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Specialist Details

Dr Samantha Herath

SpecialtyRespiratory Medicine
Sleep Medicine
QualificationMBBS MPhil FRACP
Other Languages SpokenSinhalese/Sri Lankan
Practice 1Suite 205, San Clinic Tulloch
185 Fox Valley Road
Phone: 1300 586 437
Fax: (02) 9475 0435
Practice 2Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Room 5, Reception A, 119 - 143 Missenden Road
Phone: 1300 586 437
Fax: (02) 9475 0435
Practice 3Westmead Private Hospital
Suite 10, Cnr Mons & Darcy Road
Phone: 1300 586 437
Fax: (02) 9475 0435

Dr Samantha Herath completed her Respiratory and Sleep Medicine training in New Zeland, Australia and Canada. Her main areas of interests are lung cancer and interventional bronchoscopy, sleep medicine, airways disease and research. Dr Herath had completed two fellowships in highly sought after fields of Sleep Medicine and Interventional Bronchoscopy and Lung Cancer. Dr Herath has extensive post-fellowship, sub-speciality training and expertise in Interventional bronchoscopy pertaining to thoracic malignancies, having completed a highly competitive interventional bronchoscopy fellowship at the prestigious McGill University, Canada. She has expertise in all interventional bronchoscopic procedures including EBUS and plural procedures. Dr.Herath established the first Radial EBUS and cryo biopsy services in New Zealand and had commenced these services now at Westmead. Dr Herath has completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine attached to the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2012. She completed her master’s degree at the Sydney University in 2013 and her thesis is dedicated to exploring novel EEG parameters to identify sleepiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Patients. Dr Herath has hospital accreditation at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, The Chris O Brien Lifehouse, Macquarie University Hospital and Westmead Pvt Hospital. She is a staff specialist at Westmead Public Hospital. Dr. Herath takes undergraduate teaching at both Westmead Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. She is a honorary lecturer at Macquarie University.


Dr Herath whilst being a highly trained clinician and a skilled proceduralist, also has a keen interest in research. She is currently conducting several multi-centre international trials as the lead investigator, looking at introducing safer and more effective biopsy methods in diagnosing lung cancer, using advanced bronchoscopic methods, as a part of her PhD at the University of Sydney Dr Herath had published widely in major peer-reviewed journals in all areas of Respiratory Medicine and has won multiple scholarships and grants for her research contributions. Her research articles, publications and presentations are listed below.

Journal ArticlesPlease click here to download a list of journal articles Dr Herath has published. (PDF format)
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