I have worked as a Gastroenterologist in the Heidelberg area since 1980. My early training was at Austin Hospital, where I still work part-time.
My other training was at Alfred Hospital and Boston University Medical Centre. My particular interests are inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), endoscopy, and reflux disease – across all age groups. I am one of the consultants working in Austin’s IBD Clinic. I continue to be involved in teaching medical students, and gastroenterology trainees.
I am married, with four adult children, and two grandchildren. My main hobbies are music, photography, and bushwalking.
Dr Scott Patterson trained at the University of Melbourne and the Austin Health Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant Units. His doctorate focused on clinical studies in complex chronic Hepatitis B infected patients. He is a visiting specialist at Austin in both the Gastroenterology and General Medicine units. He is also Director of Physician Education at Austin and is completing a Masters degree in Clinical Education at the University of Melbourne.
He has a broad specialist interest, including viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). He has admitting rights and regular endoscopy lists at Waringal Private Hospital and is an experienced endoscopist; certified in gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy.
Dr Michelle Goodwin completed her medical degree at The University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in 1999. She undertook her training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Austin Hospital. After completing her gastroenterology training she undertook a PhD in liver disease, studying the association between liver fibrosis and diabetes. During her PhD she was awarded a scholarship by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
Michelle has an appointment at the Austin Hospital as a visiting specialist. Michelle is happy to consult on all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, with a particular interest in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional gut disorders, Coeliac disease, reflux disease and other oesophageal disorders. Michelle is happy to discuss patients with GPs or other specialists and will accommodate urgent referrals.
Michelle is married with three young children, who keep her very busy outside of work.