Asif Chinnaratha

Asif Chinnaratha

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Asif Chinnaratha
MBBS MRCP(UK) FRACP FRCP(Glasg) PhD
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Dr Chinnaratha completed his basic physician training in Western Australia in 2010. He commenced his advanced training in Gastroenterology in 2011 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013. He completed another year of sub-speciality training in hepatology with the Liver Transplant unit at Flinders Medical Centre.

He completed his PhD with the Flinders University of South Australia exploring the effect of hepatitis B viral infection and its complications in South Australia.

Dr Asif Chinnaratha is a consultant Gastroenterologist/ hepatologist at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. He has a special interest in Hepatology; in particular, hepatocellular carcinoma and viral hepatitis. In addition to this, he also provides a general gastroenterology service at the hospital.

Research interests:

Hepatocellualr carcinoma

Alcoholic hepatitis

Portal hypertension

Viral hepatitis

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  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can read and write
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Tamil Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow United Kingdom FRCP (Glasg)
    2017 Flinders University Australia PhD
    2013 Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia FRACP
    2010 Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh United Kingdom MRCP (UK)
    2002 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University India MBBS
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Abdominal Ultrasound workshop Australian School of Medical Imaging (NSW)
    Statistics in Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine United States
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Ramachandran, J., Kaambwa, B., Muller, K., Haridy, J., Tse, E., Tilley, E., . . . Wigg, A. J. (2020). Cost effectiveness of treatment models of care for hepatitis C: the South Australian state-wide experience. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 32(10), 1381-1389.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Chan, A., Philpott, H., Lim, A. H., Au, M., Tee, D., Harding, D., . . . Singh, R. (2020). Anticoagulation and antiplatelet management in gastrointestinal endoscopy: A review of current evidence.. World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy, 12(11), 408-450.
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    2019 Chinnaratha, M. A., Campbell, K., Mathias, R., McCormick, R. J., Woodman, R. J., & Wigg, A. J. (2019). Improved Survival of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Diagnosed with a Dedicated Screening Programme—a Propensity Score Adjusted Analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, 50(4), 888-893.
    DOI Scopus1
    2019 Gill, M., Tee, D., & Chinnaratha, M. A. (2019). Caustic ingestion: Has the role of the gastroenterologist burnt out?. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31(3), 479-482.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2019 Wigg, A. J., Narayana, S. K., Le, H., Iankov, I., Chinnaratha, M. A., Tse, E., . . . Gowda, R. (2019). Stereotactic body radiation therapy for early hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective analysis of the South Australian experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89(9), 1138-1143.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2018 Hall, S. A. L., Shaikh, A., Teh, K., Tantiongco, M., Coghlan, D., Karapetis, C. S., . . . Wigg, A. J. (2018). Hepatitis B screening before rituximab therapy: a multicentre South Australian study of adherence. Internal Medicine Journal, 48(8), 936-943.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2018 Chandran, V., Neo, E. L., & Chinnaratha, M. A. (2018). Rare Presentation of Intraductal Papillary Neoplasm of the Bile Duct in a Patient With Ulcerative Colitis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 16(10), A38-A39.
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    2018 Haridy, J., Wigg, A., Muller, K., Ramachandran, J., Tilley, E., Waddell, V., . . . Tse, E. (2018). Real-world outcomes of unrestricted direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C in Australia: The South Australian statewide experience. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 25(11), 1287-1297.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2017 Chinnaratha, M., Kaambwa, B., Woodman, R., Fraser, R., & Wigg, A. (2017). Assessing the clinical and economic impact of increasing treatment uptake in chronic hepatitis B infection using a Markov model.. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 32(7), 1370-1377.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Foo, T., & Chinnaratha, M. (2017). Gastrointestinal: Unusual endoscopic finding in a patient with dysphagia and gastro-esophageal reflux. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), 32(10), 1665.
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    2016 Pateria, P., Jeffrey, G., Macquillan, G., Speers, D., Ching, H., Chinnaratha, M., . . . Adams, L. (2016). The association between chronic hepatitis C infection and cardiovascular risk. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(1), 63-70.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2016 Chinnaratha, M. A., Graham, C., Fraser, R. J. L., Woodman, R. J., & Wigg, A. J. (2016). Rising incidence of hepatitis B-related hepatocellular carcinoma in South Australia: 1996–2010. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(8), 902-908.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2016 Pateria, P., Jeffrey, G. P., MacQuillan, G., Speers, D., Ching, H., Chinnaratha, M. A., . . . Adams, L. A. (2016). Author reply. Internal Medicine Journal, 46(7), 863.
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    2016 Chinnaratha, M., Chuang, M., Fraser, R., Woodman, R., & Wigg, A. (2016). Percutaneous thermal ablation for primary hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 31(2), 294-301.
    DOI Scopus64 WoS58 Europe PMC35
    2015 Chuang, M., Chinnaratha, M., Hancock, D., Woodman, R., Biostats, M., Wong, G., . . . Fraser, R. (2015). Topical steroid therapy for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, 6(3), e82-1-e82-9.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS48 Europe PMC40
    2015 Chinnaratha, M., Chaudhary, S., Doogue, M., Mccormick, R., Woodman, R., & Wigg, A. (2015). Prevalence of hepatic osteodystrophy and vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(12), 1230-1235.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS14 Europe PMC4
    2015 Chinnaratha, M., Sathananthan, D., Pateria, P., Tse, E., Macquillan, G., Mosel, L., . . . Wigg, A. (2015). High local recurrence of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma after percutaneous thermal ablation in routine clinical practice. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 27(3), 349-354.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS18 Europe PMC13
