Thoracic Medicine

The Department of Thoracic Medicine provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic service in all fields of adult respiratory medicine.

Services available include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory function testing
  • Pleural aspiration
  • Fine needle lung biopsy
  • Allergy skin tests and investigation of food intolerance
  • Sleep service
  • Assessment for lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery
  • Comprehensive assessment of lung cancer including: Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Trans Bronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS) and PET scanning

Special interests of our members include:

  • Unstable asthma
  • Allergic disorders
  • Difficult to treat infections
  • Occupational lung disease
  • Management of chronic respiratory failure
  • Sleep disorders
  • Lung cancer

Our Specialists

Associate Professor David A. Bryant (Chairman)

Professor Ron Grunstein

Dr Adrian Havryk

Dr David Jankelson

Dr Monique Malouf

Dr Marshall Plit

Associate Professor Janet Rimmer

Dr Emily Stone

Thoracic Medicine: Sleep Medicine

The Sleep Disorders Service investigates and manages a range of disorders including excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, sleep apnoea, respiratory failure in sleep, insomnia, jet lag and sleep movement disorders.

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary service is provided for the management of snoring and sleep apnoea using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), weight management, upper airway surgery and mandibular advancement splints.

Diagnostic services include:

  • Full polysomnography with video facilities
  • CPAP pressure determination studies
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Sleep latency/vigilance testing (Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSL)/Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT))

Special interests of our members include:

  • Obesity and sleep apnoea
  • Non-invasive ventilation of respiratory failure in sleep
  • Narcolepsy
  • Shift work
  • Paediatric sleep disorders
  • Cognitive-behavioural management of insomnia


Our Specialists

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