Dr Luke Garske MBBS Hons FRACP
Located on The Wesley Hospital Campus
Dr Garske has commenced a sub-specialty consultative service which focuses on patients with pleural effusion, mediastinal lymphadenopathy or suspected lung cancer.
He offers a range of procedures for the diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusion. These include thoracoscopy, pleurodesis, tunneled pleural catheters, and real-time ultrasound-guided drainage.
Dr Gaske also has a major interest in the diagnosis of suspected lung cancer or mediastinal lymphadenopathy, offering advanced bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound where this is indicated.
Dr Garske trained at Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital and Belfast City Hospital. Before joining the Wesley in June 2015, he worked for 13 years full time in public thoracic medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital. He has a focus on interventional pulmonology, particularly pleural intervention and endobronchial ultrasound.
He is completing a PhD on the topic of novel physiologic interventions to improve dyspnea due to malignant pleural effusion. He has written three textbook chapters on pleural disease and published on a broad range of thoracic medicine topics.
Dr Garske is a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Lung Foundation Australia.
For urgent referrals or advice, please contact him on 07 3232 7686. Referrals can also be sent via Medical Objects.