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 Sarah Taylor

General Paediatrician

Dr Taylor is a General Paediatrician who enjoys all aspects of paediatric medicine and welcomes families with concerns from the newborn period through to adolescence.

Dr Taylor is a VMO Paediatrician at Royal North Shore Hospital and is involved in the teaching and supervision of junior doctors. She has been working in Paediatric Medicine for over 10 years. She was awarded the University Prize (first place) on completion of her Bachelor of Medicine degree at The University of Newcastle. Dr Taylor has worked throughout New South Wales in rural, regional and metropolitain hospital settings, and spent time working in the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service providing intensive care medicine to babies and children across the state of New South Wales. She has also completed a Master of Public Health through The University of New South Wales.

Dr Taylor has a young family and understands the many challenges associated with parenthood. She enjoys the outdoors lifestyle offered by Sydney and its surrounds and when not working is busy spending time with her family.

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 and consults at The Paediatric Clinic and at Randwick Specialists. 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.

Dr Adrienne Moline

 

Developmental and General Paediatrician

Dr Moline is a developmental and general paediatrician who is a passionate advocate for vulnerable populations and has developed specialist multidisciplinary clinics for infants at risk of cerebral palsy due to birth trauma or prematurity; for infants and children born to substance using mothers and for adolescents with eating disorders. She has worked extensively with children who have complex developmental and behavioural needs including Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD.

Dr Moline undertook 10 years of paediatric training through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network working in developmental paediatrics, community paediatrics, child protection and general paediatrics. She has a further 10 years of specialist experience working in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District as a Consultant Paediatrician. Dr Moline is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the RACP Chapter of Community Child Health. She has a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Health Management, both from the University of New South Wales.

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 Nikola Morton

 

General Paediatrician

Dr Morton is a General Paediatrician with a strong passion for international health and humanitarian work, and works for Medecins Sans Frontieres, the world’s largest medical humanitarian organisation. Dr Morton first joined MSF as a field paediatrician in 2014, and has completed placements in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Kenya. Dr Morton is now the medical advisor in paediatrics for MSF operational centre Paris and provides technical support both remotely and in the field for paediatric and newborn care projects around the world.

Dr Morton is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School and completed her paediatric specialisation at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Since completing her training as a General Paediatrician, Dr Morton has worked as a consultant at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, as well as regional hospitals in NSW including Grafton Base and Armidale Hospitals.

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.

Kate Harding

Kate is our senior paediatric clinic nurse and practice manager, and provides us with daily clinical support for our doctors. She is available for our patients and families by phone to provide guidance and advice. Kate will liaise with GPs and community nurses in order to triage urgent referrals as needed.

Kate is a senior paediatric nurse with many years experience, both in the UK and Australia. She has a passion for supporting and educating parents to feel more confident in managing their child’s medical needs at home. Alongside working in our clinic, Kate works at Royal North Shore Hospital, on the Children’s ward and in the neonatal intensive care unit.