• Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Areas of interest


A/Prof Antony Friedman is a specialist Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist. He has a broad range of interests in Gastroenterology, with a specific focus in bowel and oesophageal cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastrointestinal disorders. His services include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, faecal microbiota transplantation, open access and capsule endoscopy.

Antony studied medicine at Monash University and received his MBBS in 2004. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as a specialist Gastroenterologist in 2011. In 2012, Antony completed an Intestinal Ultrasound Fellowship at the Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy. Antony received a postgraduate research degree in 2016 for work in inflammatory bowel disease.

Antony has made significant contributions to improving clinical and administrative practices in various Melbourne hospitals. His research program focuses on inflammatory bowel disease at The Alfred Hospital and Monash University where he is on staff as a gastroenterologist and Head of the Gandel Foundation Intestinal Ultrasound Unit, Australia’s only dedicated gastrointestinal ultrasound service. Antony won the Alfred Health Innovation Award in 2018 for this work.

Antony is also a member of Epworth’s Gastroenterology and General Surgery Institute Executive Committee as well as The Avenue Hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee, with a particular emphasis on quality metrics in gastroscopy and colonoscopy performance.

All patients can be seen urgently by Antony and he is happy to discuss any issues with referring practitioners over the phone.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Centre for Gastroenterology

Suite G.03
171 Union Road (entry via Montrose Street)
Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Consulting Location

Melbourne Centre for Gastroenterology

345 Balaclava Road
Caulfield North VIC 3161

Epworth locations


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS, Monash University, 2004
  • FRACP, 2011
  • SIUMB Intestinal Ultrasound Fellowship, 2012
  • MD, Monash University, 2016

Education and training

  • GENIUS accredited gastrointestinal ultrasound supervisor and tutor
  • Mentor in The Alfreds Junior Medical Staff Mentor Program
  • Greater South Eastern Consortium Executive Committee for Basic Physicians Training
  • Monash University Final Year Medical Student Mentor
  • Tutor in The Alfred's RACP written and clinical examinations program


  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal ultrasound

Professional Associations

  • RACP
  • GESA
  • AGA
  • ECCO
  • IBUS

Public Appointments

  • Alfred Health and Monash University