Dr Sutherland is a respiratory and sleep physician with interests in allergy, asthma and sleep apnoea. He is a VMO at Alfred Hospital and an honorary senior lecturer at University of Melbourne and Monash University. His research interest is thunderstorm asthma.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Camberwell


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Richmond

Suite 7.1, Level 7, Lee Wing 62 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Special interests

  • Asthma - diagnosis, trigger factor management (allergen skin testing), treatment
  • Allergic rhinitis - including skin testing and desensitisation treatment
  • Sleep apnoea - diagnosis and treatment
  • Anaphylaxis and food allergy
  • General Respiratory Medicine - shortness of breath, cough, lung masses

Education and training

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Melbourne and Monash University


  • Thunderstorm asthma


  • MBBS, University of Melbourne, 1991
  • FRACP, 1998
  • PhD, Monash University, 2003

Professional Associations

  • RACP
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
  • Australasian Sleep Association
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.