Clinical and academic work
I am a Clinical Academic, attached to the University of New South Wales, Sydney. I divide my time between patients, teaching and research. I also run regular clinical trials at St Vincent’s.
Clinically, I treat medical conditions and communicate with patients on gastroenterology and liver disorders. I meet patients in my rooms at St Vincent’s Clinic in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
All procedures are also done at St Vincent’s and are charged at no gap rate.
Academically, I teach UNSW medical students on-site at St Vincent’s and supervise at Masters and PhD levels. I research with my team in the lab, sit on committees and oversee various research areas.
Much of this research and academic work relates to my clinical areas of interest and I find that clinical and academic areas interrelate and connect to enhance the outcomes of any patient treatment.
I have a Bachelor of Medicine (University of Newcastle 1992), Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (University of London 1996), Masters in Public Health (University of Sydney 2002), Doctorate in Medicine (University of London, 2006). I am also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2002), specialising in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
Clinical areas of interest
Medically, I treat general gastrointestinal and liver disorders. This includes screening of gastrointestinal and liver tumours, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, hepatitis, chronic liver disease, and cirrhosis.
I provide services including colonoscopy, endoscopy, and Fibroscan (non-invasive liver biopsy). I also run regular clinical trials at St Vincent’s and manage research into latest treatment in my areas of interest – gastroenterology and hepatology.
My rooms are in St Vincent’s Clinic Darlinghurst. This is where I carry out all patient appointments and procedures. All procedures are carried out no-gap.
Academic background and research areas
Academically, my research interests are the microbiome and gut health, cirrhosis and its complications, and liver cancer.
I run several research programs in these areas from my program in the Centre of Applied Medical Research at St Vincent’s Hospital. Much of this research relates to my clinical work and I find that my clinical and academic work interrelate. And that this enhances outcomes of patient treatment.
See my list of research papers which appear in national and international peer-reviewed publications.