    2015 Wigg, A., Chinnaratha, M., Wundke, R., & Volk, M. (2015). A chronic disease management model for chronic liver failure. Hepatology, 61(2), 725-728.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2014 Chinnaratha, M., Chelvaratnam, U., Stuart, K., Strasser, S., McCaughan, G., Gow, P., . . . Wigg, A. (2014). Liver transplantation outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Liver Transplantation, 20(7), 798-806.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2014 Chinnaratha, M., Jeffrey, G., Macquillan, G., Rossi, E., de Boer, B., Speers, D., & Adams, L. (2014). Prediction of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic hepatitis C by non-invasive liver fibrosis models. Liver International, 34(5), 720-727.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS19 Europe PMC13
    2014 Chinnaratha, M., & Khor, T. (2014). An unusual malformation predisposing to liver tumors. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 12(1), XXXVIII-XXXIX.
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    2014 Chinnaratha, M. A., Mccormick, R., Wundke, R., Woodman, R. J., & Wigg, A. J. (2014). Prevalence of bone disease in cirrhosis. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 29, 71.
    2014 Chuang, M. A., Chinnaratha, M. A., Woodman, R., Cock, C., & Fraser, R. (2014). Topical steroid therapy for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) - A systematic review and meta-analysis. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 29, 125.
    2013 Chinnaratha, M. A., Venugopal, K., de Boer, W. B., & Macquillan, G. (2013). Novel mutation in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis III. Liver International, 33(8), 1293.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2010 Chinnaratha, M. A., Le-Ha, C., Beilin, L., Ayonrinde, O. T., Olynyk, J. K., Mori, T., . . . Adams, L. A. (2010). Relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, vascular risk factors and arterial stiffness in adolescents. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 25, A33-A34.
    2010 Chinnaratha, M. A., Watts, G., Ching, H., Jeffrey, G. P., Macquillan, G., Speers, D., . . . Adams, L. A. (2010). Chronic hepatitis C infection and sub-clinical vascular disease. JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 25, A127.
    2007 Chinnaratha, M. A., Criddle, R. A., & Graziotti, P. J. (2007). Spontaneous intracranial hypotension: An easily treated headache [10]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(1), 59.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC5
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Ramachandran, J., Kaambwa, B., Muller, K., Haridy, J., Tse, E., Tilley, E., . . . Wigg, A. J. (2018). Models of Care and Their Cost-Effectiveness in HCV Treatment; The South Australian State-Wide Experience.. In HEPATOLOGY Vol. 68 (pp. 569A). San Francisco, CA: WILEY.
    2018 Ramachandran, J., Kaambwa, B., Muller, K., Haridy, J., Tse, E., Tilley, E., . . . Wigg, A. J. (2018). Models of care and their cost-effectiveness in hepatitis C treatment: The South Australian state-wide experience. In JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY Vol. 33 (pp. 68). WILEY.
    2014 Chinnaratha, M. A., McCormick, R. J., Wundke, R., Woodman, R. J., & Wigg, A. J. (2014). Prevalence of Bone Disease in Cirrhosis. In HEPATOLOGY Vol. 60 (pp. 379A). Boston, MA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2020 Rose, P., Au, M., Woodman, R., Teel, D., & Chinnaratha, M. A. (2020). THROMBOPOIETIN-RECEPTOR AGONISTS FOR PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS AND SEVERE THROMBOCYTOPAENIA UNDERGOING INVASIVE PROCEDURES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS. Poster session presented at the meeting of HEPATOLOGY. ELECTR NETWORK: WILEY.
    2020 Loo, K. F., Woodman, R., Bogatic, D., Muller, K., Chandran, V., Chinnaratha, M. A., . . . Wigg, A. (2020). TREATMENT STAGE MIGRATION FOR EARLY HCCs AND ITS IMPACT ON OUTCOMES- A MULTI-CENTRE STUDY. Poster session presented at the meeting of HEPATOLOGY. ELECTR NETWORK: WILEY.
    2020 Loo, K. F., Woodman, R., Bogatic, D., Muller, K., Chandran, V., Chinnaratha, M. A., . . . Wigg, A. (2020). Treatment stage migration for early hepatocellular carcinoma and its impact on outcomes: A multicenter study. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
    2020 Au, M., Chinnaratha, M. A., & Harding, D. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on alcohol-related liver disease: An emerging public health issue in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
    2020 Rose, P., Au, M., Woodman, R., Tee, D., & Chinnaratha, M. A. (2020). Thrombopoietin-receptor agonists for patients with cirrhosis and severe thrombocytopenia undergoing invasive procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
    2017 Zhou, J. Y., Chinnaratha, M. A., Woodman, R. J., & Wigg, A. J. (2017). The influence of a chronic liver failure program on variceal rebleeding rates: A multicenter study. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
    2017 Wigg, A. J., Muller, K. R., Teo, M., Rodgers, A., Mounkley, D., Chinnaratha, M. A., . . . Gowda, R. (2017). Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for early hepatocellular carcinoma: A promising early South Australian experience. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.
    2014 Chinnaratha, M., Chuang, A., Fraser, R., Woodman, R., & Wigg, A. (2014). Percutaneous thermal ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of HEPATOLOGY. Boston, MA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2014 Chinnaratha, M., Chuang, M. -Y., Fraser, R., Woodman, R., & Wigg, A. (2014). Percutaneous thermal ablation for primary hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the Australian Gastroenterology Week 2014, as published in Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Broadbeach, QLD: Wiley-Blackwell.
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    2013 Chinnaratha, M. A., Chelvaratnam, U., Stuart, K. A., Strasser, S., Mccaughan, G., Gow, P., . . . Wigg, A. J. (2013). Liver transplant outcomes in an aboriginal and torres strait islander population. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2013 Chinnaratha, M. A., Sathananthan, D., Pateria, P., Tse, E., MacQuillan, G. C., Tibballs, J., & Wigg, A. J. (2013). Predictors of Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence post thermal ablation. Poster session presented at the meeting of HEPATOLOGY. Washington, DC: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2013 Chinnaratha, M. A., Sathananthan, D., Pateria, P., Tse, E., Macquillan, G., & Wigg, A. J. (2013). Predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence post thermal ablation. Poster session presented at the meeting of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Melbourne, Vic.: Wiley.
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    2012 Chinnaratha, M. A., Rajakaruna, G., & Ayonrinde, O. T. (2012). Timing of variceal haemorrhage in patients with cirrhosis - is there a circadian variation?. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. WILEY.

