Professor Gerald Holtmann

Director of Clinical Innovation(Sec

Faculty of Medicine

Associate Dean (Clinical)

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Prof Holtmann is a Clinical Academic in the field of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Associate Dean Clinical for both Health Faculties. He is also Director of the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland and serves on the Board of Directors of the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service and UQ Healthcare. He is a Fellow of Royal Australian Collge of Physicians (RACP, Sydney), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP, London) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS, Canberra). Besides his Medical Qualifications he also obtained a Master of Business Administration. After completing the clinical training in Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Essen in Germany and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the United States, he has gained substantial leadership and managerial experience within the health care setting as Director of large Gastroenterology Departments, CEO and General Manager of a University Hospital and Health Care Facilities and has served on the Board of the University Hospital Essen in Germany. His research is in the field of Neurogastroenterology has resulted in peer reviewed publications in key journal including the NEJM, Lancet, Gastroenterology and Gut. More recently his rersearch focus is on the role of the gut microbiome, mucosal and systemic inflammation and brain-gut interactions.


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