Dr John Swieca has been the medical director of the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre since returning from a Sleep Disorders Fellowship at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles in 1994. In his clinical practice, he cares for patients with a range of sleep disorders. Dr Swiecas clinical interests are broad, although he specialises in the management of complex multi-factorial sleep disorders. He is a principal investigator in a range of clinical research trials. Dr Swieca is open to a range of treatment strategies for sleep apnoea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, parasomnias and narcolepsy. He chairs the Sleep Physicians Council of the Australasian Sleep Association, the peak body representing sleep clinicians and researchers.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Geelong

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Geelong

Suite 4.2, Level 4 1 Epworth Place
Waurn Ponds VIC 3126

Special interests

  • Sleep apnoea
  • Snoring
  • Insomnia


  • Mindfulness-based therapies in sleep disorders, insomnia, central sleep apnoea in heart failure


  • MBBS

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • Australasian Sleep Association
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • RACP
The Institute encompasses the specialties of general medicine, geriatric medicine, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, general practice, hospital in the home and paediatric medicine.