I trained at the University Of Oxford Medical School in the UK. After qualifying in medicine I worked as a junior doctor in Glasgow and Nottingham. I did my gastroenterology training in a variety of hospitals in the Nottingham region of the UK, and I did a higher medical research degree at the University of Nottingham. I moved to New Zealand with my Kiwi wife and children in 2009.
Areas of Expertise
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • General gastroenterology
Current Employment

Consultant Gastroenterologist – Tauranga Hospital

  • BM BCh 1994
  • DM 2001
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation
Research and Teaching

I have ongoing roles in several international clinical trials investigating various new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. I teach undergraduate medical students at Tauranga Hospital, and also supervise and mentor junior doctors undertaking specialist training in gastroenterology.

I am a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
I am a consultant gastroenterologist currently working at Waikato hospital. I moved to New Zealand from South Korea where I completed my training in internal medicine and gastroenterology. I am the father of 2 lovely children.

I am specialised in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic interventions and I also have a deep interest in endoscopic bariatric procedures and anti-reflux procedures.

  • Bachelor of Medicine 2007 (South Korea
  • Internal medicine specialist 2012 (Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea)
  • Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • PhD Internal Medicine 2014 Eulji University, Graduate School
  • Subspecialist in gastroenterology 2014 (Korean Association of Internal Medicine)
  • FRACP (2019)
Endoscopic interventions including

  • Diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Polyp removal: polypectomy, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Bariatric procedures: intra gastric balloon, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
  • Endoscopic anti-reflux procedure: STRETTA
  • Eulji University, School of Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine)
  • Internship and residentship in internal medicine at Eulji University Hospital
  • Fellowship in gastroenterology at Catholic University Hospital, South Korea
Research and Publications
  • A Case of a Jejunal Ectopic Pancreas Presenting as Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013;62:165-168
  • A Case of Rapidly Progressing Leiomyosarcoma Combined with Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Esophagus. World J Gastroenterol. Aug 28, 2013;19(32):5385-5388
  • A Case of Ascending Colon Variceal Bleeding Treated with Venous Coil Embolization. World J Gastroenterol. Jan 14, 2013;19(2):311-315
  • Genetic Screening Identifies Suppressor of Morphogenesis in Genitalia-1 (SMG-1) as a Modulator of Sorafenib Resistance in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Digestive Disease Week 2013, Orlando, USA 2013
  • Obstructive Jaundice Caused by Obscure Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mimicking Cholangiocarcinoma. APASL 2013. Singapore 2013
Current Employment

Consultant gastroenterologist at Waikato Hospital

I am a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
Originally from the U.K I graduated from Sheffield medical school and emigrated to New Zealand in 2008 having worked as a junior doctor in the NHS for two years. I trained all over the North Island completing my Gastroenterology training in the Auckland region. Following this I undertook an interventional endoscopy fellowship at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the largest endoscopy centre in Europe where I underwent advanced training in colonoscopy, complex colonic polyp management, capsule endoscopy and colonoscopy training. I am currently working as a General Gastroenterologist at Tauranga Hospital and am looking forward to being part of the bowel cancer screening team for the Bay of Plenty.
Areas of Expertise
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening and surveillance
  • General gastroenterology
Current Employment

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Tauranga Hospital, Bay of Plenty DHB

  • MBChB
  • MRCP(UK)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • The New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
I am a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider

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