Our Team

  • Dr Julian Rong

Julian is our Senior Gastroenterologist, he has lived and worked in Gippsland since 2010.

He did his internship at Bairnsdale Health Service from which his love of the country grew. He completed the majority of his basic and advanced physician training with the Austin Liver Transplantation Unit in Melbourne. He is passionate about the care of patients with chronic liver disease and viral hepatitis. He has significant other areas of interest including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Reflux disease and IBS. He commenced Hydrogen/ Methane breath testing at Gippsland Gastro to define dietary triggers to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Julian is a keen educator and has mentored many outstanding junior clinicians. He is working to establish a regional network of like minded professionals to provide an efficient and timely specialised GI service.

  • Dr Sern Wei Yeoh


Sern (MBBS, BMedSci, FRACP, MPH) grew up in Melbourne and graduated on a full academic scholarship from the University of Melbourne Medical School. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Science and a postgraduate Masters of Public Health, accomplishing all his degrees with honours. He has extensive specialist experience from training and work in hospitals as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist throughout Australia. He has presented research at international conferences; and has both authored and reviewed publications in clinical textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Sern has a particular interest in liver disease having undertaken a combined research/clinical hepatology fellowship through Eastern Health in Melbourne; and was subsequently awarded a competitive fellowship in advanced hepatology at St James’s University Hospital in the United Kingdom. Here, he treated critically ill patients, including those requiring liver transplantation, in one of Europe’s largest teaching centres.

Sern maintains interest in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology including liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, iron deficiency, constipation, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. He prides himself on excellent communication and frequently receives positive feedback from his patients. He believes that careful listening to patients’ needs and concerns will always achieve the best outcomes.

  • Dr Minnie Au

Minnie is a gastroenterologist with a public appointment at Eastern Health. She completed a hepatology fellowship at Eastern Health and Master of Public Administration during her training. She performs FibroScans for liver fibrosis assessment through Monash University. She is interested in all aspects of gastroenterology and is recognised by the Conjoint Committee (CCRTGE) to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

  • Dr Daniel Clayton-Chubb

Daniel is a Melbourne trained gastroenterologist, hepatologist and endoscopist, with public appointments at the Alfred Hospital and Eastern Health. He is interested in preventative health and the management of all gastrointestinal disorders, and is undertaking a PhD at Monash University centered on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • Jodie Dowler

Our Practice Manager Jodie, joined the team in July 2017.  Jodie brings energy and professionalism to the team with many years experience in administration and Human Resource management.  Jodie has also worked in Education,  training and coaching in business management and leadership.   As a highly experienced administrative professional, Jodie is particularly well placed to foster relationships and organise the best possible services and care for our patients.

Jodie is an experienced Hydrogen/Methane Breath Testing Technician. Jodie can also assist you with your capsule endoscopy as a trained technician.

  • Emma Wong

Our Medical receptionist Emma has recently joined our team. She has a caring and professional manner and is always willing to assist patients with their medical needs. Emma enjoys greeting all patients, and welcomes any questions or concerns you may have regarding your consultation.

  • Natalie Loughrey

Natalie our dietitian is well know across Gippsland, working in Gippsland for many years with Latrobe  Community Health Service. Natalie has relocated interstate, but is still able to provide a professional dietetics service via our telehealth service.