Dr Derek Jah-Yuen Luo

Dr Derek JY Luo
Consultant Gastroenterologist
M: (021) 535882

Areas of expertise:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Liver disease (Hepatitis B, C, Autoimmune)
  • Functional bowel disease (functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Anaemia and GI bleeding (pillcam)
  • Dyspepsia and reflux (pH and manometry)
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease (ERCP and EUS)



  • MBChB (Otago) 1999, FRACP 2007


Current employment:

  • Consultant gastroenterologist, Middlemore Hospital 2010
  • Training Lead, Endoscopy Users Group, Middlemore Hospital 2014
  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Auckland 2010


Additional language skills:

  • Mandarin and Cantonese



  • Undergraduate: Otago Medical School, University of Otago 1994-1999
  • Basic and advanced training: Auckland region, Gastroenterology and General Medicine 2000-207
  • Post Fellowship Training: Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Institute of Digestive Disease, Chinese University of Hong Kong 2008-2010



  • Immediate Past President, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2017
  • President, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2015-2016
  • Vice President Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2013-2014
  • CME co-ordinator, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2013 - current
  • General Committee member, Auckland Chinese Medical Association 2011-2013
  • Co-founder CHAINZ (Chinese Health Awareness Initiative New Zealand) 2014
  • Pan-Asian Health Interest Group, Counties Manukau Health 2015
  • Gastroenterology Specialist Advisory Committee member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2015 -
  • Regional Upper GI Cancer Tumour Stream Member 2015



  • New Zealand Society of Gastroenterologists
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Auckland Chinese Medical Association