Dr Robert Tait is a specialist paediatrician at both Royal Darwin Hospital and Darwin Private Hospital. He is also a visiting paediatrician to Gove District hospital. Dr Tait is a founding partner of Darwin Paediatrics, which opened at Darwin Private Hospital in 2014.
Dr Tait completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following this, he spent time working in Tygerberg hospital in Cape Town, and following that, two years in Northern KwaZula -Natal (Border of South Africa and Mozambique), where he obtained his diploma in HIV management.
In 2008, Dr Tait came to Sydney, where he went on to complete his paediatric specialist training at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. During his training, Dr Tait also spent time working at the British Columbia Children’s hospital in Vancouver.
Dr Tait sits on the Northern Territory State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). He was also recently appointed to sit on the National College Council Committee of RACP. Dr Tait is the current chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for Darwin Private Hospital.
Dr Louise Woodward is an experienced General Paediatrician who has a wide scope of practice. She is one of the founding members of Darwin Paediatrics, a group paediatric practice, which covers all areas of paediatrics. She has particular interests in Neonatology, Acute Care Paediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Indigenous Health.
She graduated from Monash University in Melbourne in 2002. The majority of her paediatric training was done at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She also spent 2 years training in Neonatology and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her training at Royal Darwin Hospital. In addition to her private practice, she is also a Consultant Paediatrician to Royal Darwin Hospital and a Visiting Specialist to Katherine District Hospital.
Louise moved to Darwin in 2011 with her husband and young daughter, and she has since had two more little boys. She has spent 4 years working in the Territory, at Royal Darwin Hospital and in several remote communities. Inspired by her patients and fellow clinicians, not to mention the relaxed Darwin lifestyle, she has no plans to leave.
Dr Mantho Kgosiemang BMed, FRACP
Dr Mantho Kgosiemang is a Specialist Neonatologist. Dr Mantho Kgosiemang completed her medical degree at University of Newcastle where she started her medical career before moving to Darwin in 2008 with her two young children and husband. After working at Royal Darwin Hospital for 2 years, she moved interstate temporarily to fulfil her training requirements. The majority of her Paediatric Speciality training was at The Children’s Hospital at Brisbane. She has also worked at Mater Mothers Hospital and Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital where she completed her Neonatal/Perinatal Speciality.
As a Neonatologist, she has special interest in child development. She is especially interested to see babies born preterm achieve their best potential in all developmental domains.
Dr Kgosiemang is passionate about parent/child education and empowerment. She believes that partnership with parent’s yields best outcomes for her patients who are often too young to speak for themselves. Throughout her practise, she has seen great results for her patients when parents are better informed.
Dr Kgosiemang and her family moved back to Darwin at the start of 2015 and joined the great team at Darwin Paediatrics as a Specialist Neonatologist. She calls Darwin home.
Dr Aabha Kalro MBBS, DCH, FRACP
Dr Aabha Kalro is a General Paediatrician with special interest in neonatal care, paediatric acute care and paediatric cardiology. Aabha began practicing in Australia in 2007 after completing postgraduate paediatric training in India.
She gained further experience in neonatal care for two years at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nepean Hospital which carters for the Sydney West area health service. She completed her paediatric training at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and the Royal Darwin Hospital. She had an opportunity to work as a part of the paediatric cardiology team in Darwin and received echocardiography training.
As well as acute medicine, Aabha is also interested in public health and has completed a research project on prevalence of fetal growth restriction in the Northern Territory.