Dr Linda Schachter, Medical Director of Sleep Services Australia, has been a sleep and respiratory specialist for 16 years with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders.

Linda has a long-term research interest in the effects of obesity on sleep apnoea, lung function, asthma and the effects of weight-loss on these conditions.

Linda has just finishing a trial in conjunction with Monash University, the Alfred hospital and Baker IDI looking at surgical vs medical weight loss in obese patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Current ongoing trials include looking at causes of hypertension in obesity and changes with weight loss.

She is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australasian Sleep Association, American Sleep Association, American Thoracic Society and the Obesity Society of Australia  and New Zealand.