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Neurofibromatosis (NF) in all its forms is complex, unpredictable and progressive. It is also life-long, so it is important that you have a team of healthcare professionals with knowledge and experience of the condition (where possible). But most importantly, your healthcare team should be made up of a GP and specialists you trust and who listen to your concerns . 

They should also be prepared to educate themselves on how NF may affect you or your child over the course of a lifetime. 

Specialist Clinics Managing Neurofibromatosis Patients 

There are currently four clinics in Australia specialising in the care of people with NF. You can find their contact information and some details about eligibility to access the clinics here: 


NF Clinic Contacts

To access any of these clinics you must have a valid referral from your GP or local paediatrician.

Children's Hospital at Westmead

Age Range: 0-18 years

Accepts referrals from: Paediatrician and Specialists (not GP)

Conditions seen: NF1, NF2 and SWN (will not see if undiagnosed)

Referrals: Complex only (will not see if out of area)


NF Clinic Appointment Contacts:

Daralyn Hodgson
Manager Neurogenetics Clinical Services
Email: SCHN-CHW-Neurogenetics@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9845 1325
Referral: Dr Manoj Menezes

Sally Maspero
CNS Neurogenetics/Neurofibromatosis (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Email: sally.maspero@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9845 1325


NF1 Learning Disorders Clinic: 

Phone: (02) 9845 3057
Referral: Dr Natalie Pride

Royal North Shore Hospital

Age Range: 0+ years

Accepts referrals from: GP, Paediatrician and Specialists

Conditions seen: NF1, NF2 and SWN (including undiagnosed)

Referrals: Must be within area


NF Clinic Appointment Contact:

Martin Good
Department of Clinical Genetics, Royal North Shore Hospital
Phone: (02) 9463 3057
Email: NSLHD-clinicalgenetics@health.nsw.gov.au

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Referral:

Assoc. Prof Yemima Berman
Fax: (02) 9463 1057

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Age Range: 0-18 years

Accepts referrals from: GP, Paediatrician and Specialists 

Conditions seen: NF1 and NF2 only

Referrals:  Will accept patients from out of the area / must fax


Appointments:

Phone: (03) 9345 5571 / 0448 054 604
Email: kylie.clark@rch.org.au 

Referral:

Dr Gabriel Dabscheck
Fax: (03) 9345 5034

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Age Range:  18+ years

Accepts referrals from: GP, Paediatrician and Specialists 

Conditions seen: NF1 only

Referrals:  Will accept patients from out of the area / must fax


Appointments:

Neurosurgery Office
Phone: (03) 9342 8959
Email: nsurgclerk@mh.org.au

Referral:

Prof Kate Drummond
Fax: 
(03) 9342 4234


COMING SOON! 

Not everyone wishes to, needs to or is able to attend a specialist NF clinic for various reasons such as location, symptoms experienced and more. For this reason we are in the process of developing a searchable list of specialists who have an interest or knowledge/experience of NF in both the public and private healthcare sectors around Australia. 

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