Dr Anthony Zehetner

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Biographical details

AWARDS AND PRIZES

Wiley-Blackwell New Investigator Prize (2010) "Iron Supplementation for Breath-holding Attacks in Children: A Cochrane Systematic Review". Awarded for excellence of hypothesis, scientific merit and oral presentation at the Paediatrics & Child Health Annual Meeting. Awarded at the World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM) in conjunction with Physicians Week, 20-25 March 2010, Melbourne, Australia

Student of the Year (NSW Winner, 1995, Pharmacy, Inaugural)

Guild Insurance Prize awarded for Proficiency in Third Year (1995, Pharmacy)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Zehetner A. Psychopharmacology -- The Use of Medication to Treat Challenging Behaviour in Children and Adolescents. In Dosseter, White & Whatson (Eds.) Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: a Framework for Professional Practice [Textbook]. IP Communications: Vic. August 2011. ISBN 978-0-9808649-2-2

Zehetner A. Parenting Early Teens Health & Wellbeing: Alcohol and Other Drugs [Video] Raising Children Network - The Australian Parenting Website. Available from: http://raisingchildren.net.au [In Press]

Phillips N, Milne B, Silsbury C, Zappia P, Zehetner A, Klineberg E, Towns S & Steinbeck K. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use in a Paediatric Health Care Setting. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health [In Press]

Zehetner A. DSM-5 -- Changes, Conditions and Controversies. Local Division, Terrigal (28 May 2014)

Zehetner A. DSM-5 Internet Gaming Disorder. Local Division of Psychiatry, Gladesville (28 April 2014)

Zehetner A. Under the Microscope [Review]. Australian Medicine 26; 4: 44 (4 March 2014)

Zehetner A. Managing Difficult Cases. Private Paediatricians Support Group, Parramatta (20 January 2014)

Zehetner A. DSM-5 Internet Gaming Disorder. Local Division of General Practice, Terrigal (4 December 2013)

Zehetner A. Bilateral natal clefts in a neonate. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2013) Vol 49; No 9: 786, 791. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12378_1, DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12378_2

Zehetner A. Alcohol, Drugs and Medication in Pregnancy: The Long Term Outcome for the Child [Review].Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2013) Vol 49; No 8: 697. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12371

Zehetner A. Why fairy tales are still relevant to today's children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2013) Vol 49; No 2: 161-2. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12080

Zehetner A, Smith A. Early-onset neonatal Serogroup B meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2013) Vol 49; No 2: 158. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12079

Zehetner A. Internet Addiction for GPs. Local Division of General Practice, Magenta Shores (8 May 2013)

Zehetner A. Caring for Adolescents. School Nurses Association Conference, Sydney (21 January 2013)

Zehetner A. The nature of celebrity - a poisoned chalice for today's children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2012) Vol 48; No 5: 455. DOI:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02454.x

Zehetner A. Granta 120: Medicine [Review]. Australian Medicine 24; 18: 35 (1 October 2012)

Zehetner A. Caught In The Web: Internet Addiction. The Children's Hospital at Westmead Grand Rounds (16 August 2012) Zehetner A. Breath-holding Spells [Factsheet]. The Children's Hospital at Westmead/Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick/Kaleidoscope The Children's Health Network (Published 10 July 2012, for use until 10 July 2014) [Revised from my previous Factsheet in use from 29 May 2008]

Zehetner A. Approaches to Adolescents. Youth Health Forum, Central Coast Division of General Practice, Erina (20 June 2012)

Zehetner A. ADHD Across the Lifespan Paediatric Perspectives, Newcastle (25 May 2012)

Zehetner A, Zappia P. Substance Use within Families: Challenges and Opportunities, Child Psychology Seminar, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (7 May 2012)

Zehetner A. Tackling Teenagers -- Advances in Adolescent Health Care, Gosford Hospital (22 Feb 2012)

Zehetner A. Engaging Adolescents in Pharmacy, Central Coast Pharmacy Division, Gosford Golf Club (30 Nov 2011)

Zehetner A. Iron Supplementation Reduces the Frequency and Severity of Breath-holding Attacks in Non-Anaemic Children: A Case Series. Clinics and Practice (2011) 1; 4: e98. DOI: 10.4081/cp.2011.e98 (Italy) (8 November 2011)

Zehetner A, Zappia P & Lampropoulos B. Teenlink Program for Older Children and Adolescents With a Substance Using Parent: A Review of Families From the First Ten Years. Presented at Youth Health 2011 International Conference (9-11 November 2011)

