Dr Chris Toumpas
My mission is to provide comprehensive medical care to children and their families using a holistic approach with the most up to date knowledge and expertise. When required, I collaborate with a caring and experienced team of on-site allied health professionals. I work full time at Greenslopes Private Hospital allowing me to provide urgent support with review appointments when required and long term care for children and their families from birth to leaving school.
Dr Chris Toumpas was heavily involved with the initial set up of the Greenslopes Paediatrics – Paeds in a Pod practice as a director and Greenslopes Maternity in 2013 and the Greenslopes Private Hospital (GPH) Paediatric Ward in 2014. He has a full time appointment at GPH. He also works as a visiting specialist at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and can admit patients privately at the Mater Children’s Private Brisbane. Dr Toumpas has been described as an attentive and caring paediatrician from both his colleagues and patients alike and covers all facets of paediatrics from newborn babies up to school leaver age.
Where possible Dr Toumpas tries to make himself available to all of his patients by creating emergency appointment during his neonatal on call periods of work. Recently, Dr Toumpas has established a Telehealth service seeing children in rural and regional parts of Australia and also provides an outreach service to Gladstone.
Dr Toumpas also participates in medical education for general practitioners, training doctors, nurses and medical students at GPH. He has completed research in medical education, newborn hearing and congenital cytomegalovirus infections and has two publications in medical journals.
Recognition and appointments:
- 2012 Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- 2014 Senior Lecturer in Medicine – University of Queensland
- 2014 Member of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
- 2015 Nomination for UQ Medical Students Teacher of the Year Award
- 2016 Associate Member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia
- 2016 Awarded best poster presentation at the International Paediatrics 2016 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Nov 20. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12776.
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is a significant cause of moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in Queensland children.
Toumpas CJ, Clark J, Harris A, Beswick R, Nourse CB.
- Other published research is listed at Pub Facts, the University of Queensland and ResearchGate.
Expertise and areas of interest:
- All common acute medical conditions, for example: Skin rashes, asthma and allergies, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal problems
- Schooling problems and all developmental disorders
- Neonatology (newborn babies)
- General paediatrics, paediatric psychiatry, community paediatrics
Dr Toumpas places continuity of care for his patients as paramount and instrumental to his approach to medical practice. He believes that long term patient relationships enables a strong engagement and grasp on the whole family aspect to then develop his patients own personal growth and enrichment of their lives. Dr Toumpas has found that this in turn helps build on his own professional development and patient rapport.
When Dr Toumpas is not working, he enjoys spending time with his growing family including two children. He also enjoys photography and tennis.