Dr Kate Cayzer has been a practising gastroenterologist since 2003, working in both a busy private practice but also working for a decade at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Her role there was as a co-investigator involved in many clinical trials in patients with a variety of liver diseases.

Dr Cayzer came into medicine as a mature aged student. She originally studied science and went on to do a PhD in Immunobiology. She then worked as a research scientist studying the immunobiology of a number of different liver diseases, in particular Hepatitis B.

Her interests in private practice are broad, though obviously in view of her background she has maintained a strong interest in liver disease. Here there are exciting developments that are soon to be available, in particular the advent of oral agents for the treatment of HCV. Less heartening, she said, was the increasing incidence of fatty liver disease and its association with hepatocellular carcinoma. As part of the Gastro Services group, we continue to follow the most recent developments in this area through our journal club and attendance at local and international meetings.

Dr Cayzer also has gained significant experience in the management of inflammatory bowel disease but is equally happy to see those difficult to manage irritable bowel syndrome patients.

Dr Cayzer completed the GESA Colonoscopy Recertification Program in 2019.

In summary, although Dr Cayzer has a particular interest in hepatology, she would describe herself as a general Gastroenterologist. She visits and performs procedures at Mater Private Hospital, South Brisbane (Wednesday mornings), Sunnybank Private Hospital (alternate Monday and Thursdays) and Eastern Endoscopy Centre (Friday mornings). Dr Cayzer consults at Eastern Endoscopy Centre (Tuesday mornings), Belmont (Wednesday afternoons) and Sunnybank (Thursday mornings).

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