Dr Taryn Gray
Paediatrician and Paediatric Pulmonologist
Dr Taryn Gray is a general paediatrician and paediatric pulmonologist. After completing her undergraduate training at UCT in 2000, she did her internship at the Pietermaritzburg Hospitals Complex. During her community service year in Cape Town, she did an extended paediatric rotation at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital and took the opportunity to obtain her Diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health.
Following this, she spent almost three years working in anaesthesia and intensive care both in Pietermaritzburg and the United Kingdom. During this time, she obtained her Diploma in Anaesthesiology. This period greatly developed her skills in and love for working with critically ill patients and provided an excellent foundation for her later career in paediatric pulmonology.
In 2006 she returned to paediatrics and trained as a general paediatrician at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital. She completed her MMed in paediatrics (cum laude) and was awarded the Robert McDonald medal for best overall candidate in her final paediatric examinations.
After a further stint working in the United Kingdom, she was awarded The Discovery Foundation sub specialist trainee fellowship award. This enabled her to return to Tygerberg to undertake her training as paediatric pulmonologist between 2011 and 2013.
A year working as a paediatric pulmonology consultant at Red Cross Children’s Hospital in 2014- 2015 further developed her skills- particularly her involvement with the Breatheasy tracheostomy and home ventilation program.
Apart from work she has traveled extensively both locally and abroad and is a mother to three children.
Her interests lie in but are not limited to asthma and pre- school wheezing disorders; recurrent and chronic respiratory infections; complex airway abnormalities; interstitial lung diseases and critical care. In addition to clinical evaluation she offers lung function testing, bronchoscopy and polysomnography studies.