Dr Shivanthan Shanthikumar
MBBS, B Med Sci, FRACP, Clin Dip Pall Med
Shiv is a paediatric respiratory physician. He completed his training at the Royal Children’s Hospital and is currently working as a Consultant Physician at RCH. In addition to this he is also completing a PhD in the area of Cystic Fibrosis.
Shiv enjoys managing all paediatric respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic cough, exercise induced breathing difficulty, and shortness of breath. He enjoys working with patients and families to improve their understanding of what is causing their child’s symptoms and how best to manage them. Outside of clinical medicine he is also involved in multiple research projects and teaching of junior doctors, medical students and other health professionals. He has also contributed to guidelines to help general practitioners in their management of paediatric respiratory issues via the “health pathways” program.