She has over 8 years of experience as a paediatrician based at Latrobe Regional Hospital in Gippsland and was head of the department for almost 2 years before deciding to return to Melbourne.
She is mother to a fabulous 5 year old son who provides her with the most amazing belly-laughs but who also frequently challenges and out-wits her. The 4-legged furry member of the family never fails to deliver a very efficient vacuuming service after every meal!
Dr. Cathy Coates has an ongoing appointment in the paediatric Emergency Department of Monash Medical Centre where she has worked as the consultant-in-charge on a regular basis for the last 9 years, whilst also working as a general paediatrician at Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) as her “day job”. Her experience in both acute and outpatient general paediatrics is a unique skill set, with families being able to receive streamlined care for all forms of acute and outpatient paediatric conditions.