In collaboration with our Paediatric Specialists, Southside Kids provides an outpatient paediatric clinic supported by a team of Allied Health professionals and friendly Administration staff.


General Paediatrician

Dr Lamb is an experienced general paediatrician who see children from ages 0 – 18 years. He has a background in development and behavioural paediatrics but he also sees children with medical problems. Dr Lamb has been involved in research in a number of multi-centre research projects on ADHD. Dr Lambs interests include bushwalking, tennis, linguistics, non-superhero movies and giving himself over to a good novel.


BSc (honours), MD (honours) PhD
Child Psychologist

Sara is a registered Psychologist and the mother of four children (now adults). She holds a Science degree, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in psychological research.  Sara has worked for over 26 years in the area of child mental health across a range of clinical, research and leaderships roles.

Sara is a sought after author, trainer, and consultant in the areas of child protection; child mental health; child development; neurodiversity and disability; secure care and therapeutic residential care for youth; and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Sara was awarded the ACU Fellowship at Oxford University in recognition of her work translating the support needs of children in the care system.

Sara believes that children develop and thrive when the adults supporting them understand their unique developmental, social and learning needs.  Sara works in partnership with families to maximise developmental opportunities for children, whatever their additional needs.

Sara offers the following services at Southside Kids

Psychological Assessment

  • IQ/ Cognitive Assessment.
  • Educational/learning assessments (incl. dyslexia/ dysgraphia, attention & memory as indicated).
  • Autism, ADHD, & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnostic assessment.


  • Brief intervention and support – adjustment to diagnosis and behavioural support.


Dr Garth Hargreaves

General Paediatrician

Garth is a specialist in General Paediatrics who cares for children from the neonatal period through to 18 years of age. He combines evidenced based medicine with a pragmatic approach that relies on shared decision-making to achieve the best outcomes.

He enjoys supporting families experiencing significant life changes that often come with being a parent; particularly difficulties with feeding and sleep in the early years. He has a special interest in paediatric gastroenterology including assisting children of all ages with concerns around growth. Great effort is made to provide infants and those with organic medical issues timely appointments as early review is often indicated.

Garth has clinical expertise in both the diagnosis and management of conditions that include:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Developmental (including language) delays and early behavioural problems
  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders

Garth is passionate about caring for indigenous, rural and remote patients. He regularly provides rural outreach clinics and is a staff member in the Northern Regional Paediatric Unit servicing the northern corners of the state. This role includes caring for premature infants. He also works at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide within the General Paediatrics Department.

Garth studied Psychology before moving into research and medicine. He completed a PhD in Neuropharmacology at the University of Sydney followed by Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

When not spending time with family he enjoys spending time with his dogs, surfing, playing music and cooking.


Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr Rammy Abu-Assi is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist who deals with all facets of illnesses related to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutrition. He was born in Darwin and came to Adelaide to undertake a medical degree at the University of Adelaide which was completed in 1996. Then went on and undertook paediatric speciality training at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, subspecialising in gastroenterology. As part of his training he completed a one year fellowship overseas at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Furthermore, he has been awarded a PhD at the University of Adelaide for his research work in the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis) in Australian children. He is trained to undertake endoscopic procedures in children, and works at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

He is married with two children, and thus understands the impact that a child’s illness can have on their own health, development and education, as well as the rest of the family.



Dr Michael Couper

Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Michael is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist who sees children for a wide range of gut and liver issues. He has a particular interest in liver disease and non-invasive monitoring of childhood gut issues. Michael undertook extra training in ultrasound and is a member of the Gastroenterology Network of intestinal ultrasound, Australia and the International bowel ultrasound group. He often uses ultrasound to assess and monitor abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease and constipation.

He was born in Victoria and undertook his medical training in New Zealand before returning to Australia and undergoing a fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology through the Royal Australian College of Physicians. During this time, he undertook national fellowships at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney and Queensland Children’s Hospital and an international fellowship at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom.


Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Physician

Dr John Wong is the only Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Physician that is working privately in South Australia.   After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2005, he commenced Paediatric training in 2007 and sub specialised in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  In 2011 he moved to Melbourne and worked as the Respiratory Fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He also actively participated in research activities with the world renowned Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST-CF) program and completed a PhD with the University of Melbourne.   With his research experience he has been invited to speak both in national and international thoracic society conferences.

John moved back to Adelaide with his family in 2013 where he received his Fellowship in Paediatrics subspecialising in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2014.  He is also actively involved in medical teaching providing training and education to general practitioners and also paediatricians in training.

John’s main clinical interests include:

  1. The snoring child
  2. Paediatric asthma
  3. Children with productive and chronic cough.

He has 3 young children to keep him busy and is also long-suffering Liverpool FC supporter.


Paediatric General Surgeon and Urologist

Dr Sanjeev Khurana is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist based at both – Women’s & Children’s Hospital as well as Flinders Medical Centre since 2006. Sanjeev is also one of the co-founders of ‘Danny’s Place’ – South Australia’s only provider of holistic care for children with obesity related problems.  Besides looking after routine surgical problems in children, Sanjeev’s major interests include gastrointestinal problems such as gastro-oesophageal reflux, gallstones, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal anomalies and chronic constipation. Sanjeev also routinely manages all forms of urological problems in children (except bladder extrophy).

When Sanjeev is not busy with work he enjoys his team sports like AFL, Cricket and enjoys playing Squash.


MBBS (Adel), FRACS Paed Surg
Paediatric General Surgeon

Cathy is an Australian trained General Paediatric Surgeon who worked as a Consultant in London for over 12 years. On returning to Adelaide in 2008, Cathy began consulting at FMC and  then from 2010 at The Women’s and Children’s  Hospital as a senior Visiting Medical Officer in Paediatric Surgery. Cathy’s interests include all general paediatric surgery but especially neonatal surgery . Cathy can provide antenatal counselling for all nonurological paediatric surgical conditions. Cathy enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters and two boisterous dogs.


Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Jai Rawat is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who has specialised in Paediatric Orthopaedics and works at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and at Flinders Medical Centre. He completed his FRACS in 2012 and is a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

He undertook further paediatric orthopaedic training in Australia and USA and is a member of the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. His private work is exclusively in Paediatric Orthopaedic. His special areas of interest are paediatric sports injuries (paediatric knee and shoulder), paediatric trauma, deformity correction and congenital hip and foot conditions.