Dr Ral Antic is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician caring for adults with all respiratory and sleep disorders. He was the founding Director of the Department of Thoracic Medicine at the RAH, a centre which has led in the development of multidisciplinary standard and highly specialised respiratory and sleep services for SA. He established and continues to provide specialist respiratory and sleep services at the Alice Springs, Whyalla. Port Augusta and Port Pirie Hospitals and links with community organisations to assist them in helping patients with a number of types of respiratory diseases. He was an early leader in Air Quality improvement in SA and Smoking Cessation and in the training of two generations of respiratory specialists. He has held a number of lead roles in peak national and state professional and community organisations - President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, of the National Asthma Council, the Asthma Foundation of SA, The National TB Advisory Committee. He is currently the President of the International Union against TB and Lung Disease, Asian Pacific Region. In 2012 he was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for Services to Thoracic Medicine.