Zehetner A. Practical Paediatrics for GPs 2011 - Adolescent Case Discussions [Workshop Presentation], Paediatric Postgraduate Weekend for General Practitioners The Children's Hospital at Westmead (6-7 August 2011)

Zehetner A. Speed Up and Sit Still - The Controversies of ADHD Diagnosis and Management [Review]. Australian Medicine 23; 2: 13 (7 February 2011)

Zehetner A, Orr N, Buckmaster A, Williams K & Wheeler DM. Cochrane review: Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children. Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal (23 Dec 2010) 5; 4: 1578?1605. DOI: 10.1002/ebch.614

Zehetner A. The Deteriorating Child - Between the Flags [Hot Case Presentation]. 2010 Paediatric Update Day, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (20 November 2010)

Zehetner A. The Fever: How Malaria has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years [Review]. Australian Medicine 22; 11: 14 (1 November 2010)

Zehetner A. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children: A Cochrane Systematic Review. Presented at Hospital Week: Health in the West. Westmead Hospital (3-6 August 2010)

Zehetner A, Orr N, Buckmaster A, Williams KJ, Wheeler DM. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children [Systematic Review]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008132. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008132.pub2

Zehetner A. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children [Podcast]. Published online at The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 5. Available for download at http://www.cochrane.org/podcasts/issue-4-april-2010/iron-supplementation-breath-holding-attacks-children

Zehetner A. Award Winners at Physicians Week 2010. RACP News 30; 2: 29 (2 April 2010)

Zehetner A. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children: A Cochrane Systematic Review. Presented at the World Congress of Internal Medicine, Melbourne (20-25 March 2010) * Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2010) 46 (Suppl. 2) 15 [Abstract]

* http://www.wcim2010.com.au/pdf/presentations/tue%20104%201100%20zehetner.pdf [Presentation]

Zehetner A interviewed by Dotinga R. Iron Supplements Effectively Treat Kids' Breath-Holding Spells. Health Behaviour News Service Release Date: May 11, 2010, 7:01 PM US Eastern time. http://www.cfah.org/hbns/archives/getDocument.cfm?documentID=22256 (Article republished on various online medical news websites)

Zehetner A, Orr N, Buckmaster A, Williams KJ. Journal club: Is iron supplementation useful in treating breath-holding attacks in children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 46 (2010) 357-60. DOI:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01790.x

Zehetner A, Robinson P. Emergency Medicine Hot Case & Pneumothorax Protocol. Paediatric Emergency Update Day presentation. The Children's Hospital at Westmead (2 December 2009)

Zehetner A. The Air Up There [Respiratory Medicine Case Presentation]. Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (27 August 2009)

Zehetner A, Orr N, Buckmaster A, Williams KJ, Wheeler DM. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008132. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008132

Zehetner A. Breath-holding Spells [Factsheet]. The Children's Hospital at Westmead (29 May 2008) http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/breathj.htm

Zehetner A. Something for Everybody (Pentalogy of Cantrell) [General Medicine Case Presentation]. Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (15 March 2007)

Zehetner A. AusMed Review: The Australian Drug Guide. Australian Medicine 18; 5: 17 (20 March 2006)

Zehetner A. AusMed In Review: The Truth About The Drug Companies -- How They Deceive Us and What To Do About It. Australian Medicine 17; 17: 17 (19 September 2005)

Zehetner A, Kong J and Ramsden J. Preventing grommets blocking with blood: A randomised controlled in vitro study. Presented at the International Committee of Australasian Society of Paediatric Oto-rhino-laryngology 2005 Conference Denarau Island, Fiji (11-13 July 2005)

Dorney S, Zehetner A. Timothy's Story [Neurosurgical Teaching Case Study] CPI Herald [Clinical Practice Improvement Newsletter]. The Children's Hospital at Westmead Vol 4, No 1: 1-2 (Autumn 2005) http://intranet.kids/ou/siu/resources/CPI_herald/volume_4/01_Autumn_2005.pdf

Zehetner A. In Review: Aspirin - The Story of A Wonder Drug. Australian Medicine 17; 4: 7 (7 March 2005) Zehetner A. Practical Pharmacology [3-hour Lecture Presentation]. Nurse Practitioner Workshop, The College of Nursing (15-19 November 2004)

Zehetner A. In Review: The Australian Medicines Handbook 2004 [Book and CD]. Australian Medicine 16; 9: 17 (17 May 2004)

