Kumudith Ekanayaka

I am a New Zealand trained gastroenterologist who grew up in the Waikato. I attended Otago Medical School graduating in 1997 and completed my specialist training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in the Auckland region in 2009. In 2010 I embarked upon an 18 month fellowship in Edinburgh focusing on liver disease, liver transplant and therapeutic endoscopy. I currently work at Middlemore Hospital as a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician and have a strong role in medical student teaching.

Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy – diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Liver Disease – particular interest in alcohol related liver disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Current employment:

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician – Middlemore Hospital
  • Honorary Lecturer, University of Auckland

Overseas experience:

  • Senior House Officer (2002-2003) – Senior House Officer – Oxford Radcliffe
  • Fellowship (2010-2011) – Specialist Registrar – Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


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

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