Dr Rain Shafuddin
BM (Southampton), PhD (Otago), FRACP
Dr Rain Shafuddin completed his undergraduate study in Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Southampton, UK in 2007. Rain spent his internship year in the UK before moving to Hamilton in 2008 where he carried out most of his post-graduate medical training. After he completed his final year of specialist training in Respiratory Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Rain returned to work as a Respiratory Physician at Waikato Hospital in March 2019. Currently he holds a portfolio in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis in the respiratory department. Rain joined the Tawa Street Specialist Clinic in March 2020.
Rain has a great interest in research. As an undergraduate, he completed a research study in acute pulmonary sarcoidosis through the University Hospital Southampton biomedical research unit. Rain also completed a PhD study in COPD at the University of Otago in 2016. He has won multiple research awards and has presented at many major international conferences. Rain is also a regular peer-reviewer for international respiratory journals.
Apart from COPD and bronchiectasis, Rain has special interests in pleural diseases, lung cancer, interventional bronchoscopy and also general aspects of respiratory medicine which include investigations of breathlessness and chronic cough.
Rain enjoys traveling, tramping and fine dining.
Dr Janice Wong
MBBS (Melbourne), FRACP
Dr Janice Wong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 and carried out most of her post-graduate medical training in New Zealand. She completed her specialist training in Thoracic and Sleep Medicine in 2004. Her initial consultancy position was Respiratory and General Physician in North Shore Hospital and returned to Hamilton to work as a Respiratory Physician in 2006
She was the president of the Asthma Waikato Society from 2007 to 2010. Her special interests include airway disease, lung cancer, endobronchial ultrasound, interventional bronchoscopy, cystic fibrosis as well as all aspects of general respiratory medicine. She was the first respiratory physician in New Zealand to become proficient in endobronchial ultrasound. She enjoys teaching and holds a role as an honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Auckland.
Outside of work, Janice enjoys spending time with her family with two children and two dogs. She likes travelling, skiing and practicing Taekwondo in her spare time.