Dr Sanjeevan MuruganandanRespiratory Physician, The Northern Health, Deepdene, VIC, Australia

    Dr Sanjeevan Muruganandan trained at the Western and Austin Hospitals and qualified as a respiratory and sleep physician (FRACP). He then moved to Perth where he did a fellowship with Prof Martin Phillips/Dr Rajesh Thomas and Prof Gary Lee at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He subsequently did a PhD on malignant pleural diseases with Prof. Gary Lee. His research was awarded a NHMRC scholarship. He is one of the few respiratory physicians with an extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases. His work is recognised both nationally and internationally.

    His main subspecialty interest is in diagnosing and managing pleural diseases, in particular, asbestos-related pleural disease, malignant pleural effusion and pleural infection. He is proficient in pleural procedures and thoracic ultrasound. He currently works as a respiratory and sleep physician at The Northern Hospital. He is the head of research and the pleural service at The Northern Hospital. He has a keen research focus and his goal is to translate his research work into clinical practice to help reduce the mortality, morbidity and health care costs of patients.

    He is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and Australasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM).

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