Dr Sanket (Sunny) Srinivasa


I am an HPB Surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive (laparoscopic/ robotic) surgery.

I am a graduate of the University of Otago School of Medicine and was awarded my PhD from the University of Auckland. My surgical training was completed all over NZ with post-fellowship training as described below. I work as a Consultant Surgeon at North Shore Hospital in Auckland and in private practice. I also run an active research program through the University of Auckland and supervise multiple MD/ PhD students. I am a reviewer for multiple international surgical journals including Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery and ANZ Journal of Surgery. Together with my colleagues, I have performed NZ’s first robotic whipple and continue to perform minimally invasive major hepatectomy and pancreatic resections regularly.

Fellowship Training:
UGI/ HPB Fellow- North Shore Hospital, Auckland, NZ
HPB/ Transplant Fellow- Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
HPB/ Surgical Oncology Fellow- Washington University, St Louis, USA

Research interests:
Education and Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Genomic sequencing in HPB cancer
Outcomes research
Healthcare for minorities

My spare time is spent with our young family. I enjoy exercising and am an avid student of jiu-jitsu.

Positions Held

  • Consultant HPB/ UGI & General Surgeon – North Shore Hospital, Auckland
  • Senior Lecturer in Surgery – University of Auckland
  • World Robotic HPB Expert Committee – Oceania faculty member
  • American College of Surgeons- Australasian Chapter – Executive Council Member
  • New Zealand Association of General Surgeons – Executive Member
  • IHPBA – Innovations Subcommittee member
  • Clinical Lead for Robotic General Surgery – Te Whatu Ora, NZ

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