Dr Edward Shelton | Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist | Kew Hawthorn Melbourne

Dr Edward Shelton

Dr Edward Shelton


Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Endoscopist

Dr Edward Shelton is a highly experienced Gastroenterologist. He graduated with Honours from Monash University and completed a Luminal and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Fellowship at Monash Health. During his advanced training, he also focused on endoscopy and liver disease including viral hepatitis and transplant hepatology. He undertook a further Advanced IBD Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he held a position as a Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard University and published research on biologic therapies in IBD.

Dr Shelton holds a public position at Monash Health, consults privately in Kew and Camberwell and manages inpatients at Epworth Richmond. He lectures Monash University and Melbourne University medical students and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. Dr Shelton is the Principal Investigator on IBD clinical trials at Emeritus Research giving his patients access to the latest biologic therapies. He is also one of a handful of IBD physicians in Australia who perform intestinal ultrasound.

Dr Shelton maintains an interest in research having published in local and international journals in the fields of IBD, liver disease and endoscopy. He attends both national and international conferences to maintain his professional knowledge.

Areas of expertise:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Endoscopy
  • Liver disease
  • Reflux
  • Coeliac disease
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Abdominal pain and abdominal bloating
  • Fatty liver
  • Colon cancer screening

To all his patients, he offers a caring and conscientious nature with thorough and quick follow up. Dr Shelton understands that effective and clear communication is vital for his patients’ care.

If you have an urgent patient referral please mention this to his reception team and they will make room in his schedule as soon as possible. Patients who are uninsured and require endoscopy can be seen in his private rooms and waitlisted at Monash Health.

Efficacy of vedolizumab as induction therapy in refractory IBD patients: a multicenter cohort

E Shelton, JR Allegretti, B Stevens, M Lucci, H Khalili, DD Nguyen, J Sauk, …
Inflammatory bowel diseases 21 (12), 2879-2885

Cancer recurrence following immune-suppressive therapies in patients with immune-mediated diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis

E Shelton, D Laharie, FI Scott, R Mamtani, JD Lewis, JF Colombel, …
Gastroenterology 151 (1), 97-109. e4

New onset idiosyncratic liver enzyme elevations with biological therapy in inflammatory bowel disease

E Shelton, K Chaudrey, J Sauk, H Khalili, R Masia, DD Nguyen, V Yajnik, …
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics 41 (10), 972-979

No Excess Cancer Recurrence After Immunosuppressive Drugs in a Meta-analysis of Cohorts of Patients With Immune-mediated Diseases: A Mirage Related to Propensity Bias? Reply

E Shelton, AN Ananthakrishnan
GASTROENTEROLOGY 152 (1), 306-306

A randomized controlled study of trimethoprim‐sulfamethoxazole versus norfloxacin for the prevention of infection in cirrhotic patients

S Lontos, E Shelton, PW Angus, R Vaughan, SK Roberts, A Gordon, …
Journal of digestive diseases 15 (5), 260-267

Safety and efficacy of teduglutide (Gattex) in patients with Crohn’s disease and need for parenteral support due to short bowel syndrome–associated intestinal failure

B Kochar, MD Long, E Shelton, L Young, FA Farraye, V Yajnik, H Herfarth
Journal of clinical gastroenterology 51 (6), 508-511

Full list of publications

Consulting locations:

Main Rooms: (all correspondence)
833 Glenferrie Road
KEW VIC 3101

PMC Surgical
267 Barnard Street