Dr Abbott studied medicine at the University of Adelaide before completing postgraduate training in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Concord and Royal North Shore hospitals. He is currently a Staff Specialist at Nepean Hospital. He is interested in teaching and training and is the Network Director of Physician Training at Nepean hospital and a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Sydney. He is a past President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand NSW/ACT Branch Executive. He has a broad interest in respiratory and sleep medicine with specific interests in airways disease, lung cancer and bronchiectasis.