Dr Samantha Herath is a specialist respiratory and sleep physician who practices in Sydney. She completed her respiratory and sleep medicine training in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Her areas of interest are lung cancer, pleural diseases, sleep medicine, interstitial lung diseases as well as airways disease including asthma, emphysema and bronchiectasis. She has expertise in interventional bronchoscopy pertaining to thoracic malignancies, having completed a highly competitive interventional bronchoscopy fellowship at the prestigious McGill University, Canada.
Dr Herath has completed a Master’s degree in Sleep Medicine, investigating vigilance in sleep apnoea patients at the University of Sydney and Woolcock Institute. While Dr Herath is 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.
Dr Herath has published widely in major peer-reviewed journals in all areas of Respiratory Medicine and has won multiple scholarships and grants for her research contributions. She is a firm believer in personalised medicine and invests time in getting to know her patients well, in order to provide the best service possible.