Samuel Costello

Samuel Costello

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Dr Samuel Costello - MBBS FRACP - TITLEHOLDER.
Dr Costello graduated from medical school at the University of Adelaide in 2004 and then completed basic physician training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Sam then completed Gastroenterology training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Repatriation general hospital. He undertook a clinical fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease at St Mark’s hospital in London in 2016.

Sam is a staff specialist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a consultant with the inflammatory bowel disease service. He established and continues to manage the South Australian stool bank (BiomeBank) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection with faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) and has advised other groups in Australia and internationally about developing similar services.

Sam is passionate about medical research. He completed a PhD at the University of Adelaide where the focus of his research was FMT as a treatment for ulcerative colitis. He has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Sam enjoys teaching both medical students as well as doctors in training and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Managing Director BiomeBank
    2015 Clnical Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2013 Gastroenterologist The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Gastroenterology Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) as a safe and efficacious therapeutic alternative for refractory proctitis Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Dr Sreecanth Raja
    2020 Co-Supervisor The influence of the gastrointestinal microbiome on the development and severity of ulcerative colitis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Karmen Diane Telfer

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