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Professor Eli Gabbay

Dr Gabbay graduated from University of Western Australia Medical School in 1987 and undertook specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital. He undertook subspecialty training at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, Stanford University Palo Alto and the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne before returning to Perth to set up WA’s first advanced lung and pulmonary vascular disease program. In 2004, he became the inaugural medical director of the WA Lung Transplant Program.

He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at The University of Notre Dame (Australia) Medical School and at The University of Western Australia Medical School and is Chair of the Research Executive at UND. Dr Gabbay is a current co-chair of the Industrial Disease Medical Panel for WorkCover and is a WorkCover Accredited Medical Specialist in Respiratory Disease. He has appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions for the Coroner’s Court and District Court in Western Australia.

Dr Gabbay has been in private practice as a Respiratory Physician since 1999. Dr Gabbay is interested in all aspects of respiratory medicine (from age 15y.o upwards) and has a special interest in the assessment and management of breathlessness, interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease and especially asbestos related disease, lung cancer, asthma, COPD, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation.

Dr Miranda Smith

Dr Smith graduated from the University of Western Australia and then trained locally at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Respiratory Medicine. She subsequently completed subspecialty training in Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Physiology at the Western Australian Sleep Disorder Research Institute. There her research included investigating motor neurone disease and non-invasive ventilation.  As a consultant, she currently works at both Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Subiaco, providing inpatient and outpatient services in both Respiratory and Sleep specialties.

She joined Respiratory West in 2017 and is interested in all aspects of adult respiratory medicine (age 15 and up) including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, sleep disordered breathing (commonly obstructive sleep apnoea), and insomnia.

Dr Kuan Pin Lim

Dr KP Lim is a respiratory specialist who has joined the team at Respiratory West this year. He graduated from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, and has worked in the UK, Sydney and Perth. He attained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), and has worked at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

He has completed a WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPN) research fellowship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital, and is in the process of finishing a Masters of Clinical Research at the University of Western Australia on the topic of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans. He continues to be active in clinical research both in lung cancer screening and interstitial lung disease.

Dr. Lim works in all areas of general respiratory medicine. He has a special interest in interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, rare lung disease, severe airways disease and pulmonary hypertension. He currently provides inpatient care for respiratory patients at St. John of God Hospital, Subiaco.