Professor Michael A Kamm
MBBS MD FRCP FRACP
Michael Kamm has a passion for medicine. His goal is to get patients better, and he will go the extra distance or use whatever techniques or treatments that are necessary to achieve that. He will be very active with drug therapy, if that's what's needed, but is equally skilled at using a range of holistic, alternative or other therapies.
Michael Kamm investigates and treats all luminal gut disorders. His special interests are in the inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), and functional gut and pelvic floor disorders (such as heartburn or reflux, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea and faecal incontinence).
Michael Kamm spends half his time in clinical practice and half in research and teaching.
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Although very active in clinical practice, Michael Kamm conducts a lot of original research with a view to finding the cures or best treatments for a range of gut disorders. He publishes extensively in medical literature, lectures widely around the world, is on the Editorial Board of several international gastroenterological journals, and is on a number of industry, government and charitable body advisory boards.
Michael Kamm has also established a charity to fund research into gut diseases. The Australasian Gastro Intestinal Research Foundation (AGIRF) is supporting a number of cutting-edge projects in Australia and abroad. These include projects researching the causes and best management of inflammatory bowel diseases and functional gut problems.
Training and previous professional positions
Michael Kamm trained in gastroenterology in Melbourne and London. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Melbourne and St Vincent's Hospital in 1978. For 22 years, from 1986 till 2008, he worked at St Mark's Hospital, the London specialist hospital for intestinal diseases, where he was Professor of Gastroenterology (Imperial College), Chairman of Medicine, and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Physiology Units.
In 2008 he returned to his home town, Melbourne, to establish a clinical practice, and to take up a clinical research and academic position at St Vincent's Hospital and University of Melbourne.
Michael Kamm has received a number of awards for his clinical and research work, including the Margaret Ryan Prize in Internal Medicine from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1978, the Francis Avery Jones research medal from the British Society of Gastroenterology in 1993, the Bengthlre Memorial Prize from the Swedish Society of Medicine in 1996, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award in 1998,
Distinguished Research Award - Gastroenterological Society of Australia in 2014, the Joseph Sung lecturer (Hong Kong) in 2016, and the David Sachar International Award - Mt Sinai Hospital, New York (USA) in 2016.
Michael Kamm is the author of 6 books on inflammatory bowel diseases and functional gut and pelvic floor disorders. Click button for Michael Kamm's extensive publications
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