Brent Masters Back

Paediatric Respiratory Physician, Queensland Children’s Hospital, QLD

Dr Brent Masters is a paediatric respiratory physician with 34 years of clinical practice in tertiary paediatric units at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Canada and the Mater Children’s Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital and now Queensland Children’s Hospital Brisbane, where 550 bronchoscopies per year are carried out for upper and lower airway disorders. Dr Masters was trained in and performed rigid bronchoscopy in 1980s until introducing paediatric flexible bronchoscopy to Queensland in 1991.

Dr Masters major interest is in paediatric bronchoscopy (diagnostic and interventional) and has trained many medical staff from Europe, Asia, New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia in paediatric flexible bronchoscopy, carried interventional bronchoscopy workshops for the Australasian college of anaesthetists on 2 occasions and given a number of talks to TSANZ, APCB and a Multinational meeting (Australia, Canada and USA) on bronchoscopy for paediatric airway disorders and has been on a ERS committee for tracheomalacia. In 2009 was awarded his PhD in Bronchoscopy and Airway Diseases in Children.