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 Founding Council Member of the Asia-Pacific Paediatric Sleep Association (APSSA) and member of the International Expert Panel on the www.babysleep.com Website- a free website helmed by sleep physicians and psychologists from around the world to support parents.
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 5-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. It was accredited in 2019 for an unprecedented Full Five Years by the Royal Australiasian College of Physicians for Advanced Training in Sleep Medicine.