Dr Nicola Smith - Respiratory Physician



Nicola is a specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Physicians.

During Nicola's fellowship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital she developed a strong interest in lung cancer, pleural disease, thoracic ultrasound and asbestos related diseases.  She is also trained in advanced bronchoscopic techiques.

She is actively involved in research into better management of malignant pleural disease and pleural infection, and runs a regional indwelling pleural catheter service and national training courses in thoracic ultrasound.

In addition to her work at Bowen Hospital, Nicola maintains appointments at Wellington Hospital and the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago.

Specialist Training:

Nicola completed a broad training in both Respiratory and General Medicine in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Following completion of training in respiratory medicine in Wellington, Nicola went on to a fellowship in pleural diseases at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia before returning to consultant practice in Wellington in 2011.


Strong interest in:

  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural disease
  • Thoracic ultrasound
  • Asbestos related diseases
  • Chronic cough
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Atypical infection


MB ChB 2002 Auckland; FRACP 2009

Title or Designation

Respiratory Physician

Full NZ Registration Date

6 December 2002

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Nicola Smith - Respiratory Physician is available at the following services:

Private Services

Dr Nicola Smith - Respiratory Physician

This service is available at the following location:

Bowen Specialist Medical Centre

Public Services

Capital & Coast DHB Respiratory Service

This service is available at the following location:

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Please call this number if you wish to enquire about an appointment