Our goal is to improve the quality of life for patients with kidney disease. We strive to identify, manage and limit the progression of chronic kidney disease and its risk factors such as hypertension.
We are a group of Australian trained nephrologists, based at Lindfield and serving Sydney’s North Shore. We have affiliations and admitting rights to several public and private hospitals including:
- Royal North Shore Hospital
- Northern Beaches Hospital
- Sydney Adventist Hospital
- Mater Hospital
Our Medical Team
Dr Stefanie Stangenberg
MD, PhD, FRACP – Provider no. 269905EW
Dr Stefanie Stangenberg is a nephrologist with interest in all aspects of general nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, hypertension and kidney stone prevention. She works as a part-time staff specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital as well as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Northern Beaches Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. She is the Medical Director of the B.Braun Lindfield Renal Care Centre and Principal of North Shore Medical and Kidney Specialists.
She studied medicine in Germany and subsequently trained as physician and nephrologist in Brisbane and Sydney at leading tertiary institutions gaining her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012. She received an Australian Postgraduate Award to complete her Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine degree from the University of Sydney. Her thesis investigated early life influences on the future development of chronic kidney disease. She has published articles in various internationally respected medical journals.
A main part of her work is the optimisation of risk factors to delay the progression of chronic kidney disease. She focuses on good communication and is a strong advocate for patient empowerment. She will work with your GP, specialists and other health professionals in a team to ensure you receive the best care.
Dr Shikha Aggarwal
MBBS (HONS), FRACP – Provider no. 401684NB
Dr Aggarwal graduated from the Monash University in Melbourne with Honours. Following this, she completed her Internship, Residency and Basic Physicians training at Westmead Hospital.
She was awarded her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) upon completion of her specialist training in Renal medicine. Dr Aggarwal completed her training through a number of leading hospitals across Sydney: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, St George Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Wollongong Hospital.
Dr Aggarwal is in the midst of completing a PhD on the subject of Hypertensive disorders of Pregnancy. Her research involves working with expert scientists, doctors and Professors from around the world including Australia, Sweden and USA. Her work was recently published in a top American Journal of Obstetrics and gynaecology and presented at the International meeting of ISSHP (International society of the study of hypertension in pregnancy) in Brazil 2016.
Dr Aggarwal’s areas of expertise include:
- Hypertension and preeclampsia;
- Acute and chronic renal impairment;
- Renal stones for medical management;
- Polycystic kidney disease;
- Nephrotic syndrome and Glomerulonephritis; and
- Managing patients with renal function impairment requiring replacement therapies such as dialysis and transplantation.
She is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Lindfield Renal Care Center, Mater Hospital, Mater Dialysis Clinic, and Northern Beaches Hospital.
In addition to English, Dr Aggarwal also speaks Hindi.
Dr David Waugh
MBBS, FRACP – Provider no. 011327CB
Dr David Waugh graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1973. He was an intern and resident at RNSH and then went onto physician training at the same institution becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of physicians (FRACP) in 1979.
In 1980 he moved overseas to undertake lipid research at Boston University Medical Centre for 2 years and then a renal fellowship at Boston City Hospital and University Hospital for a further 2 years.
He returned to Australia in 1984 and was appointed to RNSH as a Visiting Medical Officer in 1985 where he worked until 2017. He was head of the department at RNSH from 2005 until 2009.
In addition to working at RNSH he had appointments at Mona Vale Hospital, Mater Hospital, Concord Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He has an interest in all aspects of renal medicine including dialysis and renal transplantation.
Dr Amanda Siriwardana
MBBS (Hon), GCert Public Health, FRACP – Provider no. 4717623K
Dr Amanda Siriwardana completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales and graduated with Honours. She went on to complete her internship, residency and Basic Physicians Training at Royal North Shore Hospital.
She completed specialist training in Nephrology and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Adult Medicine (Nephrology). Her training involved experience in several tertiary units including Royal North Shore Hospital, St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Wollongong Hospital. She subsequently has experience in various subspecialty areas of Nephrology.
She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health through the University of New South Wales. She is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health. Her research involves various studies aimed at better understanding outcomes and improving the care of elderly patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. She has received a University of Sydney scholarship to support her research.
Dr Siriwardana is a Nephrologist at North Shore Medical & Kidney Specialists and at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has an interest in all areas of renal medicine, including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease management and delay of disease progression, hypertension, renal replacement therapy including dialysis and transplantation, and renal obstetric medicine.