Dr Megan Yap
BPharm, MBBS, FRACPSpringfield, North Lakes
Dr Megan Yap is a dual-trained paediatric specialist who was awarded her Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (General Paediatrics) in 2014 and her second Fellowship in Community Child Health (Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics) in 2019. She offers general paediatric medical services and developmental behavioural paediatric care for children under 16 years of age.
Paediatrics became an obvious choice for Megan during her training when she found joy in helping and supporting children and families with complex medical needs and developmental issues. She is personally rewarded by helping children to reach their full potential and enjoys interacting with children and families to provide caring paediatric services.
Megan’s experience includes work at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and advanced training at Brisbane’s Mater Children’s, Royal Children’s and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals. She also spent six months working at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin. Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy as class valedictorian at the University of Queensland in 2000 taking out the Glaxo-Wellcome prize in Quality Use of Medicines. She obtained her pharmacy registration and continued to work as a pharmacist whilst she went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (again at the University of Queensland) in 2005 and was awarded the Magdelene Brodie Prize in Paediatrics. She is a director of Paeds in a Pod North Lakes as well as the Clinical Lead Community/Developmental Paediatrician at Ipswich Hospital. She also holds the position of “resident paediatrician” for online parenting resource, “Parent TV.”
Megan enjoys a number of active hobbies including running and dancing, as well as interests in painting, sewing, cooking and playing several musical instruments. She also writes her own paediatric health and food blog called “Dr Megs – Paeds & Feeds” and enjoys providing education to other doctors, health professionals and parents. When she is not at work, she is kept on her toes by her two young children.