Zehetner A. Clinical Case Studies/Home Medicines Review: Making Difficult Recommendations. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW Branch) www.psansw.org.au (May 2004)

McLean M, Zehetner A. Aspartame and the Internet. Lancet 354; 9172: 78 (3 Jul 1999) Zehetner A. Year of the Graduate. Australian Journal of Pharmacy 77; 550-4 (Jul 1996)

Zehetner A. Student of the Year [Cover]. Australian Journal of Pharmacy Vol 76 (Nov 1995)

Zehetner A. One Stop Health Shop. Australian Journal of Pharmacy 76; 1104-13 (Nov 1995)

PAPERS

Zehetner A. Bilateral natal clefts in a neonate. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (2013) Vol 49; No 9: 786, 791. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12378_1, DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12378_2

Zehetner A, Kong J and Ramsden J. Preventing grommets blocking with blood: A randomised controlled in vitro study. Presented at the International Committee of Australasian Society of Paediatric Oto-rhino-laryngology 2005 Conference Denarau Island, Fiji (11-13 July 2005) (also submitted to the International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology)

Nagaratnam N, Zehetner A. Multiple Venous Thromboembolism with Elevated Factor VIII Level. (submitted to the European Journal of Internal Medicine)

Nagaratnam N, Zehetner A, Nagaratnam K, Dinh P. Severe Amnesia following Right Posterior Cerebral Artery Territory Infarction and Transverse Hemisphere (submitted to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery)

Moin N, Zehetner A, Hassan B, Patel N. A Clot, a Spot and a Blot: Venous thrombosis, Cerebral Hypodensity and Mediastinal Mass in a 38 year-old Female

RESEARCH AND AUDITS

Zehetner A, Orr N, Buckmaster A, Williams KJ, Wheeler DM. Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children [Systematic Review]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008132. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008132.pub2

Phillips N, Milne B, Silsbury C, Zappia P, Zehetner A, Klineberg E, Towns S & Steinbeck K. Addressing adolescent substance use in a paediatric health care setting: treatment outcomes at 3-, 6- and 12 months follow up. [In Progress]

Zehetner A, Kong J and Ramsden J. Preventing grommets blocking with blood: A randomised controlled in vitro study. Presented at the International Committee of Australasian Society of Paediatric Oto-rhino-laryngology 2005 Conference Denarau Island, Fiji (11-13 July 2005)

Zehetner A. Medication Use in Residential Aged Care Facilities in the Northern Rivers Area. (2000)(submitted to Australian Family Physician)

Research interests

Dr Anthony Zehetner (FRACP MMed(Paed) (Syd) MBBS (Syd) BPharm (Syd) DCH DipMgt GCertPTT MPS) is a Specialist General Paediatrician with interests in Adolescent Medicine, Psychopharmacology, Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and endocrinopathies. He is a Staff Specialist in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. He operates a private paediatric practice in Gosford (www.gosfordpaediatrics.com.au) and is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Gosford Private Hospital. Dr Zehetner is also an accredited Parenting and Emotion-Coaching practitioner, a Member of the NSW Department of Health Stimulant Subcommittee, a practising Consultant Pharmacist and Clinical Senior Lecturer for The University of Sydney.

Teaching and supervision

POSITION

Member

ORGANISATION

NSW Department of Health Stimulant Subcommittee

DURATION

Feb 2012 - Present

POSITION

Clinical Senior Lecturer/Staff Specialist (Adolescent Medicine)

ORGANISATION

Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney/The Children's Hospital at Westmead

DURATION

Jan 2011 - Present

POSITION

Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Paediatric Medicine

ORGANISATION

Gosford Private Hospital

DURATION

Jan 2011 - Present

POSITION

Lecturer in Paediatrics/Clinical Academic Staff Specialist

ORGANISATION

The University of Newcastle/Gosford District Hospital

DURATION

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

DUTIES

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Term Supervisor

Paediatrics Morbidity & Mortality Presentations

Lectures and Tutorials (including Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club)

Grand Rounds presentations

Problem-based Learning/Clinical Reasoning Sessions

Tutor Medical Bedside Clinical Skills

Tutor Medical Student Term Supervisor, Examiner, Mentor and Marker

Medical, Nursing and Allied Health In-service Presenter

POSITION

Clinical Associate Lecturer/Medical Fellow

ORGANISATION

Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney/The Children's Hospital at Westmead

