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Dr Nicola Smith

BHB MBChB FRACP

Special interests

In addition to her work at Bowen Hospital, Nicola maintains appointments at Wellington Hospital and the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Nicola's special interests include chronic cough, bronchiectasis and atypical infection and lung cancer.

 

Specialist training

Nicola completed a broad training in both Respiratory and General Medicine in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Following completion of training in respiratory medicine in Wellington, Nicola went on to a fellowship in pleural diseases at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia before returning to consultant practice in Wellington in 2011.

About Nicola Smith

Nicola is a specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Physicians.

During Nicola's fellowship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital she developed a strong interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, thoracic ultrasound and asbestos related diseases.  She is also trained in advanced bronchoscopic techiques.

She is actively involved in research into better management of malignant pleural disease and pleural infection, and runs a regional indwelling pleural catheter service and national training courses in thoracic ultrasound.