Dr Michael Miros M.B., B.S (1st Class Hons.,Qld) F.R.A.C.P., OAM
Dr Miros graduated from The University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1982 and did his physician training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital becoming a gastroenterologist and physician in 1990.
Following this, he worked overseas at The Kings Hospital, London working in the Liver Transplant Unit. Currently Dr Miros’ main research interests are Barrett’s oesophagus with the use of magnification upper endoscopy to detect early dysplasia and screening colonoscopies to prevent colorectal cancer.
He has been instrumental in the development of using Indigo carmine (blue dye) spraying of the colon using a specialised technique to improve the detection of colorectal polyps. Dr Miros visits at the Southside Endoscopy Centre and Brisbane Endoscopy Services in McCullough Centre.
He currently performs magnification upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy and the use of chromoendoscopy and Given Enteroscopy Capsule Studies to detect small bowel pathology.
In June 2018, Dr Miros received an OAM – Order of Australia Medal for his service to Medicine – particularly to Gastroenterology. Dr Miros said he was “humbled” to be recognised for his service. “My goal has always been to bring world-class colonoscopy techniques to the local community”.
Dr Hadi Moattar MBBS, FRACP
Dr Hadi Moattar is a clinical Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist with special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Coeliac Disease, Eosinophilic Oesophagitis and Luminal Endoscopy and Polypectomy.
Dr Moattar completed his Medical Degree at Tehran University with distinction in 2004 and since then, he has worked in various hospitals Both in the United Kingdom and Queensland.
In 2016, he completed his Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship after being trained at the Mater Adult Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Townsville Hospital. After completing his general Gastroenterology Fellowship, Dr Moattar worked as an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow at the foremost IBD Centre - The Fiona Stanley Hospital – in Perth, WA. This helped to expand his experience and skill in the
management of complex patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr Moattar worked as a staff Gastroenterologist at Gold Coast University Hospital between 2018 and 2022 and has now moved to full-time private practice.
A well as ensuring that he is up to date with the latest developments in his field, Dr Moattar has actively participated in quality assurance projects and audits throughout his career, and has presented the results of these through national and international meetings and peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Shahram Safa M.D., F.R.A.C.P.
Dr Safa is an Iranian trained gastroenterologist. He obtained the top ranking in the Iranian National Board exam in 2005 and was awarded a scholarship for training in ERCP and endoscopic ultrasonography in Germany (Chemnitz Hospital) and Australia (Concord Hospital Sydney).
Dr Safa joins us with 13 years’ experience working as a gastroenterologist with special interest in interventional endoscopy and hepatobiliary system diseases. After moving to Australia with his family in 2010 he completed his fellowship from the Australian College of Physicians as a Gastroenterologist in 2013.
Prior to joining our practice, Dr Safa worked as a full time gastroenterologist at Logan Hospital and is part of the Logan Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) team which has more than 450 established IBD patients around the Logan area.
Going forward, Dr Safa will continue his work at Logan Hospital where he has an active role in teaching young gastroenterologists through endoscopy training sessions. He is also interested in endoscopic removal of large colon polyps with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) technique.
Dr Safa performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy along with consultations at Southside Endoscopy Centre.
Dr Yon Xian Koh M.B., B.S. F.R.A.C.P
Dr Koh graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2009. He worked across multiple metropolitan and also regional hospitals throughout his training, before completing the final year of his Gastroenterology and Hepatology training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
Dr Koh commenced work as a staff specialist Gastroenterologist at the Gold Coast University Hospital in 2018. Due to family reason, he has now relocated and settled down in Brisbane. He currently holds public appointments across Logan and Redland Hospital.
Dr Koh enjoys consulting on a variety of Gastroenterology diseases and has special interest in quality colonoscopy and bowel cancer screening. He performs gastroscopy, colonoscopy and has accreditation for small bowel capsule endoscopy.
Dr Koh speaks and reads Mandarin so he is equipped to also consult patients from the Chinese non-English speaking background.