Dr Siddharth Sood
Dr Siddharth Sood is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He is the Head of Hepatology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He undertook his specialty training at the Liver Transplant Unit Victoria at the Austin Hospital, the Northern Hospital, and the Royal Melbourne Hospitals.
He has particular expertise in the field of liver disease, including autoimmune liver diseases, PBC, viral hepatitis, NASH and is also responsible for management of liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma).
His previous experience includes as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Northern Hospital, and Clinical Fellow at the Victorian Liver Transplant Unit. He has previously covered as a consultant for the Liver Transplant Unit. He has a strong research interest in liver disease, and has a PhD from the University of Melbourne.
At the Royal Melbourne Hospital, he is responsible for the Liver cancer (HCC) service, as well as the Liver clinics. He collaborates closely with multiple other departments, including the Cardiology unit in regards to patients following Fontan's procedures, and the Porphyria clinic where he provides specialist hepatology input. He manages many patients with less common liver diseases, including autoimmune hepatitis and Wilsons disease.
Dr Sood is a member of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) and the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA).
Dr Sood performs gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Royal Melbourne, Melbourne Private and Cotham Private Hospitals. His colonoscopy skills have been regularly audited through his work at Royal Melbourne, with a >95% caecal intubation rate and an excellent 45% adenoma detection rate (ADR) in screening colonoscopy. He has achieved GESA recertification for colonoscopy in 2020.
Dr Sood's has many international research publications in high quality journals which are available here. His research gate profile is: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Siddharth_Sood3