Growing up in Sydney and in a medical family, I have always been fascinated by human health. Shortly after beginning my medical degree at Monash University, I found immense fascination in field of gastroenterology. What followed was a particular interest in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, the gut microbiome, faecal microbiota transplantation, bowel cancer screening, irritable bowel syndrome and liver disorders. It is with pride and enthusiasm that I practice as a consultant in these areas and bring my passion to my patients.
When I am not at work I spend time with my wife and 2 boys at Bondi and Clovelly. I've recently mastered the lyrics to the Troll's soundtrack
I grew up in Bondi before moving to Melbourne, where I completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours at Monash University in 2010 under a Monash University scholarship. My specialty training took place at the Austin Hospital, Monash Health and Western Health in Melbourne before I returned to Sydney to complete further fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease at St Vincent’s Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital. I have recently completed a PhD in the gut microbiome and manipulation with faecal transplantation
I became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2017 and have since worked as a specialist gastroenterologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Concord Hospital in Sydney.
In addition to my work in Bondi Junction and Wagga Wagga I am a staff specialist in the gastroenterology department at St Vincent's Hospital
I perform endoscopic procedures at Double Bay Day Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Riverina Day Surgery.
In addition to my clinical work I am heavily involved in research and education. I completed my PhD through the University of Sydney assessing the role of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in gastrointestinal diseases. I was awarded the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and have been awarded over $2 million of research funding through organisations including the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, Gutsy Group, The St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation, NSW Health and the Cancer Research Institute.
I was awarded the Young Investigator of the Year in 2021 through the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and won the Best Abstract for Young - ECCO in 2021 (European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation)
I regularly publish my research in peer-reviewed medical journals, with recent articles on the management of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, liver disease and the microbiome. I was the lead author on the Australian guidelines of the use of FMT and I continue to coordinate a trial utilising oral FMT in the management of ulcerative colitis (LOTUS Study).
Ongoing research is an important part of my clinical practice and I continue to recruit for numerous local and international clinical trials.
The professors who guided me through my medical degree instilled a passion for learning but also one for teaching. I have contributed to the Masters of Medicine program through the University of Sydney and have been part of IBD School which is a non-for-profit organisation through the University of Sydney aimed to improve education for gastroenterology trainees throughout Australia and New Zealand.
I am a senior lecturer at The University of New South Wales and supervise both medical honours and PhD students through the university