Dr Didier Tshamala
MD (D.R. of Congo), FRACP – General paediatrics, FRACP – Neonatal and perinatal medicineNorth Lakes
Dr Didier Tshamala is a paediatrician with extensive experience in the care of sick children and neonates. He has a particular interest in childhood nutrition and neurodevelopment.
He was motivated to follow a medical career from a young age. As a child, Dr Tshamala was asthmatic and endured multiple trips to emergency departments and medical clinics. He experienced firsthand the hard work and dedication of the medical practitioners and felt inspired to become a doctor himself.
Having remained focused on this career goal, Dr Tshamala graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1999 and went straight on to complete his junior medical years in the Kingdom of Lesotho. He began training in paediatrics in South Africa and completed his qualifications in Australia with a dual Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in both general paediatrics and neonatology.
Since arriving in Australia in 2006, Dr Tshamala has worked in various tertiary and regional hospitals throughout Queensland, including the neonatal intensive care units at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and the Mater Mothers’ Hospital. He has also worked in the former Royal Children’s Hospital, the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Rockhampton Hospital, Caboolture Hospital, and most recently, part time at Redcliffe Hospital as a specialist in paediatrics.
Throughout his career, Dr Tshamala has maintained a strong desire to support families with young children, providing a helping hand when children are sick or vulnerable. It gives him a great sense of reward to help sick children recover, grow and contribute in many different ways to society. He is recognised for his ability to build excellent relationships with patients, families and other medical staff to provide optimal patient care.
Dr Tshamala has peer reviewed publications in the areas of nutrition and ultrasound for neonatal and perinatal medicine. He has keen interest in teaching medical practitioners and students.
Dr Tshamala is married and is a proud father of five. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, especially doing all sorts of outdoor activities with his children.
Further information and resources
- Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Useful kids health information
- Epilepsy Network New South Wales – Useful resources for families