Our Medical Team
Director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases, Sydney, Australia
In 1984 Borody established the Centre for Digestive Diseases (CDD) in Sydney, Australia and has overseen its growth into the region's leading GI infection and inflammation treatment and clinical research institute with more than 70 employees. He has filed over 160 patents.
Dr Antony Wettstein graduated his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with honours at the University of New South Wales. He completed his accredited training in Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and also worked as a staff specialist and research fellow at the Liestal University Hospital in Switzerland.
Dr Simon Benstock graduated at the University of New South Wales. He completed his accredited training in Gastroenterology at Prince of Wales Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr Benstock is a Gastroenterologist at the Centre for Digestive Diseases with an interest in Colon Cancer detection and prevention, Capsule Endoscopy and Obesity. He is currently involved in numerous research projects involving Obesity management and Capsule Endoscopy. Dr Benstock also has a VMO appoint at Greater Southern NSW Area Health Service, and he is a Clinical Tutor for Medical Students at Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr Suhirdan graduated from University of New South Wales (2003), and was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in January 2012. Dr Suhirdan has completed gastroenterology and endoscopic training (diagnostic and interventional gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP) in Sydney. He then completed an extensive interventional fellowship in EUS and ERCP at the Institute of Advanced Endoscopy under Dr Amit Maydeo.
Dr Jeffrey Tu has extensive experience in performing gastroscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy, and is accredited to undertake these procedures by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
Dr Sanjay Ramrakha has been providing service to the Centre of Digestive Diseases since 1998 and has performed more than 50,000 sedations for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.
Dr John Saxon has consulted with the team at the Centre for Digestive Diseases (CDD) for over twenty years. He brings with him a broad background in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia, and Intensive Care. He has been involved in a number of published publications, research in emergency medicine and gastroenterology.
After completing his training and gaining his FANZCA he moved to Australia and has worked in major Sydney teaching hospitals. Dr Yusuf currently works at Prince of Wales Public Hospital and Southern Highlands Private Hospital.
Colo Rectal Surgeon
Clinical Associate Professor Matt Rickard has practiced as a Colorectal Surgeon in public and private practice for 16 years.
MBBS (Hons), BSc, PhD, FRACP Gastroenterologist
Professor Robert Llewellyn Clancy AM is a leading Australian clinical immunologist and a pioneer in the field of mucosal immunology (260 Publications). He is known for his research and development of therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), commonly known as emphysema.