Dr Melanie (Nilakshi) Kotalawala
Dr Melanie Kotalawala graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medicine. She was born and grew up in Sydney but relocated to Newcastle after she fell in love with the region. She spent a year of rural training in Tamworth. She did her internship and residency in the Hunter New England Network, working at Maitland, Taree, John Hunter, Mater and Belmont hospitals. She has completed a certificate in Emergency Medicine after working in the Emergency Department for a year in 2016. She loves all aspects of general practice with special interest in chronic disease, women’s health and paediatrics. She lives in Newcastle with her husband and son and enjoys knitting, sewing, camping and spending time with her friends.