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About Bowel Cancer

Ashok Raj

Areas of expertise:

  • Gastroenterology (Dyspepsia, reflux, IBD, IBS/functional bowel disease, coeliac disease etc)
  • Hepatology (all liver diseases including viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease)
  • Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, cancer screening)
  • Fibroscan Certified



  • FRACP 2011, MBChB 2003 (Auckland), PhD 2016 (Queensland)

Current employment:

I am a New Zealand trained Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, practicing as a consultant at Middlemore Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.


Post FRACP Specialists Training:

Following my training I completed a clinical Fellowship in Hepatology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, and completed a PhD at the University of Queensland on the role of small intestinal permeability and gut microbiota in liver disease. I practiced as a Specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in Brisbane for 5 years before returning home to New Zealand. I have a strong research interest in gut microbiota and gut leakiness.

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