Professor Sarath Ranganathan

Associate Professor Sarath Ranganathan

MBChB MRCP FRCPCH FRACP PhD

Sarath is Director of Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Head of Respiratory Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is a specialist in all aspects of chest conditions that affect children and is internationally recognised for his expertise in this field.

Sarath has extensive research interests. His most recent publications include:

Antibiotic management of lung infections in cystic fibrosis. II. Nontuberculous mycobacteria, anaerobic bacteria, and fungi.
Chmiel JF, Aksamit TR, Chotirmall SH, Dasenbrook EC, Elborn JS, LiPuma JJ, Ranganathan SC, Waters VJ, Ratjen FA. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Oct;11(8):1298-306.

Antibiotic management of lung infections in cystic fibrosis. I. The microbiome, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, gram-negative bacteria, and multiple infections.
Chmiel JF, Aksamit TR, Chotirmall SH, Dasenbrook EC, Elborn JS, LiPuma JJ, Ranganathan SC, Waters VJ, Ratjen FA. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Sep;11(7):1120-9.

Feasibility of parental collected nasal swabs for virus detection in young children with cystic fibrosis.
Gangell CL, Shackleton C, Poreddy S, Kappers J, Gaydon JE, Sloots TP, Stick SM, Ranganathan SC, Sly PD. J Cyst Fibros. 2014 Dec;13(6):661-6.

Increased rate of lung function decline in Australian adolescents with cystic fibrosis.
Welsh L, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Sep;49(9):873-7.

Staphylococcus aureus in early cystic fibrosis lung disease.
Wong JK, Ranganathan SC, Hart E; Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF). Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Dec;48(12):1151-9.

Induced sputum compared to bronchoalveolar lavage in young, non-expectorating cystic fibrosis children.
Blau H, Linnane B, Carzino R, Tannenbaum EL, Skoric B, Robinson PJ, Robertson C, Ranganathan SC. J Cyst Fibros. 2014 Jan;13(1):106-10.

Geographical differences in first acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis.
Ranganathan SC, Skoric B, Ramsay KA, Carzino R, Gibson AM, Hart E, Harrison J, Bell SC, Kidd TJ; Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST-CF) *. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):108-14. d

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Mott LS, Park J, Murray CP, Gangell CL, de Klerk NH, Robinson PJ, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC, Sly PD, Stick SM; AREST CF. Thorax. 2013 Jan;68(1):106.

Progression of early structural lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis assessed using CT. Mott LS, Park J, Murray CP, Gangell CL, de Klerk NH, Robinson PJ, Robertson CF, Ranganathan SC, Sly PD, Stick SM; AREST CF. Thorax. 2012 Jun;67(6):509-16.

Small macrophages are present in early childhood respiratory disease.
Garratt LW, Wright AK, Ranganathan SC, Grigg J, Sly PD; behalf of AREST CF.
J Cyst Fibros. 2012 May;11(3):201-8.