Dr Elizabeth Dennett (BMedSci, MBChB, GradDipMed, MMedSCi, MApplMgt(Healthcare), FRACS, FASCRS) is a specialist general and colorectal surgeon. In addition to her clinical practice she is Tumutuarua Haumanu (Clinical Director) at Te Aho O Te Kahu (Cancer Control Agency).  Dr Dennett is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Otago University, where she was involved in research into disparities in cancer outcomes, patient experiences of their cancer journey and identification of novel biomarkers to improve treatment and prognostication for colorectal cancer.

Elizabeth is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand; Section of Colorectal Surgery Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; International Anal Neoplasia Society; New Zealand Association of General Surgeons; New Zealand Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Advisory Committee, PHARMAC. She holds Fellowships in general surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and colon and rectal surgery from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She has been the Chair of the New Zealand National Training Board for general surgery and Chair of the Board in General Surgery, RACS. She is a current college examiner, being the first New Zealand female general surgeon appointed to the Court of Examiners (RACS).

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