A graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in the UK, David trained in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UK at international centres of excellence in London (Kings College Hospital) and Leeds.
He came to NZ in 1999 as a Specialist Gastroenterologist at Auckland City Hospital and worked there for 5 years until 2004. During this time he set up the first NZ service for both push enteroscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy at Auckland City Hospital, both of which have now taken hold in the country as a whole.
He and his medical wife travelled to the UK in 2004, where he worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at a busy general hospital in south east London. Returning in 2007, David took up his previous position at Auckland City Hospital and then in 2008 stepped up to become Clinical Director (CD) of the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. As CD, David commits most of his time to his public work but does transfer his clinical and endoscopic expertise, excellent communication skills, and unique patient rapport to patients in the private sector.
David is happy to be contacted by medical colleagues for any questions or advice.
Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and capsule endoscopy)
Oesophageal physiology testing (impedance pH, and Bravo wireless pH testing)
Areas of Special Interest
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Anaemia and GI bleeding
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
Oesophageal Manometry / pH
Dysphagia, Dyspepsia and Reflux (GORD)
Liver disease (including alcohol)