2019     NHMRC partnership grant (GN1170032) for the project titled: “Implementation of a chronic disease management model in chronic liver failure patients to improve rates of emergency admissions providing an opportunity to drive practice change” (Chief Investigator A: Alan Wigg; Associate Investigator: MA Chinnaratha). [Amount awarded: $ 452,000 (NHMRC), $ 592,000 (Partners), total=$ 1,064,000 for 3 years]

2019     Inaugural GESA members’ research grant for the project titled: “Towards evidence-based guidelines for hepatocellular carcinoma screening in Indigenous Australians” (Chief Investigator A: Alan Wigg; Associate Investigator: MA Chinnaratha). [Amount awarded: $20,725 for 1 year]

2014     Australian Postgraduate Award from Flinders University for the project titled: “Hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and mortality in chronic hepatitis B and the economic burden of chronic hepatitis B in South Australia” (Principal Investigator: MA Chinnaratha) [Amount awarded: $25,392/annum for 3 years]

2013     Seeding grant from the Flinders Medical Centre foundation for the project titled “Predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence post thermal ablation” (Chief Investigators: MA Chinnaratha and AJ Wigg[Amount awarded: $10,000 for 1 year]

Seeding grant from the Flinders Medical Centre foundation for the project titled “Liver transplant outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders” (Chief Investigators: MA Chinnaratha and AJ Wigg[Amount awarded: $14,000 for 1 year]

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Liver Association Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA) Australia

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