Dr. Nigel RajaretnamEndocrine Surgery, Upper GI Surgery

Dr. Nigel RajaretnamDr. Nigel Rajaretnam
Nigel Rajaretnam graduated with Honours from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2008. He began his surgical training in Ireland, as part of the Basic Surgical Training (BST) and Basic Specialist Training (BSpT) programs. He then sought further training opportunities in New Zealand in 2012.

He 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. At that time, he was the clinical lead for the nutrition support team, and was a supervisor for house officers and interns, along with teaching students at the University of Auckland.

He 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.

He has completed his second Fellowship in Dublin, Ireland in July 2022. He was the Fellow in UGI Surgery at the National Centre for Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer at St James's Hospital, Dublin under Professors Reynolds, Ravi and Dr. Donohoe. His fellowship focussed on resectional UGI Surgery and Interventional Endoscopy including Endotherapy. Along with this Fellowship role, he was an Assistant Professor in Surgery at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr Rajaretnam is a Consultant Surgeon with specialty interest in Endocrine Surgery and Upper GI Surgery, working in Te Whatu Ora (Southern) at Dunedin Hospital.  He is also the Clinical Senior Lecturer in the school of Medicine at the University of Otago

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

  • Accredited at the Following Hospitals

    Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin

    Mercy Hospital, Dunedin

  • Special Interests


    Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Adrenal Surgery

    Upper GI Surgery (Resectional, Non resectional and Bariatric)

  • Associations

    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    Member of New Zealand Association of General Surgeons

    Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland)

  • Appointments

    Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago

    Consultant Endocrine and Upper GI Surgeon, Intus Dunedin

    Consultant Endocrine and Upper GI Surgeon, Dunedin Hospital

Practice Locations

  • Intus Dunedin

    89 Great King Street
    Dunedin Central
    Dunedin, 9016

    Dunedin 9016

    New Zealand

    (03) 977 5977


Contact Details

Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons

Suite 202 Level 2 AMA House 69 Christie Street ST LEONARDS, NSW 2065

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