Dr Melissa Luig
Head of Neonatology
Dr Melissa Luig MBBS(Syd); Dip.Paeds(UNSW); FRACP is Head of Neonatology and Senior Staff Specialist.
Melissa has worked in Sydney in neonatology and paediatrics for more than 20 years, and has been a specialist at Westmead since 2004. Her background includes extensive experience in neonatal and paediatric retrieval medicine and developmental follow-up of high risk graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit. More recently, she has developed an interest in health law.
Dr Luig co-directs the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit alongside our Nurse Manager.
Her long term vision for newborn care at Westmead is as a leading centre for excellence in clinical care no matter whether your baby is well or critically ill, sought after training opportunities, innovative teaching methods for multidisciplinary teams including simulation technology, and answering important questions through clinical and benchtop research.
Dept of Neonatology,
phone (02) 9845 8911
fax (02) 9845 7490
Dr Pranav Jani
Dr Pranav Jani, FRACP, MD (Paeds), CCPU (Neonatal), M Clin Epid, MBBS, is a Staff Specialist in the Department of Neonatology at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Jani speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and is currently pursuing a higher research qualification (PhD) in Medicine from The University of Sydney and investigating the clinical utility of the bedside use of Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy in the management of preterm infants.
Department of Neonatology,
Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145.
Dr Daphne D’Cruz
Dr Daphne D’Cruz MBBS, DCH,FRACP, MMed (Clinical Epidemiology), is a
staff specialist at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Westmead Hospital and a Master of Medicine in clinical epidemiology University of Sydney with a special interest in neonatal medicine is neurodevelopmental follow up of babies from NICU. Dr D'Cruz
graduated from Calicut Medical College, India
and attained a DCH from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore.
Dr D'Cruz speaks Malayalam, Hindi and English.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Westmead Hospital,
PO Box 533,
Wentworthville NSW 2145.
Contact: phone 02 9845 6665, fax 02 9845 7490,
Dr Dharmesh Shah
Dr Dharmesh Shah MBBS, MD, DM, FRACP is a Staff Specialist at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Westmead Hospital, qualified in neonatal functional cardiac echocardiography, and a lecturer with University of Sydney,
teaching medical students, registrars, neonatology fellows and nursing staff. Dr Shah
has a keen interest in clinical research with multiple publications in peer review journals. Dr Shah's
current research is on neonatal resuscitation of extremely preterm infants in delivery suite.
Contact: phone 9845 4801, email Dharmesh.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rajesh Maheshwari
Dr Rajesh Maheshwari MBBS MD FRACP CCPU (Neonatal)
is a staff specialist in neonatology at Westmead Hospital and
Clinical lecturer with the University of Sydney.
Dr Maheshwari's clinical and research interests include
neonatal mask ventilation, neonatal nutrition, neonatal functional echocardiography and patient safety and quality issues.