Dr Helen Buntain is a Paediatric Respiratory Physician with an interest in the management of children’s lung disorders including asthma, cough, chest infections and airway lesions in children from birth to 18 years of age. She has extensive experience in performing flexible bronchoscopy to diagnose airway lesions and structural abnormalities.
Dr Buntain graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993. She commenced her paediatric training in 1996 at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, and was awarded the FRACP examination medal for Paediatrics in 1998. Following this she was awarded a Clinical Fellowship to commence specialist training as a Paediatric Respiratory Physician. During her subspecialty training, Dr Buntain completed a PhD in cystic fibrosis.
Dr Buntain was awarded her FRACP (paediatrics) in 2003. Her specialist training in respiratory medicine was completed in 2004, and her PhD was awarded in 2006.
In 2007, Dr Buntain was employed as a Staff Medical Specialist at the Royal Children’s Hospital and in 2014 began practice at The Wesley Hospital.
Dr Buntain is a member of the following societies: Australasian College of Physicians; Thoracic Society of Australia; Australian Paediatric Respiratory Group; American Thoracic Society; Australian Medical Association.
Dr Buntain continues to be involved in the clinical research of cough in children.