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.
Dr Whittaker is committed to supporting families of children, ensuring their care is well coordinated and that they are able to access the services they need.
She completed her Medical, Surgical and Science (Honours) Degrees in the UK prior to commencing her paediatric training in 2005.
She then moved to Sydney where she finished her training through the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and was subsequently employed as a Consultant Paediatrician. 
During her time there she gained experience in general paediatrics, neonatology (babies), intensive care, haematology, renal medicine, neurology and developmental and behavioural paediatrics.

Dr Whittaker fell in love with the Gold Coast during a secondment to Tweed Heads Hospital and made the decision to relocate to this beautiful area when she had a family of her own to share it with.

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