Dr Amit Kapur is an Australian trained Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, and has recently opened his own consulting rooms within Wollongong Day Surgery on Level 2.
Amit completed his medical degree at the University of Wollongong in 2010. He then commenced working as a junior doctor in the South Coast (Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, Wollongong and Bulli Hospitals) and was awarded Junior Doctor of the Year during this period. He completed both his Basic Physician Training (BPT) and Advanced Training (AT) (Gastroenterology/Hepatology) in institutions including Prince of Wales Hospital and Wollongong Hospital. He also had a teaching appointment within the University of New South Wales at this time (recipient of the Bryan Yeo Teacher Award) and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) in 2018.
Prior to the study and practice of medicine, Amit completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and then pursued his PhD studies in the field of protein-protein and DNA-protein interactions.
Following completion of these studies, he worked in the pharmaceutical space (drug design/antibody production) as well as biomarker discovery (Oncology (ovarian and colorectal) and HIV) and was awarded NSW Innovative Scientist of the Year in 2004 for this work. He then progressed his research in the area of the manipulation of the microbiome using techniques such as Faecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT) as well as the production of novel prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics (with patents in this area). He has worked in the US, Europe as well as in Singapore/Thailand as a researcher and academic.
At present, Amit has recommenced a career in academia (current appointment at the University of Wollongong and Macquarie University) and industry and continues to be involved in research with international biotechnology in the area of the GUT microbiome with ongoing patents and publications in this area. He has ongoing active research collaborations at present and continues to teach medicine as a lecturer.
Areas of Interest
• General gastroenterology and hepatology
• Functional bowel pathology
• Metabolic Syndrome including Fatty Liver Disease
- BSc (Hons) , PhD , MBBS , FRACP