Professor Konrad Richter
General Surgeon & Surgical Oncologist
Professor Richter is a Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist at Southland Hospital with specialist training and extensive experience in upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, advanced minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques and palliative medicine/hospice. He completed his specialty General Surgical training in Germany and undertook a three-year Postgraduate Fellowship at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center in Little Rock, Arkansas/USA. It provided the basis for his PhD theses (German Habilitation, Privatdozent) in Molecular and Experimental Radiation Biology.
After his exit examination in General Surgery he completed a three year fellowship training in surgical oncology/upper gastrointestinal/colorectal surgery and endocrine surgery at the University Friedrich-Schiller in Jena (Visceral Surgery). In 2012 he was convocated as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. For the last 10 years he has worked in New Zealand as Consultant General Surgeon, Senior Clinical Lecturer of the Dunedin School of Medicine and since 2012 Associate Dean Southland. In 2015 he was promoted Clinical Associate Professor at the Dunedin School of Medicine/University of Otago.