The Talbot Centre

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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 such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).  He also enjoys helping his patients with a wide range of paediatric problems including asthma, bed wetting, 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 several private paediatric services across Sydney.

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.

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 is fluent in Chinese and is able to provide consultation in Chinese or English.

Special Interests

  • Behaviour difficulties and challenges
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Growth and development
  • Bed wetting, soiling, and constipation
  • Learning difficulties
  • Feeding problems
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • Weight concerns
  • Out-of-home care assessment


  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – University of Otago
  • Diploma in Paediatrics – University of Auckland
  • Master of Public Health – University of Sydney

Memberships & Registrations

  • Medical Board of Australia (Registration Number: MED0001207629)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paediatric and Child Health Division
  • Chapter of Community Child Health, Royal Australasian College of Physicians