Dr Amanda (Mandie) Louise Griffiths
Paediatric respiratory and sleep physician
MBBS, B Med Sc., FRACP Respiratory and Level II Sleep
I am a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Physician, working actively in both Sleep Disorders Medicine as well as Respiratory Medicine. I see patients aged 0-18 years with all kinds of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and the hypersommnias, behavioural sleep disorders, periodic limb movement disorder and children requiring respiratory support during sleep. I manage complex respiratory conditions including chronic bronchitis and the suppurative lung diseases, difficult asthma, complex airway disorders and restrictive lung diseases (e.g. neuromuscular disorders which may require ventilation during sleep).
I am an active member of the RACP, TSANZ (Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand), and the ASA (Australasian Sleep Association). I present regularly at national and international conferences, and I’m involved in multiple research projects.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
I am the current Clinical Lead in Sleep Medicine and Director of the Sleep Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital. I am also the Paediatric Clinical Lead in Sleep at the Cabrini Brighton Sleep Unit. I have Honorary appointments at the Victorian Respiratory Support Service at the Austin Hospital as well as the University of Melbourne, Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Clinical Research Institute.
I completed my Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and my Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Melbourne in 1994. My 4 year Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep fellowship was undertaken at three locations - Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, and Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth.
I consult at the Sleep Unit at Cabrini Brighton and externally at the Melbourne Children's Clinic in Camberwell and at the Victorian Children’s Clinic in Malvern.