NSW gastroenterologist Dr Meng Chong Ngu has been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day honours with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to medicine in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.
Dr Ngu is Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Chairman, Ambulatory Care and Endoscopy. He is also Clinical Associate Professor, Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney, and a member of Gastroenterological Society of Australia, Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association. The citation for his Honour notes that Dr Ngu established a specialist gastroenterology and hepatology clinic in Cabramatta, NSW, for migrants and refugees, since He has also published extensively in the field of gastrointestinal physiology, gastroenterology and hepatology. And is a peer-reviewer for Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, and Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Tasmanian gastroenterologist Dr John Wettenhall is also recognised with an OAM for service to the international community through water, sanitation and medical programs. Dr Wettenhall was a gastroenterologist at Launceston General Hospital, 1993-2008, and is currently Chair, Care for Africa Foundation and Director for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, since 2016.