Richard Skoien

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Dr Richard Skoien completed his postgraduate medical training at The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2001, having obtained undergraduate degrees in Arts, Science and Law. He received advanced training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Townsville and in Brisbane, at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH).

After gaining his FRACP in 2009, he studied novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at Centre for Liver Disease Research (UQ/PAH) with Prof Elizabeth Powell and A/Prof Andrew Clouston. In 2010, he was awarded the Research Fellow Award by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) for his work. He was awarded his PhD in 2013 by the UQ School of Medicine for studies in the area of NAFLD and its pathogenesis.

Since 2012, he has been employed as a full-time staff specialist (Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist) at the RBWH, and is a Senior Lecturer with the UQ School of Medicine and affiliated with the QIMR-Berghofer Medical Research Institute (Hepatic Fibrosis Laboratory, with Professor Grant Ramm). His sub-specialty interests include viral hepatitis, NAFLD and hepatocellular carcinoma and he has been the Principal Investigator on a range of clinical trials in each of these areas. He also plays an active role in medical student and trainee education and is working to improve the quality of training and support for advanced trainees in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Queensland.

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