Deborah Yates is a Respiratory Physician in the Department of Thoracic Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and a Conjoint Professor at the University of NSW.
Associate Professor Yates has a longstanding clinical and research interest in obstructive lung disease, including asthma, COPD and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and also in occupational lung disorders.
She trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and completed an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and also the AFOM (UK) & Diploma in Occupational Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Deborah also holds an MD from Cambridge University on the topic of asthma. She is active in the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and the Royal Australasian College of physicians (RACP).
Deborah has published widely in the field of asthma and occupational lung disease, including asbestos-related disorders, occupational asthma and artificial stone-associated silicosis. Her current research interests also include the development of non-invasive methods for assessing lung disease, including the use of exhaled nitric oxide as a clinical tool for assessing asthma.