Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy

BSc(Med) MBBS (Hons 1) MRCP (UK) FRACP PhD

Gastroenterology / Hepatology / GI Endoscopy

Medical Biography

 

Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy is a highly accomplished, Australian trained but internationally credentialed and awarded, clinical academic Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist. He treats all aspects of general gastrointestinal and liver disorders. His practice philosophy involves an evidence-based approach to patient care delivered in an empathic and holistic manner. He employs the latest developments at the forefront of the field tailored to his patient’s unique circumstances.

Dr Paramsothy undertook his secondary schooling at Sydney Grammar School, achieving a University Admissions Index (UAI) of 99.95. He then enrolled in undergraduate Medicine at The University of New South Wales. He was awarded numerous University prizes relating to the medical sciences, ultimately graduating with First Class Honours. After rotating through major tertiary institutions in Sydney, Australia to complete his Gastroenterology & Hepatology specialty training, Dr Paramsothy was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

He subsequently undertook a PhD through St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and The University of New South Wales, investigating therapeutic microbial manipulation in ulcerative colitis using faecal microbiota transplantation. He was awarded an NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship along with several national and international grants to perform this research. His PhD work attracted global recognition with plenary presentations and awards at major international conferences and was ultimately published in the extremely prestigious “Lancet” medical journal.

To further his subspecialty expertise, Dr Paramsothy then embarked on a two year overseas advanced Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) fellowship. He was awarded highly competitive advanced fellowship positions in the United States, first at the University of Chicago Medicine (2016-17) and then at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (2017-18). Both institutions are world-renowned centres of excellence in Gastroenterology and IBD with global leaders in the field. His time at these institutions provided a unique opportunity to work alongside international authority figures with unparalleled access to cutting-edge clinical practice and endoscopic techniques, novel therapeutic agents and research developments.

Upon his return to Australia, Dr Paramsothy took up a position as a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, co-managing their busy IBD service. He has rooms in Burwood and at Macquarie University Clinic. Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy is well versed in and sees in his practice, all aspects of general gastroenterology and hepatology. His specific subspecialty interests include inflammatory bowel disease and high-quality colorectal cancer surveillance. He performs gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Strathfield Private Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital and has public lists at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He is accredited by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr Sudarshan Paramsothy has academic affiliations and remains active in both teaching and research, serving as a Clinical Senior Lecturer for both the University of Sydney and Macquarie University. He is involved in teaching and research supervision at all levels, from medical student to Gastroenterology trainees and PhD students. His main research interests relate to inflammatory bowel disease, the gastrointestinal microbiota and evidence-based therapeutic microbial manipulation strategies. Given his recognised expertise and publications, Dr Paramsothy often speaks at national and international conferences and is a regular invited peer reviewer for the premier journals in the field of gastrointestinal diseases.

Qualifications

BSc(Med) MBBS (Honours Class 1) UNSW, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - published in Lancet UNSW, Australia
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP Australia
Member of the Royal College of Physicians, MRCP(UK) United Kingdom
Specialty Certificate in Gastroenterology, MRCP(UK) (Gastroenterology) United Kingdom

Fellowships

Present-Levison Advanced IBD Fellow - Mount Sinai Hospital, New York USA 2017–18
Joseph B. Kirsner Advanced IBD Fellow - University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago USA 2016–17
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar - University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia 2013-16
Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Chicago

Major Awards

Publications

Academic Appointments

The University of Sydney
Macquarie University

Hospital Appointments

Strathfield Private Hospital
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Macquarie University Hospital

Subspecialty Expertise

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
General Gastroenterology

Professional Memberships

Gastroenterological Society of Australia
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Australian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Crohn’s and Colitis Australia