Dr Catherine Croagh is a gastroenterologist with experience in the management of general gastroenterological conditions including endoscopic investigation (gastroscopy/colonoscopy) and has a particular interest in liver diseases. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and undertook physician training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. She obtained FRACP in 2004 after completing gastroenterology training at Southern Health and Eastern Health.
In 2005 she completed a Master of Public Health (Monash University, International Health stream) and following that worked in both the public sector at Box Hill, Maroondah & Angliss Hospitals and St Vincent’s Hospital and the private sector including in the regional centre of Ballarat. She also had a 2 year period overseas in 2009-2010, which included time on the liver transplant unit at Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham UK. She completed a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne in 2015. This involved work on the natural history of chronic hepatitis B done on the large cohort of patients at St Vincent’s Hospital and also work at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory with a focus on the quantitative HBeAg and HBsAg assays.
She also has an interest in Hepatitis C having treated patients from the Interferon era to the current one of highly efficacious, oral, direct acting antivirals. Most recently she has trained in the medical management of obesity due to the vital role this plays in treatment of fatty liver disease. She currently has an appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital and attends liver/hepatitis, gastroenterology and obesity clinics there. She also performs fibroscan and maintains an active interest in ongoing research. She has also worked in the Solomon Islands as an endoscopy trainer with ANZGITA (Australia New Zealand Gastroenterology International Training Association) in 2014.
We aim to provide excellent care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems. We strive to offer the highest standards in
consultation, colonoscopy and gastroscopy as well as advanced endoscopic procedures.