Dr Brynn Wainstein
MBChB PhD FRACP
Allergy/Clinical Immunology - Paediatric NSW
Dr Wainstein is a paediatric immunologist and allergist. He is a staff specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital and in private practice in Bondi Junction, Sydney.
Dr Wainstein completed his medical degree in South Africa in 1996 and migrated to Australia in 1999. Following 3 years of basic training in paediatrics Dr Wainstein then undertook a further 3 years of specialist training as an allergist and immunologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Wainstein was admitted to fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in 2005.
Dr Wainstein has extensive experience caring for children with disorders of the immune system including allergies to foods, drugs and venoms, anaphylaxis, hives, eczema, hayfever, asthma, immunodeficiency, recurrent fever syndromes and many others. His main research interests are in the area of food allergy and anaphylaxis. In 2010 Dr Wainstein completed a PhD from UNSW on the diagnosis and prediction of peanut anaphylaxis and he has authored or co-authored over 20 peer reviewed articles on various topics. He is actively involved in several national, collaborative and international research studies including cutting edge studies on immunotherapy for food allergies. In addition he is a member of the data safety monitoring board (DSMB) for several Melbourne based food oral immunotherapy studies. He also enjoys providing teaching to medical trainees, general practitioners, paediatricians and the general public.
Dr Wainstein is a Senior Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW, the past Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) and current President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). He has served as the paediatric representative on the Immunology and Allergy Joint Specialist Advisory Committee (JSAC) of the RACP. Dr Wainstein is also a member of the steering committee for the National Allergy Strategy (NAS) and is co-chair of the NAS Care Working Group. He is a past co-investigator on the NHMRC funded Centre for Food Allergy Research (CFAR) and co-founder and investigator on the Sydney Paediatric and Adult Allergy Network (SPAAN).