speak to an expert | 1300 436 373

We've noticed that you're using an old and unsupported browser. While some functionality will still be available the full myDNA experience will only be available in newer browsers. Visit browsehappy.com for more information on newer browser alternatives.

Our Team

Clinical Team

Associate Professor Les Sheffield

les-hexMedical Director
MB BS, MSc, FRACP, HGSA Cert Clin Genet

Since the 1980s Professor Sheffield has been involved in the design and development of genetic tests. As a Clinical Geneticist based at Royal Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, he authored more than 100 scientific publications. In 2007 Les founded myDNA in order to make genetic interpretation more widely available. He continues to drive the development of new services as Medical Director. He has been on the Editorial Board of Nature’s Journal of Pharmacogenomics since 2006.

Sam Mostafa

sam-hexAssociate Clinical Director
BPharm, AACPA, MPS

Sam Mostafa is a leading national spokesperson for pharmacogenomics; a guest lecturer at university and key educator of specialists, general practitioners and pharmacists on the clinical application of pharmacogenomics. At myDNA he has devised the pharmacogenomic software algorithms to provide the clinical interpretation of complex multi-gene tests.

 

Dr Novita Puspasari

novita-hexSenior Molecular Geneticist
Phd, BBiomedSc

An honours graduate in biomedical science at the University of Melbourne, Dr Novita Puspasari completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. At myDNA she researches new genetic tests and their applications.

Tara Smith

tara-hexProfessional Services Manager
BPharm, GCert

Tara has worked in various pharmacies and has delivered myDNA results to patients first hand. She has developed a particular interest in the areas of pharmacogenomics and mental health. She advises pharmacists and other health professionals how to incorporate pharmacogenomic testing into their practice.


Dr Ben Snyder

Clinical Pharmacologist
MB BS, FRACP

Dr Ben Snyder is dual qualified in Clinical Pharmacology and General Medicine and has published a wide range of research in the field of pharmacology. He has spent more than a decade in clinical practice before joining myDNA.

Vicki Petrou

Genetic Counsellor
FHGSA, Grad Dip Gen Couns, BAppSci MLS

Vicki is a certified genetic counsellor, who also has a background in laboratory science. She spent a decade working in genetic counselling at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service. At myDNA Vicki is working as a genetic counsellor on the Fabry Disease Patient Discovery Program.


Dr Yu May Soh

Clinical Operations Manager
Phd BBiomedSc

Dr Yu May Soh obtained her PhD in reproduction and development at the University of Melbourne. Her research fields include stem cell epigenetics, developmental embryology and IVF. Her laboratory skills include gene sequencing, gene amplification and protein analysis. At myDNA she ensures best practice processes support the clinical team.

Leadership Team

Associate Professor Les Sheffield

les-hexMedical Director
MB BS, MSc, FRACP, HGSA Cert Clin Genet

Since the 1980s Professor Sheffield has been involved in the design and development of genetic tests. As a Clinical Geneticist based at Royal Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, he authored more than 100 scientific publications. He is the Secretary of the International Society of Pharmacogenomics and is the Chairman of the Australasian Pharmacogenetics Interest Group. He has been on the Editorial Board of Nature’s Journal of Pharmacogenomics since 2006.

Dr Lior Rauchberger

lior-hexExecutive Director
MB BS, MEI

Dr Lior Rauchberger is a qualified medical doctor who has built a number of successful technology companies. He is a leading expert in personalised medicine and how medicine and technology intersect. Lior has been member of the board since the company began, and was appointed as CEO in 2016.

Allan Sheffield

allan-hexManaging Director

When Les Sheffield had the vision to make pharmacogenomic testing widely available, he turned to his son Allan. With a strong background in delivering IT services and a passion for improving health outcomes Allan was ideally placed to build this service. Today, as Managing Director, he continues to grow the services offered by myDNA.

Dennis Bastas

Executive Chairman

Dennis Bastas has 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical retailing and logistics industries. He is Executive Chairman at Arrow Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of Juno Pharmaceuticals which is a hospital-based pharmaceutical business. He focuses on driving development at myDNA.


Jon Evans

International Director
BSc, Grad Dip App Psych, EMBA

Jon Evans has held senior clinical management positions across the Australian national and international healthcare systems for over 20 years in both public and private sectors. He has held a number of senior government appointments including Principal Advisor for Health and Medical research for Australian State Governments. A leading advocate for innovation and personalised health, he has also been the head of a public health research laboratory.

Charles Khallouf

Non Executive Director

Charles Khallouf is the founder and CEO of the Quality Pharmacy Group and has 25 years’ experience in pharmacies. His focus on providing the best possible patient care led him to establish specialist services in his pharmacies.