Dr Paul Lilburn is a respiratory physician with sub-specialty interests in interventional pulmonology, advanced lung diseases, respiratory infections and exploring ways to develop Global Health Partnerships.  Dr Lilburn was born in Scotland and graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 2007.  In 2006 he undertook an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Microbiology, graduating with honours from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Before immigrating to Australia in 2012 he worked in the United Kingdom for 4 years during this time he completed his Membership for the Royal College of Physician’s (MRCP) exams.

Dr Lilburn has had an interest in tropical medicine and moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory to work at Royal Darwin Hospital.  He then undertook a diploma in tropical medicine through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Shortly after this he went to work in Freetown, Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic of 2015.

Dr Lilburn then returned to Australia, arriving in Sydney mid-2015.  He completed his Australian physician training at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Prince of Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.  After completion of his physician training Dr Lilburn undertook two clinical fellowships – the first at St Vincent’s Hospital in lung transplantation and most recently an Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at Macquarie University Hospital.  Dr Lilburn is an experienced, highly competent bronchoscopist with specialist technical skills including rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ablative strategies including laser treatment for endobronchial disease as well as endobronchial valve and stent insertion.

Dr Lilburn was recently appointed as a staff specialist at Prince of Wales hospital.  He has a number of peer reviewed publications and has also presented at national and international conferences.  Dr Lilburn enjoys medical teaching and is a conjoint lecturer for the University of New South Wales.