Dr Tracy Smith is an experienced Respiratory and Sleep physician. She completed advanced training in Sleep and Respiratory training at St George Hospital. She has advanced skills in symptom assessment and management through her additional qualifications and experience in Palliative Care. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2009. She completed a PhD in 2018 which focusses on the symptom burden and experiences of people with respiratory failure due to lung or heart disease.
Dr Smith is a Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Smith is the lead physician for the Respiratory Integrated Care program at Westmead Hospital. This program seeks to bridge the gap between general practice and hospital based care, emphasising wholistic, person-centred care for people with COPD. As part of this program she co-leads a Breathlessness Clinic which aims to help people living with breathlessness enjoy a full and enriching life despite living with a chronic disease. Her work in this clinic has earned significant research grant support from a number of funding bodies including HCF, the Westmead Hospital Research Education Network and the NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme. She is frequently invited to speak at local, national and international conferences on topics in Respiratory Medicine, especially COPD and breathlessness. She has published a number of research articles and continues to be involved in teaching, with an appointment to the University of Sydney as a Conjoint Clinical Senior Lecturer.
Dr Smith prides herself on delivering comprehensive respiratory assessments and management plan, delivered with compassion and care. She is experienced in all aspects of clinical Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Her particular clinical interests are COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis and pulmonary fibrosis. She is also interested in the assessment and management of people who are breathless but don’t yet have a clear diagnosis.
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