Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine at Westmead Hospital

Who we Are

The Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine’s multidisciplinary team includes adolescent physicians, clinical nurse consultant, social worker, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, dietitian and experienced ward nurses.

As well as addressing the patient’s medical needs, these highly trained professionals empower patients and their families to take a more active and responsible role in the young person’s health and well being in order for them to grow and develop to their full potential.

Senior clinical staff currently includes:

Medical Director Professor Michael Kohn
Specialist Paediatricians/Adolescent Physicians Professor Simon Clarke
Dr Linette Gomes
Dr Basiliki Lampropoulos
Dr Melissa Kang (High Street Youth Health Service)
Adolescent Fellow/Registrar Six or twelve month rotation
Adolescent Resident 3 monthly rotation
Clinical Nurse Consultant Gail Anderson
Adolescent Social Worker Slavica Bate
Clinical Psychologist Christine Wearne
Occupational Therapist Michael Slate
Dietitian Liz Parker
Adolescent Ward Nursing Unit Manager Patricia Walsh
Physiotherapy  

Training of future specialists in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is of vital importance and we offer positions for a full time Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Fellow/Registrar and regular rotations for Medical Residents.