Dr Tony Smith

My basic medical training was in Dunedin and Christchurch, where I spent five years as house surgeon and registrar in medicine. From 1992-1994 I studied medicine and gastroenterology in London, UK, where I trained in the management of IBD, peptic ulcer disease, gastro oesophageal reflux , coeliac disease, pancreatic and biliary disease, liver disease including the management of hepatitis B and C, haemochromatosis and NSAID induced gastroduodenal small intestinal ulceration and strictures. I spent 3 years training in ERCP at the Middlesex Hospital, London. I have research interests in Helicobacter pylori related upper GI disease and the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

In 1994 I was appointed as Physician and Gastroenterologist at Waikato Hospital. I have since developed an interest and expertise in capsule endoscopy.

My wife is an artist and I have four adult children, a doctor, a psychologist and two engineers. 

I enjoy the challenge of gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. I also enjoy teaching and training and have been on the NZ Training Committee for gastroenterology for ten years, currently as Chairman.