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Dr Peter Wu is one of the leading respiratory & sleep physicians in Sydney.

Qualified in both respiratory and sleep medicine, Dr Peter Wu is a FRACP trained specialist with expertise in both the diagnostics and therapeutics of respiratory and sleep disorders. He obtained his medical (MB,BS) and science (BSc (Med)) degree from The University of NSW with Honours. He trained in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Westmead Hospital and received The Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physician in 2008.

Dr Wu has a busy private practice at Westmead, as well as holding a part time staff specialist appointment at Westmead Public Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer appointment at Westmead Private Hospital. Dr Wu has admitting rights to both Westmead Public and Westmead Private Hospitals.

Dr Wu has interest and expertise in the diagnosis and management of lung cancers and is a member of the Cancer Referral Network. Dr Wu is also one of the leading interventional pulmonologists in Australia, with unique skills in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional bronchoscopy. Dr Wu has expertise in rigid bronchoscopy, laser bronchoscopy and insertion and removal of Dumon stents. Dr Wu introduced implantable pleural catheters for outpatient management of pleural effusions due to cancer in 2009 and set up the EBUS-TBNA Service in Westmead in 2011. Dr Wu is currently involved in trials of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction surgery with endobronchial valves. Dr Wu performs procedures weekly at Westmead Public Hospital and fortnightly at Westmead Private Hospital.

In addition to conducting medical consultation and interventional services, Dr Peter Wu is an expert on diagnostic sleep testing. Dr Wu runs a high quality Home Diagnostic Sleep Study Service through his private rooms, which offer suspected sleep apnoea patients the option of accurate diagnostic testing in the comfort of their own homes. Dr Wu also has affiliations with the Sleep Laboratories both at Westmead Public Hospital and the Westmead Private Hospital, for those who would prefer in-laboratory diagnostic testing.

Dr Wu has a keen interest in teaching and education and is responsible for the training program of the advanced trainees in Respiratory & Sleep Medicine at Westmead Hospital. Dr Wu has introduced many innovative concepts in teaching and education, including Bronchology and Pleural Diseases Education Session, Respiratory Failure Education Session and Interstitial Lung Disease Multi-Disciplinary Meetings.

Dr Wu is also involved in numerous state committees, to improve the quality and the standard of care for respiratory and sleep medicine in the broader community. Dr Wu has been involved with the Agency for Clinical Interventional in developing guidelines for management of pleural diseases and neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disease as well as being involved with Enable NSW for the development of the NSW CPAP and nocturnal ventilation guidelines.

Dr Peter Wu is a member of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), Australasian Sleep Association (ASA), European Respiratory Society (ERS), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR), World Association of Bronchology (WAB), NSW Respiratory Interventional Network (RIN), Australian and New Zealand Interventional Pulmonology Group (ANZIP) and Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australian and New Zealand (PHANZ).

Please see below for a comprehensive list of Dr Wu’s areas of interest and expertise:

Respiratory Medicine
  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema/COPD
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pleural diseases and pleural effusion
  • Chest wall disorders including respiratory muscle weakness
Interventional Bronchology & Pleural Intervention
  • Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  • Endobronchial biopsy
  • Transbronchial lung biopsy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (linear EBUS, radial EBUS) and 'blind' transbronchial needle aspirate biopsy of lymph nodes
  • Endobronchial valve insertion
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Rigid bronchoscopy insertion
  • Laser bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial stent insertion
  • Implantable pleural catheter insertion ("Pleurx")
Sleep Medicine
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Complex sleep disordered breathing (including central sleep apnoea, periodic breathing/Cheyne-Stokes respiration)
  • Chronic nocturnal non-invasive ventilation ("BiPAP", NIV, NIPPV)
  • Chronic nocturnal ventilation in neuromuscular disease and chest wall disorders