Benedict Devereaux, MD
Benedict Devereaux completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1991. He undertook his junior training and subsequent Gastroenterology training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. This culminated in his obtaining fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1998.
Ben then completed fellowships in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA between 1999 and 2001. During this time he developed a specific interest in the staging and management of pancreatic cancer and was awarded an American Digestive Health Foundation 2000 Endoscopic Research Grant for a prospective study comparing multidetector computed tomography MDCT and EUS for the staging of pancreatic cancer. This study formed the basis of a Masters of Philosophy awarded by the University of Queensland in 2006. Ben also attained fellowship of the American College of Gastroenterology.
On returning to Australia in 2001, Ben accepted a position at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where he is now a Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist performing and teaching advanced endoscopy, in particular ERCP and EUS. Ben is a frequent invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings. He is also active in national endoscopic teaching programmes and participates on faculty at national and international live endoscopy workshops. Ben also established Digestive Diseases Queensland, providing general gastroenterology services with special interests in ERCP, EUS and therapeutic endoscopy.
Ben is on the board of the gastroenterological society of Australia. In December 2016 his textbook “The Handbook of Clinical Pancreatology” was released on the app store for iPads.
Dr. Devereaux presents several case reports reporting on the key indications for cholangioscopy and how its use impacted patient care, procedural success and costs. In Part 2, he presents some of the recent clinical data being reported on cholangioscopy.