Dr Murali Narayanan
Dr Murali Narayanan is a general paediatrician, with a special interest in asthma care and infectious diseases. He completed his medical training from the prestigious Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Womens and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Dr Narayanan currently works as an emergency paediatrician at Fiona Stanley Hospital and at Rockingham General Hospital. He has over 25 years of clinical experience and is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame
Dr Ajay Sharma
Paediatric Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
After completing his Paediatric specialty training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in Melbourne and Perth, Dr Sharma undertook further sub specialty training in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth. He subsequently obtained additional experience for a year in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Liver transplantation at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
Dr Sharma is committed to improve gastrointestinal health and nutrition for WA children. He has special interests in inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophillic esophagitis, Celiac disease, gastro oesophageal reflux, constipation, Gastro intestinal food allergies, nutrition and liver conditions in children. He is also fully accredited for Paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. He provides paediatric endoscopy services at Hollywood Private Hospital, SJOG Subiaco, SJOG Murdoch and Joondalup Health Campus in Perth.
Dr Sharma also provides Tele health consultation for regional and rural patients. He can be contacted on 08 61621615.
Dr Adelaide Withers
Respiratory & Sleep Paediatrician
Dr Adelaide Withers is a Respiratory and Sleep Paediatrician, with a special interest in recurrent respiratory infections, airway anomalies, complex obstructive sleep apnoea and neuromuscular disorders. She completed her advanced training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine in WA. She graduated from UWA with honours in 2004 and has since completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Paediatric Sleep Medicine and a Postgraduate Certificate of Paediatric Respiratory Science at UWA. Her research interests include nocturnal hypoventilation in neuromuscular disorders, chronic lung disease of prematurity and the respiratory system at altitude. She offers private sleep studies at St John of God, Subiaco and public sleep studies at The Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital.
Dr Snehal Shah
Dr Shah is a fully trained Paediatric Neurologist under The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia.
After finishing her General Paediatric specialty training, Dr Shah completed her Paediatric Neurology training, working in Perth & Melbourne. She also completed a year in research, relating to seizures and strokes in Children at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Besides General Neurology, Dr Shah has special interests in seizure disorders & headaches in children.
Dr Nikki Panotidis
Dr Nikki Panotidis is a local University of Western Australia medical graduate who completed her dual training as a General and Developmental Paediatrician through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in Perth, Melbourne and Darwin. She has worked mostly at Princess Margaret Hospital and the WA Child Development Service but also sought further training in Developmental Paediatrics at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She now practices exclusively in Developmental andBehavioural Paediatrics in Perth.
Dr Panotidis is fascinated by all aspects of how children develop and will see children with developmental issues from birth to 6 years. She performs developmental assessments, including the Griffiths, and completes formal autism assessments. Dr Panotidis has also published a CD ROM, aimed at teachers, that was rolled out across primary schools in Victoria, to help them best understand and support children with ADHD in the school setting. Dr Panotidis is a passionate advocate for children with developmental difficulties and is committed to improving their experience in all aspects of life. She also wonders at all the inspiring things they and their families can do!
Dr Darshan Kothari
Paediatric & Fetal Cardiologist
Dr Darshan Kothari is a Paediatric & Fetal Cardiologist with private rooms at Perth Paediatrics. He also holds public appointments at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) & King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) since 2008 and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Western Australia. Dr Kothari trained in Paediatric Cardiology at various hospitals across the world including The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland-NZ and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital-Singapore.
Darshan’s private practice involves all aspects of congenital & acquired heart disease in children. He has a special interest in Fetal Cardiology and is the head of the Fetal Cardiology unit at KEMH. Dr Kothari reviews children with cardiac murmurs, syncope, chest pains and palpitations on a priority basis.
Dr Kothari also consults on Saturday mornings thereby offering working parents an opportunity to attend to their child’s appointment without disrupting their busy weekly routines.
Dr Zubin Grover
Dr Zubin Grover MBBS MD FRACP was trained firstly in Paediatrics and Neonatology and subsequently in the sub-specialty of Paediatric Gastroenterology. He is currently a staff specialist and Clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel disease services at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. He is trained in Endoscopy/Colonoscopy and all other facets of Paediatric Gastroenterology including Hepatology and Nutrition. He has published several peer reviewed papers on inflammatory bowel disease, functional gut disorders, nutrition and probiotics; details of these recent papers can be seen by clicking on the link at end of his biography. His current research focuses on non-invasive monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis related malnutrition, microbiome alteration in gut of children with Crohns disease. In addition to his role as a clinician, researcher in public health system, he aims to provide part time private comprehensive consultation services for some of the following common paediatric gastroenterology problems:
Recurrent/Chronic abdominal pain/Gastro oesophageal reflux disease/Irritable infant with GOR symptoms/Coeliac disease/Cow’s milk protein allergy/Food allergies/intolerance/Irritable bowel syndrome/Eosinophilic esophagitis (allergic esophagitis)/Complex failure to thrive/Constipation poorly responding to laxatives/GI bleeding/Crohn’s disease/Ulcerative colitis/Paediatric Liver diseases/Nutritional and other gut issues in children with neurological disability/Iron deficiency anaemia despite oral iron supplementation
Dr Ettore Guaia
Dr. Ettore Guaia is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Tourette Syndrome.
He completed his specialist training in Neuropsychiatry and Child Psychiatry in Palermo Italy and attended two fellowships at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and St. George’s Hospital in London in 1995 and 1996, respectively. After completing both fellowships, Dr. Guaia provided clinical services in Italy for the National Health Service, and in 2003, relocated to the United Kingdom where he worked as Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in South Essex and Hampshire.
Since 2012, Dr. Guaia has worked as Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Princess Margaret Hospital for the Acute CAMHS as Paediatric Consultation Liaison assessing and treating children and young people who present with emotional difficulties as a consequence of a medical condition.
In addition, he has great experience in treating young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic pain and emotional difficulties, as well as children and adolescents with non-epileptic seizures and emotional difficulties as a consequence of a chronic health condition. He has also developed expertise in assessing and treating children and young people with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders and has pursued research experience in ADHD at the Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London.
Dr Benedita Itotoh
Dr Benedicta Itotoh is a paediatrician & Paediatric Allergist. She commenced training in General Paediatrics in Irelend and completed her training at Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth. She thereafter trained in Paediatric Allergy and obtained postgraduate qualification in Allergic diseases from The University of Western Sydney.
Dr Itotoh works across both public and private sectors. She manages children with allergic diseases ranging from eczema, asthma, allergic rhino-conjunctivitis (hay fever), food allergies / intolerances, eosinophilic oesophagitis, insect bite allergies & anaphylaxis. Dr Benedicta enjoys keeping up to date with recent advances in allergic diseases and is a member of the Australasian society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).