Dr Christopher Burgess

Dr Christopher Burgess

Paediatric gastroenterologist


Dr Christopher Burgess supports children of all ages – from infants to adolescents – and their families through the diagnosis and effective management of all types of gut problems.

This includes disorders affecting the digestive tract, liver, nutrition and feeding. He has specialist experience treating acid reflux, constipation, gastrointestinal allergies, coeliac disease, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease and more.

Dr Burgess has special interest in inflammatory disorders of the gut, and recently completed a two-year fellowship in Edinburgh researching risk factors and outcomes of paediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease.

He is also an experienced endoscopist and colonoscopist with full accreditation.

Dr Burgess completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in 2004, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2009, both at the University of Queensland, and a Diploma of Child Heath (DCH) in 2011 at the University of Sydney.

He received Conjoint Committee recognition of training in paediatric gastroscopy and colonoscopy in 2017, and in that same year was awarded his Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP).

Dr Burgess completed his internship at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and trained in paediatric gastroenterology in Brisbane at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

He worked as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. He has presented research at national and international meetings and publishes work in leading scientific journals. He is currently completing a Doctor of Medicine higher research degree and enjoys a part-time specialist appointment at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Dr Burgess finds medicine rewarding, exciting and challenging. As part of the Paeds in a pod team, he takes great reward from connecting with children and their families

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