About Dr Christopher Steinfort

Dr Christopher Steinfort

M.B.B.S.,  F.R.A.C.P.,  F.C.C.P.
Specialist Respiratory and Sleep Physician

About Dr Christopher Steinfort

Dr Christopher Steinfort is a Specialist Respiratory and Sleep Physician with extensive experience treating all areas of the lung, breathing and sleep health.  After graduating from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1978, Dr Steinfort was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1984, followed by the American College of Chest Physicians in 1992.

While undertaking specialist training at Brompton Hospital London, Dr Steinfort worked in the Host Defence Unit completing extensive research in Bronchiectasis under the guidance of Bronchiectasis specialist Professor Peter Cole.  In 1987 Dr Steinfort returned from England and commenced specialist practice in Geelong, both at The Geelong Hospital as a visiting medical specialist and also in private  practice, making him now the most senior Respiratory and Sleep Physician in the region.  Dr Steinfort played an integral role in establishing the Respiratory Medicine Unit and Lung Function Laboratory located in what is now known as University Hospital Geelong, along with Geelong’s first Sleep Laboratory located in Geelong Private Hospital and continues as director of both the Lung Function and Sleep Laboratory.

Whilst running a busy private practice in Geelong over the last 30 years, Dr Steinfort has maintained an active role in research through his involvement in numerous clinical trials and published research articles in Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sarcoidosis, Sleep Medicine and drug induced Lung Disease.

Dr Steinfort has enjoyed living, working and raising a family in Geelong over the last 30 years and is a passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club.

Dr Steinfort has appointments at University Hospital Geelong (formerly Geelong Hospital), Geelong Private Hospital and St. John of God Hospital and is actively involved with the Deakin University School of Medicine.  He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand and Australasian Sleep Association.