About Professor Peter Cistulli

Building knowledge that can impact on patient care

Diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Peter Cistulli is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Discipline of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. His research programme is in collaboration with the Sleep & Circadian Group of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Reseach. He is a consultant respiratory and sleep physician with almost 20 years experience in research on sleep-disordered breathing.
After completion of doctoral research at the University of Sydney & Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, he established the Sleep Disorders Centre at St George Hospital, Sydney in 1994. In addition to directing a reputable clinical service, he has established an independent research programme that has achieved national and international acknowledgement for its themed work on orofacial aspects of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea pathophysiology and therapy. This work has been largely funded by NHMRC. He has built strong interdisciplinary collaborations, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr Cistulli has a strong standing in the sleep field at research, organisational, and educational levels, serving on the executive of the Australasian Sleep Association (former President), World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies, international conference organising committees, journal editorial boards, and curriculum development for university programmes and professional societies. These skills and experience are complemented by management qualifications (MBA), giving rise to strong project management skills and an understanding of the management of innovation and its commercialisation.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Cistulli's publicatons, please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page.