Dr Aarany Sivakaanthan

MBBS (Hons)  Medical Degree with Honours, James Cook University
GradCertPublicHlth Graduate Certificate in Public Health, University of Queensland
FRACP Specialist Paediatric Qualifications, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

I am a Developmental Paediatrician with dual fellowship qualifications in Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, and General paediatrics. I care for children and adolescence of all ages and have experience supporting children with a range of developmental and behavioural concerns. I have a particular interest in the assessment and management of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.

My goal is to focus on family-centred and holistic care while guiding families and children through their developmental journey. I enjoy working alongside families to understand a child’s behaviours and developmental skills, and am passionate about supporting children grow and develop to their full potential.

I completed my medical degree at James Cook University and undertook speciality training in the Northern Territory and Queensland, including through the Queensland Children’s Hospital and Mater Mother’s Hospital. I have also worked throughout hospital and community sites in Townsville, Logan, and Mount Isa.

Outside of private practice at CDN, I work as a Paediatrician through the Queensland Child Development Service. I am also actively involved in contributing to new research including publishing several research papers and previously working at the Australian Red Cross in a research role. Outside of my clinical work, I am involved in supporting and teaching medical students, and enjoy dabbling in piano tutoring.