BA, MB, BCh, BAO (Hons. Dubl), MRCS, FRACS

Nigel Rajaretnam obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2019. He undertook further post fellowship specialist training in Endocrine and Bariatric Surgery in Waikato Hospital in Hamilton in 2019. After completion of the Fellowship, he worked as a Consultant Surgeon at Waikato Hospital.

Nigel then left New Zealand in 2021 with his young family to move back to Dublin for a year for a much coveted Fellowship position. He was the Fellow in Upper GI Surgery at the National Centre for Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. His fellowship was focused on Surgery for Upper Gastrointestinal cancers and Interventional Endoscopy.

He was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Surgery at Trinity College, Dublin, during this Fellowship. To date – this is one of the proudest moments in Nigel’s academic career – to be back in Trinity College, contributing to the same medical school that taught him.

Nigel maintains an active interest in academic surgery, and has published papers in many peer reviewed journals. He is a peer reviewer for the World Journal of Surgical Oncology. He is a sub-investigator for the Neo-AEGIS(Neoadjuvant trial in Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus and Esophago-Gastric Junction International Study)multinational randomised controlled trial. He continues to be involved with research and is involved with international research collaboratives.

For more information on his research projects , please see his ResearchGate profile (link is https:// www.researchgate.net/profile/Nigel-Rajaretnam )

Positions Held

  • Consultant Upper GI and Endocrine Surgeon – Dunedin Hospital
  • Consultant Upper GI and Endocrine Surgeon – Intus Specialist Health, Dunedin
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Otago
  • Former Assistant Professor in Surgery – Trinity College, Dublin

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