Professor Jonathan Koea


Jonathan Koea (Ngati mutunga, Ngati tama) is a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine and undertook general surgical training in New Zealand with post fellowship training in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City.

Jonathan is head of the upper gastrointestinal unit at Waitemata District Health Board. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, CommNETS and the NETWORK! Collaborations, the Upper Gastrointestinal and Surgical Oncology Sections of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and HPB Section editor of the ANZ Journal of Surgery. Jonathan’s research interests include surgical and ablative treatment for upper gastrointestinal cancers and NETS, quality in surgery and indigenous health.

Positions Held

  • Head of the Upper Gastrointestinal Unit at Waitemata District Health Board at North Shore Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland
  • Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • President of the Auckland Northland Division of the Cancer Society of New Zealand
  • Board member of the national cancer agency Te Aho o te Kahu
  • Foundation member of the National Perioperative Mortality Review Committee
  • Subspeciality editor for liver, pancreas and biliary (HPB) surgery for the ANZ Journal of Surgery

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