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Paediatric Centre of Excellence

Paediatric Centre of Excellence at Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre


The Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre in KwaZulu-Natal has a state-of-the-art Paediatric Centre with a 15-member paediatric team representing 11 specialist disciplines. It is the only private health care facility in KwaZulu-Natal that offers Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.

The Paediatric Team

Dr Vinesh Moodley
A highly experienced, veteran paediatrician in paediatric intensive care, paediatric critical care, and general paediatric, newborn and preventive care. He is a firm believer in empowering parents while dispelling myths around children’s illness and the judicious use of medicines, especially antibiotics.

Dr Thanusha Naidoo
An experienced Paediatric Specialist, with a special interest in neonatalogy and premature babies, Dr Naidoo provides various other paediatric services such as newborn assessments, vaccinations and management of most paediatric ailments, nutrition and development.

Dr Himal Dama
A paediatric cardiologist specialising in treating babies and children with heart problems, whether congenital or acquired. His areas of special interest include interventional paediatric cardiology and neonatology.

Professor Rob Kinsley
A world-renowned adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon whose special interest is Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. He has been performing open heart surgeries for the past 50 years and has performed over 15 000 of them.

Dr Darshan Reddy
An adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon with a special interest in heart and lung surgery in children. Described as an amazing surgeon whose skills set him apart, he trained in the United States of America, and was mentored by internationally renowned paediatric cardiothoracic surgeons.

Nicolene Moonsamy
A specialist paediatrician and Paediatric Clinical Haematologist, who treats patients with various blood disorders as well as haematological malignancies and paediatric solid tumours. Her special interests include acute leukaemias, brain tumours and neuroblastomas.

Dr Keshnie Moodley
A specialist paediatrician and a sub specialist in paediatric haematology, treating all blood disorders in children, both benign and malignant. Malignant disorders includes childhood leukaemias, lymphomas and solid tumours. Her special interests include childhood leukaemias and the thrombotic/coagulation disorders in blood.

Dr Ashwini Maharaj
A veteran adult and paediatric general surgeon, whose focus is treating all manner of paediatric surgical conditions from the simplest to most complex. His areas of special interest include neonatology, minimal access laparoscopic and oncology surgery.

Dr Thirona Naicker
A Paediatric Genetics specialist involved in managing genetic disorders and providing medical genetic services to neonates and older children afflicted with congenital disorders, or who have an inherited condition. These specialised services include investigating and making a diagnosis, counselling and management of the children and their families.

Dr Yavini Reddy
An experienced Paediatric Neurologist with special interests in autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, developmental delay, learning disability, movement disorders, neurodegenerative and neurogenetic conditions.

Dr Rajeshree Govender
An experienced Paediatric Neurologist with special interests in paediatric epilepsy and demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system in children.

Dr Medeshni Annamalai
A specialist Paediatrician and Paediatric Pulmonologist with an interest in allergy and critical care. Her special interests are managing children with lung and breathing problems, severe respiratory diseases and children with acute and chronic allergic disorders.

Dr Shafeeka Tayob
A Paediatric Endocrinologist experienced in treating children with various disorders of the endocrine system. This includes problems related to the function of the glands and hormones in a child’s body. Common conditions seen include diabetes, obesity and disorders related to puberty, growth and the thyroid.

Dr Suveena Bisetty
A Specialist Paediatrician, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who specifically attends to children with liver, nutritional and gastrointestinal pathology. Her special interests are in diagnosing and treating children with inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, constipation, allergic colitis, coeliac disease and congenital diseases of the liver.

Dr Elaene Naicker
An experienced paediatric nephrologist specialising in various congenital and acquired renal (kidney) diseases. Some of the common kidney-related conditions include hydronephrosis, nephrotic syndrome, urinary tract infections, hypertension, acute and chronic renal failure.

For more information please contact the Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre on +27 31 581 2400 or via email on info@lenmed.co.za