Dr Kumudith Ekanayake
What years were you at school? 1987-1991
Qualifications gained at school: A Bursary
Involvement in sports/cultural activities at school: First XI Football 1991, Executive Committee member
Qualifications post school:
MBChB (Otago) 1997 – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
FRACP (NZ) 2008 – Fellow of the Royal College of Australasian Physicians
1998 – House Officer – Dunedin Hospital
1999 – 2001 – House Officer – Auckland
2002 – 2003 – Senior House Officer – Oxford United Kingdom
2004 – 2008 – Registrar – Auckland – Fellowship Training
2009 – Consultant Gastroenterologist & Physician – Middlemore Hospital
2010 – 2011 – Advanced Fellow – Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland
2011 – Present – Consultant Gastroenterologist & Physician – Middlemore Hospital & Senior Lecturer Auckland Clinical School of Medicine
Travel – United Kingdom 2002 – 2004 & 2010 – 2011. Regular trips abroad for work.
Interesting snippets about what you have achieved:
I went from Matamata College to Otago Medical School and completed my medical training in 1997. Over the next 8 years I went on to train and specialise in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. My training took place mainly in Auckand but early in my training I was lucky enough to spend 18 months in Oxford in the United Kingdom.
In 2010 I embarked on a 2 year overseas Fellowship focusing on liver disease at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. I returned to New Zealand in 2011 and have been working at Middlemore Hospital as a Consultant Gastroenterologist.
I am currently involved in inpatient care at Middlemore Hospital and am a partner in a private Gastroenterology practice in central Auckland. I am interested in all aspects of Gastroenterology, Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation. I have a strong interest in ongoing research and am a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland Clinical Medical School – all roles which I thoroughly enjoy.
I will continue my work in healthcare and look forward to our next challenge – our third child!
Married 2008 to Jennifer (Registered Nurse).
2 Children – Eve 5 (b 12/2009) and Oliver 2 (b 11/2012) with 3rd child due 11/2015.