FRACGP

Dr Tina Ling completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2013.  Since graduating, Tina has worked primarily at The Austin Hospital and The Northern Hospital, before transitioning to General Practice.

In 2015, Tina completed the Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRANZCOG).  She is an accredited Shared Maternity Care provider to women planning to have their baby at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Health, Western Health, Werribee Mercy for Women and Northern Health.  Tina is passionate about Women’s Health, and also has particular interests in Travel Medicine, Children’s Health, and holistic patient-centred medicine.  Tina is happy to consult patients on a wide range of medical problems, including minor procedures.  Tina is qualified to insert and remove Implanon® female contraceptive implants.

Outside of medicine, Tina enjoys tennis, running, hiking, travelling, and is training to run a full marathon.

Dr Tina Ling is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr. Charles Aitken

MBBS

Since graduating from Monash University in 2011 Charles has developed a competency in a range of medical and surgical specialties. He has worked in numerous roles at public and private hospitals around Australia as well as an ongoing role teaching medical students at Monash University.

Charles has also worked extensively as a surgical assistant giving him a strong knowledge of most commonly performed surgical procedures.

Charles is interested in women’s health and pregnancy, paediatrics, mental health and complex social needs. He is able to perform minor surgical procedures, insert or remove Implanon® and prescribe PrEP.

When not working Charles enjoys playing hockey and visiting his family in North-West Victoria.

Dr Charles Aitken is available to see new patients.

Sessions: Monday to Thursday

Lorianna Marchese

Lorianna Marchese

RN Div1, Practice Nurse

Completing a Diploma of Science in Nursing at Footscray Institute of Technology in 1990, Lorianna commenced her nursing career at Dandenong Hospital before venturing into General Practice. She has worked as a Practice Nurse for the last 15 years and enjoys all aspects of primary care especially caring for patients and their families in a holistic manner. Lorianna has special interests in wound management and immunising and has completed a wound management course and obtained a nurse immuniser certificate.

In her spare time Lorianna enjoys family and social gatherings as well as health and fitness. Lorianna has completed a full marathon and also walked 100km for Oxfam.