100_0562.JPG - largeAssociate Professor Peter J. Hand


Assoc. Professor Peter Hand graduated with first class Honours in medicine from Monash University in 1991.  He trained to become a specialist in neurology at the Alfred Hospital and the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, United Kingdom.  He performed research into acute stroke at the Edinburgh for two and a half years leading to the completion of a thesis for the higher degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD).  He returned to Melbourne in mid-2002 to become visiting consultant neurologist to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Alfred Hospital.  In 2004, Dr. Hand left the Alfred Hospital to become Co-Head of the Stroke Care Unit and was then appointed Deputy Director of Neurology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  From 2007-2009 he was the Honorary Secretary of ANZAN (Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists) and was the Chair of the Neurology Specialist Training Committee of the RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).  In 2010 he was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Leadership Committee of the state Department of Health Victorian Stroke Clinical Network, the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Committee, and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Overseas Trained Physicians Committee. Assoc. Professor Hand also serves on various committees for Medicines Australia.


Assoc. Professor Hand is a founding director of Melbourne Neurology Group and his interests include stroke, medical education and headache.  He has published papers in medical journals in these areas and has presented the results of his research in stroke at major scientific meetings.



100_0571.JPG - largeDr. Mark Marriott


Dr. Mark Marriott attended Monash University and graduated with first class honours in 1994. He undertook further training and became a specialist in neurology in 2002. He has worked at the Austin, Box Hill and Royal Melbourne Hospitals as well as several hospitals in the United Kingdom during his training. He has performed research into Multiple Sclerosis at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research and the Howard Florey Institute, leading to the completion of a thesis for the higher degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) at the University of Melbourne. Since 2002, he has worked as a consultant neurologist at the Royal Melbourne and Box Hill Hospitals.


He is an honorary lecturer in Medicine at Monash University and an honorary fellow at the Howard Florey Institute/Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne. Dr Marriott’s interests include Multiple Sclerosis and General Neurology. He has ongoing research interests in MS genetics and new therapies for MS and MRI imaging. Results of this research have been published in medical journals and presented at major scientific meetings.


Dr. Marriott joined Melbourne Neurology Group in 2010. He consults patients referable to conditions including general neurology and Motor Neurone Disease and, in particular, Multiple Sclerosis.





image001.png - largeAssociate Professor Timothy Day


Assoc. Professor Day studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, then trained in Neurology at Royal Melbourne Hospital and in Western Australia. He undertook specialist training in EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies at the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital in USA. He returned to Australia after his training and worked for many years in Western Australia, before moving back to Victoria.  He held a senior role at Monash Medical Centre, and in the last five years he has worked at Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is the supervisor of neurophysiology training. He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s best Clinical Neurophysiologists.


Assoc. Professor Day began consulting at Melbourne Neurology Group in 2013. Specific areas of interest include nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography(EMG) with an emphasis on diagnosis of common and also complex neuromuscular disorders, including peripheral neuropathies, muscle disease, myasthenia and nerve injuries. This includes carpel tunnel syndrome, and other nerve conditions.






Dr. Nawaf Yassi


Dr Nawaf Yassi studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2005 with first class honours. He undertook neurology specialty training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health - Box Hill Hospital, and then completed a PhD in brain imaging and stroke from 2012 to 2015 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. He is actively involved in the Royal Melbourne Hospital acute stroke service which provides expert stroke care to patients from around the state of Victoria, and is also a neurologist for the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Service, which provides 24/7 telemedicine stroke care to patients in rural Victoria.

Dr Yassi’s research interests also include understanding the contribution of stroke and cerebrovascular disease towards memory and cognition. He holds a highly prestigious NHMRC-ARC grant supporting this work and a dual appointment at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health where he performs this research.

Dr Yassi practices clinically as a general neurologist and sees patients with a variety of neurological conditions. He has a subspecialty interest in stroke and cerebrovascular disease.


Dr Nyan Lynn


Dr. Nyan Lynn completed his neurology training at the University Hospital Geelong and the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), with a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at RMH. He is currently working as a Consultant Neurologist, Clinical Neurophysiologist and Neurophysiology Training Supervisor at the Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne and visiting Consultant Physician (General Medicine) at the University Hospital, Geelong.

He began consulting at Melbourne Neurology Group in 2017 and has a special interest and expertise in neuromuscular conditions, particularly peripheral neuropathies and myaesthenia gravis. In addition, he is offering neurophysiology services (nerve conduction studies and electromyography) for the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders and Botulinum toxin (Botox) therapies for various conditions including cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, axillary hyperhidrosis and chronic migraine at Melbourne Neurology Group.