The hepatology service and its liver clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital provide specialist hepatology consultations and multi-disciplinary care for patients within the Northern Sydney Local Health District.  We manage patients with a range of liver diseases arising from hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcohol, drug induced liver injury, autoimmune and metabolic disorders.  The hepatology service provides comprehensive assessment and management of patients with primary liver cancers (hepatocellular cancer) and associated liver disease in the context of a multi-disciplinary framework with other medical specialties.


Dr Brett JonesDirector Senior Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Venessa PattulloStaff Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Phil Chang Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Paul O'FarrellVMO Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Gordon ParkVMO Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Nemes SandanayakeVMO Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Ms Jocelyn SchramkoClinical Nurse Consultant
Ms Elsa ChuClinical Nurse Consultant
Ms Alison Grattan-SmithDietitian
Support staff   Counsellors
 Social Workers
Ms Monica OhAdministrative Staff
Ms Alice Thurtell        Administrative Staff


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Liver clinic appointments

Phone:                            9463 1680

Email:               NSLHD-accreferrals@

Fax:                   9463 1065

A valid referral addressed to one of the liver clinic specialists is required to make an appointment.

Please bring all relevant test results, scans and medication list to your appointment.

Please advise if language translations services are required.

Urgent appointments

The referring GP/doctor should phone to discuss cases prior to forwarding an urgent referral to ensure patient can be allocated an appropriate appointment.

Phone:                            9463 2450


Fax:                    9463 2041



Ambulatory Care Centre

Acute Services Building, Level 3

Royal North Shore Hospital