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Dr Peter Forrest


Dr Peter Forrest

General Paediatrics



Peter graduated in Medicine from University of Melbourne - MBBS, and obtained his specialist qualification in Paediatrics-FRACP at Royal Children’s Hospital He spent 3 years in the UK where he qualified with the MRCP(UK) and 1 year in Sydney, where he worked predominantly in Paediatric Cardiology. 


Subsequently he worked in General Paediatric practice in rural Western Victoria, and then South East Melbourne, where he is a Consultant Paediatrician at Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, and Angliss Hospital, Eastern Health. He also works in a Paediatric Community Practice that is relocating from Dandenong, to Narre Warren.


Clinical Interests

In addition to Acute hospital based Paediatrics, Peter’s interests have been in General Paediatrics - Complications of Newborn and early Infancy- Settling and Weight gain; Asthma and Respiratory Infections, Heart Murmurs, Growth concerns, Constipation, Soiling and Wetting, Short Stature, Excess Weight Gain , Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures, Headaches, Non- surgical Abdominal Pain, Dysmorphic features and Sleep-related breathing difficulties. He has had experience with children with School related Learning difficulties, ADHD and assessment of School and Teacher Reports and Psychologist’s Cognitive Assessments.


Paediatric Teaching and Research

Peter is a Clinical Tutor at Monash University, where he teaches Paediatrics to undergraduate Medical Students. 

He supervises and teaches Paediatric Hospital staff at Dandenong and Angliss Hospitals. He has an interest in Paediatric publications, organises Paediatric Journal Club and participates in Clinical Meetings at Dandenong Hospital. He is in a position to contribute to multi-organisational Neonatal and Paediatric Research at Angliss Hospital 


Overseas Interests 

Peter has worked in a voluntary capacity in East Timor and Laos on a number of occasions, and has strong links with the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Luang Prabang, where he has recently been involved in Clinical Paediatrics, Teaching and Audit. 

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