Dr Kathleen Mcgrath

Kathleen is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She specialises in all areas of gastrointestinal and liver disease in infants and children and has special interest in the management of intestinal failure, complex nutritional problems and food allergy.

Kathleen graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). She undertook her paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne during which time she held the role of Chief Resident Medical Officer. She completed dual advanced training in Gastroenterology and General Paediatrics and following the award of fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, she undertook further post-fellowship gastroenterology training focussed on intestinal failure and clinical nutrition at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. She has had multiple publications in her field in international peer-reviewed journals and is accredited to perform paediatric gastroscopy and colonoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Kathleen has a strong interest in medical education and training. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching at the University of Melbourne and is actively involved in teaching, supervision and learning assessment for junior doctors and medical students.

Kathleen values the importance of strong communication and listening and strives to provide her patients with personalised care through a family centred approach.