Arend Merrie MBChB, PHD, FRACS
Arend trained in General Surgery in New Zealand gaining his Fellowship and a PhD on colorectal cancer in 2001. Following this he completed a post fellowship training programme in Colorectal Surgery in Auckland and Oxford.
He has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal surgery including; laparoscopic surgery, single site laparoscopic surgery, TAMIS and taTME and minimally invasive haemorrhoid treatments such as HAL-RAR. His clinical interests are in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with a special interest in the genetics of colorectal cancer. In addition he is accredited in endoanal ultrasound and has an interest in the management of anorectal & pelvic floor disorders.
He is Clinical Director of General Surgery at Auckland Hospital, an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, author of over 40 peer reviewed articles and a supervisor of postgraduate students at the University of Auckland. Arend is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand. Arend works as a Colorectal Surgeon at Auckland Hospital and in private practice at the Auckland Colorectal Centre and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.