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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

Asthma is very common, affecting up to 1 in 6 children in Australia. Asthma results in difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath and wheezing. These symptoms often go unrecognised but are easily treated. Other respiratory conditions are also very common in childhood and include recurrent chest infections, chronic cough and problems breathing during sleep. Respiratory conditions are the commonest reason for consultations with paediatricians, attending emergency departments and for admission to hospital in children.

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping manage asthma and other respiratory disorders in children and adolescents:

Daryl is a paediatrician who has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 30 years and currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, associate professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, and senior research fellow in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Daryl is active in research into better ways to treat children with developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and Tourette syndrome.

Noel is an experienced general paediatrician and clinical pharmacologist. He has a unique background, having worked in general practice for several years before completing his paediatric training. He currently has appointments as a general paediatrician and director of clinical pharmacology in the Department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital and as director of the Australian Paediatric Pharmacology Research Unit at Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Tom is a general paediatrician and infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He combines his clinical work with a research academic appointment at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Fiona is a General Paediatrician who completed her medical education and Paediatric specialist training in the UK.  Prior to moving to Australia she worked for several years as a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

She has worked within the General Medicine department at the Royal Children’s Hospital since 2014.

Julian is an experienced paediatrician who currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital and as a research fellow in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

His areas of interest include acute general paediatrics, learning and behavioural disorders and lymphoedema.

Julian also has experience in international child health, working as a WHO consultant in the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands.

Michaela trained as a Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s and The Mercy Hospitals in Melbourne.

During her training Michaela specialised in developmental and behavioural paediatrics, but since then she has continued to work both acute and outpatient settings, seeing children of all ages, including babies.

Michaela’s areas of interests include developmental delay, speech delay, failure to thrive and growth concerns, Autism, ADHD, constipation, encopresis and enuresis, behavioural problems, anxiety, eczema, asthma and urinary tract infections.

Shidan is a consultant paediatrician with a broad experience in managing health issues affecting newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Shidan takes a holistic approach to health and enjoys working with families to find solutions that best suit their needs.  He has an interest in acute and chronic health issues such as failure to thrive, asthma, eczema and urinary tract infections, as well as travel medicine.  
 

Suzanne is a general paediatrician who cares for children with a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions from birth to adolescence. In addition to working in private practice, she has appointments at The Royal Children's Hospital as a General Paediatrician as well as a Medical Consultant in Hospital in the Home.

Colin is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician. He currently has appointments as a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, a Professorial Fellow in Paediatrics at the University of Medicine and Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His clinical interests include the broad range of respiratory problems with a special interest in asthma, cough and exercise induced symptoms.
 

Sarath is Director of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Head of Respiratory Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a specialist in all aspects of chest conditions that affect children and is internationally recognised for his expertise in this field.

Sarath has extensive research interests. His most recent publications include:

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