We welcome Dr Monika Tasani to our Paediatric clinic. We thought we would take the opportunity to get to know her a little better:
Q: Dr Monika, welcome to IMC. Where were you practicing previously?
I completed my paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia but I have worked in different states including Northern Territory and Queensland. Prior to moving to Singapore, I undertook a Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
Q: You’ve trained in UK and Australia. Which country is your favorite and why?
I love the land down under for sure!!! Australia is really beautiful with amazing nature; the outback, sea, mountains and the most unique animals surround you! Aussies are easy going, friendly and a very relaxed bunch of people. I do miss the UK though, especially the ease of travelling to the nearby countries.
Q: What was the last movie you watched? What did you think?
The last movie I saw when I was on the plane was ‘Finding Dory’. I really enjoyed it. It was beautifully made and very touching.
Q. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? Why?
Swiss-army knife – you can use it for everything, a sleeping bag and matches to keep warm and to cook.
Q: You have specialized in Paediatrics. Why?
I really enjoy working with children and their families. Children are so resilient and I am always amazed at their recovery after being unwell. Adults have so much to learn from them!
Q: What celebrity would you like to meet for a cup of coffee?
Q: What three words sum up your style as a Doctor?
Approachable, caring and kind.
Dr Monkia Tasani graduated from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and went on to complete her training in General Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (Australia). She completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London (UK) and further developed her interest this area. Dr Monika is based in IMC Paediatric Clinic.