MB BS (Hons 1) FRACP PhD
Dr Nicholas Murray is the Head of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine within the Prince of Wales Hospital. He is a first class honours graduate of The University of Sydney (1996) and completed his postgraduate training at The Royal Prince Alfred and The Prince of Wales Hospitals. Before and during his medical training, he completed three years of his Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at a Distinction average and the first year of a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) degree, also at a Distinction level.
In 2005, he was awarded the Postgraduate Research Scholarship of the Prince of Wales Hospital Clinical School, and for 2006 to 2008, he was awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. In 2011, he was awarded his PhD in respiratory neurophysiology. Papers from his thesis have been presented throughout Australia, at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Stockholm, and at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.
In addition to being a general respiratory and sleep physician, Dr Murray has a special interest in interventional pulmonology, thoracic cancer, respiratory infection, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, long-term invasive and non-invasive ventilation, and respiratory and sleep neurophysiology. He is a consultant respiratory and sleep physician at The Prince of Wales Hospital and has admitting rights at The Prince of Wales Private Hospital. He has a private practice in Suite 20. Dr Murray set up the endoscopic bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service at The Prince of Wales Hospital in 2011.
He is an experienced diver with an interest in diving medicine, and is also a keen cyclist with an interest in exercise physiology.
Working in close collaboration with Department of Spinal Rehabilitation Medicine at the POWH, he manages respiratory problems in patients with spinal cord injuries, and patients with other neuromuscular diseases. Dr Murray works as a lecturer and tutor for undergraduate medical students with the University of New South Wales, and provides theoretical and clinical training for trainees registered with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Following the recommendations of the Garling Commission, he has championed the establishment of a formal consultant-led handover process for inpatients of the public hospital campus at Randwick. He is a member of the hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. Dr Murray is a member of the Panel for Non-invasive Ventilation of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.