MB BS (Uni Melb), MD (UNSW), FRACP, GradDip Child Development (Melb)
Associate Professor Pamela Palasanthiran is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist and joint Head of Department, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Randwick (SCHN, R). She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. She completed her training in paediatrics at both, the Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville and the then, Prince of Wales Children's Hospital, Randwick. She undertook specialist training in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina (USA). She also completed a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) at UNSW in the area of perinatal HIV. She took up the appointment of specialist consultant in paediatric communicable diseases at the (now called) Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Randwick and has been running the infectious diseases service there for 2 decades. She is the co-chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee and a member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme, with an active interest in both these important hospital-wide fields of quality and safety in health care. Primarily a clinician, she is also actively engaged in education of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, other health professionals, guideline development and research in many areas of paediatric infectious diseases.