Dr Nikola Ognyenovits


Dr Nikola Ognyenovits is an addiction medicine specialist with many years of experience in mental health, emergency medicine and anaesthetics. He has a strong interest in the clinical management and research in substance use disorders, and associated mental health conditions, including developmental trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders.

In selected cases Dr Ognyenovits applies sublingual/oral ketamine to augment the therapeutic process. He will not prescribe take home ketamine and he does not provide ketamine infusions.

Dr Ognyenovits is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Chapter of Addiction Medicine, and a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs. He is also involved in advocacy to inform drug policy and service development.

He is involved in psychedelic research with Monash University, in MDMA assisted therapy for PTSD.

As a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine, he contributes to the education of various health professionals.

Dr Ognyenovits graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary, initially training in psychiatry. After moving to Australia in 1992, he worked in rural and remote centres across Australia.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

Currently Dr Ognyenovits takes referrals for ketamine augmentation therapy only. You will need a referral sent from your GP to our email address and fill in a questionnaire before he would assess your suitability for this treatment.

Special Interests

Substance Use Disorders
Development Trauma
Anxiety Disorders
Ketamine Therapy

Working Days

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