Dr Cathy McAdam
Dr Cathy McAdam is Head of General Paediatrics at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne – the third largest children’s hospital in Australia. This encompasses Clayton, Dandenong and Casey campuses. She also has a small private practice in Dandenong where she manages children with a broad range of difficulties including developmental and behavioural problems.
She has also been working as a paediatrician in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia since 2007. Her interest in indigenous child health began as a medical student and expanded whilst working as a paediatric registrar in Alice Springs.
Cathy has a keen interest in teaching and particularly enjoys simulation training. Cathy is an APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) instructor teaching health professionals how to manage seriously unwell or injured children. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer for Monash University, Faculty of Medicine.
Cathy has been part of the leadership team involved in the opening of the new Monash Children’s Hospital at Clayton in April 2017. She is delighted with the result – a space where families and children come to receive excellent care and outstanding outcomes for the children of Victoria alongside training and research for all staff.
Cathy has two grown up step-children, Erin and Tom, and is grateful for the support and sacrifices made by her husband David to be able to pursue her career in Paediatrics.