Consultant Respiratory Physician and Acting Head of Thoracic Medicine within the Department of Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
Dr Stone is a Consultant Respiratory Physician and Acting Head of Thoracic Medicine within the Department of Lung Transplantation and Thoracic Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. She is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and the Chair of the St Vincent’s Hospital Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). She oversees the MDT meeting for thoracic malignancies, lung cancer clinic and academic program for the Department of Thoracic Medicine. She established and developed the St Vincent’s Lung Cancer MDT database to the point of transition to the institutional OMIS and is further developing a research database for evaluation of lung cancer MDT care. Dr Stone has developed clinical practice and research interests in the fields of lung cancer, multidisciplinary team care and tobacco control since 2006. She trained in respiratory medicine in Australia and completed a Masters thesis on interstitial lung disease in 2006, the same year that she set up the St Vincent’s Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team. Since 2014 she has undertaken doctoral studies (part-time) investigating clinical data science in multidisciplinary team care. Awards include the Australian Lung Foundation/Lung Cancer Consultative Group Post-Graduate Grant-in-aid for Lung Cancer Research 2005 and NHMRC Post-Graduate Medical Fellowship 2000. She received the St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research Clinician Buy-Out grant to support her doctoral studies in 2017 and 2018 as well as Sydney Catalyst Pilot & Seed Funding in 2015. Dr Stone has been a member of the IASLC Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation Committee since 2013 and has contributed to several publications on behalf of this committee. She is a member of the Cancer Council Australia Working Party for Clinical Practice Guidelines in Lung Cancer and has been appointed to the TSANZ ENDS/ENNDS Position Paper Working Party. She has developed a number of collaborative research links with both national and international colleagues in the fields of lung cancer MDT care, development of clinical data platforms as well as tobacco control, smoking cessation and the impact of cannabis on lung cancer risk. Peer review activities include Associate Editor Journal of Thoracic Oncology and Journal Reviewer for Respirology, British Journal of Cancer, Internal Medicine Journal and The Lancet.