Dr Reetika Dhir
Dr Reetika Dhir is a dynamic and experienced paediatrician who specialises in developmental and behavioural paediatrics. She is passionate about assisting children with developmental and behavioural needs to achieve their full potential and understands the importance of advocating for and supporting their families and carers.
Reetika graduated from medical school with honors in 1996 and subsequently trained in paediatrics and neonatology in various institutions in Australia and overseas. During her training, she received the Young Investigator Award by the Perinatal Research Society of the United States giving her the opportunity to conduct research in Neonatal Health with leading researchers in the US.
Having gained extensive experience in General Paediatrics and Neonatology, Reetika realises the importance of Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics in today’s day and age. She completed her specialist paediatric training at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne working in child and adolescent psychiatry and developmental-behavioural paediatrics. At the RCH, she has been a paediatrician in the Learning Disabilities Clinic, Behaviour Clinic, ADHD Clinic and the School Function Program clinic. She has also worked with Austin Health and was actively involved in the program for children with Eating Disorders and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Reetika has a special interest in sleep disorders and is one of the pediatricians’ involved at the Sleep and Settling School at the Northpark Private hospital. She also believes in a holistic approach to treatment of mental health and behavioural issues in children.
Reetika is married to a surgeon and is a mother of two kids, who keep her active. She loves cycling with the family and does yoga and dancing in her free time.