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Dr Yoon-Kyo An

Specialty: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Clinical Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy and intestinal ultrasound
Other Languages: Korean
 
Practices at: MHB MPHB MPHR
 
Phone 07 3010 5788
Fax07 3010 5789
Emailadmin@bridgeshealth.com.au
Websitebridgeshealth.com.au/specialist/yoon-kyo-an/

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Biography

Dr Yoon An is a gastroenterologist and endoscopist who combines public and private practice at Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Redland. She is the “Head of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)” at Mater Hospital Brisbane and the “Clinical Lead of IBD Clinical Trials Unit” at Mater Research, a world class centre of clinical and research excellence. She also holds a senior lecturer position at the University of Queensland. Dr An is a co-founder of digital healthcare education platform ‘GutTalk’, which aims to empower patients and the healthcare community by closing the communication and knowledge gap in Gut Health.

Dr An completed her Medical Science degree (BMedSc) at the University of Sydney and her Medical degree (MBBS) at the University of Queensland. She undertook her physician and advanced gastroenterology training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Mater Hospital Brisbane. She completed a clinical and research fellowship in IBD at Mater Hospital Brisbane and completed the executive business and leadership program at the University of Oxford Said Business School. She is currently pursuing a PhD through the University of Queensland and an MBA through Griffith University.

Dr An is a passionate advocate for optimising patient outcomes through a holistic approach to care including personalised treatment plans to manage digestive health and incorporation of clinical and translational research. She is an active IBD clinician and researcher as well as a patient advocate. Her own research focusses on real-world effectiveness of biologic therapy in IBD and the use of intestinal ultrasound to monitor disease activity and predict responses to therapy while minimising the need for endoscopic assessments. She drives collaborative research projects throughout Australia and is actively involved with the Australia New Zealand Inflammatory Bowel Disease Consortium (ANZIBDC), the Gastroenterology Network for Intestinal Ultrasound (GENIUS) and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). She has affiliations with many Gastroenterology and IBD societies and has a national presence through her numerous symposia and conference presentations.

Current Appointments

  • Australia and New Zealand IBD Consortium (ANZIBDC) – Secretary & Scientific Committee Member
  • Gastroenterology Network for Intestinal Ultrasound (GENIUS) – Research Officer
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) – IBD Liaison Officer for Young GESA Network & GESA representative for CCA-GESA GP Aware Program Committee
  • The Council of Therapeutic Advisory Groups (CATAG) – Expert Advisory Group member
  • NPS Medicine Wise bDMARDs Gastroenterology Design Forum – Expert Working Group Member and Stakeholder Panel

 

 

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