Dr Paul Sinclair feels that caring for kids is remarkably rewarding. The following beliefs fuelled his passion to become a paediatrician:
- Children don’t make themselves sick, they simply get sick.
- Children get sick quickly, but they also get better just as quickly.
- Children don’t have sweaty armpits nor very smelly feet.
As the caring and concerned person that he is, after completing his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in 1993, Dr Paul Sinclair felt urged to pursue a career working with children. He completed his training at Cecilia Makiwane, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in order to gain his Diploma in Child Health in 1996. Thereafter he completed his Registrarship in Paediatrics through the Fellow of the College of Paediatrics SA in 1999.
During this training, Dr Sinclair gained a special interest in nephrology. While practising as a Paediatrician in the Cape Town area as of 2003, Dr Sinclair pursued this interest and worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at Red Cross Children’s Hospital full-time from 2001 -2003 and part-time from 2003 to 2014. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital, teaching on a weekly basis and working closely with their fantastic kidney team to ensure the best possible care for his little patients.
With special expertise in bedwetting, complicated urinary tract infections, congenital abnormalities of the renal tract and other kidney or nephrology-related illnesses including nephrotic syndrome, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis and kidney failure in children, Dr Sinclair is a compassionate paediatrician with his practice based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital.