Dr Bliegh Mupunga is a specialist respiratory and sleep physician at the Lismore Base Hospital in a part-time Visiting Medical Officer and part-time Staff Specialist capacity. He consults privately at North Coast Surgical Suite on Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays.
Dr Mupunga is now able to offer ambulatory sleep studies from North Coast Surgical Suite. To download information about these studies click here.
Dr Bliegh Mupunga graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with an MBCHB and was an accredited and practising general practitioner before completing his Specialist Physician training with a Masters in Medicine Degree (Zimbabwe). He then proceeded to broaden his experience abroad and was awarded an MRCP (London) in the United Kingdom in 2004 before relocating to Australia. He completed his FRACP training in Brisbane (Princess Alexandra and Greenslopes Hospitals) in 2011. He undertook post-fellowship training in Sleep Medicine with Southern Sleep, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders Private Hospitals, Adelaide before settling in Lismore. He was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians in 2012.
Dr Mupunga has particular interests in interventional pulmonology, sleep disorders and non-invasive ventilation, mycobacterial diseases, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension. He has an appointment as a part-time Staff Specialist/part-time Visiting Medical Officer, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, with the Lismore Base Hospital, NSW.
He is actively involved in mentoring and training of medical students and junior doctors attached to the Lismore Base Hospital.
He has active membership of the following societies: Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), Australian Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Institute (ARASMI) and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and European Respiratory Society (ERS).