Paedatrician Dr Prasanna Shirkhedkar is one of the most recent additions to the Specialist Medical Care Australia team.  He has had over 27 years clinical experiece and primarily trained at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Network in Sydney towards his FRACP in general paediatrics.  His areas of special interest include developmental, behavioural paediatrics, growth disorders, care of neonates and infants, and allergic/ immunological conditions. 


“Being himself a father of 2 sons, Dr Shirkhedkar understands parents’ concerns and addresses them with empathy and good clinical judgement.

I grew up in: a small town in india

I start my day by: having a cup of chia

I would love to be a: big-hitting cricket batsman

When I am not working, I am: watching sports on IPTV

I wish I could: do more research and experience the “feel” of many more different countries rather than visiting touristy places.

Most people don’t know that: I own a motorbike.

When I was growing up I wanted to be: A bus driver (there were only 2-3 cars in my town).

My favourite holiday spot is: Queenstown.

My favourite movie is: Avatar

I couldn’t live without: home-made roti and playing with my kids.

My greatest achievement is: marrying the right girl.

My most annoying habit is:  Losing nice expensive sunglasses one way or another.

The one person I would most most like to meet is: Barack Obama

The best advice my parents gave me was: emotional IQ is more important than cognitive IQ.