Dr Sneha Sadani is a Specialist Paediatrician based at Waikato Hospital
After completing her medical qualifications in Mumbai, India, she has pursued Paediatrics as a career since 1995. Working in the UK since 1997, she completed her Paediatric training in North East Scotland & in Yorkshire and was a Community Paediatric Consultant in Leeds prior to moving to NZ in 2013 with her family.
Specialising in General and Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics, she sees children with developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental co-ordination disorder, neurodegenerative disorders, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), functional behavioural and learning difficulties in addition to acute and chronic general paediatric & neonatal problems.
She has a special interest in Paediatric Neurodisability and she completed a postgraduate research project in the UK for her Masters on scoliosis monitoring in children with Cerebral Palsy. She has a wealth of experience in Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics and she continues to consolidate her knowledge and skills; staying involved with teaching, supervision, research and guideline development in her areas of expertise.
She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK (FRCPCH) and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia and NZ (FRACP). She is a member of the AusACPDM (Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine) and the NBPSA (Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia).
In the public sector, she is a General Paediatrician, Neurodevelopmental clinician at the Child Development Centre (CDC), Clinical Lead for the Gateway Team, Panel member for the Children’s Team & a Child Protection clinician in the CAPE team. She works closely with the ICAMHS team as the clinical liaison from CDC. As a Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics Child & Youth Health, Waikato Clinical School; University of Auckland, she is passionate about her teaching role with medical students, Paediatric and Community Child Health Trainees.
She takes a very holistic approach to health and well being of children, young people and their whānau. Her experience, having worked in different countries and with people from many cultural backgrounds has taught her that the best possible outcomes can be achieved through collaboration and effective communication.
In addition to being dedicated to her patients she is the mother of two teenagers and is a loving wife. She enjoys cooking, reading and travelling in her spare time.