Dr Martin MacDonald

Respiratory Physician

MBChB, BMedSci(Hons), MRCP, FRACP, PhD

Martin completed undergraduate and basic physician training in the UK before emigrating to Melbourne in 2006. He completed Respiratory and Sleep Medicine training through Monash Medical Centre and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

His PhD, awarded through Monash University, investigated clinical phenotyping of COPD exacerbations, with a focus on the interaction of cardiac disease and COPD.

He holds an academic appointment with Monash University and is a PhD supervisor. Martin has published extensively in leading journals including Lancet Respiratory Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, European Respiratory Journal, Chest and Respirology. He is a Deputy Editor for Respirology. His PhD was awarded the Fairfax Family research scholarship and he was a finalist for the prestigious Thoracic Society Australia and New Zealand New Investigator Award.

He works predominantly as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician at Monash Medical Centre and as Head of Unit for both Respiratory and General Medicine at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. Through Monash Lung and Sleep Department he maintains an active research interest in COPD and severe asthma including biological therapies. He has expertise in a broad range of respiratory and sleep disorders and performs a weekly bronchoscopy list.

At Glen Iris Cardiology, Martin offers respiratory and sleep consultations and spirometry. Martin lives with his wife and three young children in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.