431 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037 Sydney, Australia
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Dr Choong-Siew Yong
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Choong-Siew Yong is a consultant psychiatrist based in Sydney, NSW. He is currently Senior Staff Specialist, Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, South Western Sydney Local Health District, and Visiting Medical Officer, Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Prior to this Dr Yong was the Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Hunter New England Local Health District. After graduating from the University of Sydney, he trained in psychiatry at Westmead, Blacktown, Cumberland and St John of God Hospitals. He was awarded a training fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, completing clinical placements at Redbank House at Westmead Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr Yong also completed the Australian Mental Health Leadership Program at the University of Melbourne.
He has extensive experience in treating children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of mental health conditions including mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety and behavioural problems, in many settings including community practice, paediatric hospitals and child and adolescent mental health inpatient units. Dr Yong emphasizes a family approach to assessing and treating mental health conditions.
Dr Yong has long-standing interests and publications in cognitive neuroscience, medical workforce and education, practitioner regulation, doctors’ health and mental health policy. He has held conjoint academic positions with the Universities of Sydney and Western Sydney University and has taught and examined medical students at Sydney, Western Sydney, UNSW and Newcastle Universities.
Dr Yong was a member of the NSW Medical Council, which regulates doctors in NSW and chaired its Health committee. For the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Dr Yong has chaired bi-national committees and has served as an examiner. Dr Yong has served as Vice-President (Federal) of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and President, AMA (NSW).
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