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Dr. Dimitar Sajkov

Director and Senior Consultant
Australian Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Institute (ARASMI)
Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Adelaide, South Australia

Brief Biography:

Dr. Dimitar Sajkov received his M.D., M.M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of Skopje, Macedonia and his Ph.D. from the Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Dr Sajkov moved to Australia in 1989 as a recipient of the Australian-European Award Program Fellowship. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University from 1989-1998, working on clinical research trials of pulmonary hypertension and sleep apnea.  Dr Sajkov is a recipient of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and Australian Lung Foundation (ALF) prize for physiological research and best presentation in sleep and physiology in 2002. He was appointed a Senior Consultant at the Flinders University Medical Centre in 2002 and lectures at the Flinders University. His major area of research is related to pulmonary hypertension, influenza vaccines and adjuvants, COPD and sleep apnea. He is an author 30 peer reviewed papers and over 70 published abstracts. Dr Sajkov is a reviewer for number of major medical journals, such as the European Heart Journal, Thorax and Respirology. He is the founder and CEO of the Australian Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Institute, Director or Southern Sleep Service and the International Regent for Australia to the Amerian College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Dr Sajkov is an accredited Senior Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine in Four University Teaching Hospitals and Four Private Hospitals in South Australia and Australian Northern Territory.


Academic positions:

2003 - Senior Staff Specialist              Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre Bedford Park, SA

2004 -  Senior Lecturer, Flinders University of South Australia

2009 - 2010  Specialist consultant, Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza SAHS Committee

2009 - Australian Regent,AmericanCollegeof Chest Physicians

2010 - Director, Southern Sleep,Adelaide, SA

2010 - Director, Reshealth Medical Services

2010 - Senior Clinical Member,Southern AdelaideClinical Human Research Ethics Committee

2011 - CEO and Chairman, Board of Directors, Australian Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Institute (ARASMI)

2011 - Co-Convenor, TSANZ Special Interest Group on COPD


Research interests:

Respiratory, Sleep & Cardiovascular Physiology and Translational Research:

Pulmonary Hemodynamics

Sleep and Sleep Disordered breathing

COPD and Asthma

Vaccines, adjuvants and respiratory infections


Any other information:

2004 - present    Responsible for the planning and management of a multi-disciplinary regional service for pulmonary vascular diseases and pulmonary hypertension in the Southern Adelaide Health Region,South Australia

2008 – present  Responsible for setting-up a non-invasive ventilation for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure on the Respiratory ward at Flinders Medical Centre

2009 - present   Responsible for the establishment of Sleep Laboratory and Southern Sleep (www.southernsleep.com.au ) as a regional Referral Service for Sleep Disorders at Flinders Medical Centre andFlinders Private Hospital,South Australia. 


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http://www.arasmi.org ; http://www.southernsleep.com.au