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Eclektic_20130701_0194Dr Donald Lee

BSc(Med) MBBS MMed FCCP FRACP
Dr Donald Lee is a consultant adult respiratory and sleep physician.  He is the Practice Principal at Nepean Lung and Sleep.  He has clinical interests include assessment of sleepiness, sleep disordered breathing, complex sleep apnoea, COPD, asthma, pulmonary thromboembolic disease and lung cancer.

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Dr Saurabh Gupta

MBBS MD FRACP

Dr Saurabh Gupta graduated from the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University. He then undertook MD (Medicine) and conducted one year research in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Dr Benjamin Ng

Nepean-Lung-and-Sleep-dr-benjamin-ngDr Benjamin Ng has been recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians since 2008 as a fully qualified Respiratory and Sleep Physician. He obtained his MBBS at the University of NSW. He undertook his medical registrar training at RPAH. He completed sub-specialty training at St George and Auckland hospitals. In 2009, he was a lung transplant fellow at Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Following this, he had the privilege of training at the highly regarded cardio-thoracic institution, Papworth Hospital (Cambridge, UK), to obtain special expertise in the areas of lung cancer, interventional bronchoscopy, lung fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

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Dr Joachim Ngiam

BDS (Hons) MSD (ortho) MPhilMed (Sleep Medicine)Nepean-Lung-and-Sleep-dr-joachim-ngiam
Dr Joachim Ngiam graduated with honours in Dentistry from the University of Sydney and holds a Masters degree in Dentistry (Orthodontics) and a Masters degree in Medicine (Sleep Medicine). He is a Research Fellow/Visiting Dental officer in the Respiratory and Sleep Department at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He has been awarded the Rudolf Gunz University of Sydney Medal in 1992 and is a consecutive recipient of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Research Awards in 2011 and 2012.

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Dr Gaurie Palnitkar

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Dr Gaurie Palnitkar is a specialist adult respiratory and sleep physician.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2003.  After completing her internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital she moved to Sydney where she embarked on specialist Physicians’ training at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH).

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Sam Conway

Exercise Physiologist

Sam is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2015 and has met the standards of Exercise Sports Science Australia for the Awards of AEP. He has since been working with Dr Donald Lee at Nepean Lung and Sleep. Sam has experience working with many different types of people who suffer from and live with chronic diseases. During University his main areas for work were chronic pain (neurological and musculoskeletal) and metabolic disorders. He enjoys working with patients to achieve their health goals and in building their own belied that they can change their situation for the better.

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