Dr Linny Kimly Phuong

Dr Linny Kimly Phuong is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and researcher. She holds appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Cabrini Health and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Linny’s areas of research include paediatric infections, Kawasaki disease and vaccine safety.

Linny also contributes her knowledge and expertise as an active committee member of national and international infectious diseases and health promotion committees such as Safer Care Victoria’s Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Morbidity and Mortality, as well as her own charity, The Water Well Project.

As an author of many peer-reviewed papers and a book chapter on paediatric infections, Linny is passionate about presenting balanced, evidence-based information to her patients, her colleagues and the general public.

Selected publications

  1. Shetty, A.N., Morgan, H.J., Phuong, L.K., Mallard, J., Vlasenko, D., Pearce, C., Crawford, N.W., Buttery, J.P., Clothier, H.J., Audiovestibular adverse events following COVID-19 vaccinations (pre-print), JAMA Otolaryngol 2023, https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.11.13.23298435v1.full.pdf
  2. Phuong, L.K., Cheung, A., Agrawal, R., Butters, C., Buttery, J., Clark, J., Connell, T., Curtis, N., Daley, A.J., Dobinson, H.C., Frith, C., Hameed, N.S., Hernstadt, H., Krieser, D.M., Loke, P., Ojaimi, S., McMullan, B., Pinzon-Charry, A., Sharp, E.G., Sinnapurajar, P., Templeton, T., Wen, S., Cole, Inborn Errors of Immunity in Children With Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: A Multicenter Prospective Study, Pediatr Infect Dis J 2023 Oct 1;42(10):908-913.
  3. Phuong, L.K. and Burgner, D., Blue Book (4th edition, 2023)- Chapter: Kawasaki disease
  4. Butters, C., Phuong, L.K., Cole, T., Gwee, A., Prevalence of Immunodeficiency in Children With Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in the Pneumococcal Vaccine Era. A Systematic Review, JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 30, 2019. Doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3203
  5. Phuong, L.K., Chen, K.Y.H., Burgner, D.P., Curtis, N., What paediatricians need to know about the updated 2017 American Heart Association Kawasaki disease guideline, Arch Dis Child., Jan 2020;105(1):10-12
Main institution
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician
General Medicine
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