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A/Prof Jake Begun

Specialty: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Clinical Interests: Inflammatory conditions within Gastroenterology (Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, eosinophilic disease, granulomatous disease)
Practices at: MHB MPHB
Phone 07 3010 5788
Fax07 3010 5768

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Suite 23, Level 7 Mater Medical Centre
293 Vulture Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
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A/Prof Jakob Begun completed his MD and PhD in genetics at Harvard Medical School and his gastroenterology training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a consultant gastroenterologist at Mater Hospital Brisbane, where he treats adolescent and adult patients with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He also practices gastroenterology privately at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane.

A/Prof Begun is a renowned leader in clinical trials and clinical research focussed around improving clinical care and effectiveness of current therapies in IBD.  His translational research areas of interest include functional genetics of IBD, the role of innate immunity and the microbiome in gut inflammation, and developing novel treatments of IBD.

A/Prof Begun is the IBD Group Leader at the Mater Research Institute and the clinical lead in IBD at Mater Hospital. He has a basic and translational laboratory at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane investigating causes and treatments of gut inflammation.

He is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland School of Medicine where is involved in medical student education, and is the supervisor of multiple PhD students.

Current appointment:

  • Australia New Zealand IBD Consortium - Chair
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia - Board Member
  • Gastroenterological Society of Queensland – President Elect
  • Gastroenterology Network of Intestinal Ultrasound – Treasurer
  • Australia and New Zealand Human Microbiome Research Network – Committee member



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