Dr Britt Christensen

CHRISTENSEN, Britt - 27 02 2019



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Focus Gastroenterology
Suite 419
100 Victoria Parade,
East Melbourne VIC 3000


(03) 9650 7917


(03) 96507910





Dr Britt Christensen is a gastroenterologist and endoscopist with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She is also highly experienced in investigating and managing all gastroenterological complaints, including irritable bowel syndrome, iron deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel cancer screening and coeliac disease. 

Britt Christensen is the Head of IBD at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). She graduated Medicine with Honours and has completed an MPH at Monash University, for which she was awarded a Medal of Academic Excellence. After completing her gastroenterology training in Melbourne, she was awarded the Joseph Kirsner fellowship and spent two years undertaking advanced training in IBD at the prestigious University of Chicago Medicine, one of the largest and most prominent IBD centres in the world. She has undertaken research toward a PhD looking at histological outcomes and novel therapies in IBD, has presented her research at numerous international conferences and been published widely. 

Britt set up the intestinal bowel ultrasound service at RMH and the first IBD-pregnancy clinic in Australia that is serviced by an obstetrician and gastroenterologist. She is a scientific board member for the International Bowel Ultrasound Group, is involved in multiple drug and investigator-initiated trials and supervises several PhD, Masters and Honours students.

Subspecialty interests include:
Inflammatory bowel disease
Luminal gastroenterology and pregnancy
Intestinal ultrasound
Irritable bowel syndrome
Bowel cancer screening
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy

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