Dr Richard Skoien (Gastroenterologist)

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Dr Richard Skoien
FRACP 2009
MBBS University of Queensland 2001
BSc University of Queensland 1997
Medical Specialties

Dr Richard Skoien became a full-time medical practitioner after completing degrees in Arts, Law and Science at The University of Queensland. He graduated from Medical School in 2001 and trained in Queensland (principally at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) before undertaking specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology between 2007-2009. He undertook a PhD at the Princess Alexandra Hospital under the mentorship of Prof Elizabeth Powell, Assoc Prof Julie Jonsson and Assoc Prof Andrew Clouston in the field of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). He has been a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital since 2012 and was awarded his PhD (School of Medicine, University of Queensland) in the study of novel pathogenic mechanisms in NAFLD in 2013.

He is currently devoted to his clinical work, the development of a Hepatology research programme at the RBWH, and translational research in the field of chronic liver disease and its complications, including hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr Skoien has numerous publications and citations and has been recognised for his research by his peers. His work also involves acting as a mentor to students and doctors in training as well as professional contributions as an expert, advisor and critic in the field of Hepatology.

Hospital Affiliations
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Affiliated Organisations
QIMR Berghofer
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
Affiliated Universities
University of Queensland

Practice Locations


Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Bulk Billing Accepted
Cnr Butterfield St and Bowen Bridge Road
Herston QLD 4029 
07 3646 8111