Sydney Children's Sleep Disorders Clinic was established by Dr Arthur Teng in 1995. The practitioners working within our practice are all FULLY ACCREDITED Sleep and Respiratory Paediatricians and appointed as staff specialists at the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick.
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Dr Arthur Teng
DR ARTHUR TENG is a senior staff specialist paediatrician and Head of the Department of Sleep Medicine at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Currently he is Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of New South Wales and Associate Physician at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Westmead. Dr Teng was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania School of Medicine and Consultant Paediatric Sleep Physician at the Launceston General Hospital in 2012. His clinical and research interests include the neuropsychological impact of sleep disorders in children, parasomnias, infant obstructive sleep apnoea and childhood narcolepsy. Dr Teng is been invited as speaker, and presented papers in many national and international meetings. He is a Council Member of the Asia-Pacific Paediatric Sleep Association (APSSA).
Dr Teng was Respiratory Fellow and Chief Resident Medical Officer at the then Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital before he completed training under Professor Colin Sullivan of the University of Sydney. Professor Sullivan is a world authority in sleep and respiratory physiology in infants and adults. He invented CPAP in the early 1980’s and has trained generations of adult and paediatric physicians practicing in centres around the world in sleep and respiratory medicine.
The Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) Department of Sleep Medicine began operations using full overnight Polysomnography (PSG or “Sleep Studies”) in 1995. It is one of only a few state of the art facilities in the world solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in infants and children, functioning as an independent medical department of its own. It receives extensive referrals from all subspecialties within a tertiary referral hospital, located on the largest teaching hospital campus in the Southern Hemisphere. The 4-bed, state-of-the-art sleep laboratory is one of the leading paediatric sleep centres in the Asia-Pacific Region. Over 700 studies are conducted per year. The Department has trained many specialists who now lead their fields around the world.
Dr Brad Martin
DR BRAD MARTIN is a Staff Specialist in Sleep Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. Dr Martin graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney and later completed a Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) degree there. He completed his Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine training through Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dr Martin’s clinical and research interests include childhood obstructive sleep apnoea and periodic limb movement disorder.
Dr Greg Blecher
DR GREG BLECHER is a staff specialist paediatric sleep physician at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and a VMO at Liverpool hospital, Liverpool. Dr Blecher undertook his sleep and respiratory training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and Children's Hospital Westmead. His clinical and research interests include severe obstructive sleep apnoea, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome. Dr Blecher has been actively involved in medical education, teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Dr Natalie Gentin
DR.NATALIE GENTIN (nee WAINBERGAS) is a Consultant Physician in Paediatric Sleep and Respiratory Medicine. She is an honorary Staff Specialist Sleep Physician at Sydney Children’s Hospital and a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She undertook her advanced sleep and respiratory training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and the Children's Hospital at Westmead. She has completed fellowships in Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine. She has a wide variety of clinical interests within sleep and respiratory medicine and is actively involved in research and education. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Sleep Medicine through the University of Sydney.