Alasdair Patrick

Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy – diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease- wireless pH, pH/Impedance, ResTech, High Res Manometry
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer- formally trained in CT Colonography
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Stretta

Dr Alasdair Patrick is a New Zealand trained Gastroenterologist with extensive overseas experience who returned to NZ from the UK and SIngapore to CMDHB in 2007. He started the MacMurray Centre in 2009 which has grown to be the largest and only comprehensive endoscopy and digestive disease service in Auckland. MacMurray Centre opened a new facility in 2020 and continues to develop new services not available elsewhere with its unique collaborative approach.

Based on this successful model he led the team to open the Cambridge Specialist and Endoscopy Centre in 2020 and a further Centre in Tauranga in 2023. In 2020 he introduced Stretta and Restech to NZ. In 2019 he invented FastFx, a weight management meal replacement that is growing rapidly.

His major areas of interest are functional gastrointestinal disease especially IBS, reflux disease, interventional endoscopy, endoscopic weight loss procedures and colorectal cancer. He has extensive experience in new technologies that are changing the face of gastroenterology having been formally trained in CT colonography, endoscopic ultrasound, BRAVO pH capsule, pH/ impedance testing, manometry, food intolerance testing, capsule endoscopy, Stretta and gastric balloons. He loves pushing the boundaries in research, publications and improving patient care. In a recent national audit he performed the most endoscopies in NZ.

Current and former positions include: Director MacMurray, Director Cambridge Specialists, Director Insight Medical, Director HealthFx, Head of Gastroenterology CMDHB, Head of Bowel Screening CMDHB, Director of Physician Training CMDHB.



Overseas experiences:

  • Junior Consultant Gastroenterology at Royal Free Hospital- London, United Kingdom
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist at Singapore General Hospital- Singapore


  • Auckland Medical School
  • Basic and Advanced Physician training in Auckland Region
  • Gastroenterology Training in Auckland Region
  • Auckland Grammar School

Pending Research:

  • Gastric balloons for weight loss

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