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Alexander J. Thompson

Director, Gastroenterology Department, St Vincent's Hospital, The University of Melbourne

I am Professor-Director of Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the University of Melbourne. I am a long-standing member of the Melbourne Liver Group. I am the immediate past chair of the Australian Liver Association, and past board member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia and Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver. I have national and international recognition for research investigating the pathogenesis, natural history and treatment outcomes of HBV and HCV infection, with a focus on translational research that can optimize existing treatment algorithms. More recent work has focussed on new models of care, specifically treatment of viral hepatitis in the prison sector and in people who inject drugs. The rising prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in people living with viral hepatitis, and the poor outcomes of people diagnosed with HCC, has fostered a strong clinical and academic interest in HCC over the past decade.


  • 2014–present
    Professor, St Vincent's Hospital and the University of Melbourne


  • 2021 
    American Association for the Study of the Liver, Fellowship (FAASLD)
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2004 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellowship (FRACP)
  • 1997 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS