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
  • 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
  • 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