Author: Dr Harshan Jeyakumar

Dr Harshan Jeyakumar

Dr Harshan Jeyakumar is a dual-trained Respiratory, Sleep, and General Medicine Physician working in South-East Melbourne and Gippsland.

Having graduated from Monash University in 2013, Dr Jeyakumar completed his internship and Basic Physician Training through Monash Health in 2018. Following this, he accepted a four-year dual training position in Respiratory and General Medicine through Monash Lung & Sleep and Latrobe Regional Hospital, receiving his Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellowship in 2020. He then completed post-fellowship training in Acute & General Medicine (LRH) and a 12-month Sleep Fellowship (Monash Health).

Dr Jeyakumar has been awarded numerous prizes through his training and experience, including Monash Health’s John Burgess Prize for Clinical Excellence as a Medical Registrar.

Harshan’s special interests include: Lung Cancer diagnosis and staging, OSA and Sleep disorders, Asthma/COPD, Pleural disease, Bronchiectasis

Harshan holds substantial public appointments through Monash Health with subspecialty expertise in Pleural Diseases and Cystic Fibrosis, whilst also coordinating Lung Lesion Diagnostics and Severe Asthma services through Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Dr Jeyakumar prides himself on his communication skills and his ability to make patients feel at ease during treatment. For the convenience of patients in the Gippsland region, Harshan can provide the highest standards of care without them needing to travel to Melbourne.

Update in asthma management

In this episode of PodMD, dual-trained Respiratory, Sleep, and General Medicine Dr Harshan Jeyakumar will be speaking about an update in the management of asthma, including how asthma is diagnosed currently, the challenges in managing asthma, the role of phenotyping asthma, the treatment options available, when a GP should look to refer and more. Transcript… Read more »

Obstructive sleep apnoea

This this episode of PodMD, dual-trained Respiratory, Sleep, and General Medicine Physician Dr Harshan Jeyakumar will be discussing the topic of obstructive sleep apnoea, including what obstructive sleep apnoea is, the risk factors in developing the condition, who should be tested using a sleep study, the types of sleep studies available, the treatment options available… Read more »