MB ChB 1991 Leeds; FRACS (GS) 2001


Arend Merrie's clinical interests are in colorectal cancer and its management, with a special interest in the genetics of colorectal cancer. He is an advisor to the Northern Regional Familial Bowel Cancer Registry. He has developed laparoscopic colorectal surgery in both Auckland and Mercy Hospitals and organised and convened the first National Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery course in New Zealand in 2005. In addition, he is accredited in endoanal ultrasound and has an interest in the management of pelvic floor disorders such as faecal incontinence.


Colorectal Surgery

Title or Designation

General and Colorectal Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Arend Merrie trained in General Surgery in Dunedin and Auckland gaining his Fellowship and a PhD on colorectal cancer in 2001. Following this he completed the post fellowship training programme in Colorectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Auckland and in Oxford.

He is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia and the International Society of University Colorectal Surgeons. Arend also works at Auckland Hospital and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Full NZ Registration Date

24 June 1993

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Arend Merrie 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 numbers: (09) 307 4949
Outpatient appointments and surgical booking enquiries: (09) 638 0400 or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 
Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis Line: 0800 800 717
GP Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Auckland Colorectal Centre

This service is available at the following location:

17 Gilgit Road, Epsom, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland