Dr Kumudith Ekanayake

1987 to 1991

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

Working history:

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.


What now:

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.