Dr Nidhi Panicker

Nidhi has always wanted to pursue a career in Paediatrics and preventative health from an early age. She trained at the University of Newcastle and has since trained across the country in various hospitals including John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) and Children’s Hospital Westmead. Nidhi has also completed a Diploma of Child Health (University of Sydney) as an additional qualification and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Paediatrics and Child Health in early 2022. Nidhi is multilingual and has experience working with families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

She has a keen interest in Paediatric Haematology (having completed 3 years training in this speciality), and preventative medicine, especially promoting healthy and happy lifestyles for kids. Nidhi enjoys seeing children of all ages, and has also had additional training in managing neonates. Nidhi is also very passionate about education and has been teaching medical students and paediatric trainees for more than 10 years, most recently as a Conjoint Fellow for the University of Newcastle Joint Medical Program.

Nidhi is a proud Novocastrian and even though she has travelled extensively overseas and worked across the country, she is always keen to come back home and have a swim at our fantastic beaches. In her spare time she also enjoys painting, hiking, reading, music and has been training in classical Indian dancing (Bharatanatyam) since the age of 3. Nidhi is very passionate about the children in our local community and providing a holistic approach to paediatric health care that is tailored to the needs of the child and their family. She looks forward to working with the other medical and allied health providers in our wonderful community to support children’s health and wellbeing.