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Associate Professor Claude Farah is an adult respiratory and sleep physician. He has extensive clinical experience in the assessment and management of mild and severe asthma, COPD, breathlessness, sleep apnea, lung cancer and nodules. He has particular interest in the area of airways disease (asthma and COPD), lung physiology and imaging. He is accredited in performing flexible diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy as well as endobronchial ultrasound.

A/Prof Claude Farah consults at Macquarie University Clinic. He is also a part-time staff specialist and is responsible for the Airway Clinic service at Concord Hospital. He has academic appointments at Macquarie University and The University of Sydney. He trained at Concord and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals and completed his PhD in airway physiology at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney University. He has published scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, has been involved in national position statement documents, has been an invited speaker at local and international meetings and supervises PhD and graduate research students.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.

Medicine, B Sc (Med), MB. BS (Hons 1), The University of New South Wales

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Research Outputs

Bronchodilator response assessed by the forced oscillation technique identifies poor asthma control with greater sensitivity than spirometry

Cottee, A. M., Seccombe, L. M., Thamrin, C., King, G. G., Peters, M. J. & Farah, C. S., Jun 2020, In : Chest. 157, 6, p. 1435-1441 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Airways wide shut: a physiological phenotype of asthma?

    Farah, C. S., Jul 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 7, p. 616-617 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction identified using the forced oscillation technique

    Seccombe, L. M., Peters, M. J., Buddle, L. & Farah, C. S., 15 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Physiology. 10, p. 1-7 7 p., 1411.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Exertion during a hypoxia altitude simulation test helps identify potential cardiac decompensation

    Seccombe, L., Peters, M. & Farah, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : Respirology Case Reports. 7, 7, p. 1-3 3 p., e00450.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)

    Lung elastic recoil and ventilation heterogeneity of diffusion-dependent airways in older people with asthma and fixed airflow obstruction

    Tonga, K. O., Berend, N., Thamrin, C., Farah, C. S., Jetmalani, K., Chapman, D. G. & King, G. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : European Respiratory Journal. 53, 3, p. 1-4 4 p., 1801028.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    3 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Oral presentation

    Improved forced oscillation technique (FOT) parameters correlate with lung function improvements in endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) for COPD

    Jonathan Williamson (Speaker), Matthew Peters (Speaker), Alvin Ing (Speaker), Claude Farah (Speaker), K Hsu (Speaker)
    2 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

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