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Dr David Metz

Paediatric Nephrologist
Dr David Metz, Paediatric Nephrologist, Melbourne

Dr David Metz


Paediatric Nephrologist

Clinical Interests

David Metz has broad training and experience in paediatric nephrology, with interests including:

  • Hypertension in childhood and adolescence
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Lower urinary tract dysfunction (day and/or night wetting), constipation
  • Investigation and management of proteinuria, haematuria and electrolyte disturbances
  • Nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis and renal impairment
  • Congenital kidney and urinary tract abnormalities (e.g. renal dysplasia, hydronephrosis, cystic renal disease)
  • Medical management of kidney stones

David also cares for children receiving dialysis, or with a kidney transplant, at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Background and Experience

David received his medical degree in 2002. He commenced training in adult medicine, but become passionate about paediatrics during a brief stint at the Royal Children’s Hospital – a passion that continues to this day. He trained in paediatric nephrology through the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. In addition, he has trained in general paediatrics and paediatric clinical pharmacology.


David works at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a paediatric nephrologist. He also works in the department of clinical pharmacology, with interest in improving the safe and effective use of medication in children. To this end he is conducting research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, looking at techniques to individualise medical care in kidney transplantation.

David has links with paediatric continence physiotherapists and paediatric urologists, and is a member of the International Children’s Continence Society. He is also an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology and the International Paediatric Nephrology Association.

Outside of medicine, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Practice philosophies

David strongly believes that a crucial component of quality health care is taking time to ensure that a family understands their child’s condition, and his/her current and future health needs.

Public / Private Hospital Appointments

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • PhD Student, University of Melbourne & Murdoch Children’s Research Institute