Dr Clever Banda is the specialist paediatrician. He obtained his medical degree in Zimbabwe and subsequently completed specialist paediatric training in Australia. He works as a staff specialist paediatrician at the Hervey Bay Hospital. Previously he ran a private paediatric practice at the Bayside Specialist Medical Centre in Pialba from the end of 2017 to May 2018, In June 2018, Dr Banda moved to the Main Street Medical Centre specialist suites in Pialba under the name Fraser Coast Paeds.
Dr Banda moved to Australia in 2006 and trained in hospitals in Darwin, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Caboolture prior to moving to Hervey Bay. He completed most of his paediatric training through the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane (now Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital). He holds the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians from Edinburgh, Scotland. His other qualifications include Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK), a Master in Public Health & Tropical Medicine from the James Cook University, a Diploma in Child Health from the University of Sydney. and a Master of Health Management degree from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is a Member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Dr Banda enjoys teaching and holds an academic title of Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland where he is actively involved in the teaching of medical students. He is also actively involved in the training of specialist paediatric trainees through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was the winner of the Gold Teaching Award for the best teacher as nominated by Final Year medical students at the University of Queensland Hervey Bay Rural Clinical School over the past 2 consecutive years (2016 & 2017).
In his spare time, Dr Banda enjoys spending time with his family. He has young kids and relates well to the various challenges that parents face in bringing up children.
Areas of interest:
All aspects of general paediatrics, including managing children with complex disorders requiring
multidisciplinary management. Dr Banda is significantly involved in ex premature infant follow up at Hervey Bay Hospital. He has certification in General Movements Assessment for children at high risk of developing cerebral palsy.