Hubertus Jersmann Back

Consultant, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Hubertus Jersmann was born in Germany (after the war). He migrated to Australia in the eighties and works as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician in the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Burnside War Memorial Hospital. He visits Alice Springs Hospital every two months since 2011. Professor Jersmann has a special interest in Interventional Pulmonology, in particular treating select cases of severe COPD with endobronchial valves to achieve non-surgical lung volume reduction as well as patient with asthma and remodelling with bronchial thermoplasty to reduce smooth muscle hypertrophy.  Hubertus has an MD in human genetics and a PhD in immunobiology and is a Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide. He enjoys the mix of treating patients, research in the lab as well as clinical and of course, teaching. His passion is highlighting the Health effects of Climate Change and pollution and he teaches this subject at both, Flinders University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide.