• BMedSc (Hon), University of Otago, 2006
  • MBChB, University of Otago, 2006
  • American Board of Surgery Certification, 2015
  • New Zealand Medical Council Vocational Registration, 2019
  • PhD, University of Auckland, 2020

MB ChB 2006 Otago

  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Otago, New Zealand

Am Bd Cert Surg 2015

  • Certificate of the American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, United States of America

I am a general/colorectal surgeon and an endoscopist. Together with nurses and other staff at these locations, we offer friendly, patient-centered, evidence-based care for a full range of general surgical and colorectal conditions.

After graduating from the University of Otago, I worked as a junior doctor in Christchurch and rural New Zealand for two years. I then headed to the USA, completing my general surgical training at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital and UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles. I underwent subspecialty training in colon and rectal surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. In 2015, I returned to New Zealand and undertook additional training in colorectal surgery at Auckland City Hospital and Christchurch Hospital. During this time, I completed a PhD in surgery at the University of Auckland.

I have extensive experience in colorectal cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery (e.g., laparoscopic or “keyhole” surgery), pelvic floor disorders, and benign anorectal conditions. I also have a special interest in hernia surgery. I remain involved in medical education and multiple national and international research works to support my passion for continued learning and providing modern, up-to-date care.

I am a member of the following organisations:

New Zealand Association of General Surgeons

Section of Academic Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

American Hernia Society

British Hernia Society

European Society of Coloproctology

International Anal Neoplasia Society

Dr Anthony Lin is  bilingual Mandarin/Chinese and happy to consult in Mandarin/Chinese if needed.