MB ChB 2012 Otago; FRACP 2021; PhD 2023

Tom is a gastroenterologist who is dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based and patient-centered care. He works at The Rutherford Clinic, Hutt Hospital and the Malaghan Institute to Medical Research. He offers a friendly and thorough approach to the full range of gastroenterological and liver conditions.

Tom also leads a research programme at the Malaghan Institute to Medical Research focussed on improving gut health. Current research interests include the role of intestinal barrier dysfunction (leaky gut) in disease pathogenesis, dietary interventions to treat disease, Helicobacter pylori, and the use of hookworm therapy to treat disease.

Areas of clinical expertise:

  • Endoscopy- Colonoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Coeliac disease
  • Dyspepsia and reflux disease
  • Hepatology

Tom is an accredited Southern Cross provider for upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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Full-registration date: June 2021