Dr Timms is a specialist in Paediatrics with over 30 years experience. He trained initially at the Children's Hospital in Melbourne before moving to the Sydney Children's Hospital to complete his paediatric training. During that time he gained extensive training in Neonatal Intensive Care becoming the first ever BA Grace Fellow in Neontalolgy at Royal Alexandra Hospitalfor Children, Camperdown (now The New Children's Hospital, Westmead) . Dr Timms then moved to Cleveland Ohio to work in neonatology at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital where he developed protocols to care for preterm babies. In 1993 he returned to work as a neonatologist at the Royal Children's Hospital and The Royal Women's Hospital prior to a period in Queensland at Kirwan Hospital Neonatal Unit.
Since 1996 Dr Timms has worked as a general paediatrician in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. He consults at Mitcham Private Hospital and Knox Private Hospital. He continues to have an active interest in newborn babies and is available to attend the birth or subsequent care of your baby if born at either hospital. His other interests are general paediatrics, developmental paediatrics including the assessment and diagnosis of autism, ADHD, learning difficulties, behavioural issues and adolescent issues.