Dr Maitri Munsif is a Respiratory and Sleep physician currently working at public clinics in Alfred Health and Austin Heath.
She completed her junior training at St George Hospital in Sydney. Dr Munsif completed her specialist training in respiratory and sleep medicine, attaining her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) through the Alfred and Austin Health.
She has experience in a broad range of areas including lung transplant, non-invasive ventilation, complex respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders, severe asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and pulmonary interventional procedures such as standard bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).
Dr Munsif holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of Sydney and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Austin Health, focussing on breathlessness and chronic obstructive lung disease.
She has received several awards through her training and is currently the recipient of an inaugural MACH-Track scholarship and has recently been awarded the Sukhdev Singh Sohal COPD Research award in conjunction with the Lung Foundation of Australia.
Dr Munsif has a strong penchant for quality, evidence-based patient care as exhibited by multiple peer-reviewed research publications and ongoing projects.
Dr Munsif has been actively involved in several national college and specialty training committees and is a member of the writing group for oxygen guidelines. She serves as an executive member of the Victorian Branch of Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Dr Munsif is also an avid educator and holds teaching positions through the University of Melbourne and Austin Clinical School.
She is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Australasian Sleep Association (ASA).
Dr Munsif is proficient and interested in managing all respiratory and sleep conditions. Maitri is caring, kind and determined to work with her patients towards the unified goal of improving quality of life and maintaining health. She is also fluent in Hindi and Gujarati.
In her spare time, Maitri enjoys spending time with her young family, travelling, and learning traditional Indian dancing.