We know that the best results for your children are achieved when we develop a genuine and honest partnership with your family. This provides you with the information, education and confidence to make informed decisions about your child’s care.
We support families and will build a team around you. We know a lot but we don’t have all the answers! That’s why, where appropriate, we’ll collaborate with a network of local medical specialists, allied health clinicians, therapists and schools to build the right team to support your child’s care plan. The goal is to focus on prevention and early intervention.
The birth of kudos paediatrics
kudos paediatrics was founded by Dr Kim Drever. She had worked at several paediatric practices but believed that there was a better way to help families. She wanted the freedom to spend the time needed with each family. This would allow her to do justice to the complexity of children and the issues they and their family faced.
At kudos paediatrics, Kim now has the time to spend with ‘her kids’ and their families. She can get to know the personalities and the relationships which allows her to determine the best approach in consultation with you.
Kim is gathering a group of likeminded professionals to work with her at kudos. All the team have the same values and vision and work together collaboratively. Everyone at kudos is passionate about what they do and want to make a real difference to children and their families.
Dr Kim Drever
BMBS (Hons) MPH FRACP
Kim is a Paediatrician who specialises in developmental and behavioural paediatrics. She is passionate about seeing children thrive by helping them to discover their potential and achieve their life goals.
Committed to supporting children from birth to 18 years with a variety of developmental issues, she uncovers each child’s individual strengths and vulnerabilities and develops individualised care plans that embrace difference and celebrate every large and small success.
Kim values a team approach to the care of children and their family. In particular, she believes there must be close working relationships between all clinicians, allied health professionals, educators and services, to promote the best outcome for the child.
Trained at Flinders University in South Australia and gaining a medical degree with honours, Kim then undertook her paediatric specialist training at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She also worked for several years at the Centre for Community Child Health at RCH, where she was responsible for the training of paediatric trainees in the area of developmental and behavioural paediatrics.
With a growing interest in health policy and population health, Kim undertook a Masters in Public Health degree at Monash University. Much of the knowledge that she acquired during that time has formed the basis for her commitment to early childhood developmental assessment and intervention. She has also worked in the remote regions of Nepal with women’s and children’s health services.
Kim is a proud mum of three teenage boys. And it is in this role that Kim has faced her toughest challenges and celebrated the wins, no matter the size. Her boys have taught her to see the world from a child’s perspective, to be always curious. And to seek out the pockets of wonderful in each day.
Dr Ciara Earley
MBBChBAO FRACP GradDipForensMed
Ciara joined the team at Kudos in 2018. She is an experienced Paediatrician who has practiced medicine in Australia and overseas. Ciara also works at Monash Children’s Hospital. She manages both acutely unwell children on the inpatient wards and sees children in the outpatient department. Ciara has a special interest in forensic paediatrics, caring for children in our community who are particularly vulnerable.
At Kudos, Ciara enjoys caring for children from birth to 18 years. Ciara has experience working in multidisciplinary teams to achieve shared health and wellbeing goals for children and their families.
Ciara has experience in managing children with common childhood illnesses, such as asthma, eczema, toileting issues and problems with physical growth and development. She is also skilled at managing complex medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. Ciara is practiced in providing ongoing paediatric care for children who are born prematurely.
As a paediatrician involved in the care of the most vulnerable children in our community, there have been many situations that have caused Ciara to reflect on the role and the responsibility of professionals entrusted with the care of children. Ciara is undertaking postgraduate study in the field of bioethics to strengthen her understanding in this area.