Professor John Massie sees children from infancy to adolescence with airway and breathing problems, including, for example: asthma, recurrent chest infections, cough, chronic neonatal lung disease, congenital lung and airway diseases, cystic fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnoea and respiratory complications of neuromuscular weakness.
John graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He trained in paediatrics at The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (Sydney) and completed his fellowship in paediatric respiratory medicine at the Children’s Hospital Westmead (Sydney) and Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne). John undertook a PhD at the University of Sydney (1999), “The Early Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis”. He has been a consultant in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) since 1999.
John is an honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and a Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. John is the deputy chair of the RCH Clinical Ethics Committee.
John is a strong patient advocate, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.
John has published extensively on the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (newborn screening, sweat testing and genotype-phenotype correlation) and population based carrier screening for cystic fibrosis. He has also published work in the development of early lung disease and the psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis. He has numerous publications in various aspects of paediatric respiratory medicine and bioethics.