• Immunology and Allergy
  • Respiratory Medicine

Areas of interest

Asthma, Allergic rhinitis


Professor Francis Thien is a specialist in respiratory medicine and allergy. He is the Director of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Eastern Health, and the Monash University Eastern Health Clinical School. His main specialty interests are allergic rhinitis, asthma, food and drug allergy, COPD, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnoea, lung cancer and general respiratory diseases. His work commitments include clinical service provision, health service management, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and clinical research. He has research interests in severe asthma, COPD and interstitial lung diseases, and is an invited speaker in international conferences on these topics. He has received National Health and Medical Research Council research grants in excess of AUD3.76 million and coauthored over 170 papers. He is also Past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) having been president from 2016 to 2018. Allergic rhinitis and asthma, food and drug allergy.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern - East Wing Tower

Level 11, Suite 11.1
1 Arnold Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

Epworth locations


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS Monash University
  • Doctorate


  • www.researchgate.net/profile/Francis-Thien
  • orcid.org/0000-0003-0925-6566

Professional Associations

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • American Thoracic Society, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Public Appointments

  • Eastern Health Director of Respiratory Medicine

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