Michelle Gowans

Having recently returned from 13 years living in Asia and working at a leading university hospital in Singapore, I’m excited about bringing that experience and expertise back to NZ. I have a particular interest in the care and support of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, and have been a keynote speaker at a number of international IBD conferences. I strongly believe in holistic care and that communication is the key to the doctor-patient relationship.

Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy - diagnostic & therapeutic gastroscopy & colonoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Functional bowel diseases
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux/dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Colorectal cancer/bowel cancer screening & chromoendoscopy
  • Liver disease
  • Fibroscan certified
  • Capsule endoscopy


  • MBChB (Otago), FRACP
  • Specialist Accreditation, Gastroenterology, Singapore

Current employment:

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist at Auckland City Hospital

Overseas Experience:

  • Consultant/Senior Consultant, National University Hospital, Singapore 2009 - 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore, 2009 - 2013, 2018 - 2021
  • Undergraduate Director of Education, Gastroenterology, National University Health System, Singapore 2010 – 2012, 2016 – 2021
  • Core faculty for Gastroenterology Senior Residency programme National University Health System, Singapore 2016 – 2021


  • Undergraduate - Otago Medical School
  • Basic and Advanced Gastroenterology Training - Auckland Region

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