Laila Ibrahim

Dr Laila Ibrahim is a clinician researcher with a research focus on getting children out of hospital through treatment at home. She is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Clinician Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Laila’s PhD centred on a randomised controlled trial of children with moderate/severe cellulitis, published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases which demonstrated that intravenous antibiotics at home was as good as standard care in hospital, preferred by families and more cost-effective. Over the course of the pandemic, she collaborated with other hospitals across Australia to publish the impact of COVID-19 in children. Outside of work, she remains (for now) the most important woman to 3 boys, one of whom still believes her superpowers rival Captain Marvel.