Kim Oates is a paediatrician with particular interests in child development, child protection and hospital administration. He held the foundation Douglas Burrows Chair of Paediatric and Child Health at the University of Sydney from 1985 to 1997.
Kim was Chief Executive of the Children's Hospital at Westmead from 1997 to 2006.
He has received a range of national and international awards for his work with and advocacy for children. He now teaches quality and safety in hospital care for the Clinical Excellence Commission.