Associate Prof D. Brian Jones
MB BS (Lond), MD (Melb), FRACP, FRCP(Lond), FACG.
Prof Brian Jones graduated from St Marys Hospital London, and completed gastroenterology training in the UK. He was awarded a MD by thesis for research in hepatic pharmacology from the University of Melbourne. Prof Jones pursued further studies at McMaster University, Canada, and the Liver Diseases Section, National Institutes of Health, USA.
Prof Jones has published over one hundred scientific papers and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and is a previous recipient of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia’s Young Investigator Award, and the inaugural Distinguished Clinician Award.
His main clinical interests are Endoscopic Ultrasound, Liver Disease and Postgraduate Training in Gastroenterology.
Prof Jones is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is accredited for gastroscopy, colonoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr Avelyn Kwok
BSci (Med) MB BS (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
(Hons) MB BS (Hons) MM (Clin Epid) 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.