Dr Joshua Butt

BMed(Hons) FRACP

Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist

Dr Joshua Butt is a gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist with a passion for providing the highest quality, individualised care to his patients. He is compassionate, respectful and highly experienced.

Dr Butt has a broad range of general gastroenterological interests as well as additional interventional expertise. He is proficient at treating multiple gastroenterological conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, reflux and abdominal pain.

His interventional expertise includes high quality gastroscopy and colonoscopy (including bowel cancer screening, management of positive FOBT, family history of bowel cancer and polyposis syndrome), removal of large polyps (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy.

Completing his medical degree with honours, Dr Butt was awarded the top academic result for the year at the University of Newcastle in 2004. His physician training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before undertaking advanced training in Gastroenterology at the Austin Hospital, Northern Hospital and Box Hill Hospital. He went onto complete two years of additional advanced endoscopy training with fellowships at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Joshua Butt sees patients for private consultation and endoscopy procedures in Coburg, Bundoora and Epping. He aims to see all new referrals within 2 weeks where possible. 

Dr Butt holds public appointments as the Head of Endoscopy Services at Northern Health, and Gastroenterologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr Butt is actively involved in training and supervision of physicians, gastroenterologists and medical students. He is interested in the patient experience and quality endoscopy practice with research in these fields.   He has also contributed to a number of Australian guidelines including the Victorian Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Categorisation Guidelines and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Surveillance Colonoscopy.

Dr Joshua Butt speaks Spanish fluently. He lives in the inner north of Melbourne and is a proud husband and father to two daughters. Outside of work he enjoys trying his hand at regenerative farming on a small property in South Gippsland and making salami. 

Dr Joshua Butt can be contacted by referring clinicians to discuss referrals or clinical concerns by phone on 03 9468 9700 or via email at [email protected]