Dr Stephanie Yerkovich

Honorary Senior Fellow

Prince Charles Hospital Northside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Divithotawela, C., Pham, A., Ledger, E. L., Hopkins, P., Tan, M., Yerkovich, S., Wells, T. J. and Chambers, D. C. (2020). A Novel Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factor Predicts CLAD and Death after Lung Transplantation. 40th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Montreal, Canada, 22-25 April 2020. New York, NY United States: Elsevier.

  • Wurzel, D., Marchant, J., Yerkovich, S., Upham, J., Petsky, H. and Chang, A. (2015). Protracted Bacterial Bronchitis (PBB) in children: natural history and risk factors for bronchiectasis. Thoracic Society Australia New Zealand Australian New Zealand Society Respiratory Science Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, QLD, Australia, 27 March – 1 April 2015. doi: 10.1111/resp.12494

  • Yerkovich, S. T., Fiene, A., Sinclair, K., Tan, M., Samson, L., Hopkins, P. M. A. and Chambers, D. C. (2013). Distinct lymphocyte subsets infiltrate the small and large airway epithelium after lung transplantation. 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal Canada, 24-27 April 2013. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.189

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J. M., Mackay, I. M., Wang, C. Y., Sloots, T., Upham, J. W., Yerkovich, S., Masters, B. I. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Further description of protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) in children. American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 17-22 May. New York, NY, United States: American Thoracic Society.

  • Yerkovich, S., Franz, L., Grant, M., Hopkins, P. and Chambers, D. (2013). Hypogammaglobulinaemia Post-Lung Transplant Is Associated with Deficent B Cell Function. 2013 Annual Scientific Meetings of The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Darwin, NT Australia, 22 - 27 March 2013. Richmond, VIC Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12045

  • Yerkovich, S. T., Franz, L., Grant, M., Hopkins, P. M. A. and Chambers, D. C. (2013). Hypogammaglobulinaemia post-lung transplant is associated with Deficient B Cell Function. 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal Canada, 24-27 April 2013. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.711

  • Willner, D., Ab-Ghani, N. A., Yerkovich, S., Tan, M. E., Hopkins, P. M., Chambers, D. C. and Hugenholtz, P. (2013). Longitudinal holistic profiling of the lung transplant microbiome. 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal, Canada, 24-27 April 2013. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.004

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J., Mackay, I. M., Wang, C. Y., Sloots, T. P., Upham, J. W., Yerkovich, S., Anderson-James, S., Baker, P. and Chang, A. B. (2013). Nasopharyngeal Aspirate (npa): is the Ideal viral sampling method in children with chronic respiratory symptoms. ATS 2013 International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 17-22 May 2013. New York, NY, United States: American Thoracic Society.

  • Chambers, D. C., Hunt, W., Naidoo, R., Wall, D., Choudhary, J., Enever, D. L., Samson, L., Yerkovich, S. T., Rapchuk, I. L., Smith, I. J., Hopkins, P. M. A. and Kermeen, F. D. (2013). Safety of a mesenchymal-like Adherent Stromal Cell (PLX-PAD) in a human model of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal Canada, 24-27 April 2013. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.977

  • Walsh, J., Mckeough, Z., Morris, N., Yerkovich, S., Wood, M. and Paratz, J. (2013). Seasonal variation and living alone are related to non-completion in a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Annual Scientific Meetings of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science TSANZ and ANZSRS 2013, Darwin NT Australia, 22-27 March 2013. Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/resp.12046

  • Chambers, D. C., Fiene, A., Sinclair, K., Samson, L., Tan, M. E., Sladden, T., Hopkins, P. M. A. and Yerkovich, S. T. (2013). Transbronchial Brush (TBBr) detection of activated T Cells identifies patients at risk of progressive Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS). 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Montreal Canada, 24-27 April 2013. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.01.1027

  • Yerkovich, S.T., Gilpin, S., Sinclair, K.A., Tan, M.E., Fiene, A., Hopkins, P.M., Waddell, T. and Chambers, D.C. (2012). Bone-marrow derived CCSP+ epithelial cells reside in the airway epithelium after lung transplantation. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.543

  • Walsh, J.R., Chambers, D.C., Yerkovich, S.T., Morris, N.R., Seale, H.E. and Hopkins, P.M.A. (2012). Delayed recovery in exercise capacity post lung transplantation bears no association with age or preoperative functional status. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.734

  • Willner, D., Hugenholtz, P., Tan, M.E., Yerkovich, S.T., Hopkins, P.M. and Chambers, D.C. (2012). Distinct microbial signatures of healthy and failing lung allografts. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.072

  • Walsh, J.R., Chambers, D.C., Yerkovich, S.T., Morris, N.R. and Hopkins, P.M.A. (2012). Rapid decline in six minute walk distance is associated with lower survival to transplant in the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.716

  • Chambers, D.C., Yerkovich, S.T., Maliyasena, V., Menon, M. and Hopkins, P.M. (2012). Risk factors for invasive fungal infection after lung transplantation. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.415

  • Yerkovich, S.T., Tan, M.E., Sinclair, K.A., Fiene, A., Hopkins, P.M. and Chambers, D.C. (2012). The pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-17 acts directly on bronchiolar epithelium - Implications for chronic lung allograft dysfunction pathogenesis. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.018

  • Chambers, D.C., Yerkovich, S.T., Tan, M.E., Sinclair, K.A., Kermeen, F.D., Fiene, A. and Hopkins, P.M. (2012). The transbronchial brush test circumvents sampling limitation associated with transbronchial biopsy and has superior reproducibility for assessment of lymphocytic bronchiolitis. 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Meeting of the ISHLT Academy Core Competencies in Mechanical Circulatory Support, Prague, Czech Republic, 17-21 April 2012. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.01.518

  • Wurzel, D. F., Marchant, J. M., Masters, I. B., Yerkovich, S. T., Upham, J. W. and Chang, A. B. (2012). Wet cough in children: infective and inflammatory characteristics in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid. 17th Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 14-16 December 2012. Richmond, VIC, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02297.x

  • Pizzutto, S. J., Grimwood, Keith, Bauert, P., Schultz, K. I., Yerkovich, Stephanie, Upham, John and Chang, Anne B. (2011). Bronchososcopy with lavage contributes to the clinical management of children with non-CF bronchiectasis. Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, 2-6 April 2011.

  • Upham, J. W., Yerkovich, S.T., Poh, A., Sly, P. D., Holt, P. G. and Roponen, M. (2009). Reduced expression of anti-viral molecules by blood mononuclear cells is associated With asthma, but not with atopy per se. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Washington, DC, U.S.A., 13-17 March 2009. Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.: Mosby. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.12.849

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision