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Eli Shmerling

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Dr Eli Shmerling MBBS, FRACP, BMedSc


Paediatrician (General Paediatrics, Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics)

Clinical interests:

  • General Paediatrics including; feeding and growth, unsettled babies, sleep difficulties, toileting troubles, respiratory problems and allergies.

  • Ongoing management of general medical problems, including coordination of care for children with chronic health issues.

  • Child behaviour problems including; difficulties at home, school or socially.

  • Developmental and Learning disorders including; developmental delay, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and specific learning disabilities.

  • Adolescent health and wellbeing including; mental health problems and eating disorders.

Background and experience:

Eli underwent his medical training at Monash University, before completing specialist General Paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. His training included working across multiple metropolitan and rural health services, in addition to working with complex children and young people in an Aboriginal health service and homeless youth service. To complement his clinical interests, he spent extended periods working in Adolescent Medicine and in the Centre for Community Child Health, before completing training as the Chief Resident Medical Officer at Monash Children’s Hospital.

Eli believes that the opportunity to care for young patients, while providing support and reassurance to their families, is a daily privilege. His approach is to work collaboratively with families and alongside allied health professionals to ensure a holistic approach that is child and family-centred. Eli will do everything he can to work with you and your child to get the best outcome for all.

Eli is now working privately in addition to roles in the General Paediatric team at Monash Children’s Hospital and a teaching position at Monash University. When away from work, you will find him enjoying the outdoors or at the movies with an extra large bucket of popcorn!

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