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Dr Eunice Chan

Paediatric Neurologist and General Paediatrician
Dr Eunice Chan, Paediatric Neurologist and General Paediatrician

Dr Eunice Chan

MBBS BMedSci FRACP GCCT MClinResMeth

Paediatric Neurologist and General Paediatrician

Clinical Interests

Dr Eunice Chan sees children with neurological concerns. She has specific expertise in assessing and treating children with movement disorders.

Dr Eunice Chan is a specialist Paediatric Neurologist, General Paediatrician and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians since 2012.

Eunice undertook her medical and undergraduate research degrees at The University of Melbourne, where she was awarded the Advanced Medical Science Prize as well as the Melbourne Abroad Scholarship during her undergraduate studies. She completed dual specialist training as a general paediatrician and paediatric neurologist locally in Victoria. She then travelled overseas and completed a clinical Fellowship in complex motor disorders at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) in the United Kingdom in 2014. In recent years, she has completed postgraduate studies in clinical teaching through The University of Melbourne and in clinical research through Monash University.

Alongside private consulting at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists, Eunice works at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne where she runs the multidisciplinary movement disorders service including the Deep Brain Stimulation program., attends outpatient clinics and manages ward patients. She also reports EEG studies for Peninsula Health, and teaches within the Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School at The University of Melbourne.

Eunice has experience assessing and treating children with dystonia, movement disorders, epilepsy, muscle weakness, headaches, funny turns and neurodevelopmental concerns. She also has training in autism assessments including administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).

Research Interests

Eunice has active clinical research projects within the field of paediatric neurology, especially movement disorders. She is an honorary research associate at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Select Publications & Presentations →

  • Saunders N, Chan EK. The complex web of headaches in children. Medical Republic, 2020 Feb; 25-27.
  • Efron D, Payne J, Gulenc A, Chan EK. Assessment and management of tic disorders and Tourette syndrome by Australian paediatricians. J Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Jan;56(1):136-141. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14541. PMID: 31206903.
  • Chan EK, Kornberg AJ. Elevated Creatine Kinase in a 6-Year-Old Boy. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jul;26:46-49. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2017.03.003. PMID: 29961517.
  • Chan EK, Kornberg AJ, Ryan MM. (2015). A diagnostic approach to recurrent myalgia and rhabdomyolysis in children. Arch Dis Child. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307663
  • Chan EK, Byrne S, Gimeno H, Kerr TP, Lumsden D, Kaminska M, Jungbluth H, Lin J-P. Extended spectrum of congenital laminopathy with childhood dystonia related to the LMNA gene mutation R644C responds to deep brain stimulation. (Presented at the 4th International Symposium on Paediatric Movement Disorders, February 2015.)
  • Chan EK, Ughratdar I, Lumsden D, Kaminska M, Ashkan K, Selway R, Lin J-P. Considerations in Deep Brain Stimulation for dystonia in very young children. (Presented at the 41st British Paediatric Neurology Association annual conference, January 2015.)
  • Chan EK, Clark D, Yiu E, Johnson M, Ryan MM. Developmental hip abnormalities in paediatric Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. . (Presented at 13th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases, July 2014.)
  • Chan EK, Bailey CA, Freeman JL, Mackay MT, Leventer RJ, Harvey AS. Epileptic spasms in older children: diagnostic pitfalls and treatment implications. (Presented at Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov 2013.)
  • Chan EK, Quach J, Mensah FK, Sung V, Cheung M, Wake M. Dark chocolate for children’s blood pressure: randomised trial. Arch Dis Child 2012; 97(7):637-640.
  • Chan EK, Yan B, Ryan MM. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension in childhood: a case report and review of the literature. J Child Neurol 2011; 26(6):761-6.
  • Chan EK, O’Neill I, McKenzie M, Love A, Kissane DW. What works for therapists conducting family meetings: treatment integrity in family-focused grief therapy during palliative care and bereavement. J Pain Symptom Manage 2004; 27(6):502-12

Hospitals Accredited

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Eastern Health
  • Peninsula Health

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