15 Top Newborn & Neonatal Melbourne Paediatric Specialists (As Recommended by Mums)

So you are expecting a gorgeous bundle of joy? Congratulations. This is one of the most exciting time of your pregnancy. One of the first items on your list will be to choose your care team from the numerous Melbourne Paediatric Specialists who will look after you through your pregnancy and birth of your beautiful baby.

Sometimes you might not need a Paediatric Specialist until after your baby is discharged from hospital,  Paediatric Specialists continue to provide specialist care for patients in the first three months of their lives (this is the duration of the referral you have from your obstetrician).

Melbourne Paediatric Specialists for Newborns

There are a few different types of Melbourne Paediatric Specialists and the reason why you might need their specialist care.  Some Melbourne Paediatric Specialists specialise in areas like neonatology (treatment of newborn babies), cardiology (heart issues) or development and behaviour.Paediatricians specialise in the health, development and growth of babies, children and teenagers.  Melbourne Paediatric Specialists know a lot about the many different conditions that can affect children’s health, welfare, behaviour and learning.  They are there to understand the different illnesses and how other conditions can relate to each other.

Below is a list of 15 Top Newborn and neonatal Melbourne Paediatric Specialists (As Recommended by Mums)Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

Dr Daniel Golchevski

Dr Golly (Dr Daniel Golshevsky) is a Melbourne Paediatric Specialist dealing in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions, with particular interests in unsettled babies, behaviour issues, tongue-ties, continence, constipation and toileting problems, as well as Specialising in baby sleep.

He is a great paediatrician who practices a holistic care with a family-centred approach, tailoring achievable management plans within a child’s psycho-social environment.


Dr Katelyn Guy

Dr Katelyn Guy is a neonatal paediatrician

Katelyn completed her training in neonatology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Newborn Emergency Transport Service and Mercy Hospital for Women. Katelyn also has a Master of Epidemiology which she has used her statistics training to assist with many research projects and publications.

Her particular interests include supporting breastfeeding and long-term follow up of the growth and development of premature babies.

Dr Danielle Freeman
Danielle Freeman is a neonatal Melbourne Paediatric Specialists she is passionate about babies and their families in the newborn period. Dani is particularly interested in feeding and settling issues, premature babies and babies with medical problems who require ongoing follow up. She provides assessment of tongue tie and scissor release for babies.


Dr Jubal John

Dr Jubal John is a neonatologist and general paediatrician, who is passionate about newborns.

Jubal is passionate about leveraging technology within healthcare to improve delivery of clinical care. He created the neonatal electronic resusitation calculator (http://neocalc.org) used by the RCH PIPER retrieval service as an efficiently alternative to manual calculations that are potentially error prone. Jubal continues to work at the Royal Womens’ Hospital NICU to improve clinical quality by using data from neonatal monitoring devices in more meaningful ways.



Dr David Tran

Dr David Tran is a Melbourne Paediatric Specialists who has a keen interest in looking after the health and well being of children of all ages. He did his Paediatric training through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and has had experience in Neonatal Medicine, General Paediatrics and Adolescent Health.

David has particular interests in: Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, Newborn Growth and Development, Paediatric Emergency, Childhood Immunisations, Asthma and Allergy, Childhood Developmental and Behaviour


dr brendan chan

dr brendan chan
Dr Brendan Chan is a Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with an interest in Neonatal (newborn) medicine, Acute and emergency paediatric medicine, Common childhood medical conditions such as unsettled babies, issues with growth and development, asthma and constipation, Childhood neuro-developmental and behavioural conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders
In addition to these work commitments, Brendan enjoys teaching medical students at The Northern Hospital and Epworth Freemasons Hospital, as well as mentoring specialty doctors-in-training at The Northern Hospital.

Dr John MillsDr John Mills

Is a neonatal Melbourne Paediatric Specialists who has been working exclusively with newborn babies since 1997.

John was appointed as a fulltime Consultant Neonatologist in the Neonatal Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in 2002.

John started to work as a private neonatal paediatrician in 2001. In 2012, he founded Melbourne Neonatal Network and has been working full-time there since 2018. As part of his role, John provides education to the next generation of midwives, special care nurses, medical students and paediatricians. He also speaks at national and international conferences, and continues to be involved in neonatal research.



Dr Martin Tuszynski

Dr Martin Tuszynski

is a Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with wide-ranging expertise in child health, growth and development, and a particular focus on acute, developmental and behavioural paediatrics.

Referrals are accepted for infants, toddlers and school-aged children up to 16 years of age.


