Dr Daryl Cheng

Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Daryl Cheng is a consultant paediatrician and clinical informatician at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), consultant paediatrician at Monash Children’s Hospital and Head of Paediatrics, Cabrini Health with additional clinical research and educational posts at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

He is engaged in systems thinking, innovation and design work through appointments in the RCH Strategy, Quality & Improvement team, and as a digital health consultant at the Melbourne Children’s Campus Centre for Health Analytics and RCH Electronic Medical Record Team. His public health interest spans medical lead and clinical research roles with Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community (SAEFVIC), Victoria’s vaccine safety surveillance system and also at the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC).

Review Dr Cheng’s research and scholarly contributions via ORCiD, University of Melbourne and MCRI.

Daryl has specific interests in acute care / high dependency inpatient paediatrics and travel & immunisation medicine. He is a co-founder of Family & Immunisation Travel Specialists (FITS), and consults privately at Cabrini Health Malvern.

A graduate of Monash University, his interests led him to pursue further training in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His paediatric training was completed in Melbourne, Australia and also paediatric clinical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids) in Toronto, Canada.

Outside of clinical medicine, Daryl holds various committee and council roles at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and is a non-executive board director of Adventist Healthcare Limited (AHCL). He is a fellow of RACP, an associate fellow of AIDH and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He is also CHIA certified.

Daryl enjoys travel, photography and is an active member and founder of various community and non-profit enterprise ventures.

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In this Product Explainer, Paediatrician Dr Daryl Cheng explains the role of the MenACWY-TT conjugate vaccine for invasive meningococcal disease, the importance of adolescent vaccination and opportunistic immunisation, and the healthcare professional’s role in improving uptake rates in this age group (7 mins).

PP-NIM-AUS-0340. May 2023

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