Dr Linda Schachter
Dr Linda Schachter, Medical Director of Sleep Services Australia, has been a sleep and respiratory specialist for 16 years with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders.
Linda has a long-term research interest in the effects of obesity on sleep apnoea, lung function, asthma and the effects of weight-loss on these conditions.
Linda has just finishing a trial in conjunction with Monash University, the Alfred hospital and Baker IDI looking at surgical vs medical weight loss in obese patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Current ongoing trials include looking at causes of hypertension in obesity and changes with weight loss.
She is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australasian Sleep Association, American Sleep Association, American Thoracic Society and the Obesity Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Mariannick Le Guen
Dr Mariannick Le Guen completed her medical training in 2000 and underwent basic physician training at Monash Medical Centre before electing to undergo advanced physician training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine.
She spent one year at Geelong Hospital as Respiratory Registrar before completing her advanced training at the Austin Hospital working in both General Respiratory and in the Ventilation Unit.
Dr Le Guen is currently undergoing a PhD. investigating obstructive sleep apnoea in people with quadriplegia which she will complete in 2013.
Dr Juan Mulder
Dr Juan Mulder is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians specialising in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2003 and subsequently completed his basic physician training at the Alfred Hospital.
He embarked on advanced training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and attained certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (USA), Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasound and completed his Australasian fellowship in 2011.
Dr Mulder cares for patients with complex multifactorial sleep disorders including insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders and sleep apnoea. He is also a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr Sameer Kaul
Dr Sameer Kaul is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians having specialised in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. He started his basic physician training at Frankston Hospital which he completed at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
He acquired broad experience in all facets of Internal Medicine with placements in various metropolitan, suburban and rural hospitals including Rosebud, Sandringham, Shepparton and Mildura Base Hospital. He returned to work as the Senior Medical Registrar at The Alfred Hospital where he was heavily involved in the organization of the hospital’s physician training program, departmental research, audits and supervision of junior medical staff.
He then went on to complete three more years of training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at The Alfred Hospital and Frankston Hospital. He is a current member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. His interests include all facets of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine with particular interests in sleep-related respiratory disorders, non- invasive ventilation and cardiovascular effects of sleep.