Dr Doron Shein

 

Neonatologist

Doron Shein is a Paediatrician and Neonatologist based in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Liverpool Hospital. He also holds VMO positions at North Shore Private Hospital and The Mater Hospitals in North Sydney as well as Sydney South West Private Hospital in Liverpool.

Doron enjoys neurodevelopmental follow up of babies born extremely premature and runs weekly clinics assessing the development of NICU graduates using assessment tools such as the Bayley 4 Scales of infant and toddler development and the Vineland-3 Adaptive Behaviour Scales. He is also currently establishing a more robust multidisciplinary medical follow up clinic at Liverpool Hospital to care for the needs of extreme prems in the first days and weeks after discharge.

Doron is passionate about education, particularly in the area of neonatal resuscitation. He helped establish and run neonatal resuscitation training for Sydney South West LHD and frequently performs outreach education and training. He is also a qualified and active Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) instructor.  Doron is also interested in Ultrasound and holds a Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound in Neonatology (CCPU) from the Australian Society of Ultrasound Medicine.

Doron is recent past chair of the NICUS quality improvement group, known as ePrem72; a collaborative, multidisciplinary state-wide quality improvement group aimed at improving the care of extreme prematurely born neonates.

Doron is a committed husband and father to three beautiful children.

Dr Fiona Mackie

 

Paediatric Nephrologist

Associate Professor Mackie has extensive clinical experience in all areas of nephrology including antenatal diagnosis of kidney disorders, urinary tract infection, hypertension, S.L.E., kidney transplantation and bladder and wetting disorders.  Fiona maintains an active clinical research interest and has extensively published in peer reviewed journals on topics including vaccination and viral disorders in immunosuppressed, hypertension, transplantation and SLE.

Dr Mackie is a senior consultant paediatric nephrologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and conjoint associate professor at University of N.S.W. She received her initial medical degrees and PhD from Sydney University.  Fiona received postgraduate training in paediatric kidney transplantation at Stanford University and completed a 3 year fellowship there.  She was the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Nephrology Association from 2012-2015 and is the paediatric representative on the Allocation Sub-committee of the Renal Transplant Advisory Group for Australia.  Dr Mackie is the incoming Chair of the International Paediatric Transplant Association Outreach Committee and the elected representative for Australia and New Zealand on the International Paediatric Nephrology Association Council from 2019.

Dr Wendy Allen

 

Paediatric Allergy Specialist

Dr Allen is a Paediatric Allergy Specialist and General Paediatrician. She has practiced at The Paediatric Clinic since 2015 and predominantly sees infants and children with food and respiratory allergies. She has published research in the area of Paediatric Food Allergy as well as in a number of General Medical topics.

Dr Allen has Consultant appointments at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Royal North Shore Hospital, and Tresillian Family Care Centre Willoughby. She is a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney and enjoys teaching students and trainee paediatricians.

Dr Bernadette Prentice

 

Paediatric Respiratory Physician

Dr Prentice is a Paediatric Respiratory Physician and has expertise in paediatric lung conditions including chronic cough, preschool wheeze, recurrent infections and asthma. She is passionate about quality improvement in healthcare and quality of life for children with chronic lung conditions and their families.

Dr Prentice completed respiratory training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She has a Master’s of Public Health and also works as Conjoint Associate Lecturer for The School of Women’s and Children’s Health at The University of New South Wales. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Cystic Fibrosis and has had her research published in peer reviewed journals.