Our Sleep & Respiratory Doctors
Western Sleep and Breathing Clinic (WSBC) includes respiratory and sleep physicians who are leaders in their field and have international reputations. Our doctors hold public appointments in leading Victorian hospitals including Royal Melbourne Hospital, Western Health, Alfred Hospital and Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Associate Professor Jeremy Goldin Sleep Disorders and Respiratory Physician
Associate Professor Jeremy Goldin is a leading respiratory and sleep physician and the Head of Sleep Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital. He graduated from Monash University in 1998 and completed his FRACP at the Alfred and Western Hospitals.
His clinical and research interests include sleep apnoea, insomnia, sleep disturbance in menopause, sleep and epilepsy, evaluation of breathlessness and management of asthma and emphysema. Associate Professor Goldin has an international reputation for his work in managing sleep disturbance. He is regularly interviewed in media and is often requested to speak to specialists and general practitioners on the diagnosis and management of sleep and respiratory conditions. He is a Past President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Victorian Branch) and sits on the national clinical committee of the Australasian Sleep Association.
Associate Professor Goldin also consults and performs sleep testing through Epworth Hospital (Camberwell, Richmond, Geelong), Western Private Hospital Footscray, Melbourne Private Hospital (consults only) and St Vincent’s Hospital Werribee
Dr Chee Choy Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Dr Chee Choy is a Respiratory and Sleep physician. Dr Choy graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and completed his training in Respiratory and Sleep medicine through the Peninsula, Barwon and Melbourne Health networks. His clinical interests range from wide variety of respiratory disorders such as Asthma, COPD and lung cancer to all aspects of Sleep Medicine.
Dr Choy is actively involved in research and education as evident by his contribution as an author in a book chapter for sleep medicine, presenting his research projects at conferences and involving in regular education sessions with general practitioners. Dr Choy holds a public position in Werribee Mercy Hospital and able to access various private hospitals for performing sleep studies and inpatient care.
Dr Julia Lachowicz Specialist Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Julia is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and attained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP) after specialist training at the RMH, The Alfred and Royal Hobart Hospital .
Dr Lachowicz has a pubic appointment at RMH and is a PhD candidate exploring novel diagnostic techniques in interstitial lung disease. Her current research encompasses the fields of pulmonary fibrosis and interventional pulmonology.
In addition to managing a broad range of general respiratory and sleep conditions, Dr Lachowicz’s clinical interests are:
- Interstitial lung disease
- Respiratory complications of COVID19 Infection
- Perioperative respiratory and sleep assessment
- Obstruction Sleep Apnea
- Investigation of breathlessness/sleepiness
Dr Lachowicz believes in a patient-centered and holistic approach to optimize health. She is a strong advocate of women’s health and shared decision making between patients and their treating team.
Dr Ashleigh Witt – Specialist Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Dr Ashleigh Witt is a respiratory and sleep physician who attained her medical degree through Monash University. After completing her basic physician training at Western Health, she undertook her specialist training through the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Eastern Health. She has a public appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is completing a PhD in the area of lung cancer.
In addition to managing a broad range of respiratory and sleep conditions, Dr Witt’s clinical interests include asthma, lung cancer, chronic cough, COPD and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Dr Witt currently consults at our Hoppers Crossing and Gisborne Rooms.