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Specialist Details

Prof Alvin Ing

SpecialtyRespiratory Medicine
Sleep Medicine
QualificationMB BS (Hons 1), MD, FRACP
Other Languages SpokenCantonese
Practice 1Suite 306, Macquarie University Clinic
2 Technology Place
Phone: (02) 9812-3709
Fax: (02) 9812-3844

Professor Alvin Ing is the Sub-Dean, Research, at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, University of Sydney. In this role he oversees research at the SAN campus, including being the MD research co-ordinator for our MD students. He is also a Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, and a Senior VMO at Concord Hospital. Professor Ing has been involved in interventional pulmonology since 1993, when he helped establish endobronchial laser resection and stent deployment at Concord Hospital. He was instrumental in forming one of the first and largest patient databases in this area, and is one of the few physicians in NSW specialising in and accredited in these techniques. More recently he has helped establish endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, and has pioneered the use of endobronchial valves in patients with COPD and emphysema (Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction – ELVR). Professor Ing also performed the first bronchial thermoplasty procedure in NSW, treating patients with refractory asthma. He is performing ongoing research into ELVR and Bronchial Thermoplasty and actively supervising PhD students in these areas. He also utilizes the new technique of cryobiopsy in the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung disease, proximal endobronchial tumours and peripheral lung nodules


Professor Ing has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and presented this at many national and international meetings. In addition to his interventional pulmonology research, he also has continuing research interests in chronic cough, pulmonary complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux and laryngeal sensitivity in pulmonary disorders. He is currently supervising 5 PhD students.

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