Specialist in Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics


Dr Manina Pathak is a specialist developmental-behavioural paediatrician with extensive experience in managing complex neuro-behavioural and developmental issues of  children and adolescent. She graduated in medicine from Calcutta University, India in 2002  with academic distinction. She completed her paediatric specialist training at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) and  Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network(WCHN) in Adelaide. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, member of the RACP Chapter of Community Child Health, Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatrician Society of Australasia (NBPSA) Society of Developmental & behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP). She completed  Master of Public Health from the University of Newcastle.

Dr Pathak has over 10 year’s experience in Paediatrics. She worked as Community fellow in South Australia and gained experience in various settings such as multi-disciplinary assessment team at Child development unit at WCH, outreach developmental clinics, Early childhood intervention teams, Mental health services for children and adolescent and Department of psychological medicine with in-patient psychiatric care unit. She got accreditation as Autism diagnostician through Autism SA.


After finishing her clinical training, Dr Pathak worked as research associate at the University of Adelaide and spent 2 years in Philadelphia, USA . She worked as clinical research associate at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for one year.

She has experience in assessing and managing children and adolescents with ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, other behavioural and emotional disorders, mood disorders and learning difficulties and disorders.

Dr Pathak is a mother of a daughter and understands the challenges of growing family. Her aim is to improve the outcomes of children with Neurodevelopmental- behavioural difficulties and the families as unit.