David Orr


Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy – diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. – ERCP and spyglass
  • Endoscopic weight loss procedures – intragastric balloon and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG)
  • Colorectal cancer and bowel cancer screening
  • Functional bowel disease; dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Liver disease: all liver disease; subspecialist and research interest in NAFLD, portal hypertension, biliary disease, PBC, viral hepatitis and hepatobiliary malignancy
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Fibroscan®



  • MBChB (Otago), FRACP


Current employment:

  • Consultant gastroenterologist and liver transplant hepatologist, Auckland Hospital, 2006 to present
  • Honorary lecturer Auckland University, Medical School
  • Convenor; NZ Portal Hypertension and Liver Failure Meeting



  • Otago Medical School; (MBChB 1994)
  • Advanced gastroenterology and hepatology training in Auckland Region; (FRACP 2004)
  • Fellowship: King’s College Hospital London, liver transplant hepatology, advanced endoscopy and ERCP



  • New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology (NZSG)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)