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Tim EglintonProfessor and Head of Department
Colorectal Surgeon



Tim Eglinton is a consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Professor in Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery and Critical Care at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

He also teaches 4th to 6th year medical students.

Professor Eglinton is a member of the ANZ Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the RACS Surgical Skills Training Committee.

Research interests

Tim's research interests include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease.


Glyn, T., Williams, S., Whitehead, M., Eglinton, T., West, N., & Purcell, R. V. (2024). Digital spatial profiling identifies molecular changes involved in development of colitis-associated colorectal cancer. Frontiers in Oncology, 14, 1247106. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2024.1247106

Tranter-Entwistle, I., Eglinton, T., & Connor, S. (2023). Standardizing process in acute biliary disease. World Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/wjs.12049

Ng, S. C., McCombie, A., Frizelle, F., & Eglinton, T. (2023). Influence of the type of anatomic resection on anastomotic leak after surgery for colon cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.18782

D'Souza, J., Richards, S., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2023). Incidence and risk factors for unplanned readmission after colorectal surgery: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 18(11), e0293806. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0293806

Tan, J., Korduke, O., Smith, N. L., Eglinton, T., & Fischer, J. (2023). What are heads of department looking for in new general surgeons in Aotearoa New Zealand? ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.18769

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