Dr David Metz MBBS FRACP

Paediatric Nephrologist
Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Murdoch Children's Research Institute

David takes great care to ensure that a family understands their child’s condition, and current and future health needs.

Clinical Interests

David Metz has broad experience in paediatric nephrology, with expertise including:

  • Hypertension in childhood and adolescence
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Lower urinary tract dysfunction (day and/or night wetting), constipation
  • Investigation and management of proteinuria, haematuria and electrolyte disturbances
  • Nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis and renal impairment
  • Congenital kidney and urinary tract abnormalities (e.g. renal dysplasia, hydronephrosis) and genetic renal diseases (e.g. cystic kidney diseases)
  • Medical management of kidney stones

David also cares for children with end-stage kidney disease through the dialysis and transplantation programs at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Background and Experience

David received his medical degree in 2002. He commenced training in adult medicine, but caught the paediatrics bug during a brief stint at the Royal Children’s Hospital – and never left! He then trained in paediatric nephrology at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. In addition, he has trained in general paediatrics and paediatric clinical pharmacology.

Outside of medicine, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Wider Practice

David works at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a paediatric nephrologist. He also works in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, and is interested in improving the safe and effective use of medication in children. Related to this, he is conducting research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, looking at new techniques to individualise medical care in kidney transplantation.

David has close links with paediatric continence physiotherapists and paediatric urologists, and is a member of the International Children’s Continence Society. He is also an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology and the International Paediatric Nephrology Association.


Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

Level 4, 48 Flemington Rd
Parkville VIC 3052

For all appointments:

Ph: 03 9948 5005
Fax: 03 8376 6246