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Rachael Harry

 

 

Rachael Harry is a specialist in liver disease or consultant hepatologist.  She is one of four hepatologists who work on the national liver and liver transplant unit at Auckland Hospital (NZLTU) and the only specialist practicing in private in New Zealand who specializes only in liver disease.  She also runs liver clinics at Whangarei Hospital serving the population of Northland.

Having trained in one of the largest liver units in Europe and having worked as a consultant in both the UK and NZ, she has a wealth of experience in all aspects of liver disease, some of which are listed below.  Rachael has a particular interest in autoimmune liver disease and has one of the largest experiences in this field in the country. She is also passionate about delivering healthcare to adolescents and young adults as they transition to adulthood and adult healthcare. 

Rachael is known for her relaxed and empathic approach and is happy to see patients with any concerns about their liver health either by self-referral or by referral from another practitioner.

Areas of expertise:

  • All areas of liver disease
  • Investigation of jaundice and abnormal liver function tests
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C)
  • Non Alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Metabolic liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Cholestatic liver diseases (primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis)
  • Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Liver transplantation

Qualifications:

  • MA (Oxon), MB BS, MD (London), FRCP (UK)

Experience:

Consultant level appointments

  • Consultant Hepatologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK 2004-2007
  • Consultant Hepatologist, NZLTU 2008 to present
  • Visiting Hepatologist, Whangarei Base Hospital, 2012 to present

Training:

Undergraduate

  • Corpus Christi College, Oxford University ( MA (Oxon)
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London University (MB BS with honours)

Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

  • SE London and SE Thames region, UK

Hepatology:

  • Kings College Hospital, London UK and NZLTU, Auckland

Research:

  • Postgraduate Doctoral Thesis relating to cardiovascular changes in liver disease (MD, London)

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