The Experts






Dr. DAVID JANKELSON | Sleep & Respiratory Physician


Dr David Jankelson is an experienced respiratory and sleep physician. He has consulting rooms at St Vincent's Clinic, Darlinghurst and at the Canterbury Private Clinic in Canterbury Hospital.  He is the Director of the Sleep and Respiratory Failure Unit at St Vincent's Public Hospital, Director of the Sleep Unit at St Vincent's Private Hospital and Head of General Medicine at Canterbury Hospital. Dr Jankelson has special clinical interests in asthma/ COPD, lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases, TB, sleep apnoea, respiratory failure, insomnia and narcolepsy.

Dr Jankelson is deeply committed to:

  • Delivering the highest level of patient care based on the latest research
  • Excellent communication with patients and GP's
  • Compassionate and patient-centered care

Dr Jankelson is actively involved in teaching respiratory and sleep medicine to GP's, registrars and medical students.

Professional Memberships

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australian Sleep Association
European Respiratory Society
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Royal Australian College of Physicians
Australian Medical Association


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy)
MB ChB (University Cape Town)
Diploma Child Health (South Africa)
FCP (South Africa)

Hospital Affiliations

St Vincent's Private Hospital (Darlinghurst, NSW)
St Vincent's Public Hospital (Darlinghurst, NSW)
Wolper Hospital (Woollahra, NSW)
Canterbury Hospital (Campsie, NSW)









Dr. DEV BANERJEE | Sleep & Respiratory Physician


Dr Dev Banerjee is a Staff Specialist at the St Vincent’s Hospital, both public and private. He graduated from Leeds University (UK) in 1992, undergoing training in Sleep and Respiratory disorders in Birmingham.

His MD research was on COPD microbiology and pharmacology, awarded by University of Birmingham in 2003. He underwent further training in Sleep and Respiratory failure at the Royal Prince Alfred hospital, Camperdown Sydney between 2003 and 2004 with Professor Ron Grunstein before returning back to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital to be head of Sleep and Respiratory Failure services.

Dr Banerjee returned back to Sydney in August 2013 to head Non-Invasive Ventilation services at St Vincent’s hospital and to assist the further development of Sleep services in Sydney. Dr Banerjee is also medical director for Sleep Medicine at the world renowned research centre, Woolcock Institute, University of Sydney.

His research and academic interests are numerous including sleep apnoea and obesity, respiratory failure and ventilation, with numerous academic articles written by him. He has lectured internationally on subjects of sleep and respiratory failure is also an active member of the Australasian Sleep Association and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He regularly appears on TV and Radio such as Channel 7 and SBS world as a sleep expert.

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Dr. RON GRUNSTEIN | Professor of Sleep Medicine


Professor Ron Grunstein is a consultant physician with 27+ years of experience in clinical practice and sleep disorder research.

He is a Professor of Sleep Medicine at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia and a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He also works as an Honorary Medical Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital. Ron received his MD from University of Sydney, Australia and a PhD from Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Ron has had a distinguished career in medicine domestically, being the first Staff Specialist appointed to a full-time position in sleep medicine in Australia in 1988. He is recognised as a world leader in his field, having been the first person outside of North America to win the prestigious Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguishable Service Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2011.

Prof Ron Grunstein accepting the RPA Foundation Medal
in 2012.

He was also recognised for his pivotal research into the metabolic and neurobiological links between sleep disorders and Parkinson’s Disease, winning the RPA Foundation medal in 2012. Ron pioneered research into the links between sleep apnea and the endocrine system/metabolic diseases, including the links between central obesity/metabolic syndrome and breathing disorders during sleep.

Ron has an international reputation in the clinical application of nasal CPAP therapy for the management of snoring and sleep apnea. He writes the chapter on CPAP treatment for the definitive textbook in the sleep; “Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine”.


Prof Ron Grunstein celebrates the PhD graduation of his student, Dr Angela D’Rozario.

Ron is the chief investigator on the Australasian Sleep Trials Network, as well as Education Chair of the Australian Government Department of Industry collaboration, the CRC for Alertness Safety and Productivity. He has been the chief investigator on three NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence grants, including the current interdisciplinary Centre of Sleep and Circadian Translation Neurobiology/NeuroSleep. In total, Prof Grunstein has received over $11,000,000 in NHMRC funding and over $17,000,000 in non-NHMRC funding within the last 5 years.


Past Appointments:

President, World Sleep Federation (2007-2011)
Public Member, Australian Press Council (2008-2014)
Medical Advisor, Sleep Disorders Australia
NHMRC Reference Group, Health Effects of Wind Turbines
National Prescriber Service, Management of Insomnia


MBBS (Sydney, 1980)
FRACP (1987)
MD (Sydney, 1994)
PhD (Sweden, 1996)

Academic Appointments

Professor of Sleep Medicine (Sydney University)
Practitioner Fellow (NHMRC)
Head of Sleep & Circadian Research Group (WIMR)


Clinical Appointments

Consultant Sleep Specialist (Woolcock Sleep Clinic)
Senior Staff Specialist (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Honorary Medical Officer (St Vincent’s Clinic)


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