Dr Michael Hing is a consultant physician Gastroenterologist and in 1982 was the founder of the Bondi Junction Endoscopy Centre.
Michael was born in Sydney of Australian Chinese Irish heritage. Educated at Sydney Boys’ High School he obtained a maximum pass at the Higher School Certificate, before completing his medical degree M.B., B.S from Sydney University with Second Class Honours in 1974.
Having done the “Australian thing” of backpacking around the world, as well as doing some overseas medical work, he returned to Australia to complete specialist training in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, holding training registrar positions at St Vincent’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Hospital, and became a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1982.
He is certified as competent in Endoscopy and Colonoscopy having obtained accreditation by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Training and is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
Michael is also a founding Fellow of the Australasian College of Sexual Health Physicians, (FACSHP) in recognition of his training and research interests in the venereological aspects of Gastroenterology and HIV medicine. Previously he was the Gastroenterologist to the HIV unit at St Vincent’s Hospital and now still holds appointments to St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital and Wolper Hospital.
He is a co-author of a number of medical journal articles and a regular part-time lecturer to the Master of Medicine candidates at Sydney University.
Outside of medicine Michael is keenly interested in Eastern Philosophy and Religion and regularly meditates. He is very involved in travel to out of the way places, to indulge his other passion of photography.
Finally with regard to his medical practice, Michael feels it is a privilege to be involved in the health of his patients, that good health care is an art, that needs much compassion, humour and enthusiasm in order to view the patient in totality, not just as a person with a medical problem.