Dr John Nik Ding

Dr Ding is a gastroenterologist and post-graduate scholar who has commenced private practice at St Vincent's Private Hospital and Brunswick Private Hospital. He combines private practice with a senior medical specialist appointment at St Vincent’s Public Hospital where he is part of the Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease department, and leads the IBD Clinical trials Unit and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program at St Vincent’s Public Hospital. He is also an appointed member of the Human Research Ethics Committee and sits on a number of international committees including the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (largest in IBD) where is a regular invited speaker. He is the founding chair of the Young Gastroenterology Society Network in Australia.

John has returned from London with his young family after completing his PhD in inflammatory bowel disease at Imperial College, where he was also appointed a clinical lecturer.

John has a special interest in luminal gastroenterology (IBD and irritable bowel syndrome), and is part of ongoing research projects in this areas across St Vincent’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne. His other interests include bowel cancer screening, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease among others.

John offers endoscopy services at St Vincent’s Public, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Epworth Hospitals. For patients who are uninsured and require endoscopy, appointments can be made at his private rooms or alternatively they can be waitlisted for procedures at St Vincent’s Public Hospital. Patients holding Pension or healthcare cards will be offered a reduced rate.

John works from a patient-centered approach and is open to discussing patients with GPs to provide cohesive ongoing treatment and care.

John is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Tuesday afternoons.  To arrange an appointment please phone 9417 42 44.