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DR Wonie Uahwatanasakul




  • Dr Wonie Uahwatanasakul is a general paediatrician with extensive clinical experience in paediatrics and child health in both developed world and resource poor settings, and with a particular passion for medical education. 

    Wonie graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery from Monash University before going on to complete a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University. Wonie undertook her paediatric residency at the Children’s with two years spent in London at St George’s and Hillingdon hospitals, before return to the Children’s to complete her Paediatric Fellowship. Wonie has also worked as a Paediatric Registrar and later as a consultant in a variety of remote and overseas locations including Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia’s far north and Vaiola Hospital in Tonga. 

    Wonie has continued to actively pursue her interest in medical education having completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education at Flinders University and playing a key role in the ongoing development and quality assurance of the paediatric medical curriculum at the University of Melbourne. 

    Wonie has worked as a Consultant Paediatrician with both the Immunization Clinic and the Clinical Nutrition Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital and currently works in the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics as a co-ordinator for the Child and Adolescent Health component of the University’s Doctor of Medicine program.



Education and training

  • Grad Dip Clin Ed, Flinders University of South Australia 2013
  • MPHTM, James Cook University of North Queensland 2001
  • MBBS, Monash University 1992

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2005