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Dr Vinod Aiyappan

Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist


Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist


Dr. Vinod Aiyappan is a specialist in Respiratory and Sleep medicine with extensive experience in general medicine and believes in providing holistic care to the patients. He has trained and worked in various hospitals in the U.K (National Health Service) and Australia, after completing similar training in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians [ Edin.] and also a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

He is experienced in all aspects of thoracic medicine and sleep medicine, including bronchoscopy, complex sleep disorders and non-invasive ventilation. He works as Respiratory and Sleep medicine specialist at Flinders Medical Centre. Apart from his clinical work, he is also actively involved in research and teaching and is a lecturer at Flinders University. 


His special interests include

-          Difficult  airway diseases ( Severe asthma and COPD)

-          Complex sleep disorders and non-invasive ventilation ( CPAP and Bi-level ventilation)

 He is the lead clinician for chronic ventilatory failure services at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

He is also an active member of various professional bodies including the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, American Thoracic Society, Australasian Sleep Association, American College of Chest Physicians and European Respiratory Society. He is the co-chair of the Dental medicine council of the Australian Sleep Association.


He has a pleasant manner which endears him to his patients and colleagues alike and he understands the importance of good communication (with patients and GPs) in patient care.


Dr. Vinod Aiyappan will address patients concerns, answer queries and provide a comprehensive management plan to ensure optimal care.


South Australian Medical Specialists

1/497 Brighton Road

Brighton SA 5048

08 8298 9025

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