A. Prof. Fergal O'Donoghue initially trained at the National University of Ireland in Dublin before moving to Australia in 1993. He trained as a Respiratory Physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth and Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide where he completed further subspecialty training in sleep medicine and a PhD on noninvasive ventilatory support (BiPAP) in severe COPD.
Fergal moved to Melbourne in 2001 and took up a position at Austin Health and Warringal Private Hospital.
He has continued an active research career and has held a number of NHMRC grants, and is a lecturer at Melbourne University. He has served on national committees in the respiratory and sleep specialty societies, and at the RACP, with a particular interest in specialist training and laboratory accreditation.
His major subspecialty interest remains in sleep medicine and noninvasive ventilatory support but he continues to practice in all areas of respiratory medicine and has a strong involvement in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Fergal is interested in rugby and soccer and has an enlightened view of football in that he is a Collingwood supporter. He enjoys reading and history.
Dr. Nick Antoniades is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He trained as a Respiratory and Sleep specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He received his FRACP and Certificate of Advanced Training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine in 2005.
He currently is employed as a senior physician at Austin Health and Warringal Private Hospital. He is a Director of Melbourne Respiratory and Sleep Services and The Northern Sleep lab. He is also a research fellow at the Institute of Breathing and Sleep.
His major subspecialty interests are in sleep disorders, respiratory failure and COPD but is involved in managing all respiratory and sleep disorders.
He provides a bronchoscopy service at Warringal and is involved in post operative general medicine as well. He is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australasian Sleep Association.
He has an interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching and is a lecturer at Melbourne University (Austin Clinical School) and a Fellow of the Melbourne Medical School Academy of Clinical Teachers.
Peter Wallbridge is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. He trained as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Hospital, completing his training in 2014.
He is currently working as a respiratory and sleep physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, as well as an Acute Assessment Physician with the Department of General Medicine, and is undertaking clinical research through the University of Melbourne.
Peter has an interest in airways disease and sleep disorders, as well as diagnostics including bronchoscopy and ultrasound with a particular focus on lung ultrasound, and is a course convenor for the Royal Melbourne Hospital Thoracic Ultrasound Course. He is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Sleep Association and Australasian Society for Ultrasound In Medicine.
Peter has a keen interest (obsession) with football and follows most sports.
A. Prof. Nicole Goh is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. She trained as a Respiratory and Sleep specialist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne before completing her training at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. She obtained her PhD at the Imperial College in London (UK) on “prognostic evaluation of interstitial lung disease secondary to systemic sclerosis”.
She works at the Austin and Alfred Hospitals as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician. She manages all respiratory and sleep disorders but has a particular interest in interstitial lung diseases. She is the Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Service at the Austin Hospital.
She is also actively involved in research and teaching. Her main research is in the area of Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD), focusing in particular on measures of improving quality of life (for example, the role of pulmonary rehabilitation and supplementary oxygen). She is on the Steering Committee of the National Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Registry. She has collaborations with the Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG).
She is currently the Chair of IBAS (Institute for Breathing and Sleep) Medical and Scientific Research Committee, and the Chair of the PIVOT (Pulmonary Interstitial Vascular Organisational Taskforce) group.
Dr Joy Sha is a Respiratory and Sleep physician, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008, and completed her basic physician training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She went on to undertake further training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Frankston Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Austin Health. She now also practices as a Respiratory and Sleep specialist at Frankston Hospital.
Joy has particular interests in airways disease, lung cancer and sleep disorders, but enjoys and manages all aspects of respiratory and sleep problems. She is able to speak Mandarin and can consult in this language. Joy is a member of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and American Thoracic Society.
Dr Tracy Leong is a graduate of the University of Adelaide. She trained as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Western Hospital and Monash Health in Melbourne. She obtained her Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She obtained her PhD at the University of Melbourne with a thesis entitled “Pre-clinical applications of endobronchial ultrasound in lung cancer”.
She works at the Austin Hospital as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician with a lead role in the interventional pulmonology and lung cancer services.
She is actively involved in research, with key interests in interventional pulmonology and lung cancer. She currently holds the David Bickart Clinician Researcher Fellowship at the University of Melbourne to undertake post-doctoral translational lung cancer research.
She is currently the Co-convener of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Special Interest Group. She is an Executive member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Victoria branch.
A. Prof. David Smallwood is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He completed his respiratory training at the Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospitals before undertaking a PhD studying airway remodeling in patients with long standing asthma. In 2002-3 he undertook a fellowship in interstitial lung disease at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. David is full time staff specialist at the Austin Hospital where he works at the Director of General Medicine.
In 2013 David was made an Associate Professor in Medical Education and continues to teach at all levels (student and trainee) and is the lead for clinical assessment for the University of Melbourne MD. David has worked on a number of state and national committees, including the Advisory Committee for Prescription Medicines (TGA), and he chairs the RACP CPD committee. David has a particular interest in general respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, ILD, cough and breathlessness, and the diagnosis of lung cancer.
Dr Yet Khor is a graduate of the University of Tasmania. She completed her basic physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She trained as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at the Austin Hospital and Western Health in Melbourne. She attained her Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2014. She currently is employed as a physician at Austin Health and Warringal Private Hospital.
Her major subspecialty interests are interstitial lung disease, interventional pulmonology, lung cancer and respiratory failure, but she continues to practice in all respiratory and sleep disorders. She actively engages in research activities and has published in various journals. She is currently pursuing her PhD on interstitial lung disease at the University of Melbourne.
She has been awarded the Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound and is proficient in using thoracic ultrasound in Clinical Respiratory Medicine. She is also trained in endobronchial ultrasound. She has been actively involved in developing the Pleural Service and the Interstitial Lung Disease Service at Austin Health.
Melbourne Respiratory & Sleep Services
226 Burgundy St,
Heidelberg, VIC 3084
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Phone: (03) 9459 0555
Fax: (03) 9455 0786