Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician


Dr. Siva is an experienced paediatric practitioner with a dual speciality in General Paediatrics and Neonatology who works as a staff specialist at The Townsville Hospital. With extensive clinical experience in a range of general paediatric conditions, behavioural-developmental paediatrics and neonatology, his incredible passion for holistic child health motivated him to start Townsville Paediatrics in 2017.

Special Interests:

Dr. S. Siva specialises in newborn care, prematurity, growth and development and behavioural paediatrics. He believes in maximising physical health, emotional wellbeing, and developmental potential of each child through partnerships with parents, caregivers, allied health professionals, educators, GPs and paediatric sub-specialists.


Dr. S. Siva’s primary medical degree is from Tanjore Medical College, India, a premier institute in South India. He also holds a Diploma in Child Health and Post Graduate degree in Paediatrics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He attained dual fellowship in Neonatology and Paediatrics from Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and was trained at Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital, Royal Children Hospital, Brisbane and The Townsville Hospital. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience in neonatology and paediatrics. He has worked at various teaching hospitals in India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

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