Dr Paul Joffe is a Developmental-Behavioural & General Paediatrician who completed his paediatric specialist training in Melbourne at The Royal Children’s Hospital and overseas.
His clinical areas of expertise and interest include neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, developmental delay, autism, learning difficulties, sleep and toileting problems as well as general emotional and behavioural problems in teenagers, toddlers and children.
He has worked at the Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service in general and developmental paediatrics and in the Eating Disorders program. Paul has worked with high risk youth in the Corrections and Juvenile Justice systems.
In recent years he has been a paediatrician at The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Centre for Community Child Health; his clinical appointments have included the Unsettled Babies Clinic, Behaviour Clinic, Preschool Developmental Clinic, ADHD clinic, Sleep clinic and multidisciplinary School Function Program. He is a consultant paediatrician at the Austin Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department.
Paul has been involved in developing clinical guidelines for paediatricians, general practitioners and parents at multiple institutions. He is an Expert Reviewer and author for Australia’s Raising Children’s Network around sleep problems and general development. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching through the Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne. He provides supervision and mentoring for training specialists through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Paul is a published author of scientific papers related to paediatric medication prescribing as well as complementary and alternative medications in children.
Paul completed a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature prior to his medical training. He is an award winning fine‐art photographer with past exhibitions at major galleries, and is a passionate longboard skateboarder. Paul is a dedicated family man and is the father of three incredible kids (and counting).