about Dr Naghmeh Radhakrishna
Hospitals practicing At: St Vincents and Alfred Hospital
Respiratory, Sleep Medicine & Allergy
Description of Specialisation
Dr Naghmeh Radhakrishna is a lung, allergy and sleep specialist. She graduated from Adelaide University in 2004 and completed her training in Melbourne. She undertook a fellowship in Asthma and Allergy at the Alfred Hospital, where she helped establish the Difficult Asthma Clinic, a service that provides a detailed assessment and management of complex asthma patients.
She is involved in ongoing research in severe asthma and has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals. She continues her public service at the Alfred with clinics in sleep medicine, allergy and difficult asthma where she also provides services in respiratory allergy with desensitization therapy for hayfever.
She further trained at the Royal Brompton Hospital (London), a center of excellence, developing an interest in dysfunctional breathing (unexplained shortness of breath) and laryngeal disorders (chronic cough, laryngeal hypersensitivity, vocal cord disorders).
Additionally, Naghmeh has an interest and expertise in lung cancer, for which she has gained experience locally and in Leeds, UK and is involved in a lung nodule service at St Vincents Private.
Naghmeh is the President of The Victorian Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). She has been on the National TSANZ Specialty Training Committee. She was a council member for the Australian Medical Association where she represented the Thoracic Society and is also a member of the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).
She speaks English, French, Farsi, Creole and some Hindi. Her motto is Knowledge is power, which drives her passion about educating her trainees, students and patients.
Her areas of interest include:
Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)- Provides Skin prick testing and Immunotherapy
Sleep Medicine: snoring, sleepiness, sleep apnea etc.
Difficult Asthma with Access to research trials and biological drugs.
Emphysema Service: Comprehensive assessment with symptom improvement & risk reduction, works with thoracic surgeons offering lung volume reduction and endobronchial valves.
Lung Nodule Assessment: Assesses lung nodules with follow up & collaboration with Thoracic Radiologists, Surgeons & multidisciplinary services
Chronic Cough: Comprehensive assessment, investigation & treatment of Chronic Cough with links to ENT & Speech pathologist.
Unexplained Dyspnea Service: Assessment of breathlessness to understand why & how patient feel short of breath.
MMBS, FRACP, President Elect TSANZ (Vic), ASCIA
Dr Radhakrishna has undertaken fellowships at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, a centre of excellence, in severe asthma, as well as a fellowship in Lung cancer in
Leeds, UK. She helped set up the difficult asthma service at the Alfred Hospital. She also runs a Special Airways Clinic at St Vincents (public), seeing patients with Asthma and COPD.
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