The Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed) has a unique and comprehensive spectrum of expertise in Australia across clinical and basic allergy, clinical immunology and advanced adult lung diseases.
Specific disciplines include severe asthma, allergic diseases, non-HIV primary and acquired immune deficiencies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases, sleep apnoea and sleep disordered breathing, the Cystic Fibrosis State Centre of Excellence, bronchiectasis, pulmonary vascular disease and adult and paediatric lung transplantation.
AIRmed integrates clinical services with extensive human and experimental research programs, linking senior clinician scientists, bench scientists, allied health professionals, primary care physicians and the community. Clinically driven hypotheses direct the laboratory-based human research and subsequent translation into changes in current best practice for improved health outcomes. The clinical and academic base of AIRmed is located at The Alfred hospital, with experimental and clinical research laboratories located within the hospital and in the laboratories of Monash University at the Alfred Research Alliance.
AIRmed has a very active clinical and biomedical research focus with considerable success in competitive NHMRC, ARC and other research grant funding. High international and national profiles of senior personnel are reflected in numerous peer review publications and speaking invitations. AIRmed is committed to delivering outstanding best practice clinical care, outcome driven professional education and community outreach as well as translational research of international acclaim.