DR BRITT CHRISTENSEN
BSc, MB BS (Hons), FRACP, MPH
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist
Dr Britt Christensen is a consultant gastroenterologist and endoscopist who combines public practice at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and private practice in East Melbourne.
Although Britt maintains a special interest in the inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, she is highly experienced in investigating and managing all gastroenterological complaints, including irritable bowel syndrome, iron deficiency anaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel cancer screening, coeliac disease and liver disorders.
Britt studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in 2006 and has completed a Masters of Public Health at Monash University, for which she was awarded a Medal of Academic Excellence. After completing her gastroenterology training at St Vincent’s and Alfred Hospital, she was awarded the Joseph B. Kirsner fellowship and spent over two years undertaking advanced training in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the prestigious University of Chicago Medicine, one of the largest and most prominent IBD centers in the world. Whilst there, she undertook research toward a PhD looking at histological outcomes and novel therapies in IBD. She is currently completing her PhD and has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and has been published widely. In addition, Britt is the author of several book chapters on IBD and is a reviewer for a number of the top journals in the field of Gastroenterology.
Britt holds a senior medical staff appointment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she has recently been appointed Head of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is actively involved in teaching. Britt consults at 100 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne and performs gastroscopy and colonoscopy at Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Richmond.
Britt lives in inner city Melbourne with her husband and two young daughters. When not at work her passions include spending time with her family, travelling and reading. She values communication with patients and families and is committed to improving patient health outcomes and providing holistic, compassionate medical care.