Robert looks after patients with all types of gastrointestinal disorders, and also performs endoscopy, colonoscopy and capsule endoscopy. He has undertaken advanced training in colonoscopy and was a screening colonoscopist for the UK bowel cancer screening programme when he worked in the UK.

Robert attended medical school at the University of Oxford in the UK. He undertook specialist gastroenterology training, and also scientific research in digestive disease leading to a higher degree, at University Hospital in Nottingham, UK. He worked as a consultant gastroenterologist at Royal Derby Hospital, UK, before coming to live in NZ with his family.

With a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Robert has ongoing roles in several international clinical trials investigating various new treatments for this condition. He teaches undergraduate medical students at Tauranga Hospital, and also supervises and mentors junior doctors undertaking specialist training in gastroenterology.
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R Cunliffe

Gastroenterologist at Grace Hospital and Tauranga Hospital