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Dr Bruce Dobbs

Scientific Officer

Department of Surgery and Gastroenterology,
Canterbury District Health Board

Email: bruce.dobbs@cdhb.health.nz

Research Interests

His interest in liver function arose during his MSc studies at Lincoln University and continued after moving to Dunedin in 1978 where he completed a PhD in liver preservation for transplantation.

Clinical interests at Canterbury Health include gastrointestinal motility and its pathology. He remains a advisor to our research.

It was Bruce who spearheaded the abnormal hepatic function from decreased porosity of the sinusoids in chronic liver disease, with eventual defenestration of the endothelium in cirrhosis from alcohol, drugs, and hepatitis B and C.