Dr Frank Chen
DR FRANK CHEN
Dr Frank Chen
“As a paediatrician I have the privilege of not just being your child’s doctor in times of illness but also an advocate for you and your child’s needs.” – Dr Frank Chen
Frank is a general paediatrician with an interest in developmental & behavioural difficulties as well as newborn care. He enjoys helping his patients with a wide range of general paediatric problems including asthma, bed wetting, obesity, feeding, and growth concerns.
After completing his medical degree in New Zealand, Frank discovered the joy of working with kids and found his passion in paediatrics. He has worked as a paediatrician in New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland and completed his specialist training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Frank holds concurrent positions as a consultant paediatrician within a multidisciplinary child trauma service in remote NSW and at a private ADHD and behavioural difficulties paediatric service.
Frank believes that every child is unique and grows up in a family that plays an important role in their physical and emotional wellbeing. He takes time to get to know each child and family to fully understand their concerns and expectations. Frank assists families to coordinate services for children with complex care needs and works in collaboration with parents, GPs, schools, psychologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, and other allied health professionals to achieve the best outcomes for every child.
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of surgery
University of Otago
Diploma in Paediatrics
University of Auckland
Master of Public Health
University of Sydney
Frank is fluent in Chinese and is able to provide consultation in Chinese.
REGISTRATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Medical Board of Australia (Reg# MED0001207629)
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paediatric and Child Health Division
- Chapter of Community Child Health, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Frank is passionate about working with children and families and is interested in assisting children to maximise their health and wellbeing across a broad range of general paediatric presentations.
Frank has a special interest in the following areas:
- Behaviour difficulties
- Growth and development
- Bed wetting, soiling, and constipation
- Learning difficulties
- Feeding problems
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
- Weight concerns
- Out-of-home care assessment