Leading Steps Consultant Paediatricians


Dr Amy Whittaker is a consultant paediatrician who is passionate about caring for children and their families.  As a mother she understands the stress and anxiety associated with concerns about a child’s health, development or wellbeing.
After completing her Medical, Surgical and Science (Honours) Degrees in the UK she finished her qualifications in paediatrics at the Sydney Children’s Hospital working as an advanced trainee and then a Consultant Paediatrician. 
Dr Whittaker fell in love with the Gold Coast and made the decision to relocate to this beautiful area when she had a family of her own to share it with. In addition to her private practice she provides paediatric support for the Kalwun Aboriginal Health Centres on the Gold Coast.

Expertise and special interests:
All general paediatric complaints such as asthma, constipation, and feeding issues
Developmental and behavioural concerns including:  Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD
Dr Whittaker is committed to supporting families of children who have complex needs, ensuring their care is well coordinated and they are able to access the services they need.

Research and Publications:
A Whittaker, M Moon, G Mitchell, B McBride, M Rossleigh, A Rosenberg
The relative renal function of damaged kidneys in children does not deteriorate further at 3 year follow-up
Clin Nucl Med 2014; 39: 1019-1021

E Gaillard, J Grigg, A Tellabati, T McNally, A Whittaker and C Beardsmore  
Isolation of cells from the lower airways in infants with wheeze by sputum induction 
Eur Respir J 2013 41: 483-485

A Whittaker, A E Currie, M A Turner, D J Field, H Mulla, and H C Pandya
Toxic additives in medication for preterm infants
Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., Jul 2009; 94: F236 - F240.

A L Whittaker, A J Sutton, and C S Beardsmore
Are ethnic differences in lung function explained by chest size?
Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., Sep 2005; 90: F423 - F428

Abstract: Do variations in chest wall dimensions explain ethnicity-related differences in lung function? Thorax, Dec 2002, Vol 57, supplement III, p41