Westmead Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Westmead Private Hospital specialist Ted O'Loughlin

Dr Ted O'Loughlin


Dr O’Loughlin graduated from Sydney University medical school in 1977 and undertook his paediatric training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Camperdown and a Gastrointestinal fellowship in Calgary Canada. He has practised as a paediatric gastroenterologist since 1986 at Camperdown (1986-1990 as Senior Lecturer in the University Dept of Paediatrics), John Hunter Hospital Newcastle (1991-5, first staff specialist in paediatric gastro) and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (1995-present).

Dr O’Loughlin is heavily engaged in teaching junior doctors in the finer points of gastroenterology and has published widely in the field of gastroenterology with over a hundred peer reviewed publications. While not a great admirer of bureaucracy, he did serve as head of department of Gastroenterology for 6 years. 

Special Interests

Dr O’Loughlin has extensive experience across a range of paediatric gastrointestinal areas including:

  • Liver disease, liver transplant, gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders
  • Luminal diseases such as chronic inflammatory bowel and allergic disease, nutritional disorders and artificial nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders of children with developmental disorders
  • Upper and lower endoscopic procedures, including some interventional endoscopy