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Maya Bunik MD, MPH

Director of the Pediatric Asthma Research Program, Breathing Institute of the Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Section. Interim Medical Director, Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • General Pediatrics General Operations (SOM)


Primary Phone:720-777-3890

Dr. Maya Bunik is a Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and medical director of primary care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Bunik received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis in 1988. She completed a residency, including a chief residency, in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver and The Children's Hospital in 1992. She was Clinical Assistant Professor UCSF working at Children's Hospital in Oakland for over 10 years. She returned to Colorado to complete the primary care research fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver including MPSH 2003-2005. Maya has published studies on quality improvement with outpatient asthma, developmental screening, second hand smoke and breastfeeding support in low-income Latinas. Her work on combination feeding in Latinas ‘los dos’ was cited in the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Breastfeeding, January 2011. Her book, Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is now in its second edition and was distributed to US hospitals as part of the WHO Baby Friendly Health Initiative. The Trifecta Approach combining medical provider, lactation consultant and psychologist as holistic model for breastfeeding evaluation was published in Journal of Human Lactation and has been well-received as an innovation.


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Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Third floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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