Zina Valaydon is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. She is the head of the Hepatology Unit at the Western Hospital.
Zina graduated from The University of Melbourne with a double degree in Medicine and Surgery and Biomedical Science and she is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She completed her physician training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Vincent's Hospital and the Austin Hospital.
Zina holds a PhD at the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, conducting research in liver disease.
Zina has a broad range of interests in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, including gastroscopy and colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, reflux disease, functional bowel disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome) and liver disease.
Zina regularly attends and speaks at both national and international conferences. She is also a lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
Zina works at the Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital and consults privately at Central Melbourne Gastroenterology.