About Dr Shaun McGrath


Dr Shaun McGrath MBBS (UNSW) Hons 1 FRACP, is committed to providing the best quality-of-care to patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders.


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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Shaun McGrath is a senior Visiting Medical Officer in the Department of Endocrinology at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle.  He graduated with Honours from UNSW in 1992 and gained his FRACP in 1999.  He is a busy clinical endocrinologist in private practice with particular expertise in thyroid and parathyroid disease. 

He runs a dedicated thyroid biopsy clinic and performs all the preoperative parathyroid localisation ultrasound for the Hunter region prior to surgery.  He has facilitated thyroid ultrasound workshops and lectured on neck ultrasound and thyroid nodules for the Endocrine Society of Australia and manages over 300 thyroid cancer patients.   

His recent audits include “Clinical Implications of the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytology in 1122 patients” and the “Accuracy of preoperative localisation with ultrasound and sestamibi scintigraphy in 139 patients from a single centre.”


Areas of Expertise

Dr McGrath's areas of expertise in clinical care include:

  • Thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules and cancer
  • Disorders of calcium metabolism including hyperparathyroidism
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • General Endocrinology

Note: Dr McGrath does not consult in diabetes


Recent Lectures and Achievements

2015

  • HPMI Cluster meeting GP lectures Belmont, Warners Bay and Hamilton
  • ASPAN Faculty Panel member Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours
  • Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine thyroid disease lecture
  • HPMI Newcastle Weekend speaker
  • General Practice Training Valley to Coast lectures on osteoporosis and thyroid disease
  • Newcastle University 4th year medicine thyroid lectures
  • Remote vocational training scheme GP thyroid lecture
  • Chair Clinical weekend Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Reviewer for Internal Medicine Journal                                

2014

  • General Practice Training Valley to Coast lectures on osteoporosis and thyroid disease
  • Newcastle University 4th year medicine thyroid lectures
  • Chair Clinical weekend Endocrine Society of Australia
  • Meet the Professor session Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Reviewer for Internal Medicine Journal

Memberships

  • Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Endocrine Society of Australia