Meet the team at Ivanhoe Family Doctors

We have dedicated GPs, Nurses and Staff that keep our practice running smoothly and effectively, meet them below.

DR ALI KOLAHDOOZ

MD, FRACGP

Ivanhoe Family Doctors

Meet Dr. Ali Kolahdooz, an experienced GP who has embraced Australia as his home since 2006, despite his love for showcasing his French and Swedish language skills from time to time. With a career spanning over 22 years, Dr. Kolahdooz has practiced medicine in various countries. 

Having worked as a GP on the Gold Coast for a decade, Dr. Kolahdooz relocated to Melbourne in 2015. For the past seven years, he has been a valued member of the Alphington Medical Centre. However, his journey led him to create his very own, newly repurposed Medical Centre in Ivanhoe. 

Dr. Ali Kolahdooz is widely recognized and respected in the local communities, especially amongst families with young children. His genuine passion for children’s health & family health, coupled with his exceptional ability to communicate with little ones, has made him a beloved GP among families in Alphington, Fairfield, and Ivanhoe as well all surrounding suburbs far or close. Being a parent of two young children himself, Dr. Kolahdooz understands and empathises with the challenges faced by young parents who seek same-day medical care. He prioritises meeting this need, even on days when his schedule is fully booked. Ensuring that families receive timely and attentive healthcare is his utmost priority. 

Dr. Ali Koladooz is not only a dedicated practitioner but also an advocate for preventive healthcare. Recognizing the importance of early intervention and proactive measures, he encourages his patients to prioritise preventative care. During his time practising in Queensland, Dr. Ali has gained extensive experience and deepened his understanding of the significance of regular skin cancer screenings. He has dedicated himself to becoming an expert in dermoscopy and mole checks, ensuring that he can provide the highest level of care and expertise when it comes to detecting and managing skin cancer. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Kolahdooz strives to empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about their health.

Since 2019, Dr. Ali has been actively involved as a Medicinal Cannabis prescriber, advocating for the well-being of his patients and emphasising the significant role it can play in supporting mental health as well as managing inflammatory conditions like endometriosis and arthritis.

His dedication to providing the best possible care to families is evident in his approach and commitment. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kolahdooz at his newly repurposed Medical Centre in Ivanhoe. Experience the compassionate care and expertise that have made him a trusted GP in the local families &  community.

During his leisure time, Dr. Ali has a passion for collecting coins and medals. But what truly holds a special place in his heart is soccer! He’s an avid fan, and in his book, Leo Messi is the undisputed champion (so be prepared, because challenging this might not end well!). Dr. Ali also thoroughly enjoys exploring and indulging in culinary delights, making him a regular at various cafes and restaurants.

DR LEILA RADFAR

MBBS FRACGP

Dr Leila Radfar

Meet Dr. Leila Radfar, a dedicated and compassionate General Practitioner at Ivanhoe Family Doctors. 

Dr. Leila embarked on her medical journey in Australia back in 2008, following a fulfilling period of providing healthcare to underprivileged communities in rural areas abroad. She dedicated several years to training at the renowned Royal Melbourne Hospital, gaining valuable experience in a range of specialties including Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, General Family Medicine, Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment, Mental Health, and primarily Neurosurgery. Her areas of interest also include Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, and Family Health.

Prior to completing her General Practice training in Melbourne in 2013, she also served as an Emergency and Trauma registrar. Leila’s expertise extends to specialised training in skin cancer screening and treatment. With a strong background in major metropolitan hospitals and comprehensive GP training, Dr. Radfar brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her practice. Dr. Radfar is passionate about providing holistic care to her patients. 

As a caring GP, Dr. Radfar is committed to building long-lasting relationships with her patients and ensuring their well-being. In addition to her expertise in medicine, Dr. Radfar is deeply committed to promoting overall wellness. She believes in the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and encourages all her patients to prioritise good sleep, nutritious eating, and regular physical activity. Through her advocacy, she strives to empower her patients to lead healthier lives. 

When you visit Dr. Leila Radfar at Ivanhoe Family Doctors, you can trust that you’re in the hands of a compassionate and knowledgeable GP who values your well-being. Book an appointment today and embark on a journey towards optimal health

Ms Sanaz Saeedahmadi

Psychologist

Meet Ms Sanaz Saeedahmadi, a caring and accomplished psychologist with a focus on promoting mental well-being. She boasts nearly a decade of experience, built upon a strong foundation in psychology.

In 2018, she moved to Melbourne, where she prepared for exams while working as a research assistant at the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Sanaz received registration through AHPRA in November 2021 and officially began her role as a General Registered Psychologist in private practice.

Throughout her career, Sanaz has developed a passion for working with children and adolescents facing challenges such as anxiety, mood difficulties, attention issues, and trauma. Her approach emphasises skilled assessment and therapeutic interventions, recognizing the crucial role of parents’ mental health in safeguarding children’s well-being.

Sanaz’s academic journey commenced at the University of Tehran in Iran, where she earned her master’s degrees in clinical psychology.
Her career began at Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital in Iran, where she spent two years before branching out to private practices, schools, kindergartens, and counselling services affiliated with Tehran and Shahid Beheshti Universities.

As an immigrant, Sanaz brings extensive experience working with diverse backgrounds, especially those dealing with immigration and acculturation stress. Her therapeutic toolbox includes dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy, family work, cognitive and behavioural therapy, collaborative and proactive solutions, trauma-informed interventions, and play therapy. Sanaz also has a strong interest in autism and neurodiversity, providing therapy and neurodevelopmental assessments for individuals of all ages.

Sanaz proudly is a member of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Melbourne, focusing on supporting students.
She is a new member of the team at Ivanhoe Family Doctors, further expanding her commitment to holistic healthcare.

In her free time, Sanaz enjoys connecting with others, cooking, hiking, reading books, and watching animated comedies. These experiences motivate and energise her, fueling her dedication to fostering mental health.

Get started on your journey to mental wellness by scheduling an appointment with Sanaz today.

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