Movement disorders and general neurology in children, neurodevelopmental paediatrics
Background and experience
Dr Eunice Chan is a specialist child neurologist and general paediatrician, with interests in paediatric movement disorders, general child neurology and neurodevelopmental conditions. She was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2012.
Eunice undertook her medical and 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. After graduation, she completed specialist training as a general paediatrician working in several hospitals throughout Victoria, and as a paediatric neurologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
Eunice undertook an international 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. During this time, she gained further specialized skills in assessing and treating children with movement disorders, including programming deep brain stimulation for dystonia and managing intrathecal baclofen in children.
Alongside private consulting at Melbourne Paediatric Specialists, Eunice also works at The Royal Children’s Hospital and at Eastern Health. She also 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).
Eunice has active broad research interests and ongoing projects in all aspects of paediatric neurology.
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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