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About “Dr Chris Desmond”

Chris Desmond is a Melbourne based Gastroenterologist who investigates and treats all areas of luminal gastroenterology and hepatology, with particular interest in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, small bowel capsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, food intolerances, irritable bowel and functional GI disorders.

He performs interventional and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy (including ‘open access endoscopy’) at Cabrini Malvern and Brighton, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital (Monash Medical Centre), and Glen Iris Private.

To treat a broad base of patients, Chris combines public practice at Monash Health where he is a visiting specialist and Deputy Director of Endoscopy, with a private Gastroenterology practice in Ashburton, Clayton and Cabrini Medical Centres. Dr Desmond undertakes endoscopic ultrasound procedures at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, and Cabrini Hospital, Malvern. He provides a 7 day per week inpatient gastroenterology service at Cabrini Malvern and Cabrini Brighton.

In addition to treating individuals, Dr Desmond also dedicates time to teaching junior doctors and medical students. He is involved in teaching at the Monash University Medical School at Monash Health and Cabrini Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

Dr Desmond completed physician training and Specialist Gastroenterology training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He subsequently undertook a further advanced endoscopic fellowship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, prior to undertaking an endoscopic ultrasound fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He also undertook basic scientific research through Monash University, Melbourne, where he was awarded an NHMRC Research Scholarship.



Contact No.: +61398858100

Offered Services



  • Public practice Monash Health
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer Monash University


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Monash University


  • Medical Practitioners Board of Australia
  • Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • ECFMG Certification

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