Dr Rinki Murphy



MB ChB 1999 Auckland; FRACP 2005


Rinki is a diabetologist and physician working at Auckland DHB and Counties Manukau Health and in private practice at the Mercy Specialist Centre.  She is also a senior lecturer in medicine at the University of Auckland where she has an active role in both teaching and clinical research in diabetes and obesity (>50 published papers in peer-reviewed journals).  Rinki has been medical advisor for Diabetes Auckland since 2009. 

Rinki has set up the New Zealand national guidelines and database for monogenic diabetes (www.nzssd.org.nz).


Rinki’s special clinical interests and expertise includes the management of adults and adolescents with:

  • obesity and disorders associated with obesity
    • including medical supervision of very low calorie diet programme
  • diabetes – all aspects of diagnosis and management including insulin pumps
  • metabolic syndrome
  • severe insulin resistance
  • lipodystrophy
  • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hirsutism.

Title or Designation

Endocrinologist, Diabetes Specialist

Post-Fellowship Training

PhD in genetics and epigenetics of Diabetes (UK)

Full NZ Registration Date

24 December 1999

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Rinki Murphy is available at the following services:

Public Services

Auckland DHB Diabetes Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Greenlane Clinical Centre

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Counties Manukau Health Diabetes

This service is available at the following locations:

Botany SuperClinic™

Manukau SuperClinic™

Pukekohe Hospital

Counties Manukau Health Endocrinology

This service is available at the following locations:

Middlemore Hospital

Manukau SuperClinic™

Botany SuperClinic™