All of our doctors hold Specialty Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and are Fellows of Australasian Specialty Medical Colleges. All hold appointments at Public and/or Private Hospitals.
Our doctors undertook Specialty Medical Training in Australia. Please see details of their Clinical and Academic Training and Subspecialty Expertise in their biographies below:
Dr Paul Silberstein
BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons I), FRACP MD
Dr Paul Silberstein, an Australian and UK trained Neurologist, is the Practice Principal.
After completing Neurology specialty training, Dr Silberstein undertook a Clinical and Research Fellowship at the prestigious National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and research leading to a Doctorate of Medicine in Clinical Neurophysiology at University College London. He returned to commence Consultant Practice in Australia in 2004, establishing the practice that has become Integrated Neurology.
Dr Silberstein is a specialist Movement disorder Neurologist. His practice focusses exclusively on the management of Parkinson’s disease and related conditions, tremor disorders and rarer neurologic conditions which affect human movement including dystonia, tics and myoclonus. He has extensive experience in the provision of all medical and surgical therapies for Movement disorders including device assisted therapies for the management of Parkinson’s disease. Dr Silberstein is recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation.
In addition to his work at Integrated Neurology, Dr Silberstein is a Senior Staff Specialist Neurologist at the Royal North Shore Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital.
Dr Silberstein is a keen educator and is the clinical lead to the Movement Disorder meeting at RNSH where challenging diagnostic and management problems are presented and discussed in a multi-disciplinary forum. He presents regularly at clinical meetings and patient support groups and has published extensively in leading international Neurology journals including Brain and Nature Neuroscience. Dr Silberstein maintains an educational website on Deep Brain Stimulation www.sydneydbs.com and writes regularly on Parkinson’s disease for social media www.facebook.com/treatmentsforpd and www.twitter.com/Therapies4PD.
Dr Christina Liang
MBBS, BSc(Med), FRACP
Dr Christina Liang is a Consultant Neurologist with subspecialty expertise in Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders including management of Deep Brain Stimulation. Dr Liang graduated from UNSW in 2002 and completed her Clinical Neurology & Neurophysiology training at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals in 2010.
Dr Liang is a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Royal North Shore Hospital where she cares for adolescents and adults with inherited and acquired Neuromuscular conditions through the Neuromuscular/ Transition and Neurogenetics Clinics. She is completing her doctoral studies in the management of adult patients with Mitochondrial disease, and is actively involved in ongoing clinical trials and research.
Dr Hannah Shin
Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist
MBBS FAFRM (RACP)
Dr Hannah Shin graduated from the University of New South Wales and completed specialist training in Rehabilitation Medicine through the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (RACP). She was drawn to Rehabilitation Medicine from a desire to holistically maximise quality of life and functionality, above and beyond traditional models of Healthcare.
Dr Shin specialises in Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity management with Botulinum Toxin Injection, Pain management, Joint injections, Cognitive assessment, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Falls prevention and Osteoporosis management. She is completing additional training in Medical Acupuncture with a focus in Pain and Movement Disorders. She is enthusiastic about selecting and coordinating the most appropriate Interdisciplinary care and navigating entities such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, to achieve the best outcomes for her patients.
Dr Shin is a visiting medical officer at Hunters Hill Private Hospital and leads their Parkinson’s Reconditioning Program.
Dr Jason Gu
Dr Jason Gu received his Medical Degree from the University of New South Wales and undertook Neurology training at the Sydney Adventist and Royal North Shore Hospitals. He completed his Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital with specialised training in Neurogenetics, Neuromuscular disease and Neurophysiology.
Dr Gu has developed an interest in the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and the development of novel biomarkers. He is a Staff Specialist Neurologist at The Wollongong Hospital where he runs the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder clinic, as well as performing Nerve Conduction Studies, Electromyography and Botulinum Toxin Injection.
Dr Gu is a Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital.
Dr Michal Lubomski
BPharmSc MBBS(Hons1) MMed/Surg FRACP
Dr Michal Lubomski is a general neurologist with a specialist interest in Movement Disorders, particularly in the use of device assisted therapies for Parkinson’s disease. He is completing his doctoral studies investigating the gastrointestinal microbiome in Parkinson’s disease.
Dr Lubomski completed his Medical Degree at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney and undertook his Neurology training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and subsequently his Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He has undertaken subspecialty training in Movement Disorders, Neurogenetics, Neuromuscular diseases as well as Neurophysiology with Botulinum Toxin injection.
Dr Natalie Palavra
BMed MD FRACP
Dr Palavra is a Consultant Neurologist, Visiting Medical Officer at North Shore Private Hospital and Visiting Medical Officer at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Palavra completed her medical qualifications at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2013 with distinction. She completed clinical and research electives in Movement Disorders at the prestigious National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London and Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, New York.
Dr Palavra is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists. She completed physician training followed by speciality training in Neurology at Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.
In addition to general Neurology, Dr Palavra has sub-specialty interests in Movement Disorders, particularly Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation. She completed a fellowship in Movement Disorders and Neurogenetics, as the recipient of the Nick Blair Fellowship in 2021. Her fellowship encompassed training in medical and surgical therapies for Movement Disorders, including device assisted therapies for the management of Parkinson’s Disease. Dr Palavra has published several peer-reviewed scientific papers and continues her research in Parkinson’s Disease as a research affiliate for the University of Sydney. She is also passionate about patient education and has published several informative pieces for social media and the educational website Sydney DBS.
Dr Palavra also has a keen interest in headache and migraine, is a member of The Australia and New Zealand Headache Society, and member of the Migraine Education Committee.
Dr Palavra is a keen educator and mentor of medical students and physician trainees. She is also president of the Royal North Shore Hospital Medical and Surgical Women’s Society, and in 2018 was awarded the Dr Ann Formaz-Preston Scholarship for her contribution to Royal North Shore Hospital.
Dr Joseph Nogajski
Dr Nogajski is a Visiting Medical Office in Neurology at Royal North Shore Hospital, having completed his neurology training at St George Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital (2002/03). He undertook a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital (2004) prior to commencing work as a consultant in Neurology and Neurophysiology.
He has performed detailed nerve conduction studies and EMG for over twenty years, and has expertise in also performing single fibre EMG studies. He has been a Neurophysiology Supervisor for Advanced Training in Neurology for over ten years.
Dr Nogajski provides Nerve conduction studies and EMG testing only at Integrated Neurology. Please contact his Belrose rooms 02 8011 0676 for Neurologic consultations.