Dr. Paul O’Farrell



Dr Paul O’Farrell graduated with first class honours in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1997, with a combined Bachelor of Arts in music, psychology and philosophy. He was admitted to physician training through St Vincent’s Hospital with advanced training in gastroenterology through Royal North Shore Hospital. Paul returned to St Vincent’s Hospital for an elective year of training with a focus in gastroenterology in immunosuppressed patients, and in therapeutic endoscopy. Paul became a fellow of to the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2004. Paul was appointed Teaching Fellow in gastroenterology at Harvard University, USA in 2006-7 and concurrently completed a fellowship in interventional gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston.

Paul is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Northern Beaches Hospital, with appointments at Pittwater Day Surgery and Dee Why Endoscopy. His interests include bowel cancer screening, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition and patient centered care of younger and older patients with digestive diseases.

Paul is an accredited diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopist with the Conjoint Committee in Endoscopy. He is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Australian Association of Consultant Physicians (AACP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

Paul is a gastroenterologist, musician and gardener, and has been a Friend of the Royal Botanic Gardens for over 20 years. He was the custodian of the heritage listed gardens at Waterfall Cottage in Bayview from 2017-2023 and now enjoys gardening a heritage home in Church Point. Dr Paul O’Farrell consults at Peninsula Gastroenterology through our Mona Vale rooms and at Northern Beaches Hospital rooms; please send along your referral for review.


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