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DSM staff profile

Clinical Professor Konrad Richter


Consultant General Surgeon & Clinical Professor
Associate Dean Southland, DSM

DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsMD PhD (Dr. med. habil.) EBQS (Oncol.) FRACS


I am a Consultant General, Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist. I am also the Associate Dean Southland combined with a position in the Dunedin School of Medicine.

My main surgical specialty is cancer surgery and my academic interest involves basic and clinical research: carcinogenesis, colorectal cancer, molecular radiation biology and radiation enteropathy, as well as palliative medicine and hospice care.


Lim, Y. K., Jackson, C., Dauway, E. L., & Richter, K. K. (2017). Risk factors for adverse outcome for elderly patients undergoing curative oncological resection for gastrointestinal malignancies. Visceral Medicine, 33(4), 254-261. doi: 10.1159/000475938

Richter, K. K. (2017). Allgemeine Prinzipien der onkologischen Chirurgie. In B. Alt-Epping, S. Fuxius & U. Wedding (Eds.), Onkologie: Das Wichtigste für Ärzte aller Fachrichtungen. (pp. 47-57). Munich, Germany: Elsevier.

Richter, K. K., Sommerfeldt, A., & Wedding, U. (2016). Palliativmedizin und Hospizbewegung Down Under: Palliation in Australien und Neuseeland. Onkologe, 22(7), 499-506. doi: 10.1007/s00761-016-0068-7

Winder, A., & Richter, K. K. (2016). Twin sisters with perforated sigmoid diverticulitis support heredity in the pathogenesis of diverticular disease. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 31(3), 755-756. doi: 10.1007/s00384-015-2255-1

Richter, K. K., & Wedding, U. (2015). Herausforderungen der palliativen onkologischen Chirurgie [Challenges of palliative surgery]. Onkologe, 21(11), 1074-1080. doi: 10.1007/s00761-015-3050-x