Clinical 5

Our People

Lungscreen's diverse leadership team comprises radiologists with sub-specialty experience in lung disease, respiratory specialists, occupational physicians, lung pathologists, radiation and medical oncologists and business professionals.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts are dedicated to and passionate about the early diagnosis of occupational lung disease and continual improvement through education, research, and training.

Key Personnel

Dr Siavash Es'haghi
Dr Siavash Es'haghi

Director, Radiologist

Helen Stevens
Helen Stevens

Founder, Executive Director

Dr Nigel Sommerfeld
Dr Nigel Sommerfeld

Clinical Director – Lungscreen Australia

Christian Ryan
Christian Ryan

Business Development Manager

Debbie Pfeiffer
Debbie Pfeiffer

Advisory & Research

Clinical Board

Lungscreen's Clinical Board of Directors encompasses an experienced and diverse leadership team. Collectively they bring the organisation a broad skill base.

  • Dr Nigel Sommerfeld MBBS (Qld) FRANZCR – Managing Clinical Director
  • Dr Siavash Es'haghi (MB ChB FRANZCR) – Director
  • Dr Michael Bint (MBBS, FRACP) – Respiratory Physician
  • Dr Jeremy Long (MBBCH FCP FRACP)– Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Andrew Dettrick -Lung Pathologist
  • Dr Colin Dicks (MBChB, MMED, FCRadOnc (SA) FRANZCR, MBA– Radiation Oncologist

Our Team of Radiologists

Lungscreen radiologists are RANZCR Fellowship trained and accredited to the highest standards set by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).

Each team member is subspecialised in respiratory and lung disease and has special interests in respiratory radiology or fellowship training in lung disease. Lungscreen's radiologist team has proven capability, having passed the ILO B-readers course conducted at UIC, making them National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) accredited. These radiologists perform over 2000 reads each year and complete NIOSH B-Reader refresher training at least every four years to maintain this qualification.

Our team is trained in the screening program, its purpose and importance. Each radiologist receives regular feedback on their reporting performance in line with Lungscreen data analytics.

Dr Siavash Es'haghi
Dr Siavash Es'haghi

Director, Radiologist

Dr Nigel Sommerfeld
Dr Nigel Sommerfeld

Clinical Director – Lungscreen Australia

Dr Katrina Newbigin
Dr Katrina Newbigin

BSc (UQ), MBBS (UQ), FRANZCR NIOSH accredited B-reader

Dr Catherine Jones
Dr Catherine Jones

MBBS, BSc, FRCR, FRANZCR

Dr Amit Sidana
Dr Amit Sidana

MBBS, DMRD, FRCR (UK), FRANZCR NIOSH accredited B-reader

Dr Johan Weilbach
Dr Johan Weilbach

MB ChB Mmed, (RadD) FRANZCR NIOSH Accredited B-reader

Dr Ramya Krishnan
Dr Ramya Krishnan

MB:BS, DNB, FRANZCR NIOSH Accredited B-reader

Viola Nicolson
Viola Nicolson

MBBS, FRANZCR, NIOSH Accredited B-reader