Jonathan Williamson

Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Jonathan Williamson is a respiratory and sleep physician who trained in Sydney, interstate and overseas in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician at Liverpool Hospital and a Visiting Medical Officer at Macquarie University Hospital. He consults in rooms at Macquarie University Clinic.  Dr Williamson's practice covers a wide range of respiratory and sleep pathologies including asthma, COPD, lung and airway infections, emphysema, sleep disorders and lung cancer with a sub specialised interest in airway interventions including rigid bronchoscopy, cryotherapy, endoscopic valves, airway stents and managing central airway obstruction.

After completing his respiratory and sleep training in NSW Dr Jonathan Williamson undertook PhD studies at the University of Western Australia investigating new ways to image the lungs. Dr Jonathan Williamson directs the interventional bronchoscopy unit at Liverpool Hospital with access to the latest state of the art equipment for advanced bronchoscopic interventions. He also performs procedures at Macquarie University Hospital working collaboratively with other interventional bronchoscopists in a centre supported by Olympus Australia as the NSW bronchoscopy centre of excellence. Dr Williamson is co-convener of the Interventional Pulmonology Special Interest Group of the TSANZ and an executive member of the Australian and NZ Interventional Pulmonology research network ANZIP.

publications

Journal articles
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She S; Steinfort DP; Ing AJ; Williamson JP; Leong P; Irving LB; Jennings BR; Saghaie T, 2020, 'Transbronchial Cryobiopsy in Interstitial Lung Disease: Safety of a Standardized Procedure.', J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol, vol. 27, pp. 36 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000633
2020
Santos C; Gupta S; Baraket M; Collett PJ; Xuan W; Williamson JP, 2019, 'Outcomes of an initiative to improve inpatient safety of small bore thoracostomy tube insertion', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, pp. 644 - 649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14110
2019
Zajaczkowska M; Johnson A; Gallur L; Shin J; Henderson C; Williamson J, 2019, 'Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy: a novel confirmatory tool to diagnose asbestos-related pulmonary fibrosis', Respirology Case Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.380
2019
Sivakumar S; McNally A; Tobin J; Williamson J; Aneman A, 2018, 'Observational cohort study of outcomes in patients admitted to the intensive care unit for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 48, pp. 944 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13805
2018
Shafiee S; Adno A; French B; Johansson C; Frankel A; Williamson JP, 2018, 'Central airway obstruction caused by adenoid cystic carcinoma in pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature', RESPIROLOGY CASE REPORTS, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.317
2018
Hsu K; Williamson JP; Peters MJ; Ing AJ, 2018, 'Improvements in gas transfer capacity are associated with improvements in ventilation and perfusion matching', Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, vol. 25, pp. 48 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000445
2018
Sasson SC; Russo R; Chung T; Chu G; Hunyor I; Williamson J; Murad A; Kane A; Riminton S; Limaye S, 2017, 'Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging-indeterminate/negative cardiac sarcoidosis revealed by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography: Two case reports and a review of the literature', Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-017-1453-6
2017
Al-Falahi Z; Williamson J; Dimitri H, 2017, 'Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnoea: Guilt by Association?', Heart Lung and Circulation, vol. 26, pp. 902 - 910, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2017.05.127
2017
Williamson JP; Twaddell SH; Lee YCG; Salamonsen M; Hew M; Fielding D; Nguyen P; Steinfort D; Hopkins P; Smith N; Grainge C, 2017, 'Thoracic ultrasound recognition of competence: A position paper of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand', Respirology, vol. 22, pp. 405 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/resp.12977
2017
Ing M; Oliver RA; Oliver BGG; Walsh WR; Williamson JP, 2016, 'Evaluation of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy Size and Freezing Time: A Prognostic Animal Study', Respiration, vol. 92, pp. 34 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000447329
2016
Dobler CC; Chidiac R; Williamson JP; Jelfs PJ, 2016, 'Repeat exposure to active tuberculosis and risk of re-infection', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, pp. 77 - 78.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00749
2016
Dobler CC; Chidiac R; Williamson JP; Jelfs PJ, 2016, 'Repeat exposure to active tuberculosis and risk of re-infection', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 204, pp. 77 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.00749
2016
Maw M; Harvey M; Harrington Z; Baraket M; Montgomery R; Williamson J, 2015, 'Endobronchial deposits of chronic lymphocytic leukemia - an unusual cause of central airway obstruction', Respirology Case Reports, vol. 3, pp. 41 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.96
2015
Mahasneh T; Harrington Z; Williamson J; Alkhawaja D; Duflou J; Shin JS, 2014, 'Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma complicated by invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: A rare presentation', Respirology Case Reports, vol. 2, pp. 67 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.51
2014
Williamson J; Hillman D; James A; Eastwood P, 2013, 'Reply', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 187, pp. 108
2013
Coxson HO; Eastwood PR; Williamson JP; Sin DD, 2011, 'Phenotyping airway disease with optical coherence tomography', Respirology, vol. 16, pp. 34 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01888.x
2011
Williamson JP; McLaughlin RA; Noffsinger WJ; James AL; Baker VA; Curatolo A; Armstrong JJ; Regli A; Shepherd KL; Marks GB; Sampson DD; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2011, 'Elastic properties of the central airways in obstructive lung diseases measured using anatomical optical coherence tomography', American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 183, pp. 612 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201002-0178OC
2011
