Dr Ian Turner

Dr Ian Turner

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

VMO Gastroenterologist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver

  Research Interests:
Clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease management, quality of life in IBD, and reducing cancer risk factors in colon cancer and polyps and in liver cancer

  Clinical Expertise:
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography and Viral Hepatitis


Dr Ian Turner is a well-experienced clinical gastroenterologist largely based in Campbelltown and Narellan with broad interests in endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, and liver disease management. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of New South Wales in 1982, graduating with honours. He undertook his medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital in 1982 till 988. Following this Dr Turner obtained his Fellowship at the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1988.

Dr Turner’s clinical interests include therapeutic GI endoscopy (ERCP, dilations, bleeding, EMR, capsule endoscopy, GI stents and polyps), inflammatory bowel disease management (large cohort of patients built up over 25 years), and in general gastroenterology, upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy. His clinical research interests are in clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease management, quality of life in IBD, and reducing cancer risk factors in colon cancer and polyps and in liver cancer. He has Conjoint Committee (CCRTGE) recognition in upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, and capsule endoscopy and is active clinically in all of these endoscopic fields.

Dr Turner’s teaching interests are general medical and gastroenterology training in Western Sydney University medical students and endoscopy and gastroenterology training in local gastroenterology registrars and in medical registrars in Suva, Fiji (ANZGITA).

Dr Turner is committed to providing an efficient, accurate and empathic service to those with gastrointestinal needs.


MBBS (Hons)
University of New South Wales 1982

FRACP Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians 1988

Medical Board of Australia (MED0001067816)
Physician – Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Senior Lecturer and Clinical Sub Dean (2017 - present)
School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney

Consultant Gastroenterologist (2012 - present)
Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Service, AIRDS

Gastroenterologist (2007 - present)
Campbelltown Private Hospital

Head of Department of Gastroenterology (2006 – present)
Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals

Visiting Medical Officer, Gastroenterologist (2005 – present)
Department of Gastroenterology and Liver, Liverpool Hospital

Conjoint Senior Lecturer (2005– present)
University of Western Sydney

Visiting Medical Officer, Physician and Gastroenterologist (1991 - present)
Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals

Select Publications

  1. Quality of life assessment of Crohn’s Disease patients in a single practice in South Western Sydney - Living with Crohn’s. Mostafa S, Turner I. J Gastroenterol Heptol 2017 32 (S2) 149 (Abstract)
  2. Drug-induced systemic lupus erythematosus in inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors: a case series. Verdon C, Sawyer E, Connor S, Ng W, Turner I. J Gastroenterol Heptol 2017 32 (S2) 150 (Abstract)
  3. Rectal Bleeding Due to Leiomyosarcoma. Jideh B, Yang T, Turner I. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jan;15(1):e1-e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.08.008. Epub 2016 Aug 12. No abstract available. PMID: 27530097
  4. Knowledge and predictors of dysplasia surveillance performance in inflammatory bowel diseases in Australia. Leong RW, Perry J, Campbell B, Koo J, Turner IB, Corte C, Fok IK. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Oct;82(4):708-714.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.04.004. Epub 2015 May 23. PMID: 26007222
  5. Abdominal bloating: is it all in the gas? Pang J, Turner I. Med Today 2015; 16(4): 35-40

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Gastroenterology and Liver
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Liverpool Hospital
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