Best Paediatricians in Adelaide

Below is a list of the top and leading Paediatricians in Adelaide. To help you find the best paediatrician located near you in Adelaide, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Adelaide’s Best Paediatricians:

The top rated paediatricians in Adelaide are:

  • Dr Thu Kent – Paediatrics at Burnside
  • Dr Vanessa Brooks – Adelaide Paediatrics
  • Dr Hilary Boucaut – Paediatrics SA

If you are a paediatrician or you know other paediatricians or specialists in Adelaide that should be on this list, please submit your details here and we will review your submission.

Paediatrics at Burnside

Dr Thu Kent - Paediatrics at Burnside
Dr Thu Kent – Paediatrics at Burnside

Dr Thu Kent consults in private practice caring for newborns from 34 weeks gestation onwards,  at Calvary Hospital in North Adelaide and Burnside Hospital, Toorak Gardens. Further follow-up care is provided in Dr Kent’s private clinic at Paediatrics at Burnside .

Dr Kent is a member of the Perinatal Committees of both Burnside and Calvary Hospitals

She works primarily in the care of new babies, from birth onwards and often also their siblings. She sees them through infancy and childhood for developmental checks and for any health concerns that may arise. She enjoys the continuity of seeing families grow and develop, and the flexibility of private practice, as she juggles raising 3 young children of her own.

Thu Kent studied Medicine at Adelaide University, graduating as a doctor in 2001. After her intern year, she embarked on the paediatric training program. During her training, she worked mainly at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with additional experience at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, Alice Springs Hospital and various other community positions. She qualified as a paediatric consultant and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2012.


New born care in hospital, New born registration, ASD (autism) Assessments


Address: 120 Kensington Road, Toorak Gardens, SA, 5065
Phone: (08) 8332 3778


The people here are really good with kids.” – J P.

Adelaide Paediatrics

Dr Vanessa Brooks - Adelaide Paediatrics
Dr Vanessa Brooks – Adelaide Paediatrics

Dr Vanessa Brooks is a General Paediatrician who has been working in paediatric medicine since 2003. She completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide in 1998, and postgraduate Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at Flinders University of South Australia in 2002. Her paediatric training was completed at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, and Port Augusta Hospital. She was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics) in 2011.

Vanessa enjoys all aspects of paediatric care and parenting concerns, from newborns to adolescents. She has a particular interest in infant feeding and breastfeeding support and is a qualified Lactation Consultant. Other interests include neonatal medicine, child development, sleep and behaviour concerns, and paediatric allergic conditions.

Vanessa is a devoted mother to four young boys. She is dedicated to caring for children and their families, supporting parents to enjoy raising their children, and helping children to thrive.


Paediatrics: behaviour problems, developmental issues, learning difficulties, autism, intellectual or physical disabilities, syndromes such as Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome, asthma, newborn health checks, weight and growth concerns, sleep problems, constipation, feeding difficulties, bed wetting, any other medical concerns


Address: 71 Henley Beach Rd, Mile End SA 5031
Phone: (08) 7123 0820


We see several specialists at their Elizabeth Vale location and have previously been to their Wayville location for two of my children. Adelaide Paediatrics are incredibly professional with modern facilities. Their staff are so welcoming and helpful and really go out and beyond to help you. The way their team interact with children, especially on the autism spectrum is impeccable. I have found each of our specialist’s so informative and they really know what they are talking about. Your children and their progress are in great hands here. Highly recommend.” – Sarah Denny

Paediatrics SA

Dr Hilary Boucaut - Paediatrics SA
Dr Hilary Boucaut – Paediatrics SA

Dr Hilary Boucaut has practiced Paediatric Urology since 1988 when she returned from completing her post-graduate training in Reconstructive Urology. Since then Dr Boucaut has worked at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the Department of Paediatric Urology-Surgery as a Consultant Surgeon.In addition to her public hospital commitments she consults at Paediatrics SA in the Memorial Hospital Consulting Suites and operates at Memorial Hospital. As well as her clinical practice Dr Hilary Boucaut is Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and is the South Australian representative on the Board of Paediatric Surgery which acts on behalf of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to co-ordinate the training of Paediatric Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Hilary Boucaut’s particular clinical interests are in Reconstructive Urology, Neurogenic bladder management, urinary incontinence and antenatal counselling for management of abnormalities of the urinary tract detected during pregnancy in addition to the diagnosis and management of general paediatric urological conditions.

Dr Hilary Boucaut is a member of the Australian New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and British Association of Urological Surgeons and regularly attends conferences in urology and paediatric surgery both in Australia and overseas as an active participant.Dr Hilary Boucaut manages all paediatric urological conditions and provides transitional care service for young adults with complex congenital paediatric urological conditions.


Quality health care predominantly for newborns through to adolescents.


Address: Memorial Medical Centre, 1 Kermode St, North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: (08) 8267 5333


Doctors will really attend to your needs right away.” – Carla

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