Our Doctors



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 Justin Waring

Justin Waring graduated from the University of Western Australia Medical School in 1990, and was granted Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College Physicians (FRACP) in 1998. He did his postgraduate training principally at Royal Perth Hospital, specialising in Thoracic Medicine. In 2000 he worked in London in a NHS Hospital Respiratory Unit where he acquired skills in Tuberculosis Medicine as well as general respiratory medicine. From January 2001 he has worked as a consultant physician in the Respiratory Medicine Department at Royal Perth Hospital and as the Medical Director of the Western Australian Tuberculosis Control Program. He established a private practice in Respiratory Medicine in 1999, and through this practises general respiratory medicine with specialist expertise in pulmonary infectious diseases.


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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.