Respiratory Medicine

St Vincent's Hospital's Department of Thoracic Medicine has performed 910 lung and heart/lung transplants since 1989 and is now performing about 60 transplants each year. The Department provides inpatient and outpatient care for a wide range of respiratory conditions including:

• Asthma and allergy
• Pulmonary fibrosis
• Sleep disordered breathing
• Respiratory failure
• Lung transplantation
• Dust diseases
• Chronic air flow limitation
• Lung cancer
• Pulmonary Hypertension

The Department provides a state-wide interventional bronchoscopy service which includes laser bronchoscopy, endobronchial stenting with dilatation and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) diagnostics.

The St Vincent's Hospital Heart Lung Clinic cares for patients with:

• Heart failure
• Lung diseases
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Patients who require or have had a heart and/or lung transplant

Comprehensive lung function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, asthma provocation testing and measurement of exhaled breath condensate are performed in the Lung Function Laboratory.

Research and the development of new treatments is a core focus of the Department and includes investigator driven trials in immunosuppression after lung transplantation, pulmonary fibrosis and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and Pulmonary Hypertension.

St Vincent's Lung Health Website

For more information visit the St Vincent's Lung Health Website.

Website Resources

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Lung Transplant


Professor Marshall Plit - Head of Service
Associate Professor Deborah Yates
Dr Mark Benzimra
Dr Emily Stone
Dr Monique Malouf
A/Prof Adrian Havryk
Dr Amy Rigby
Dr Anthony Byrne
Dr Anna Mohammadieh
Dr David Darley
Dr Rebecca Pearson
Dr Katrina Tonga
A/Prof Benjamin Kwan
Dr Yasmeen Al-Hindawi
Dr Alistair Abbott


Heart Lung Program
Level 4, Xavier Building
St Vincent’s Hospital

Monday - Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm