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Dr Maina Kava

Maina is a paediatrician and paediatric neurologist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine ,Bachelor of Surgery degree from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai with several distinctions and a gold medal. She completed her paediatric training from the esteemed Seth GS Medical college and King Edward Memorial Hospital affiliated to Mumbai University.

Maina did further training in Paediatrics after moving to Australia.She completed her advanced training in Paediatric Neurology from Princess Margaret Hospital in Western Australia and from the Hospital for Sick Children(SickKids) in Toronto .At SickKids she trained in paediatric neuromuscular and neurometabolic diseases.

Maina works as a paediatric neurologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children .She is a senior clinical lecturer affiliated with the School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia.Maina is an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS).

Maina sees children with neuromuscular conditions, seizures, epilepsy, developmental delay, headaches , ADHD, tics and various other neurological conditions.

Dr Ravisha Srinivas Jois 

Dr Ravisha Srinivas Jois is a neonatologist and paediatrician at Joodalup health campus, Perth, Australia.

Ravisha is also trained in developmental and behavioural medicine and worked as a developmental paediatrician with the child development services Perth.

Ravisha has the expertise to carry out various aspects of developmental assessments including evaluation of Autism, developmental delay, Prechtl’s general movement assessment of infants. Ravisha is also able to perform Griffiths III assessment as a part of developmental assessment and eligibility for language development centres.

Ravisha is a keen researcher, an epidemiologist and has published peer reviewed research in class I journals including JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of pediatrics, PLOS one, and the BMJ group. Full details of Ravisha’s journal articles can be found at google scholar

Ravisha’s current projects include probiotics and prebiotics in pregnancy, infants and in autism.

Ravisha is interested in the developmental outcomes of preterm and term infants and has published extensively on late outcomes at various gestational ages.

Ravisha is a researcher at ORIGINS a new long term cohort study and collaborates locally with telethon kids institute, nationally and internationally.

Ravisha is interested is seeing all aspects of neonatology including premature infants, their ongoing developmental assesments until school age and all aspects of general pediatrics.

Ravisha prefers to see children under the age of 6 years for developmental assessments and autism.

Dr Indrajit Karande 

Dr Indrajit Karande is a Paediatrician with expertise in developmental and behavioural Paediatrics. He has worked in Paediatrics and Neonatology for 15years . Dr Karande completed his medical graduation from India . He also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Paediatrics from India before moving to Australia in 2010. Dr Karande trained in Paediatrics, Neonatology and developmental Paediatrics at various institutes including Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania and Princess Margaret Hospital (now Perth Children’s Hospital ) in Perth, Western Australia . He has worked at several other institutes in Western Australia in the public and private sector. Dr Karande works as a Paediatrician at St John Of God , Mount Lawley. He is also affiliated with Osborne Park Hospital. 

Dr Karande has expertise and interest in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, especially Autism. He has obtained the Graduate Certificate for Autism Diagnosis at the University of Western Australia and is one of the only 2 Paediatricians in WA to be ADOS-2 trained.
At Paedswest Dr Karande sees patients with
  •   Autism Spectrum Disorder – especially high functioning, school age children who usually remain undiagnosed.
  • Emotional dysregulation
  • ADHD/ ADD, Anxiety, Depression
  • Learning Difficulties – WRAT-5 assessment
  • Developmental delay - Griffiths-3 assessment for children aged under 6 years  

  • He also offers comprehensive healthcare for children from birth through to 16 years of age in the field of
  • General Paediatrics – Failure to thrive, poor growth, sleep issues ,constipation, eczema, asthma etc.
  •  Neonatology – 6 week checks, unsettled babies, tongue release

  • Kelly Josh Paediatric Dietitian

    In Australia all dietitians are nutritionists, as all dietitians must have studied nutrition and nutrition science. The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that, in addition to or as part of their qualification in human nutrition, a dietitian has undertaken a course of study that included substantial theory and supervised and assessed professional practice in clinical nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and food service management.’

    Kelly has worked as a dietitian for over 10 years. She has worked in a variety of areas; in rural and remote W.A, to large specialist respiratory and cardiac hospitals in London. She has worked at Perth Children’s Hospital as a Senior Dietitian for 8 years. She is a specialist in paediatric and preterm nutrition. She has expert experience in nutritional management of renal conditions, Inborn errors of metabolism and Diet therapy for epilepsy.

    Kelly will provide nutritional assessment and evidence-based nutrition care plans for infant, toddler, child and adolescent nutrition and feeding.

    Growth failure Malnutrition Infant feeding – formulas, breastfeeding. Introduction to solids Fussy eating Healthy meal times Balanced diets Overweight and obesity High energy high protein diet Constipation, bowel issues. Electrolyte restricted diet e.g. low potassium diet Nutritional requirement for medical conditions – Neurology, renal, cardiac, respiratory Oral nutritional support.

    Bachelor of Science
    Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Dr. Tania Bianco 

    Dr. Tania Bianco is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Educational and Developmental Psychologist. She completed both her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Clinical Neuropsychology) and her Master of Psychology (Applied Developmental) through the University of Western Australia. Dr. Bianco is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a committee member of the WA Branch of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN).

    Dr. Bianco has worked for the Department of Health - Western Australia for 17 years. She has an interest in the assessment of children and adolescents with complex neuro-developmental and learning presenations including ADHD, specific learning disorders, epilepsy, acquired brain injuries, genetic presentations and complex trauma. She has liaised across all educational systems to support the effective management of student involved in her care in addition to providing professional development and training to parents, allied health and educational professionals.