Dr Lawrence specialises in caring for patients with gastro-intestinal cancers. He also has a special interest in caring for patients with cancers in the pancreas and biliary system, neuroendocrine tumours, cancer molecular profiling and cancer genomics.

Ben graduated from the University of Otago with a BSc with first class honours and an MSc with Distinction. He then completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2003 and registered as a specialist in 2011.

He has been recognised with several prizes and scholarships. In 2008 he was awarded the Gavin and Ann Kellaway Medical Research Fellowship to support his time as a Drug Development Scholar at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Scottsdale Arizona, USA. In 2009 he was awarded the Murray Jackson Clinical Fellowship and completed his two-year Research Fellowship at Yale University in Connecticut, USA.

Ben returned to Auckland in 2012 to work as a medical oncologist at Auckland Hospital and also to take up a position as senior clinical research Fellow at the University of Auckland.

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MB ChB 2004 Auckland; FRACP 2011


  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Cancer Molecular Profiling
  • Genomics
  • Academic Research
  • Hepatobiliary

Title or Designation

Medical Oncologist - Gastrointestinal Cancer Stream

Post-fellowship Training

Yale University


Full NZ Registration Date

24 June 2005

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Ben Lawrence is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Canopy Cancer Care

This service is available at the following locations:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

213 Shakespeare Road, Takapuna, Auckland

121 Bank Street, Whangarei