Dr Khin Hnin

Dr Khin HninDr Khin Hnin is a specialist physician in respiratory and sleep medicine. Khin has received multiple awards and recognition in the fields of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Khin is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and is accredited in both Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Khin has authored Cochrane Systematic reviews on Bronchiectasis, smoking prevention, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other scientific journal articles. Khin has been invited to record a podcast with Cochrane Airways Group and has presented at several national and international conferences.


  • 2016 - RACP ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship to research the impact of racial and ethnic differences between Chinese and Caucasians on the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • November 2015 - Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand SA/NT (TSANZ SA/NT), titled "Do anthropometric differences explain the increased severity of obstructive sleep apnoea seen in Chinese compared with Caucasians?"
  • September 2015 - Winner, Respiratory & Sleep Physiology Presentation Back to School with Professor John B West, TSANZ SA/NT Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, titled "Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying variable OSA phenotypes"
  • November 2014 - Finalist,Young Investigator Award,TSANZ SA/NT, titled"Predictors Of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Severity In Patients Enrolled In The Sleep Apnoea Cardiovascular Endpoint "SAVE" Trial"
  • November 2014 - Finalist, RACP Foundation Trainee Research Awards for Excellence, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, South Australia branch, Adelaide, SA
  • July 2014 - Finalist, 3MT (Three minute thesis) competition, University level, Flinders University, titled "Cardiovascular disease and Obstructive sleep apnoea - Novel ways to identify and treat those at risk"
  • July 2014 - Runner up, 3MT (Three minute thesis) competition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • November 2013 - Finalist, Young Investigator Award", TSANZ SA/NT, titled "Prolonged antibiotics for non-cystic fibrosis purulent bronchiectasis in children and adults: a Cochrane review"
  • March 2013 - The Respiratory Clinical Research Unit (RCRU, SALHN) Scholarship to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of TSANZ 2013 Darwin

Inpatient Consultations

  • Ashford Hospital
  • Calvary Wakefield Hospital
  • St Andrew’s Hospital
  • North Eastern Community Hospital


  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Australasian Sleep Association

Professional Interests

Khin provides specialist management of all aspects of respiratory disorders such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, chronic cough and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, insomnia, chronic respiratory failure and restless leg syndrome.


  • 2013 - 2015 Advanced trainee representative, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) SA/NT
  • 2011 - 2012 Basic Physician trainee representative, Hunter New England Basic Physician training Network (NSW)
  • 2011 - 2012 Member, Network Governance Committee, Hunter New England Basic Physician training Network (NSW)


  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australasian Sleep Association
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American Thoracic Society