Dr Sanjeevan Muruganandan trained at the Western and Austin Hospitals and qualified as a respiratory and sleep physician (FRACP). He then moved to Perth where he did a fellowship with Prof. Martin Phillips, Dr Rajesh Thomas and Prof. Gary Lee at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Dr Muruganandan obtained a PhD on malignant pleural diseases with Prof. Gary Lee. His research was awarded a NHMRC scholarship.
He is one of a few respiratory physicians with extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases. His work is recognised both nationally and internationally.
Dr Muruganandan has established the pleural medicine unit at The Northern Hospital. This is the only unit of its kind in Victoria. The unit admits and manages patients with all pleural diseases including pleural complications of terminal lung cancer.
Dr Muruganandan is the director of the pleural services at The Northern Hospital. He also leads some of the world class cutting-edge research into pleural diseases and his research is published in some of the most prominent medical journals.
He has a keen interest in diagnosing and managing pleural diseases, asbestos-related pleural disease, malignant pleural effusion and pleural infection. He is proficient in pleural procedures and thoracic ultrasound.
He has a keen research focus and his goal is to translate his research work into clinical practice to help reduce the mortality, morbidity and health care costs of patients.
Dr Muruganandan is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and Australasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM).