Paediatrics (children's doctor)
Dr Vas Novelli is Senior Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children located in London. He also engages in some private consultancy through the Portland Hospital for Women and Children. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, and has held this post since 1991.
Dr Novelli obtained his medical degree at the University of Melbourne, and then went on to train in general paediatrics at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney. He continued his specialise within the field of paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital under Dr Bill Marshall, and is now an expert in infectious diseases. He also trained at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
He is a Co-director of the GOS HIV Family Clinic, and former Chair of the General Medical Staff Committee at the Hospital. He has spent a number of years working in the Gulf as a Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases (Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha; Royal Hospital, Muscat) prior to being appointed at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His main interests lie in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, infections in the immunocompromised host, and treatment and prevention of varicella-zoster virus infections.
His extensive research and clinical experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases ensure that Dr Novelli is able to provide the highest standards of treatment and care to his young patients, while also maintaining the most caring patient and experience,