Referrals are welcomed for patients with the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory arthritis  
  • Osteoarthritis of hip and knee 
  • Connective tissue diseases including scleroderma 
  • Lupus and vasculitis 

Joint injections are performed at all clinics as needed.

Biologics Clinic Nurse

The Biologics Nurse Consultant coordinates investigations, appointments, care and provides education for patients with inflammatory arthritis undergoing biological (bDMARD) therapy.

Mary Sullivan

Tel: (03) 9231 3645

Scleroderma Nurse Consultant

The Scleroderma Nurse Consultant coordinates investigations, appointments and care, attends to dressings and provides education for patients with scleroderma. 

Barbara Gemmel  

Tel: (03) 9231 3983

Our Team

A/Prof Evange Romas    
Tel: (03) 8415 0814

Dr Laurence Clemens        
Tel: (03) 9231 2211 

Dr Wendy Stevens
Dr Frank Laska    
Dr Tim Godfrey
Dr Melinda Wong
Dr Mandana Nikpour
Dr Keith Lim
Dr Jessica Luong
Dr Shereen Oon
Dr Nava Ferdowsi
Sr Mary Sullivan
Biologics Nurse Consultant
Tel: (03) 9231 3645

Ms Barbara Gemmel     
Scleroderma Nurse Consultant    
Tel: (03) 9231 3983

Ms Carolyn Page    

Referral Information

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Statewide Referral Criteria for Specialist Clinics

To improve access and appropriateness of Rheumatology referrals to public hospitals, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed statewide referral criteria. These can be viewed at https://src.health.vic.gov.au/specialities

Refer to the Specialist Clinics area

Clinic Times

  • Monday 8.45am


You might also wish to visit the Australian Rheumatology Association to access GP resources or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners to view clinical guidelines.

Contact Us

Patient Enquiries:    

Tel: (03) 9231 3475


GP Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 2898
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm, or please leave a message.
Fax referrals: (03) 9231 3489

Case Coordinator Nurse: 

Tel: (03) 9231 1246

Referral Officer:

Tel: (03) 9231 1249

Health Pathways

HealthPathways Melbourne is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.


Please Note:
This is a public outpatient service. All patients need to be referred to us by a GP. Please see your GP if you believe you would benefit from a referral to this clinic. Many doctors have private consulting suites as well as working in the public hospital system. This is entirely separate from St Vincent’s and our staff do not have any information about the private consulting practices of doctors.