Prof Luke Hourigan

Interventional Gastroenterologist


After completing 3 years of advanced training in gastroenterology and hepatology in Brisbane at the Mater Public Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital, he undertook a further 2 years of highly specialised training in interventional endoscopy, initially at Westmead Hospital, Sydney and then moved to Canada for further training at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. In addition, he completed multiple observerships in France, Germany, Malaysia, and Japan.

On his return, Prof Hourigan was appointed as a staff consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Soon afterwards, he was appointed as the Clinical Director of Endoscopy.

Prof Hourigan has a particular interest and expertise in the endoscopic management of Barrett’s dysplasia, achalasia, endoscopic resection of large colonic polyps, endoscopic resection of gastrointestinal malignancy, and diseases of the pancreas and bile duct.

He pioneered oesophageal endoscopic mucosal resection in Queensland. He has over 20 years’ experience in the endoscopic management of Barrett’s dysplasia and early oesophageal malignancy.

Prof Hourigan is a national leader in the endoscopic management of large colonic polyps.

He contributes to multi-centre, collaborative Australian research, which focuses on the evidence based management of large colonic polyps; these studies have formed the basis of widely accepted international large colonic polyp management guidelines.

He has over 25 years’ experience performing complex ERCP. He also supervises a training program in ERCP and other forms of interventional endoscopy at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

He has expertise in the endoscopic management of achalasia. He pioneered Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) in Qld for the minimally invasive management of achalasia in 2015 after undergoing training in France, Germany, and Japan.

He is one of the most experienced practitioners of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) in Australia.

Prof Hourigan also has an interest in endoscopy quality indicators and the best practice of diagnostic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.

He is a highly experienced endoscopist who supervises subspecialty training in his areas of expertise. He continues to be involved in endoscopic research.

He has been an invited speaker and live case proceduralist at national and international meetings. He continues to be an active member of GESA (Gastroenterological Society of Australia) including two terms on the Endoscopy Faculty Executive Committee.

He is a past president of the Gastroenterological Society of Queensland (GESQ).

Prof Hourigan practices privately at Greenslopes Private Hospital as an associate of Queensland Gastroenterology.

Luke Hourigan

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