DURATION

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

DUTIES

Clinical Reasoning Sessions (Blocks of 6 x weekly 2 hour sessions)

Medical Bedside Tutorials (Blocks of 5 x weekly 1.5 hour sessions)

Medical Student Examinations - Examiner and Marker

Medical Student mentoring

Lunchtime Teaching Lectures

Grand Rounds presentations

Morbidity & Mortality Presentations (reports to Service Improvement Unit)

General Medicine Case Presentations and Literature Review

Coordinator of weekly General Medicine Team Meetings/Rosters/Timesheets

Coordinator of weekly RMO Journal Club sessions (Higher duties)

Provision of RMO pastoral care

Medical and Work Experience Students Placement Supervisor and Assessor

POSITION

Pharmacy Graduate Training Course (PGTC) Tutor and Workshop Facilitator

ORGANISATION

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW Branch)

DURATION

Jan 2004 - Jan 2011

POSITION

Pharmacist-Pharmacy Student Mentor

ORGANISATION

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (NSW Branch)

DURATION

May 2004

POSITION

Pharmacy Student Preceptor

ORGANISATION

Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney

DURATION

Jan 1997 - Dec 2004

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Zehetner, A. (2011). Psychopharmacology: The use of medication to treat challenging behaviour in children and adolescents. In D. Dossetor, D. White and L. Whatson (Eds.), Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Framework for Professional Practice. Melbourne: IP Communications.

Journals

  • Phillips, N., Milne, B., Silsbury, C., Zappia, P., Zehetner, A., Klineberg, E., Towns, S., Steinbeck, K. (2014). Addressing adolescent substance use in a paediatric health-care setting. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(9), 726-731. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A. (2012). The nature of celebrity: A poisoned chalice for today's children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(5), 455-455. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A. (2011). Iron supplementation reduces the frequency and severity of breath-holding attacks in non-anaemic children. Clinics and Practice, 1(e98), 213-241. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A., Orr, N., Buckmaster, A., Williams, K. (2010). Does iron therapy affect the frequency of breath-holding attacks in children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(6), 357-360. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A., Orr, N., Buckmaster, A., Williams, K., Wheeler, D. (2010). Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 (5), CD008132-1-CD008132-26. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A. (2006). AusMed Review: The Australian Drug Guide. Australian Medicine, 18, 17.
  • Zehetner, A. (2005). AusMed Review: The truth about the drug companies - how they deceive us and what to do about it. Australian Medicine, 17, 17.
  • Zehetner, A. (2005). In Review: Aspirin - the story of a wonder drug. Australian Medicine, 17, 7.
  • Zehetner, A. (2004). In Review: the Australian Medicines handbook 2004 Book and CD. Australian Medicine, 16, 17.

2014

  • Phillips, N., Milne, B., Silsbury, C., Zappia, P., Zehetner, A., Klineberg, E., Towns, S., Steinbeck, K. (2014). Addressing adolescent substance use in a paediatric health-care setting. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(9), 726-731. [More Information]

2012

  • Zehetner, A. (2012). The nature of celebrity: A poisoned chalice for today's children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(5), 455-455. [More Information]

2011

  • Zehetner, A. (2011). Iron supplementation reduces the frequency and severity of breath-holding attacks in non-anaemic children. Clinics and Practice, 1(e98), 213-241. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A. (2011). Psychopharmacology: The use of medication to treat challenging behaviour in children and adolescents. In D. Dossetor, D. White and L. Whatson (Eds.), Mental Health of Children and Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Framework for Professional Practice. Melbourne: IP Communications.

2010

  • Zehetner, A., Orr, N., Buckmaster, A., Williams, K. (2010). Does iron therapy affect the frequency of breath-holding attacks in children? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(6), 357-360. [More Information]
  • Zehetner, A., Orr, N., Buckmaster, A., Williams, K., Wheeler, D. (2010). Iron supplementation for breath-holding attacks in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 (5), CD008132-1-CD008132-26. [More Information]

2006

  • Zehetner, A. (2006). AusMed Review: The Australian Drug Guide. Australian Medicine, 18, 17.

2005

  • Zehetner, A. (2005). AusMed Review: The truth about the drug companies - how they deceive us and what to do about it. Australian Medicine, 17, 17.
  • Zehetner, A. (2005). In Review: Aspirin - the story of a wonder drug. Australian Medicine, 17, 7.

2004

  • Zehetner, A. (2004). In Review: the Australian Medicines handbook 2004 Book and CD. Australian Medicine, 16, 17.

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