Meet Our Doctors

Our team of highly skilled rehabilitation physicians are informed by best practice and patient-centric care, to deliver evidence-based programs in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

With a focus on tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each individual, their goal is to maximise patient outcomes and quality of life

Our Rehabilitation Specialists

Dr Darren Lee

Dr Darren Lee


Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr Darren Lee is a rehabilitation medicine physician and visiting medical officer at Royal Rehab, a senior staff specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and at Balmain Hospital. He also admits to Royal Rehab Private Petersham Hospital.

He is a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney, and at Balmain Hospital, having commenced there as Postgraduate Fellow in 2008.

Dr Lee graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 2001 and became a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2008, having undergone extensive training with experts in the field of rehabilitation medicine. He is an accredited supervisor of advanced trainees in rehabilitation medicine and accredited formal long case assessor for the AFRM and sits on a number of medical advisory committees.

His clinical expertise and research interests include rehabilitation of neurological conditions, with a particular interest in stroke, cancers of the nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease, as well as rehabilitation after trauma and complex orthopaedic surgery, and deconditioning after complicated hospital admissions. He runs specialised multidisciplinary spasticity clinics and has extensive experience in performing targeted injections for spasticity management. Future challenges include assessing the role of new technologies in rehabilitation.

Active areas of research include treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain, post-stroke spasticity management, rehabilitation after complex surgery such as pelvic exenteration, implementation and scale-up of innovative models of rehabilitation delivery, and the role of music therapy as part of an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation for stroke survivors with aphasia.

Dr Anuka Parapuram

Dr Anuka Parapuram


General Rehabilitation Physician

Dr Parapuram was born in Malaysia and obtained her Undergraduate Medical degree in University of Wales, UK. She moved to Australia in 1998 and became a Rehabilitation Physician in 2008. She works at both Royal Rehab Private Ryde and Petersham.

Dr Parapuram has a special interest in Rehabilitation for Parkinson's Disease and Oncology Rehab and has been involved in setting up Multidisciplinary Rehab programs at both Hospitals in which she practices in. She is keen on increased awareness of the benefits of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in both these patient groups to improve quality of lives.

Dr Parapuram has a keen interest in teaching and is the Trainee Supervisor for Advance Rehab Trainees at Petersham and Clinical Tutor with University Sydney Medical School. She has held many Honorary roles with the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine which include being the Treasurer of the NSW Branch of the AFRM, Exam Convenor and a member of the Fellowship Clinical Exam Committee.

She is currently a member of the Court of Examiners and Cancer Rehabilitation Special Interest Group within the Faculty. In her spare time Dr Parapuram is an active member of the local Community is a member of a Local Award winning Community Choir “The Mamas” that is involved in fund-raising for charities though their annual Concert.

Dr Parapuram is thrilled to be able to Practice as a Rehabilitation Physician within her local community.

Dr Tram Bui

Dr Tram Bui

FAFRM (RACP), MBBS, MPH, MBA (Health Management)


Dr Tram Bui undertook her medicine training at the University of Sydney and completed her Fellowship with Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, graduating in 2001 with the Basmajian Prize for best overall performance in her final exams.  Dr Bui has a clinical background in geriatrics, general and brain injury rehabilitation.

Dr Bui was the director of training and a senior staff specialist at Bankstown Hospital prior to moving to Royal Rehab Private Hospital. During that time, Dr Bui gained expertise in geriatric and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Dr Bui works in the Brain Injury Community Rehabilitation Team and specialises in neurological rehabilitation.

Dr Grace Leong

Dr Grace Leong


Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr Grace Leong is a rehabilitation medicine physician with sub-specialty interests in spinal cord injury and neurological rehabilitation, with expertise in bladder, bowel, sexuality, fertility, spasticity and pain management. She completed her medical degree at the University of New South Wales with honours, and a rehabilitation specialty fellowship in 2006. After completing her postgraduate training, she was the lead author in research conducted at Royal North Shore Hospital, looking at developing reproducible assessments in spinal cord injury impairment and function.

Dr Leong currently works as a senior staff specialist in spinal cord injury with the state-wide Spinal Outreach Service and is also the deputy director of Medical Services. She is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and is a visiting medical officer at Royal Rehab Private Ryde and at Mount Wilga Private Hospital.