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Dr Dylan Wanaguru paediatric surgeon sydney

Dr Dylan's

Dylan is a general paediatric surgeon with sub-specialty interests in surgical oncology and thoracic surgery. He is a staff specialist at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick and a Visiting Medical Officer at Campbelltown Hospital.

After training in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland he was awarded his Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery in 2015. He then travelled overseas in 2016-2018 to complete further Fellowships at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom and Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dylan has a broad paediatric surgical practice, with particular interests in paediatric solid tumours, thoracic conditions including congenital lung lesions, neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy). He is one of the few paediatric surgeons in Australia performing keyhole surgery for repair of oesophageal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and inguinal hernias.


Aside from his clinical duties, he is a Conjoint Lecturer at the UNSW, dedicating his time to teaching medical students and junior doctors. He is the current organiser of the ANZAPS Fellowship Exam Preparation Course for senior trainees in Australia and New Zealand.

Dylan enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, good food, cricket and supporting the Sydney Swans. He loves golf but rarely plays and when he does it is usually not pretty.

Education & Training



Red Cross War Memorial Hospital,

Cape Town, South Africa



Birmingham Children's Hospital

United Kingdom


Awarded Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery,

Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons


MBBS, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Research Publications

Tong C, Lowinger D, Tseros E, Wanaguru D.
Inhalation and ingestion of magnetic foreign bodies in a toddler with persistent cough—a case report.
Australian Journal of Otolaryngology. 2021 Apr 7;4

Professional Memberships

Royal australasian surgeons FRACS member

Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons

Australian and New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons
international society of Paediatric Surgeons
child oncologist & paediatric surgeon ANZCHOG member
child oncologist & paediatric surgeon
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