Professor Francis Thien is a specialist in respiratory medicine and allergy. He is the Director of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Eastern Health, and the Monash University Eastern Health Clinical School. His main specialty interests are asthma, allergy, COPD, interstitial lung disease, sleep apnoea, lung cancer and general respiratory diseases. His work commitments include clinical service provision, health service management, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and clinical research. He has research interests in severe asthma, COPD and interstitial lung diseases, and is an invited speaker in international conferences on these topics. He has received National Health and Medical Research Council research grants in excess of AUD$3.76 million and co-authored over 170 papers. He is also Past President of the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI) having been president from 2016 to 2018.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern Specialist Centre

Level 1, Suite 10 120 Thames Street
Box Hill North VIC 3129

Special interests

  • Asthma and allergies
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • COPD
  • Lung cancer
  • Sleep disorders


  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francis-Thien


  • MBBS Monash University
  • Doctorate

Professional Associations

  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • American Thoracic Society, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.