Dr Melissa Weber
MBChB, DipCH, FRACP (neonatal and perinatal)Greenslopes
Dr Melissa Weber is a neonatologist – a paediatrician specialising in the care of preterm and term newborn babies with both medical and surgical conditions. Her special interests include preterm care and the neurodevelopmental follow-up of babies. She also has interest in lactation support for new mothers.
Dr Weber completed her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2009. She went on to complete her Diploma of Child Health at the University of Sydney in 2013, and was awarded her Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine in 2019. Her Masters in Public Health with the University of Sydney is pending completion in 2021.
Her practising history includes roles at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, as well as at the Caboolture Hospital, Logan Hospital, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Toowoomba Base Hospital and Mater Mother’s Hospital. Much of her time has been spent in neonatal care and has involved the day-to-day care of preterm and acutely ill neonates, providing her with in depth experience and expertise.
Dr Weber finds it very rewarding to see how well patients do with the right medical care and upon being discharged from hospital.
A mother herself, she understands the rollercoaster of emotions that come with being a parent, especially when your infant is facing medical challenges. She offers empathy and support, and the absolute best care to all patients and their families.
Further information and resources
- Miracle Babies Foundation – information about prematurity and neonatal care for parents and families
- Health direct: pregnancy, birth and baby – prematurity explained
- Raising Children: Australian parenting website – premature babies
- Preterm Infants Association – information and support for families
- Life’s Little Treasures Foundation – information and support for families
- The Thompson Method – a gentle, evidenced-based approach to breastfeeding