Four respiratory medicine clinicians have been recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List.
Professor Carol Armour, a respiratory pharmacologist and Executive Director of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to medical education and to asthma management.
Also at the Woolcock, sleep medicine specialist Professor Ron Grunstein, Sleep and Circadian Research Group Leader, was recognised with an AM for his significant service to medical education and research in the field of sleep disorders.
Respiratory physician Professor Matthew Peters, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Concord Hospital, Sydney, was recognised with an AM for his significant service to thoracic medicine, to medical education, and to professional organisations. Professor Peters is past president of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand as well as being on the board of the Woolcock.
And Professor Anne Chang an NT-based respiratory specialist has been awarded an AM for significant service to paediatric respiratory medicine as a clinician and researcher. Professor Chang is a researcher at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin with interests in paediatric cough, bronchiectasis and evidence based medicine (EBM) related to Indigenous Health.