Dr Sam O'Connor

Dr Sam O'Connor Queensland Gastroenterology

Dr Sam O’Connor is a Gastroenterologist at Queensland Gastroenterology who has interests in inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy.


Dr Sam O’Connor graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2006 then commenced training in gastroenterology in Townsville, before returning to Princess Alexandra hospital in Brisbane for a further two years. His last year of formal advanced training was spent as the Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Motility Fellow.

In 2013, Dr Sam O’Connor was awarded the ‘Fresenius Kabi Travel Award’ by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia to present his abstract on ‘Polypectomy trends in Australia’ at the United European Gastroenterology Week in Berlin.

He then undertook a fellowship in advanced colonoscopy and complex polypectomy in the United Kingdom with the Gloucestershire NHS Trust and Dr John Anderson.

He is one of four physicians on the Australian Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and was the 2019-2021 President of the Gastroenterology Society of Queensland.

Sam has interests in inflammatory bowel disease, as well as quality and advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy and has had several research papers published in International Endoscopy and Gastroenterology journals. Dr Sam O’Connor also has a public appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.