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Meet our Doctors

Dr Shahab Taj MBBS (UWA), ACRRM, AST (Gen Med)Dr. S. Taj

Dr Taj is our clinic director, and brings more than a decade of both general practice and hospital experience to our caring medical facility. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, receiving his medical degree in 2003. He has since accumulated years of intense hospital training, including 10 years as Medical Registrar at Royal Perth Hospital.

He worked as a Senior Medical Officer in General Medicine, Oncology and Palliative Care for two years in Gympie Hospital Queensland. He’s also received advanced specialist training in General Medicine, and is currently working toward a fellowship in FACRRM. His special interest is Diabetes, Geriatric Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, and Antenatal Care.

My greatest joy is in helping people have a better life. It was my dream to be a doctor even during my childhood; I was very lucky to come from a family that completely encouraged and supported my passion.

Dr Taj is married with two children. His wife is also a doctor and they work together as an amazing team running their practice. When he’s not busy helping his many patients, he enjoys jogging, gardening and taking his kids to the park on the weekends.

Dr. Taj speaks English, Dari, Farsi, Hazaragi and Pashto.

_MG_1774Dr Yin Kwan Wong, MBBS, M.Med (Paediatrics), MRCP (UK) DCH LLB, FACLM (General Practitioner)

Dr. Wong graduated from the University of Singapore in 1972, and obtained his Masters in Medicine (Paediatrics) after training in paediatric medicine from 1972 till 1976. Dr. Wong has worked in in Edinburgh and London where he obtained his membership to the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Edinburgh and London as well as a Diploma in children’s health.

Dr. Wong also graduated from the University of London in 1997 with a Law Degree and was admitted to the WA Supreme Court in 2003 and holds a current legal practising certificate.

Dr. Wong has an interest in all areas of medicine, particularly in children’s health, men’s health, travel medicine, diabetes, asthma, skin cancers, medico-legal medicine and perform minor surgical procedures under local anaesthesia.

Dr. Wong provides his patients with outstanding healthcare, and to stay abreast of the latest in the medical field regularly takes continuing professional development courses.

Dr. Wong private bills with a reduced fee for children under 16 years. He bulk bills pension card and department of veteran affairs card holders.

Dr. Wong speaks English, Cantonese, Hokkien, some Malay and Mandarin.

Outside the practice Dr. Wong enjoys playing the guitar, walking, listening to music and doing wood work.

_MG_1771-EditDr Fatima Stanakzai MD, FRACGP

As an MD, Dr Stanakzai enjoys providing exceptional medical care to her patients.Dr Stanakzai did her physicians training from 2007 -2013 at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland, and then Royal Perth Hospital in Perth and gained extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of  Endocrinology, Haematology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Geriatric Health/ Aged Care, Cardiology, Respiratory and General Medicine.

Dr. Stanakzai completed her GP fellowship training in 2018 and has been full time with the practice since January 2019. Dr. Stanakzai also specialises in all aspects of general practice including women’s health, children’s health, chronic conditions, mental adolescent health, diabetes, weight management and general medicine. Dr. Stanakzai is the only practitioner at the Forrest Road Medical Centre who performs Ear Micro Suction and Iron Infusions and Implanon insertions/ removals.

She takes multiple continuing education and professional development courses.

Dr. Stanakzai speaks English, Dari, Farsi, Hazaragi, Pashto, Russian and understands Urdu.

“I am looking forward to watching the practice grow and am so excited to help our local community access affordable healthcare close to home.”

When Dr. Stanakzai is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.

“I have two young children who keep me busy when I am not at the practice! I love spending time with them, playing outdoors, nurturing their natural curious natures and  their love of books.”

Dr. Melanie Chen

Dr Melanie Chen MBBS, BS

After completing her medical degree at UNSW, training in ACT and completing a brief course at Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. Dr Chen moved to Perth in the 1980’s.

In 2006, she re-entered university life and earned a Certificate in Forensic Science.  Dr. Chen’s interests are in women’s health and supporting those who wish to live a simpler life in all aspects, including LGBT+.

Dr. Chen also offer therapeutic ultrasound for acute musculoskeletal problems, dietary advice, geriatric health/ adult health.

Since 2009, she has been regularly volunteering with a charity that helps provide dental care to the underprivileged in Vietnam. Her role as team doctor sees her checking children before their turn with the dentist.

Want to Learn More?

We are a mixed billing practice that provides bulk billing to concession card holders, pensioners and children 16 years and under. Book online or contact us on (08) 9402 1922 to make an appointment with one of our doctors. CONTACT US

Forrest Road Medical Centre | (08) 9402 1922