Dr Irfan Khan
MBBS. DCH. GCCU. GCAD. MPHTM. FRACP. PEMNorth Lakes
Dr Irfan Khan is a dual specialist in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. He sees children from neonatal stage to age 18 years, diagnosing and managing a wide range of medical issues, from minor problems to serious diseases.
He understands that children are not just small adults and they present with a unique array of medical needs and treatment should be tailored to each specific child. Each presentation deserves thorough evaluation, context and consideration – and this is what Dr Khan offers.
Dr Khan is incredibly passionate about paediatrics and child health – it’s an interest that developed at a young age when his father became very sick and frequented hospital. During the hospital visits, Dr Khan saw kindness and compassion in the doctors who were treating his father. He also observed the doctors’ unwavering commitment to helping people in the resource depleted environments they were in. It was this experience that inspired Dr Khan to enter medicine.
Dr Khan’s qualifications and experience are extensive. He completed a Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) at the Fiji School of Medicine and then worked in a range of clinical roles in Fiji before moving to Queensland.
Since then, he has completed a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) at Sydney University, a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound (GCCU) at Melbourne University, a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases at Western Sydney University (GCAD), a Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPHTM) at James Cook University, a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and subspecialty training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).
Dr Khan has worked in a range of roles, including as a Registrar at the Royal Children’s, Prince Charles, Logan and Townsville hospitals, as well as at the Queensland Children’s Hospital as a fellow in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.
As a father to two children, he not only understands how parents think and feel, he knows how to connect with the children he sees. Having spent so much time on the other side of medicine while his father was sick, he knows how important excellent communication is to improve understanding, compliance and therapeutics.
Dr Khan is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia (NBPSA) and the Australian Trauma Society. He is also a Senior lecturer in Paediatrics at Griffith University.
When he is away from work, he enjoys travelling beautiful Australia with his wife and children and following the all-conquering Fiji Rugby 7’s team.
Further information and resources
- Children’s Health – fact sheets
- Asthma Australia – information for families
- Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) – resources and information