The Doctors

Our doctors are all members of the RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians and all comply with the Maintenance of Professional Standards program of the College. We all regularly attend education sessions, conferences and read paediatric journals to keep up to date with current best practice. We are also involved in teaching of nurses and midwives, and junior doctors.

General Paediatricians

Dr Julian Paxton

M.B.B.S (Adel) FRACP

Dr Julian Paxton completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide, and completed the majority of his training in Adelaide, although along the way he also worked in New Zealand and the Northern Territory. He completed his specialty training in Paediatrics in 1989, and was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in that year. Most of his time in Paediatric Medicine has been spent in regional Victoria, ensuring a very broad experience in all areas of Paediatric care. In 2007 he moved to the Sunshine Coast for a change of environment, lifestyle, and climate.

Areas of interest
  • Neonatal care
  • Learning issues and developmental medicine
  • Complex patients requiring multidisciplinary care
  • Dr Paxton enjoys all aspects of Paediatric medicine.

Member of Obstetric and Neonatal Services Committee, The Sunshine Coast Hospital Buderim – Paediatrics

He has recently functioned as a reviewer of regional neonatal and obstetric services, at the behest of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr Paxton was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the Monash University Mildura Regional Clinical School during his years in that region. Doctor Paxton has raised 5 children, 3 adult children living interstate, and 2 lingering at home!

Dr Anthony Morosini

M.B.B.S FRACP, Senior Lecturer (University of Queensland)

Dr Morosini completed his medical training at the University of Queensland in Brisbane in 1993. He trained in paediatrics at the Mater Children’s and Mother’s Hospitals, Royal Children’s Hospital and regional hospitals throughout Queensland. In his final year of training he held the position of Senior Registrar at the Royal Women’s Intensive Care Nursery, looking after extremely premature babies and doing retrievals of premature and sick babies born outside Brisbane.

Dr Morosini cares for newborn babies at Buderim Private Hospital and sees patients in his Private Clinic at Sunshine Coast Paediatrics.

Dr Morosini also works at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital doing ward rounds and caring for inpatients in the Child & Adolescent Unit (CAU). This position also involves the teaching and mentoring of junior doctors, audits and involvement in research studies. He was awarded Senior Lecturer status in 2018.

Dr Morosini sees children with all General Paediatric Conditions, including behavioural and developmental conditions such as ADHD, ASD and Learning Difficulties.

Areas of interest
  • Neonatal medicine (newborn babies) and follow-up of premature babies.
  • The First Year of Life
  • All areas of General Paediatrics including children with Disabilities and Neurological Disorders who need complex care
  • Respiratory medicine, including Asthma and Cough.
  • Diabetes – Dr Morosini has a private diabetes clinic with Rene Hinton, Diabetic educator.
  • Growth Problems.
  • Constipation and Toileting.
  • Children with hearing loss. Dr Morosini has personal experience in this area.
  • Member of Obstetric and Neonatal Services Committee, Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim.
  • Recognition for clinical teaching by Queensland Health
  • Regular Teacher of the accreditation programme: Neonatal Resuscitation Programme
  • Examiner for the Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Born in Far North Queensland, he has 4 school aged children.
  • Dr Morosini can speak Italian.

Dr James Scorer

FRACP, CCCA, FCP(Paed)SA, MMed(Ped)Stell, MBChB(Pret), MSc(Zool)

Dr Scorer completed his Medical Degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa after a short career in Wildlife Management and the Study of Animal Behaviour (Primate Ethology). He completed his junior medical years at Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, Natal where he developed an interest in Paediatrics. He completed his specialist training at Tygerburg Hospital, through the University of Stellenbosch, qualifying with a Master of Medicine in Paediatrics and a Fellowship of the South African College of Physicians in 1990.

After completing his training Dr Scorer went into Private Practice for 3 years in Pietermaritzburg. During those years’ Civil Unrest and Violence made the Practice non-viable and in 1993 he left South Africa with his wife and 3 children to take up a position at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain in the UAE as Consultant Neonatologist. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit had 8 Intensive Care Beds and catered for infants from 24 weeks’ gestation with all the latest technology.

In 1999 for family reasons Dr Scorer took up a Position as Consultant Paediatrician in Blenheim, New Zealand. While there he was awarded his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and in 2005 moved once again to take up a position in Taree, NSW.

In 2006 Dr Scorer and family made their final move to the Sunshine Coast. In addition to consulting through Sunshine Coast Paediatrics and giving care to the newly born babies in Ward 1A at Buderim Private Hospital, he is a Visiting Senior Specialist at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where he does regular General Paediatric Clinics.

Areas of interest
  • Neonatology and Newborn Babies
  • Paediatric Allergy (Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, Food Allergy) and Immune Competence
  • Learning Problems and Behavioural Difficulties (Anxiety, ADHD, ASD and other behavioural issues)
  • General Paediatrics including Abdominal Complaints, Diabetes, Puberty, Growth, Obesity and Renal Problems
  • Bowel Microflora and its effect on Health and Behaviour.
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • 2016 – Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases, University of Western Sydney. GCAD.
  • 2003 – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. FRACP.
  • 1990 – Fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa (Paediatric Division). FCP(Paediatrics).
  • 1990 – Master of Medicine (Paediatrics), University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. M. Med(Paediatrics).
  • 1982 – Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa. M.B, Ch.B.
  • 1980 – Master of Science (Zoology), University of Pretoria, South Africa. MSc (Zool).
  • 1972 – Bachelor of Science, with Joint Honours in Psychology & Zoology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom. BSc (Joint Hons Psy/Zoo).
Society Memberships
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Neuro-Developmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia
  • Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Australian Association of Consultant Physicians
Committee Memberships
  • Chairman – Paediatric Services Committee – Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim
  • Vice Chairman – Obstetric & Neonatal Services Committee – Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim
  • Member – Medical Advisory Committee – Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim
  • Member – Accreditation Credentialing Committee – Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim
  • Member – Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality Meeting – Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim

Dr Scorer has 3 Children – his son is a Doctor in the Royal Australian Navy and his daughter is an Early Years Teacher in Aurukun, Cape York, having studied Early Childhood Education at QUT. His wife is an ex ICU Nurse and keeps everyone in line. His pastimes include fixing things, photography, computers and gadgets as well as watching sport and English and Scandinavian Crime shows. Luckily with 4 passports his team always wins!

Dr Sonia Shah


Dr Shah grew up in the UK and completed medical school in Birmingham, UK. She began her paediatric training there, working at a number of large hospitals including Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She came to Australia in 2005 and has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital and a number of regional hospitals including Nambour and Caboolture, gaining experience in all aspects of paediatric and neonatal medicine.

Dr Shah is happy to consult on all aspects of paediatrics but her areas of interests include neonatal care, Infant and feeding issues, respiratory issues, endocrine and puberty issues and developmental and learning difficulties. She enjoys helping families achieve the best outcome for their children and is happy to work closely with GPs, allied health staff and schools.

Dr Shah participates in teaching of medical and nursing staff both at Buderim Private Hospital. She is a member of the Paediatric Service Committee at Buderim Private Hospital. When not working, Dr Shah enjoys baking and crafts and is kept busy looking after her 2 school age children.

  • Member of Obstetric and Neonatal Services Committee, Buderim Private Hospital, Buderim.