Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
Dr Sam O'Connor graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2006. After University, Sam moved to Brisbane for junior and basic physician training at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He trained in gastroenterology in Townsville and Princess Alexandra (PA) in Brisbane. His last year of formal advanced training was spent as the IBD and Motility Fellow at PA.
In 2013, Sam was awarded the 'Fresenius Kabi Travel Award' by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia to present his abstract on 'Polypectomy trends in Australia' at the United European Gastroenterology Week in Berlin. He was also part of a select group of junior gastroenterologists globally invited to attend the 2014 'Advanced Intensive Inflammatory Bowel Disease' course at the European Crohn's and Colitis Congress in Copenhagen. In 2014 and 2015 Sam undertook a fellowship in advanced colonoscopy and complex polypectomy in the United Kingdom with the Gloucestershire NHS Trust and Dr John Anderson. Sam has interests in inflammatory bowel disease, quality and advanced colonoscopy and colonoscopy training.
He has published articles on IBD and colonoscopy and presented research at Australian Gastroenterology Week, United European Gastroenterology Week, Digestive Diseases Week in the United States, and the European Crohn's and Colitis Congress. He currently works as a staff specialist at the PA, Brisbane and consults and scopes with ENDOSQ in Mackay.