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Mr Ali R. Shekouh

MB CHB, MRCS, MD, FRCSEd (General Surgery), FRACS

Special interests

Laparoscopic Surgery (General),Colorectal Surgery,Gall Bladder,Hernias,Pelvic Floor surgery

Clinical research and medical education.

Specialist training

I graduated at the University of Liverpool, UK in 1995 and trained extensively in all aspects of colorectal and general surgery in Merseyside, UK. I completed two colorectal specialist fellowships in the USA and Singapore.

About Ali R. Shekouh

I currently work as a Colorectal and General Surgeon in Wellington Hospital and am also a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago.

I also consult at Bowen Specialist Medical Centre and Wakefield Specialist Medical Centre, and practicing at Bowen and Wakefield Hospitals.

During my training, I undertook a two year laboratory-based research at the University of Liverpool and researched in the molecular biology of cancer. I developed the proteomic techniques for this research. This resulted in a MD higher degree in 2007. I have published several articles in high profile medical and scientific journals. I still retain an active interest in surgical research and I am a strong advocate of undergraduate and allied medical teaching.

My areas of expertise includes all surgical aspects of lower gastrointestinal disease, but in particular, colorectal disease (including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, anal incontinence, and anal pathology). My general surgical expertise includes gallstone disease, hernias (including laparoscopic incisional hernia repair) and endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy).

Current membership of professional/other bodies:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, UK
  • Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, UK
  • Member (provisional) of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia
  • NZ Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.