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Clinical Staff

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Prof. Thomas Borody
Medical Director, Gastroenterologist
Prof. Thomas Borody

Prof. Thomas Borody is the founder and Medical Director of CDD. His keen interest in medical research led to the establishment of the Centre so as to provide both diagnostic procedures and effective treatments.

Prof. Borody has over 200 articles and abstracts. His knowledge and expertise has been sought after by patients from around the world. The results have seen Prof. Borody become a reviewer for esteemed medical journals such as the Medical Journal of Australia, the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Sciences and The Journal for Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Digestive and Liver Diseases.

Prof. Borody has established novel therapies in gastrointestinal areas such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parasite infestation, Resistant Helicobacter pylori and C. difficile. Despite his previous achievements, Prof. Borody continues to conduct research in order to develop and improve treatments.

Dr. Antony Wettstein
Dr Antony Wettstein

Dr Antony Wettstein graduated his Bachelor of Medicine with honours at the University New South Wales. He completed his accredited training in Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and another year in Basel Switzerland.

Dr. Wettstein is a Gastroenterologist at CDD with a background in medical research, including a number of published abstracts. He has been involved in a number of published papers.. He has numerous research interests.

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakha
Dr Ramrakha

Dr. Sanjay Ramrakha is a Sedationist at CDD. He has an interest in Endoscopic Research and is currently pursuing a PhD at UTS entitled “Safety in Endoscopy”. His professional interests extend into Trauma Management as well as Emergency Medicine and Point of Care Ultrasonography.

Dr Ramrakha completed his Bachelor of Medicine at New south Wales University in 1987. He completed his training for the Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.In 1998 he completed his fellowship at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. He is currently an attending Accident and Emergency Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.

Dr. John Saxon
Dr John Saxon

Dr. John Saxon is a Sedationist at CDD. Together with Dr. Ramrakha, he is responsible for emergency training of all CDD staff. His professional interests include Hypertension Management, Medical and Clinical Research as well as Risk Management. Dr Saxon has previously worked as Director of Emergency Department at Sydney Private Hospital.

Dr Saxon is currently a Visiting Medical Officer as a sedationist in several endoscopy centres. His experience in emergency medicine also led him to a current position as the Chief Medical Officer at the Australian Jockey club and Sydney Turf Club and consults in injury management.

He has been involved in a number of published publications, research in emergency medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Simon Benstock
Simon Benstock

Dr Simon Benstock graduated at the University of New South Wales. He completed his accredited training in Gastroenterology at Prince of Wales Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital.

Dr Benstock is a Gastroenterologist at the Centre for Digestive Diseases with an interest in Colon Cancer detection and prevention, Capsule Endoscopy and Obesity. He is currently involved in numerous research projects involving Obesity management and Capsule Endoscopy.

Dr Benstock also has a VMO appoint at Greater Southern NSW Area Health Service, and he is a Clinical Tutor for Medical Students at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr. Nisha Kendall
Nisha Kendall

Dr Nisha Kendall graduated in medicine from the University of NSW. After working in several Sydney hospitals she entered the general practice training program, obtaining her fellowship in general practice in 1997. She worked as a GP in various practices in Sydney, the NSW Central Coast and Canberra. As well as currently working at the Centre for Digestive Diseases, Dr Kendall works in the area of executive health in Sydney’s CBD. Her specialties are preventative medicine, travel medicine and women’s health.

Prof. Robert Clancy (Emeritus)
MBBS (Hons), BSc, PhD, FRACP
Prof. Robert Clancy (Emeritus)

Professor Clancy has a B.Sc.Med (Hons), Sydney University, MB.BS (Hons) Sydney University, PhD, Monash University, Melbourne, FRACP (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), FRCPA (Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia). Professor Clancy is a member of the Order of Australia (AM).