Christine Neill

Christine is the newest member of our admin team. Having previously worked in Aged Care, so the other end of the spectrum in paediatrics is an exciting change. Christine is in the clinic various days during the week and will be happy to help you with any enquiries.

Kerry Horne

Kerry provides administrative support at the clinic making patient bookings, managing correspondence and responding to enquiries. Kerry joined the team in 2020 and currently works part time hours. She looks forward to assisting you in any queries you might have.

Natasha Lottefier

Tash is our administrative assistant here at The Paediatric Clinic. She has been working in the health system for over 5years and before working in the clinic she worked at North Shore Private on the Maternity Ward. Tash really enjoys being around kids and babies and likes to be able to help with their healthcare.
Tash is in the clinic Tuesday – Friday, so if you have an queries or questions she can help you with please contact the clinic.

Sophia Hill

Sophia has over 20 years of Paediatric Nursing experience, both in the hospital setting and in the community. She is passionate about helping Parents on their journey to parenthood and supporting them along the way. Sophia is also the Mother to 4 children, so understands the daily juggle of busy parents. Sophia is in the clinic Wednesday – Friday, please feel free to contact her regarding any nursing enquiries you may have.

Sally Baker

Sally is our paediatric nurse working part time in the clinic, providing nursing and clinical support for our Doctors. She is available for the patients and families by phone to offer guidence, support and advice in relation to their child’s needs. She will liase and make referrals where necessary with GPs, specialists and community health clinicians.

Sally is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in paediatrics with over 10 years experience working at Royal North Shore Hospital on the child and adolescent ward. She has recently completed her Child and Family Health nursing qualification. She is passionate about working with children and families, and has experience in working with newborns up to adolescents. She has two young boys of her own, that keep her busy!

As well as working at The Paediatric Clinic, Sally still works shifts on the Child and Adolescent ward, and in the community undertaking preschooler vision screening with the StEPS program.

Dr Duncan Nass

 

General Paediatrician

Dr Duncan Nass is a General Paediatrician who enjoys all aspects of caring for paediatric patients and their families, from the newborn period through to adolescents. He has a particular interest in working with babies, children and families with developmental and behavioural needs, along with a variety of acute and complex medical conditions such as asthma, eczema, constipation and gastrointestinal issues.

Dr Nass became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians following graduation from the University Of Wollongong Graduate School Of Medicine and completing his paediatric specialisation at the Sydney Children’s hospital. He currently has appointments as a consultant Paediatrician at Liverpool Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, where he has also served as the Chief Resident Medical officer. Prior to his professional medical training, Dr Nass worked and managed, a group respite service for Northern Beaches children with disabilities, giving him a rounded and holistic approach to clinical care that he continues to incorporate into his practice.

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 Bronwyn Chan

 

General Paediatrician

Dr Chan is a general paediatrician with expertise in both acute and chronic paediatric medical conditions  from newborns to adolescents, with particular interests in newborn and infant care, and management of chronic and complex medical conditions. Her focus is on patient centered care with an emphasis on supporting families, and strong communication with their health care providers including General Practitioners, allied health and other specialist medical providers.

Dr Chan has practiced as a consultant general paediatrician since 2005. She is a Staff Specialist paediatrician at Royal North Shore Hospital, and has VMO appointments at North Shore Private Hospital and The Mater Hospital. She has a close affiliation with the tertiary specialist children’s hospitals in Sydney, particularly Sydney Children’s Hospital, having trained in general paediatrics, and subsequently practiced as a Consultant Paediatrician there for almost 17 years before establishing practice in the North Shore area.

Dr Chan has an interest in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in paediatrics, and spent 7 years as a clinical academic in curriculum development and teaching at the University of New South Wales School of paediatrics. She has had previous consultant appointments at Bankstown Hospital and in Rural Locum practice which have given her a breadth of experience in all areas of paediatric clinical medicine.

Dr Joanne Smuk

 

General Paediatrician

Dr Smuk is a Consultant Paediatrician who enjoys all aspects of paediatric care and parenting concerns, from newborns to adolescents. She has a particular interest in working with families as they adjust to the challenges of a newborn, general paediatric issues such as asthma, eczema, constipation, growth issues, infant and child development and the management of children with complex medical needs.  She finds it a privilege to support families in understanding and managing the diverse range of medical conditions that babies and children can experience.

Dr Smuk has a VMO appointment at Royal North Shore Hospital. She has been working in Paediatric Medicine for over 10 years. Dr Smuk completed her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney and trained as a General Paediatrician with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Prior to commencing medical training, Dr Smuk completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and practised for a number of years as a Paediatric Speech Pathologist. She has also provided respite care for families with children with developmental disabilities.

Dr Smuk is a mother of four young children and can relate to the many challenges of parenthood. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, photography and enjoying Sydney’s beaches.

Dr Samantha Lade

 

General Paediatrician

Samantha is a general paediatrician with a special interest in unsettled babies and feeding. She has worked in the feeding clinic at Westmead Children’s and Royal North Shore and also has experience with eating disorders.

Dr Lade is a visiting medical officer at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Sam has also worked in Singapore and therefore has extensive experience in travel medicine and vaccinations.

When not working Sam enjoys running, completing multiple half marathons and spending time with her family of two active boys.