Professor Andre van Rij is the Ralph Barnett Professor of Surgery at the University of Otago. and senior vascular surgeon at Dunedin Hospital. He is Director of the Vascular Research Unit and the Vascular Diagnostics facility in the Department of Surgical Sciences.
He has published in a wide range of surgical areas including the genetics of vascular disease, aortic aneurysm screening, bariatric surgery, clinical priority scoring, nutrition, surgical decision making, clinical audit as well as in venous disease.
Andre has been President of the New Zealand Association of General Surgery and the Vascular Society of New Zealand, the New Zealand Censor for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is Chancellor of the Australasian College of Phlebology.