Dr Lisa Fox
Lisa is specially trained in caring for newborn babies, with 20 years experience in intensive care, special care nurseries, postnatal wards and home.  Lisa shares her expertise in the training of doctors, midwives and nurses caring for babies in Victoria and internationally.

Lisa  provides her services as a Neonatal Paediatrician looking after newborn babies at Epworth Freemasons and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals in Melbourne.

Dr Jennifer GregorDr Jennifer Gregor

I am a neonatal Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with a particular interest in infant feeding, developmental and growth concerns, and supporting new parents through this time. I also have an interest in infant and maternal mental health.

I mainly see babies, toddlers and younger children with a range of medical and developmental issues. I have two children Lucy and Holly and enjoy travel, art and reading.

I completed the majority of my training at the Royal Children’s and Royal Women’s Hospitals. I have experience in caring for premature and unwell babies in the larger tertiary hospitals and these skills are often useful to look after our newborns at Cabrini.

Dr. Luke Sammartino

Dr. Luke Sammartino is a paediatrician who has practised in Melbourne for more than 20 years. He offers a complete paediatric service for babies and young children, including immunisations, allergy testing, developmental and behavioural assessments. Everything you need to keep your child happy and healthy.

Dr. Luke has attended the delivery of well over 3,500 babies. He has put his knowledge and advice as a doctor and a parent into his book ‘Dr. Luke’s Baby Guide’.

Dr. Luke has made a career caring about children and their health. He has capped off his medical training with a doctorate of medicine that investigated paediatric acute bronchiolitis, a children’s chest disease.

Dr Noleen Smith

Dr Noleen Smith
Clinical Interests
Noleen has experience in all aspects of general paediatrics but also has a special interest in neonates with regards to managing babies in hospital as well as monitoring growth and development, feeding issues, cow’s milk protein allergy/intolerance and congenital disorders.

Background and Experience
Noleen grew up in South Africa before immigrating to the United Kingdom.Noleen immigrated to Australia in 2019 working for Eastern Health.

Noleen has extensive experience in general paediatrics in the acute setting as well as an outpatient setting. Noleen’s special interest in neonates comes from many years working in tertiary neonatal units as well as working with the neonatal transport service in the UK.

Noleen is affiliated with Eastern Health working at Maroondah Hospital, Box Hill Hospital and The Angliss Hospital.

Dr Suba

Dr Suba Rudolph
Dr Suba Rudolph is an experienced and compassionate Melbourne Paediatric Specialists specialising in eating disorders, autism, neonatal medicine and developmental behavioural disorders, including developmental delay, ADHD and learning disability.

Suba graduated in 2001 and followed a lifelong desire to work in the field of paediatrics.

Suba’s public appointments are with Austin Health and the Mercy Hospital for Women, and she is delighted to have joined the team at Epworth.

Suba is particularly passionate about optimising the management of patients with eating disorders, and she has conducted a number of studies in the field, including in collaboration with CEED, The Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders. Suba’s other research interests include autism, and she is honoured to be a member of the Austin Health Human Research Ethics Committee.


Dr Gideon Lurie

Dr Gideon Lurie
Dr Gideon Lurie is an Australian trained Melbourne Paediatric Specialists with extensive experience in both general medicine and developmental paediatrics.

Gideon has run a busy private practice in Mount Waverley for over ten years.  He has a public hospital position at Sandringham Hospital, and he is also a visiting paediatric specialist at Cabrini Hospital and Waverley Private Hospital.


Gideon sees children up to the age of eighteen years.  He is trained in all aspects of general and developmental paediatrics.

His interests include:Neonatal and Infant Health Problems, Allergy, Asthma & Eczema, Infections, Bowel & Bladder Problems, Growth & Puberty, Headaches & Abdominal pain, Development, Behaviour & Learning Problems, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder & Anxiety


Dr Anne L
Dr Anne Lohr’s clinical interests include the management of acute and chronic medical conditions in children from birth to 18 years.

Anne has a particular interest in long term follow up care of preterm born infants.

Anne also works as a Melbourne Paediatric Specialists at a Community Health Service in Wyndham Vale and as a Consultant at Latrobe Regional Hospital. She continues casual work as a Neonatal Transport Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital and is experienced in caring for preterm born infants/sick neonates requiring intensive care support. Anne worked as the Aboriginal Child Health Fellow in the Wadja team and with VACCA (Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency)

So there you have it! Here is our list of Melbourne Paediatric Specialists for Newborns

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