Dr Stephen Vincent

Consultant Thoracic and Sleep Physician

Dr Stephen Vincent is a respiratory and sleep physician with a special interest in complex and severe asthma, sleep disordered breathing, lung cancer and chronic cough.

Dr Vincent works in both the public and private sector. He is Clinical Director of Thoracic and Sleep medicine at Cairns Hospital and is directly involved in the education of undergraduates and postgraduates. He is involved in clinical research, both nationally and internationally and lead clinician in educating other respiration physicians to set up severe asthma services in regional Queensland.

He is a Visiting Medical Officer at Cairns hospital and has private consulting suites at Flecker House.

Dr Vincent is a keen cyclist and is directly involved in charity.

Training & Experience

Dr Stephen Vincent graduated from Monash University with first class honors in 1995 and was an advanced trainee in respiratory and sleep, training in Cairns,  The Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane, The Austin Hospital in Melbourne, and The Concord Hospital in Sydney. Upon becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians he spent three years at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, studying asthma exacerbations and in the impact of viral infections.

Current Appointments

  • Clinical Director, Thoracic and Sleep Medicine, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS)
  • Senior Medical Officer; Thoracic and Sleep Medicine CHHHS
  • Queensland Regional Tuberculosis Control Unit
  • Consultant Thoracic, Sleep and General Physician Cairns Private Hospital
  • Consultant Thoracic and Sleep, Private Consulting Rooms, Cairns
  • Supervisor; Thoracic Advanced Trainee
  • Local Examiner; Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Lecturer; James Cook University Medical School
  • Member; Tuberculosis Expert Advisory Group
  • Register of Physicians; Register of Physicians in QLD for Occupational Lung Disease
  • Workcover QLD and TAS Independent Medical Examiner

Respiratory Disease

Complex and severe asthma, Lung Cancer, Chronic Cough

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia, Chronic respiratory failure, Obesity Hypoventilation, REM behavioural disturbance, Restless legs syndrome, Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnolence

Occupational Lung Disease

Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Silicosis, Mould induced lung injury, Occupational Asthma, Reactive Airways dysfunction syndrome

Research and Links

Dr Stephen Vincent's Publications, Research and Links

We are located in Flecker House Medical Specialist Centre

5 Upward St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Phone (Reception) Hours Mon - Thu 9.30am - 4.30pm
Consulting Hours Mon & Wed 9am - 4pm, Thu 9 - 12pm