Introducing GastroNorth

At GastroNorth, we are a like-minded group of gastroenterologists and endoscopists who not only work together in private practice, but also share the passion to support the community by servicing Melbourne’s public hospitals, including The Northern Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and Box Hill Hospital.

 

GastroNorth was formed in 2010 when Dr Simon Glance and Dr Tin Nguyen joined Dr Raouf Bassily at his rooms in Bundoora. Over the following seven years, Dr Shamilah Lachal, Dr Alvin Chung, Dr Joshua Butt and Dr Soleiman Kashkooli joined the team, resulting in a wide range of expertise in gastrointestinal medicine.

 

Our team is a cohesive one and we work together to provide optimal care for our patients. We attend local and international conferences and pride ourselves on being well informed on the latest advances in gastrointestinal medicine. We are dedicated to teaching trainees and medical students and we liaise with our general practitioner colleagues to ensure comprehensive care for patients.

 

We are friendly, approachable, and committed to working together with our patients to achieve gastrointestinal health. To find out more about our range of services, please click here

 

When not at work, you might find Raouf skiing, or relaxing in Barwon Heads with his family. Simon loves a laugh and enjoys going to the gym and traveling with his family. Tin makes candles and cooks with his two boys and is also learning how to age his own beef to perfection! Shamilah is a taxi driver to her three boys and always adds an element of fun to the many school/church activities she is involved with. Alvin has four children under the age of six as well as chickens, so he’s just trying to find time to sleep. Josh is an award winning salami maker, who makes his own pickles and works on his farm to relax, and Soleiman enjoys a game of tennis, watching movies and taking his young daughter to the park.

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