Dr Michael Haifer

Respiratory and General paediatrician

MB.BCh., D.C.H.(SA)., M.Med., F.C.P.(paed)., FRACP

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Dr Michael Haifer. 

Dr Haifer’s priority was always the best care of his patients, and he sought to ensure this by having the best specialists working alongside him in his medical practice, NSW Childrens specialists.

We want to introduce you to the 3 other paediatricians in the practice that are available to continue the care of your child. The shared experience and expertise from this group of specialist paediatricians will give you the utmost confidence for your child’s medical care. 

Dr Fiona Mitchell

Dr Fiona Mitchell joined NSW Children’s Specialists in 2016 after more than 20 years in the NSW public health system, primarily at Sydney Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. For the last 15 years Fiona has (and continues) to be a staff specialist at NETS, NSW Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service, responsible for all the state’s emergency scenarios when the hospital needs extra support. Dr Mitchell’s special interests lie in respiratory, infants, feeding, growth, early milestones and settling techniques. 

Dr Anthony Whelan

Dr Anthony Whelan is a specialist paediatrician with a wealth of experience in general paediatrics in both hospital and outpatient settings. He is a staff specialist through Sydney Local Health District and has experience working in multidisciplinary teams with schools, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and other health professionals; and has special interests in a diverse range of paediatric conditions including respiratory, allergy, sleep medicine, complex feeding issues and eating disorders.

Dr Michael Melamdowicz

Dr Michael Melamdowicz completed his specialist medical training in South Africa and has worked with Dr Haifer in the practice for over 14 years since being in Australia. He is a renowned neonatologist and general paediatrician consulting in Bondi Junction and St Leonards in addition his work at Royal North Shore and Mater Hospitals.

What Happens Next?

If you have an existing appointment with Dr Haifer, we will call you to reschedule with one of the other doctors.

If you have any other queries or want to make a new appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us on 9389-5211.