Dr Avelyn Kwok
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) FRACP
Dr Avelyn Kwok graduated from the University of NSW with honours, and completed her advanced Gastroenterology training at the Canberra Hospital and at Concord Hospital. Dr Kwok is currently a visiting gastroenterologist at Concord and Sydney Adventist Hospitals.
Dr Kwok’s interests include Endoscopic Ultrasound, and Dr Kwok received further training overseas from experts in this field at the Medical University of South Carolina and Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr Kwok was selected as the 2010 recipient of the prestigious American College of Gastroenterology International Training Grant. Her other clinical interests include colon cancer screening, pancreatic disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease including Barrett’s screening, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr Kwok is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and is accredited for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr Thao Lam BDS
BDS(Hons) MBBS(Hons) MMed(ClinEpi) FRACP
Dr Thao Lam graduated from Sydney University with honours, and completed her advanced Gastroenterology training at Concord, St Vincent’s and Nepean Hospitals. Dr Lam is currently a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital. She is a visiting gastroenterologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Lam has a particular interest in liver disease, especially in the management of viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and the use of non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis such as the Fibroscan. Her other clinical interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, bowel cancer screening and prevention and management of functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr Lam is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and is accredited for gastroscopy and colonoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) FRACP
Dr Saurabh Gupta is an Interventional Gastroenterologist specialising in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Dr Gupta has a special interest in pancreatic and biliary disease including therapeutic EUS and ERCP, as well as endoscopic resection of advanced neoplasia (including Barrett’s endotherapy) and balloon enteroscopy for small bowel disorders.
Dr Gupta graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales in 1999 before undertaking his Fellowship in Gastroenterology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. After obtaining his FRACP, Dr Gupta was the Endoscopy Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and completed the prestigious Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina USA.
After returning from Duke University, Dr Gupta worked in Brisbane for 6 years at the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a senior interventional gastroenterologist, and private practice at The Wesley Hospital, where he initiated the EUS service. He has returned to Sydney to be closer to friends and family and is a visiting gastroenterologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Gupta held a conjoint Senior Lecturer appointment with the University of Queensland and is a frequent invited speaker to national and international meetings. He is committed to training and education for advanced endoscopy and is a member of the EUS taskforce Asia-Pacific.
Dr Gupta is a member and deputy chair of the inaugural EUS special interest group with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and is accredited for gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr Aviv Pudipeddi
Dr Aviv Pudipeddi is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist who is passionate about providing individualised quality care to his patients. He is experienced in managing multiple conditions including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis and chronic liver disease, as well as performing bowel cancer screening. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Dr Pudipeddi graduated with first-class honours from the University of New South Wales in 2012. He completed his general physician and advanced Gastroenterology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital. He is currently completing a PhD in the field of inflammatory bowel disease, and has received the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate research scholarship. He has a strong interest in teaching, and is a clinical associate lecturer with the University of Sydney. He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
Dr Pudipeddi strives to provide high quality, compassionate and personalised care to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.
Dr Karl Herba
MDCM FRCP FRACP
Dr. Karl Herba is a Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist with a special interest in Bowel Cancer Surveillance and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy. In addition to Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy, Dr Herba has particular expertise in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic mucosal resection, and Enteral Stenting. He also has extensive clinical experience in the endoscopic diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr Herba completed his advanced training in Gastroenterology at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and has completed advanced endoscopy fellowship training in ERCP, EUS, and Interventional Endoscopy at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth as well as at St. George Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Herba was a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal for four years prior to moving to Australia and has a strong commitment to clinical outcomes research and teaching in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr Herba has presented at both national and international meetings. He is currently a Staff Specialist at Gosford Hospital and a visiting gastroenterologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Herba holds Conjoint Committee Accreditation in Australia for Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons Class 1) MRCP FRACP PhD
Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy is an internationally credentialed and awarded Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist. He is well versed in and treats all aspects of general gastrointestinal and liver disorders. His subspecialty expertise is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with other clinical interests including high-quality bowel cancer surveillance and functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. His practice philosophy involves an evidence-based approach to care, tailored to his patient’s unique circumstances.
Dr Paramsothy graduated with First Class Honours from the University of NSW, and was awarded numerous University prizes relating to the medical sciences. After obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Gastroenterology), Dr Paramsothy received an NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship to conduct a PhD investigating faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis. His PhD work was awarded multiple international prizes including from the American Gastroenterological Association, United European Gastroenterology association, European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia Young Investigator Award. It was ultimately published in the extremely prestigious “Lancet” medical journal.
Dr Paramsothy was subsequently awarded highly esteemed overseas Advanced Fellowships at the University of Chicago Medicine (Joseph B. Kirsner Fellow 2016-17) and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (Present-Levinson Fellow 2017-18). Both institutions are world-renowned centres of excellence in gastroenterology and IBD with global leaders in the field.
Dr Paramsothy has academic affiliations with the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. He is active in teaching and research supervision at all levels, including multiple PhD students. His main research interests relate to IBD, the gastrointestinal microbiota and therapeutic microbial manipulation strategies. Given his expertise, Dr Paramsothy is a regular invited peer reviewer for the major gastrointestinal journals and speaker at national & international meetings.
He is accredited for gastroscopy & colonoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.