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Doctors

Dr Robert Bryant

 

Gastroenterologist | Endoscopy and colonoscopy

MBBS FRACP MScR (Oxon) PhD

Rob graduated from the University of Adelaide School of Medicine in 2005. He undertook his gastroenterology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013.

He thereafter worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, United Kingdom, specialising in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Whilst in Oxford, Rob completed his thesis exploring genetic factors and mucosal immunology in ulcerative colitis, and was awarded a Masters of Science by Research (MScR) from the University of Oxford in 2015.

Rob holds a staff specialist position at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he is clinical lead of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service within the Department of Gastroenterology. He remains actively involved in research and was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis excellence for his PhD, which he completed at The University of Adelaide in 2018.

He has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences. He is passionate about education and is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Rob provides his patients with specialist gastroenterologist services, including consultation, colonoscopy, endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and intestinal ultrasound. His interests include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, iron deficiency, bowel cancer screening and general gastroenterology

He consults at East Adelaide Medical Centre, 50 Hutt Street, Adelaide, as well as at the:

  • North Eastern Community Hospital and
  • St Agnes Specialist Centre

He performs endoscopic procedures at the:

  • North Eastern Community Hospital
  • St Andrew’s Hospital
  • Windsor Gardens Day Surgery and
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Rob aims to deliver a high standard of patient-focused care in a respectful, friendly and personalised manner.

His other interests are spending time with family, surfing and the great outdoors.

Dr An Phan

 

Gastroenterologist | Endoscopy and colonoscopy

MBBS FRACP

An (also known as Vinh-An) grew up in Adelaide and graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2006. He completed his gastroenterology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2015. He has spent the last two years as a research fellow at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide, with a focus on endoscopic ultrasound and pancreatic cancer. In 2016, he was a visiting gastroenterologist at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He has also continued training in ERCP and endoscopic management of Barrett’s Oesophagus. He has remained involved in research and published multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals. An has also presented at international meetings in Australia, USA, Europe and Japan. He currently consults at:

  • East Adelaide Medical Centre
  • North Eastern Community Hospital and
  • Windsor Gardens Day Surgery

and performs endoscopic procedures at:

  • St Andrew’s Private Hospital and
  • North Eastern Community Hospital and
  • Windsor Gardens Day Surgery

An aims to deliver high quality, personalised patient care, delivered in an approachable manner. His other interests include spending time with his family, cooking and running.

Dr Dep Huynh

 

Gastroenterologist | Endoscopy and colonoscopy

MBBS FRACP

Female Gastroenterologist, Dep obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2002. She completed her gastroenterology training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in Hepatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011. Dep is a staff specialist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a visiting gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Broken Hill Base Hospital. She is a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide and continues to be actively involved in both education and research. Her research interests are in gastrointestinal physiology and nutrition in liver disease. She has presented at both national and international conferences and was the recipient of the Douglas Piper Young Investigator Award in 2015. In addition to the management of general gastroenterological disorders, Dep has a particular interest in chronic liver disease, including viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease. Dep received Conjoint Committee recognition for endoscopy and colonoscopy in 2011, and also performs liver elastography and liver biopsies. Dep consults at:

  • East Adelaide Medical Centre and
  • Western Hospital

She performs endoscopic procedures at:

  • Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and
  • Western Hospital

Dep aims to provide friendly, personalised medical care to her patients. She is able to consult in Vietnamese. Her other interests are spending time with family, hiking and travelling.

Dr Tsai-Wing Ow

 

Gastroenterologist | Endoscopy and colonoscopy

MBBS FRACP

Dr Tsai-Wing Ow grew up locally in Adelaide. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Adelaide in 2008. He completed his basic medical training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before undertaking his advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network of hospitals. He obtained his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2017.

During the later stages of his training, Tsai-Wing undertook a two-year clinical fellowship at King’s College Hospital in London, a sizeable quarternary centre for liver medicine and transplantation.

Since returning to Adelaide, Tsai-Wing has undertaken additional research as a PhD candidate to improve bowel cancer prevention and management through digital technologies. He is also employed as a Gastroenterologist at both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He has presented at both local and international conferences and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Tsai-Wing believes in the importance of individualised and holistic medicine and supporting his patients with relevant and up-to-date information to assist them in their medical decision making.

Dr Sam Costello

 

Gastroenterologist | Endoscopy and colonoscopy

MBBS FRACP

Sam was born and raised in Mt Gambier, South Australia. He graduated from medical school at the University of Adelaide in 2004 and then completed basic physician training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Sam then completed Gastroenterology training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Repatriation general hospital. He undertook a clinical fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at St Mark’s hospital in London in 2016.

Sam is a staff specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a consultant with the inflammatory bowel disease service. He established and continues to maintain the South Australian stool bank for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection with faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and has advised other groups in Australia and internationally about developing similar services.

Sam is passionate about medical research. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide where the focus of his research has been FMT as a treatment for ulcerative colitis. He has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Sam enjoys teaching both medical students as well as doctors in training and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

His other interests include spending time with his family, playing cricket and watching Adelaide United.

 Sam has currently ceased private practice to conduct medical research.