Dr Catherine Jonas
MBBS MD FRACP
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Sleep Physician
Dr Jonas has more than two decades of expertise in Paediatrics, including several years of overseas experience as a Paediatrician. She holds dual qualifications as a specialist in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Sleep Medicine. In addition to general childhood medical conditions, she is specialised in paediatric sleep disorders. These include obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, parasomnias, sleep onset and maintenance disorders, restless leg syndrome, and various non-respiratory sleep problems. She completed her medical degree in India. She undertook Fellowship training in General Paediatrics (including Neonatal Medicine and Developmental/Behavioural Paediatrics) as well as Sleep Medicine in the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. She has vast experience in providing high quality care to children requiring multidisciplinary services. She works with the Northern Beaches Hospital (Frenchs Forest), the Sleep Cottage (Miranda) and Darwin Respiratory and Sleep Health. She organises home-based oximetry and lab-based overnight sleep studies for children aged 0-17 years.
As a Conjoint Lecturer with UNSW, Dr Jonas had been integral to the education and training of the undergraduate medical students. She is also involved in conducting CME programs for general practitioners and allied health staff. She is a valuable member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the World Sleep Society (WSS). She is passionate about medical research studies. Her research work was presented and published in conferences and journals nationally and internationally.
Dr Jonas is an active participant of the local Ryde community events. She volunteered at the Gold Telethon fundraising event for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation with Channel 9. Being a mother of two grown-up children, she is compassionate and respects family values.