Our Team

Ms. Julie Khattar

Office Manager

Julie is the Office Manager for Paediatricians at Westmead. She is caring and helpful to the families who come to our practice. She oversees the administrative team and will make your experience at Paediatricians at Westmead a pleasant one. If parents have any questions, Julie is usually able to provide the answer. Julie has worked with many of the practitioners at PAW for the past 7 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge about medical practices.

Ms. Shrihan Vhora

Reception

Ms. Millie Lak

Reception

Dr. Patrina Caldwell

Consultant Paediatrician

Patrina Caldwell is the founder of P.A.W. She is a consultant paediatrician who works as an Associate Professor for the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney.

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Days: Mon

Dr. Michelle Barnes

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Michelle Barnes studied medicine at the University of Sydney and did her internship at Westmead Hospital. In 2005, she undertook a year in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and started paediatric training the following year. Michelle completed her training in general paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Westmead in 2016. Michelle looks after children with a wide range of health and developmental concerns, including but not restricted to babies with feeding concerns, children with learning challenges, ADHD and Autism, constipation, and concerns of chronic respiratory symptoms.

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Days: Mon & Thurs

Dr. Hea Ree Byun

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Hea Ree (Hayley) Byun is a general paediatrician who trained at The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Westmead. Dr Byun has experience in a wide range of paediatric conditions, and has a special interest in the coordination of care for children with multiple or complex conditions, newborn and infant health, developmental paediatrics and growth and nutrition concerns. She is currently a Visiting Medical Officer working in General Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr Byun also speaks Korean.
Days: Tues & Wed

A/Prof Aniruddh Deshpande

Paediatric Urologist & Surgeon

(Cjt) Associate Professor Aniruddh (Ani) Deshpande is a clinician researcher who holds an appointment in Paediatric Urology and Surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

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Days: Sat

Dr. Merran Mackenzie

Consultant Paediatrician

Merran is a Consultant Paediatrician who has a special interest in bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence as well as constipation and faecal incontinence.
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Days: Mon & Wed

Dr. Soe Thit San

Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Soe Thit San is a general paediatrician specialising in the care of children from birth to adolescence. She respects family values and understands the many challenges associated with parenthood. Soe completed her general paediatrics training at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is a Fellow of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and a member of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia (NPBSA). Soe speaks English and Burmese.

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Days: Thurs & Sat

Dr. Karen Waters

Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician

Prof. Karen Waters is a clinician and researcher who specialises in sleep breathing disorders in children. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney and founded the Sleep Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr Waters is currently Head of the Sleep Medicine Service and the Long Term Ventilation Service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has extensive experience in the use of nasal CPAP in infants and children.

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Days: Tues

Dr. Jeffrey Yeung

Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Jeffrey Yeung is a paediatric endocrinologist who completed his training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He is a Fellow of the Paediatric and Child Health Division of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Endocrinology as well as General Paediatrics. Jeffrey has also completed further training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine.

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Days: Tues

Ms. Sarah Kilgour

Adolescent Clinical Psychologist

Sarah has almost fifteen years experience as a psychologist working across various teams and services. Sarah has provided both individual and group treatment for children and adolescents facing many different issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, adjustment to change, grief and loss, functional neurological disorders, as well as a variety of other issues.
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Days: Sat

Ms. Gail Nankivell

Paediatric Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Gail Nankivell is a senior clinical physiotherapist with wide-ranging expertise and experience in a number of paediatric and adolescent disciplines. She has a special interest in pelvic health and the problems that may affect children as they grow.
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Days: Mon

Dr. Melissa Ross

Paediatric Clinical Psychologist

Melissa is a Clinical Psychologist and has more than twenty years experience working in diagnosis and assessment. Melissa provides diagnosis and assessment for children who have delays in their development, learning and behavioural difficulties. She specialises in the diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as a variety of behavioural disorders.
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Days: Thurs

Ms. Melissa Tam

Paediatric Clinical Psychologist

Melissa is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents and their families at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) since 2014. She is experienced in working with children and adolescents who have a chronic illness and also struggle with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioural problems, adjustment difficulties and family difficulties.
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Days: Tues