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Below is our Register of Physicians

Updated: 19 April 2023

If you are a physician with experience in occupational lung disease who is interested in joining the register or if you require any further details, please feel free to contact TSANZOffice@thoracic.org.au

Dr Allan J Finnimore FRACP

Private practice at Sunnybank and Greenslopes Private Hospitals;
Partner in Greenslopes Lung Function Lab

8/245 McCullough St Sunnybank QLD 4109

Phone: (07) 3216 9511

Dr Anthony Johnson

Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician in Private Practice in Liverpool;
8/41-43 Goulburn St, Liverpool NSW 2170

Medical Authority Member: Dust Diseases icare

Phone: (02) 98240949
Email: doctor@anthonyjohnson.com.au
M.B.B.S. University of Sydney 1990.
F.R.A.C.P. 1996.
M.O.H.S. University of Sydney 1997.
Workcover Trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment

Dr Christopher Zappala

Thoracic and Sleep Physician

Queensland Respiratory and Sleep
Suite 24, Level 2 at The Wesley Medical Centre –
40 Chasely Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066

Phone: (07) 3371 0500
Telehealth Services: Yes

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Thoracic Medicine Department, Level 3 of the James Mayne Building,
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Phone: (07) 3647 0104
Telehealth Services: Yes

Professor Daniel Chambers

Thoracic & Transplant Physician
Wallace Street Specialist Centre

Phone: (07) 3188 0211
Fax: (07) 3188 5285

A/Professor David Bryant

St Vincent’s Clinic
Suite 705B, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Phone: 02 8382 6776

Dr Farzad Bashirzadeh

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (public)//Wesley (private)
Staff specialist thoracic and sleep physician

Phone: 0403494329
Telehealth Services: Yes
Expertise: Interventional pulmonologist, Sleep physician, general respiratory, Occupational lung disease.

Professor Fraser Brims

Consultant Respiratory Physician | Head of Department
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009

Phone: (08) 6457 3333
Mobile: 0478598648

Dr Graham Simpson

Cairns Hospital (The Esplanade),
Cairns QLD 4870

Phone: 07 4226 0000
Fax: 07 40310742

Prof Hubertus Jersmann

Consultant Respiratory Physician
Royal Adelaide Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital

Phone: 0408 440 604
Telehealth services: yes
Expertise: Bronchiectasis, Asthma, COPD, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis

Dr John Armstrong

Silverton Place, 101 Wickham Terrace
Brisbane 4000

Telephone: (07) 38394788 or 0419379265
Emailbookings@medconsultants.com.au or armstrongresp@gmail.com

Expertise: All areas of Occupational Lung Disease but specifically: Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, Silicosis including disease due to engineered stone, and Occupational Asthma

Telehealth Services: Yes

Dr Justin Travers

Respiratory Physician
Te Whatu Ora, Hutt Hospital and Wakefield Heart Centre, Wellington

Telephone: +54 4 5666999 or +64 4 3818115

Expertise: I’m a NZ respiratory physician with experience in occupational lung disease. I was a member of the National Asbestos Medical Advisory Panel, have contributed to WorkSafe’s Workplace Exposure Standards and have given conference presentations on occupational lung disease topics.

Telehealth Services: Yes

Dr Katherine Semple

Respiratory and Sleep Physician

Greenslopes Private Hospital
Pulmedica Suite 6a, Administration building,
Newdegate St Greenslopes QLD 4120

Phone: (07) 3847 8890‬
Fax: (07) 3847 8891

Dr Mahmoud Abdulazem H Alkhater

Respiratory Specialist

GCUH, GCPH, Premier Specialist Clinic, Mackay Private Hospital
Suit 1/4 Jowett Street, Coomera 4209

Phone: (04) 3401 3043

Dr Philip Masel

Respiratory Physician Medical Director of Respiratory Investigations Unit / Associate Professor, University of Queensland


The Prince Charles Hospital 
Rode Road, Chermside, QLD, 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4042 / (07) 3139 4510

Dr Robert Edwards

Wesley Medical Centre,
Level 2, Suite 26, 40 Chasely Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066
Phone: (07) 3870 4511
Fax: (07) 3371 3677

Health Point Precinct,
Level 1, 93 – 101 Willets Road, North Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: (07) 4965 4640

Telehealth Services: Yes
Expertise: Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease, Silicosis, Occupational Asthma, and Asbestosis

Dr Samuel Kim

Thoracic Physician,
Integrative Pulmonary Care & Medical Pty Ltd
33 North Street, Ground Floor, Suite 287-288,
Spring Hill QLD 4000

Phone: 0417 628 286

Telehealth Services: Yes
Expertise: Medicolegal Assessment, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and General Occupational Lung Disease diagnostics and management

Dr Sean Tolhurst

Thoracic Physician

Sleep and Lung Centre
Suite 6, Greenslopes Specialist Centre
Greenslopes Private Hospital,
121 Newdegate St, Greenslopes QLD 4120.

Phone: (07) 3324 1699
Fax: (07) 3324 1688

Dr Stephen Vincent

FNQ Thoracic Services,
Suite 4b, Flecker House, 5 Upward Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Phone: (07) 4051 1100
Fax: (07) 4051 1962

Professor Tamera Corte

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital,
50 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050


Note – this list is comprised of Medical Professionals who have said they have experience in Occupational Lung Disease. TSANZ has not vetted each individual and does not take any responsibility for the Professional’s experience.


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