Noble PB; West AR; McLaughlin RA; Armstrong JJ; Becker S; McFawn PK; Williamson JP; Eastwood PR; Hillman DR; Sampson DD; Mitchell HW, 2010, 'Airway narrowing assessed by anatomical optical coherence tomography in vitro: Dynamic airway wall morphology and function', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 108, pp. 401 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00511.2009
2010
Williamson JP; McLaughlin RA; Phillips MJ; Curatolo A; Armstrong JJ; Maddison KJ; Sheehan RE; Sampson DD; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2010, 'Feasibility of applying real-time optical imaging during bronchoscopic interventions for central airway obstruction', Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, vol. 17, pp. 307 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181f9eaae
2010
Williamson JP; Armstrong JJ; McLaughlin RA; Noble PB; West AR; Becker S; Curatolo A; Noffsinger WJ; Mitchell HW; Phillips MJ; Sampson DD; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2010, 'Measuring airway dimensions during bronchoscopy using anatomical optical coherence tomography', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 35, pp. 34 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00041809
2010
Williamson JP; Phillips MJ; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2010, 'Managing obstruction of the central airways', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 40, pp. 399 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02113.x
2010
Williamson JP; James AL; Phillips MJ; Sampson DD; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2009, 'Quantifying tracheobronchial tree dimensions: Methods, limitations and emerging techniques', European Respiratory Journal, vol. 34, pp. 42 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00020408
2009
Williamson JP; McLaughlin RA; Phillips MJ; Armstrong JJ; Becker S; Walsh JH; Sampson DD; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR, 2009, 'Using optical coherence tomography to improve diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy', Chest, vol. 136, pp. 272 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.08-2800
2009
McLaughlin RA; Williamson JP; Phillips MJ; Armstrong JJ; Becker S; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR; Sampson DD, 2008, 'Applying anatomical optical coherence tomography to quantitative 3D imaging of the lower airway', Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 17521 - 17529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017521
2008
Bragg MJ; Middleton P; Williamson JP; Braude S, 2005, 'Near-drowning treated with therapeutic hypothermia (multiple letters) [4]', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 182, pp. 309 - 310
2005
Conference Abstracts
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Liaw S-T; Marks G; Buchanan P; Williamson J; Johnson A; Tam M; Vedam H, 2018, 'Long term follow up of obstructive sleep apnoea in primary care - a pilot study', in JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, WILEY, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, Vol. 27, presented at 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of Australasian-Sleep-Association and the Australasian-Sleep-Technologists-Association (Sleep DownUnder), Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, 17 October 2018 - 20 October 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000446452100062&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018
Choudhury F; Marks GB; Williamson J; Buchanan P; Hersch N; Garden F; Girgis S; Smith F; Wong S; Paudwal P; Shih T; Lee J; Padmanabhan MA; Vedam H, 2018, 'Accuracy of STOP-Bang Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea among surgical population', in JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, WILEY, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, Vol. 27, presented at 30th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of Australasian-Sleep-Association and the Australasian-Sleep-Technologists-Association (Sleep DownUnder), Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, 17 October 2018 - 20 October 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000446452100004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2018
Hersch N; Marks G; Smith F; Buchanan P; Williamson J; Shih T; Mahalingham A; Garden F; Girgis S; Wong S; Vedam H, 2017, 'IMPACT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA ON POSTOPERATIVE OUTCOMES', in JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH, WILEY, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 26, pp. 37 - 37, presented at 29th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of Australasian-Sleep-Association and Australasian-Sleep-Technologists-Association, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 25 October 2017 - 28 October 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsr.10_12619
2017
Horadagoda C; Ing M; Baraket M; Radford G; Williamson J, 2015, 'Transbronchial cryoprobe biopsy for diagnosis of parenchymal lung pathology is safe and effective', in Respirology, Wiley, Queensland, AUSTRALIA, Vol. 20, pp. 56 - 56, presented at Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Australian New Zealand Society Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, Queensland, AUSTRALIA, 27 March 2015 - 01 April 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000351464400148&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2015
Other
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Williamson J; Hillman D; James A; Eastwood P, 2013, Reply: Airway compliance studied by lumen area changes alone cannot discriminate between collapsibility and elasticity.
2013
Conference Papers
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McLaughlin RA; Williamson JP; Curatolo A; Baker VA; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR; Sampson DD, 2009, 'In vivo 4D imaging of the human lower airway using anatomical optical coherence tomography', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.835797
2009
Armstrong JJ; Becker S; McLaughlin RA; Leigh MS; Williamson J; Walsh JH; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR; Sampson DD, 2008, 'Anatomical optical coherence tomography: A safe and effective tool for quantitative long-term monitoring of upper airway size and shape', in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.774887
2008
McLaughlin RA; Armstrong JJ; Becker S; Walsh JH; Kirkness J; Jain A; Leigh MS; Williamson J; Hillman DR; Eastwood PR; Sampson DD, 2008, 'Respiratory gating of endoscopic OCT images of the upper airway', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.786827
2008