Dr John Napoli


Dr John Napoli commenced Gastroenterology practice in 1994 at Pennant Hills whilst completing his PhD at the AW Morrow Gastroenterology and Liver centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney. He subsequently was appointed as a VMO Gastroenterologist at Ryde Hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Senior Clinical Lecturer of the University of Sydney. Dr Napoli has been actively involved in medical student and junior medical officer training. He has been the Director of Clinical Training at Ryde Hospital and Sub-Dean for the Northern Clinical School.

Dr Napoli’s work covers all areas of general Gastroenterology with particular interest in bowel cancer screening. Dr Napoli is an advocate for bowel cancer awareness and prevention. He has successfully run an “Open Access” scheme for many years for suitable patients to enable prompt endoscopic investigation without the delay and cost of a prior formal consultation. In addition, Dr Napoli’s practice includes many patients with common problems such as oesophageal reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. He adopts a holistic approach to the management of his patients including the use of lifestyle and non-pharmacologic methods for treatment. Dr Napoli attempts to keep waiting lists to a minimum and is happy to prioritise patients who require prompt attention.

Dr Napoli is passionate about providing high quality, accessible gastroenterological care to the community. In 2007, he took ownership of Pennant Hills Day Endoscopy Centre and subsequently this evolved into a state-of-the-art facility, Pennant Hills Day Surgery, which opened in November 2015. Dr Napoli is currently the Chair of the NSW Chapter of Day Hospitals Australia and is an Australian representative of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery.

​University of Sydney
  • MBBS (University of Sydney)


  • PhD

  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
Professional Membership
  • NSW Medical Board
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Current Appointments and Visiting Rights
  • Pennant Hills Day Surgery
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital