Associate Professor Christopher Dennis

MBBS, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School
Associate Dean and Head of School, Northern Clinical School
Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital

Telephone +61 2 9926 4651
Fax +61 2 9926 5715

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Biographical details

Associate Professor Christopher (Chris) Dennis is a renowned respiratory physician and past Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine (1997-2007) at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), Sydney. As Associate Dean and Head of Sydney Medical School’s Northern Clinical School, he oversees research, undergraduate and postgraduate medical training over a precinct of hospitals and research institutes in Northern Sydney and beyond. Associate Professor Dennis’ interest in respiratory medicine commenced during his training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and continued during his five years post-residency training in Cambridge, UK where he worked as the Cystic Fibrosis Research Fellow and later as the Senior Cardiopulmonary Transplant Fellow at Papworth Hospital. He returned to Sydney in 1994 and joined the Department of Respiratory Medicine at RNSH. His clinical interests include the management of pulmonary thromboembolic disease and pulmonary vascular disease, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer, and pulmonary disease in immune-compromised patients. Renowned for his diagnostic skills and the management of complex cases, he has special expertise in managing patients requiring multidisciplinary care in a tertiary referral centre. Passionate about clinical excellence and imparting this to future generations of medical professionals, Associate Professor Dennis is extensively involved in teaching students, basic physician trainees and advanced trainees through Sydney Medical School and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). He maintains strong relationships with students and junior doctors, and has fostered the careers of many of the current medical specialists and fellows. He has served as Honorary Secretary of the Examinations Committee of the RACP and has been a member of the College’s National Examining Panel since 1998.

Research interests

Associate Professor Dennis’ research interests focus on projects in respiratory medicine that have a direct bearing on clinical practice, including:

  • Development of diagnostic algorithms for pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Clinical classification and treatment of interstitial lung disease
  • Anti-inflammatory therapy for bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy and lung biopsy in the evaluation of immunocompromised patients with pulmonary complications

Keywords

Medical education; Respiratory medicine

Clinical Specialty

Respiratory

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lin, R., Gallagher, R., Spinaze, M., Najoumian, H., Dennis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Tofler, G. (2014). Effect of a Patient-Directed Discharge Letter on Patient Understanding of their Hospitalisation. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(9), 851-857. [More Information]
  • Harris, B., Briggs, G., Dennis, C. (2007). Cement pulmonary embolism as a consequence of vertebroplasty. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(3), 196-197. [More Information]

2014

  • Lin, R., Gallagher, R., Spinaze, M., Najoumian, H., Dennis, C., Clifton-Bligh, R., Tofler, G. (2014). Effect of a Patient-Directed Discharge Letter on Patient Understanding of their Hospitalisation. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(9), 851-857. [More Information]

2007

  • Harris, B., Briggs, G., Dennis, C. (2007). Cement pulmonary embolism as a consequence of vertebroplasty. Internal Medicine Journal, 37(3), 196-197. [More Information]

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