Clinical Associate Professor
Crispin Corte

B Sc (Med), MB BS (Hons), FRACP, PhD

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Crispin is a consultant gastroenterologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and the surrounding RPA health campus (including Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and Sydney Day Surgery).

He is the head of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) at RPA Hospital, and of the Lifehouse Rapid Access Endoscopy Programme. He has special expertise and research interests in IBD, advanced endoscopy, and cancer screening.  

Crispin trained at RPA prior to undertaking a fellowship at Concord Hospital, where he commenced his doctoral research in IBD and endoscopy. He travelled to Oxford, UK to work as a senior clinical fellow in IBD under Professor Simon Travis (then president of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation). He produced further work towards his doctoral thesis this year, which was completed upon his return.  

Crispin is the founding member of Alfred Gastroenterology. He loves making people feel better, and relishes the opportunity to meet the fascinating, resilient people who come to see him. He has an amazing wife and three children, with whom he loves to share a pizza, or a plate of pasta at the end of the day.

A/Prof Joseph Lawler


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A/Prof Joseph Lawler is passionate about quality of care for individuals within the health system and the implementation of state of the art treatment practices. He is particularly interested in the opportunities that his specialist area provides, allowing him to reach people from diverse communities in Sydney and throughout regional centres of New South Wales.

A/Prof Joseph Lawler is a consultant gastroenterologist working across Sydney Local Health District and Western NSW.

Joseph was awarded his medical degree from Sydney University, and subsequently completed his residency at St Vincent’s and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals (RPAH) in Sydney. It was specifically his experience within the dynamic Liver Transplant Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital that motivated A/Prof Lawler to pursue Advanced Training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Liver Medicine). A/Prof Lawler completed his Advanced Training at RPAH and Liverpool Hospital in Sydney and is now a specialist in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

A/Prof Joseph Lawler became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011 and went on to complete a Master of Health Policy at the University of Sydney in 2013 as part of his ongoing dedication to public health. A/Prof Lawler continues to demonstrate his advocacy within the context of Indigenous health and medical education.

In 2013, A/Prof Lawler undertook a twelve-month clinical fellowship in Liver Medicine and Liver Transplant Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Working with world leaders in field of gastroenterology, liver and transplant medicine, A/Prof Lawler experienced first hand, the exciting innovations revolutionising the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, among other breakthrough treatments. A/Prof Lawler is excited to be able to bring this international experience back home to Australia.

Currently, A/Prof Joseph Lawler is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in greater Sydney and Western NSW. He provides services that include the diagnosis and treatment of general gastroenterological and liver diseases in addition to endoscopy and colonoscopy. These services include the screening, diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver tumours, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), coeliac disease, gastrointestinal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and all forms of hepatitis, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.

Dr Gabrielle Wark

BAppSci (Phty), MBBS, FRACP

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Gabrielle is a consultant gastroenterologist with a subspecialty interest in IBD, working at Alfred Gastroenterology, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Sydney Day Surgery.

Gabrielle completed Gastroenterology specialty training with a Fellowship year in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst. She is now completing a PhD, working on a project in the area of Metabolic Monitoring of the Microbiome in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease via the St Vincent’s Clinical School and UNSW.

Previous publications and research interests include tolerance and effectiveness of bowel preparation in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, thresholds for antiviral therapy in preventing Mother to Child Transmission of Hepatitis B; performance indicators in colonoscopy for FOBT and real world experience in DAA therapy for Hepatitis C.

Alfred Gastroenterology is a Gastroenterology practice in Newtown, located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Health Campus in Sydney, Australia.