Dr Debbie Lenko

DR DEBBIE LENKO

MBBS (Hons) BMedSci FRACP

General Paediatrician

Clinical Interests

Debbie is a skilled paediatrician who is experienced in managing children with both complex and common paediatric conditions. Debbie has a strong interest in helping families navigate and work through developmental and behavioural concerns such as learning difficulties, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sleep issues, difficult behaviour and anxiety. In addition, Debbie has experience with a range of common paediatric conditions including unsettled babies, asthma, eczema, and toileting concerns.

Background and Experience

Debbie studied medicine at Monash University, graduating with honours. She completed most of her training at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne as well as Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton. She has worked across several departments including General Medicine, Developmental Medicine and The Centre for Community Child Health. Debbie has worked in specialist clinics at the RCH including Chronic Fatigue, dermatology and allergy. In 2018, Debbie travelled to the Northern Territory and spent a year working at The Royal Darwin Hospital. During this time, she further developed her skills in medical areas such as infectious diseases, respiratory problems, growth issues as well as developmental issues such as behavioural and attention difficulties.

Debbie also works at North Richmond Community Health and is an honorary consultant at RCH, Centre for Community Child Health.

Practice Philosophy

Debbie is passionate about caring for children in order to help them reach their potential and grow into confident and happy adults. Debbie understands that Paediatric care requires a holistic, team-oriented approach where doctors, allied health, families and schools work together in order to achieve best outcomes.

As a mother of three young children, Debbie knows from personal experience both the challenges and the joy that comes with parenting. She understands that every child is unique and looks forward to working with you to help your child harness their own strengths and reach their full potential.