Shidan is a general paediatrician with a consultant appointment at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He is a clinician scientist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics. He was awarded his medical degree with honours from the University of Western Australia before training as a paediatric physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne. He holds a Certificate in Travel Health™ from the International Society of Travel Medicine
Shidan has a broad experience in managing health and developmental issues affecting newborns, infants, children and adolescents. He takes a holistic approach to health and enjoys working with families to find solutions that best suit their needs. Shidan also has an interest in acute and chronic health issues, such as, failure to thrive, asthma, eczema and urinary tract infections.
Shidan has a special interest in immunisations and travel medicine for children. He has experience in administration of BCG, as well as other travel vaccines and scheduled immunisations. Shidan also assesses for malaria prophylaxis and general travel advice to keep children healthy when overseas. Shidan works with families to determine specific recommendations for each child based on their age, country of travel and medical history.
For more information about Shidan’s travel clinic, see www.kidsdoc.au