Dr Paul O’Farrell
BA MBBS (Hons 1) FRACP
Dr Paul O’Farrell graduated from medicine at the University of Sydney with first class honours in 1997, with a combined Bachelor of Arts in music, psychology and philosophy. Paul was admitted to physician training through St Vincent’s Hospital and advanced training in gastroenterology with Royal North Shore Hospital. After returning to St Vincent’s Hospital for further training with a focus on gastroenterology in the immunosuppressed and therapeutic endoscopy, Paul was made a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2004. Paul was appointed as the teaching fellow in gastroenterology at Harvard University in 2006-7 with a fellowship in interventional gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts.
Appointed as a consultant gastroenterologist at Northern Beaches Hospital and Mona Vale Hospital, Paul’s clinical interests include bowel cancer screening, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as care of the elderly and disabled with gastrointestinal complaints. Paul is an accredited diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopist with the Conjoint Committee in Endoscopy. He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians (AACP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Paul has been a Friend of the Royal Botanic Gardens for more than 20 years, and is the current custodian of the heritage listed gardens at Waterfall Cottage, Bayview.