Prof. Michael Schultz

Gastroenterologist. State Exam Med 1993 Erlangen; Spec (Int Med) 2003 Munich
Prof. Michael Schultz

Professional Profile

I came to Dunedin with my family in 2005 having gained medical experience in the US, UK and Germany. I provide consultation and endoscopy services in Dunedin at Mercy Hospital/Marinoto Clinic and in Wanaka at the Wanaka Lakes Health Centre.


I have a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) both from a basic and clinical research perspective and I am Primary Investigator for several international pharmaceutical trials mainly concerning liver and intestinal diseases. Together with Margaret Fraser, Hepatitis Specialist Nurse and Christine Ho, IBD nurse specialist I provide individualized health care for the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders.

Further areas of expertise:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea)
  • Hepatology (elevated liver function tests, fatty liver, viral hepatitis)
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Small bowel capsule interpretation
  • Bravo pH telemetry
  • Liver biopsy


State Exam Med 1993 Erlangen; Spec (Int Med) 2003 Munich

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Post Fellowship Training

Specialist Training

  • 2005 to date – Consultant Gastroenterologist, Otago District Health Board, Dunedin
  • 2004-2005 – Consultant Gastroenterologist, Department of Internal Medicine, KKH Wasserburg am Inn, Germany
  • 1998-2004 – Clinical and Research Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine 1, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 1996 – 1998 – Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Division of Digestive Diseases, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1994 -1996 – House Officer and Senior House Officer, Department of Medicine, Greenwich District Hospital, London, UK
  • 1994 – House Officer, Department of Medicine, Renal Unit, Withington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Positions and Memberships

  • Professor in Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Southern District Health Board, Dunedin Hospital
  • Past-President of the NZ Society for Gastroenterology
  • Member of ECCO (European Crohn’s and Colitis Organsisation)
  • Member of the German Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (DCCV)

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