Dr Anusha Withanachchi

Consultant Paediatrician


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Dr Anusha Withanachchi is the Lead Paediatrician for Autism and ADHD in the London borough of Enfield. She is a senior consultant in Enfield Child Development Team working with a multidisciplinary team including specialist Speech and Language therapists and Clinical Psychologists.

In addition to Autism and ADHD, Dr Withanachchi also has special interest in Down’s syndrome and Developmental Assessments.

Her work includes diagnosis of above conditions, monitoring progress as well as supporting families to access the best possible provision to children via Education, Therapy teams and Social Care. Coordination of care is expected to be via GP.

Dr Withanachchi is registered as a specialist in Child Health in addition to being registered as a Consultant in Paediatrics.

She underwent higher specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in Paediatric Neurology, Paediatric Neurosurgery and Paediatric Neurodisability.

She also has training in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Dr Withanachchi was awarded the Gold Medal for Paediatrics at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate examinations.

She has been awarded a number of Clinical Excellence Awards by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust for her outstanding work and contribution to Child Health as a Consultant Paediatrician.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Association of Community Child Health

Clinical Interests

  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Childhood development/ Developmental delay
  • Down’s syndrome

Work includes individual assessments as well as multidisciplinary assessments. Based on the outcome of the assessment, recommendations are made to Educational settings and other therapists and clinicians via GP.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Free London NHS Trust – Chase Farm Hospital

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