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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital
photograph of Dr Carolyn van Heerden
MBChB, FRACP, Master Clin Ed

Carolyn is a general paediatrician who manages a wide range of acute, chronic and developmental paediatric problems. She graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and trained as a general paediatrician in South Africa and the United Kingdom, before moving to Australia. She works as a general paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital and is also employed by the University of Melbourne, as co-ordinator of medical student education.

Carolyn’s main clinical interests include developmental problems (developmental delay, ADHD and autism), learning problems, infant feeding issues, growth concerns, continence problems (wetting, constipation and soiling) and asthma. Carolyn is passionate about family-centred care and believes that good communication is key in achieving the best possible outcome for her patients.