Jo Douglass is a specialist physician with clinical and research interests in Asthma and Allergic disease. She is currently appointed as a specialist physician and Director of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
She sees adults and adolescents 12 years or older in the practice.
Jo Douglass is a specialist physician who trained in Respiratory Medicine and in Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Australia and the UK. She currently holds appointments as the James Stewart Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and also is Director of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Between 2012 to 2019 she was the head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. In 2013 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, an award acknowledging exceptional contribution to Respiratory Health in Australia.
She graduated from Monash University and holds an MD by research with over 100 academic publications and current research projects in asthma and immune disorders, especially epidemic thunderstorm asthma and the genomics of primary immune deficiencies. Clinically she enjoys caring for people with allergies and has a special interest in severe asthma.
Jo also has active community roles. She is married, the mother of two teenagers and enjoys walking her dog, cooking and horse riding - when she can find the time!
Declaration of commercial interests
In the past 5 years, Jo has been principal investigator for trials of novel treatments in respiratory disease, allergy and immune deficiencies conducted at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. These studies have been sponsored by GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, CSL and Grifols. She has received honoraria for presentations and for being a member of advisory boards from GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Novartis, Pieris, Stallergenes and Seqirus.