Maina Kava Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee

“I am excited to join Childhood Dementia Initiative and look forward to working alongside experts in the field to make the journey for my patients and families as smooth as possible. I will endeavour to advocate and be the voice for my patients and their families to help find a treatment option.”

Maina is a paediatrician (Metabolic department) and paediatric neurologist at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Western Australia. She is a clinical Associate Professor with the University of Western Australia.

Maina is the clinical lead for the neuromuscular and neurometabolic program at PCH and leads the clinical trials and advanced therapeutics for neuromuscular diseases. With international collaborations , she is instrumental in setting up spinal muscular atrophy treatment centres in India and conducts regular workshops.

Maina is passionate about rare diseases and works alongside an excellent team of healthcare professionals to provide the best possible treatment available for a rare disease. She looks after children with neurodegenerative diseases and in her role as a clinician-researcher, is always advocating for treatment options.

Read more about the members of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee.