Dr David Van Der Poorten (Gastroenterologist)

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Dr David Korstiaan van der Poorten
MBBS University of New South Wales 2000
Medical Specialties

Associate Professor David van der Poorten is a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist at Westmead Public Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor in medicine at the University of Sydney. He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the new Hospital for Specialist Surgery (HSS) in Norwest and a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Strathfield Private Hospital. He is a current member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Committee in Gastroenterology and has previously served on the Westmead Hospital Scientific Advisory Committee and the executive board of the Westmead Association.

A/Prof van der Poorten has regular endoscopy lists at Westmead Public and HSS. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and an active member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.

A graduate of the University of New South Wales, A/Prof van der Poorten underwent gastroenterology training at Concord and Westmead Hospitals in Sydney, before undertaking a PhD in advanced hepatology through the Storr Liver Unit at Westmead Hospital under Professor Jacob George. He has published widely in the medical literature and is a regular reviewer for high ranking journals in his field including Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, World Journal of Gastroenterology and the Medical Journal of Australia. He previously held an international patent related to his research.

A/Prof van der Poorten’s practice encompasses all aspects of gastroenterology and liver disease but he has a particular interest in colorectal cancer screening, capsule endoscopy (pill cam), the management of fatty liver disease and NASH, inflammatory bowel disease, drug-resistant helicobacter infection and viral hepatitis. He is confident with advanced endoscopy techniques including Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) for large polyps, dilation of strictures within the GI tract and management of acute GI bleeding of any cause. Across all conditions, he is passionate about getting the best outcome for all his patients.

Hospital Affiliations
Westmead Hospital
Westmead Private Hospital
Norwest Private Hospital
Strathfield Private Hospital
City West Specialist Day Hospital
Hospital for Specialist Surgery
Lakeview Private Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology - Concord
Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology - Baulkham Hills
Affiliated Organisations
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
Affiliated Universities
University of Sydney
Medical Conditions
Fatty liver
Inflammatory bowel disease
Viral hepatitis
Helicobacter pylori
Colorectal cancer
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Medical Interventions
Colon Cancer Screening

Practice Locations


Westmead Gastroenterology
Suite 211 Level 2
151-155 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead NSW 2145 
02 8188 2096
02 9687 2183
Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology - Concord
Suite 3, Concord Medical Centre
112 Majors Bay Rd
Concord NSW 2137 
02 8711 0160
02 8624 4769
Sydney Norwest Gastroenterology - Baulkham Hills
Lakeview Private Hospital
Suite 4, 17-19 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 
02 8711 0160
02 8624 4769