Our Team


Dr Maureen McKeown

General Practitioner

Maureen graduated from Monash University Medical School with honours and went on to do further postgraduate training at the Alfred and Frankston Hospitals. She then travelled to the UK and worked in Dundee, Scotland and London, England. She obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics on returning to Australia and entered general practice. She has been at Sandringham Medical Centre since 1992. Her special interests are in children’s and women’s health.

Available: Monday and Monday evening, Tuesday, Thursday plus rostered weekends.

Dr Andrew Harris

MB BS, Dip Sports Medicine, FRACGP.
General Practitioner

Andrew graduated in 1986 from Monash University. He subsequently trained at Prince Henrys Hospital, predominantly in the surgical specialties before entering General Practice. He completed the Diploma of Sports Medicine in 1993. He has particular interests in surgical procedures including the removal of lesions, sports medicine, acupuncture, and diving medicine. In addition to general practice, Andrew has an interest in aerospace medicine and is a Designated Aviation Medicine Examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Andrew is married and lives locally with his three sons.

Available: All day Monday, Tuesday including Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday and Thursday, plus rostered weekends.

Dr Andrew Leaver

General Practitioner

Andrew graduated from Melbourne University in 1993 and trained in general practice in several rural areas before completing his fellowship of the College of General Practitioners. He commenced at Sandringham Medical Centre in 1998. In 2003, he took up an appointment as a medical advisor with the Health Insurance Commission and remains at the clinic in a part time capacity. In addition to general practice, Andrew has an interest in aerospace medicine and is a Designated Aviation Medicine Examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Available: Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

Dr Emma Pearce

General Practitioner

Emma graduated from Monash University in 1992. She completed her hospital training at various hospitals including Box Hill Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, and the Mercy Hospital for Women before completing a Diploma in Obstetric Care in 1996. She obtained her Fellowship in General Practice in 1998. Emma commenced work at Sandringham Medical Centre in 2003. Her special interests include women’s health and family medicine. She has 3 sons and currently works part- time.

Available: Tuesday and Thursday morning. All day Friday and rostered weekends.

Dr Jean Harding

General Practitioner

Jean graduated from Monash University in 1988 and trained at Dandenong and Sandringham Hospitals. She has completed post graduate training in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and in Gynaecology at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Jean completed the Fellowship of the College of General Practitioners in 1994, has completed a graduate certificate in Anthropology and has started a Graduate Diploma in Child Health. Jean’s most interesting experiences have been through her volunteer work in East Timor in 2000 and working in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. She has two children, a boy and a girl.

Jean’s medical interests are in all aspects of family medicine, especially children’s health, women’s health, travel health, and minor surgical procedures.

Available: Monday & Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoon and evening, plus rostered weekends.

Dr Katrina Denison

General Practitioner

Katrina graduated from Melbourne University in 1989 and trained at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dandenong and Frankston Hospitals and Monash Medical Centre. She has completed training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and provides shared obstetric care. Katrina also has postgraduate training in Paediatrics and Geriatric Medicine.

Available: Monday, Thursday and rostered weekends

Dr Grant Russell

General Practitioner

Grant is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. Although he is a Professor in the School of Primary and Allied Health Care at Monash University, his Tuesdays and Fridays at Sandringham are highlights of his week. His wife and three children have embraced living in Melbourne moving in late 2009 after 6 years in chilly Canada. Grant works Monday afternoons and Friday mornings and enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially paediatrics, dermatology and mental health care.

Available: Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, plus rostered weekends.

Dr Jack Yu

General Practitioner

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Jack Yu to Sandringham Medical Centre.

Jack completed his medical studies at the University of Adelaide in 2013. After extensive experience in Adelaide Hospitals with a focus on internal medicine Jack decided to pursue a career in General Practice, gaining his RACGP fellowship in South Australia in 2022.

While Jack enjoys all aspects of General Practice and taking care of patients from the young to old, he has special interests in:

  • Managing complex medical issues
  • Chronic Disease management
  • Care of the elderly
  • Preventive health
  • Minor procedures including Implanon insertion and removal
  • Iron infusions

Jack speaks both English and Cantonese. Outside of work, Jack enjoys his time with his family and their German shepherd dog.


Charmaine Bonifacio

Charmaine finished her Batchelor of Biochemistry at the University of St. Thomas in the Philippine’s and then pursued her nursing in Australia. Charmaine works full time at the clinic. She also speaks the Philippine dialect of Tagalog.

Support Team

Practice Manager - Samantha

Samantha has been with Sandringham Medical Centre for many years. She is committed to working with the terrific team of health professionals at Sandringham Medical Centre to provide the best possible quality service to our patients. If you would like to speak to the Manager at any time please call 9598 0444.

Samantha works alongside our friendly team of caring receptionists, who are always here to help in any way they can.

Our reception team is made up of the following people:
Helen, Deb, Lucy, Joe, Louisa and Carol.