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Dr Reetika Dhir

Developmental Paediatrician


Dr Reetika Dhir is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician with more than 20 years of experience.

Reetika graduated from medical school in 1996 and subsequently trained in paediatrics and neonatology in various institutions in Australia and overseas. During her training, she received the Young Investigator Award by the Perinatal Research Society of the United States giving her the opportunity to conduct research in Neonatal Health with leading researchers in the US.

Having gained extensive experience in General Paediatrics and Neonatology, Reetika moved to Australia and specialized in Developmental Behavioural Paediatrics. She completed her specialist paediatric training at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne working in child and adolescent psychiatry and developmental-behavioural paediatrics. At the RCH, she has been a paediatrician in the Learning Disabilities Clinic, Behaviour Clinic, ADHD Clinic and the School Function Program clinic. She has also worked with Austin Health and was actively involved in the program for children with Eating Disorders and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Reetika has dedicated her career to understanding the unique needs of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Her extensive expertise spans over a wide range of developmental issues. She has a special interest in ADHD and is a member of various esteemed organizations like AADPA-The Australian ADHD professionals Association ,VAADHDIG- Victorian Association of ADHD professionals and ASDP, The Australasian Society of Developmental Paediatricians.

Reetika firmly believes in collaborative care of her patients and works in liaison with psychiatrists and allied health professionals. Her commitment to ongoing education ensures that she remains at the forefront of pediatric developmental research and therapies. Her areas of interest include:

ADHD diagnosis and management

Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and management

Learning disabilities assessment.

Anxiety and depression in children and teenagers.

Sleep disorders.

Challenging Behaviours/Emotional Dysregulation in children and teenagers

Gender concerns

Reetika believes in a holistic, family centered approach to paediatric care. She is a published author of research on Complementary and alternative medication use in children.

Reetika is a mother of two teenagers who keep her active and young. She loves cycling with the family and does yoga and dancing in her free time.


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