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February 2020


Dr George Ostapowicz

Dr George Ostapowicz joined the Liver Centre in September 2015 on the retirement of Dr David Robinson. Dr. Ostapowicz trained in Newcastle, Melbourne and Dallas, Texas USA. He moved to the Gold Coast in 2001. Dr. Ostapowicz has over 20 years experience in treating patients with all aspects of liver disease. His medical interest and expertise covers the breadth of hepatology including Hepatitis B and C. Dr. Ostapowicz has significant research experience in hepatology, has published articles and presented at national and international conferences. George has been involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students at both Griffith and Bond Universities, as well as postgraduate training of registrars in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at Bond University, School of Medicine.


Dr Kashif Sheikh


Dr Kashif Sheikh joined the team at the Gold Coast Centre for Digestive Diseases in October 2017. Dr Kashif has had specialist gastroenterology training in England from 2004 -2010 and worked at various hospitals including fellowships at University College London and Royal Free Liver Transplant Unit in London. He worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sir James Paget University Hospital (England) for before moving to Australia in 2014. His clinical interests are liver disease, Endoscopy and has presented work at various international gastroenterology meetings. He is a senior staff specialist at the Gold Coast University Hospital where he trains students and medical trainees in gastroenterology.

Gold Coast Centre for Digestive Diseases


Gold Coast Centre for Digestive Diseases (GCCDD) on the Gold Coast was established in 2002.

The Liver Centre

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<p class=”hp”>The Liver Centre is a not for profit centre set up in <b>October 2001</b> by gastroenterologists, <b>Dr Lloyd Dorrington and Dr David Robinson</b> to provide information and support to health professionals and the general public on a range of liver diseases. These diseases include Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Haemochromatosis, Fatty liver and Alcohol related liver disease.</p>
<p class=”p1″><b>Dr Dorrington</b>, who trained in Brisbane, Sydney and London, is well-known and respected on the Gold Coast for his expertise and interest in Hepatitis C. He established the Liver Clinic at Gold Coast Hospital (Gold Coast University Hospital) and for many years was involved in research trials using Interferon therapy and later Combination therapy (Interferon and Ribavirin) for treatment of people with Hepatitis C. Dr Dorrington also has had a long involvement as a guest speaker at the local Hepatitis C Support group as well as being a regular presenter at Hepatitis C education seminars for GP’s and other health professionals on the Gold Coast.</p>

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