Ms Nishanthi Gurusinghe FRACS
2019 ASM Scientific Convenor & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon – Launceston General Hospital
Ms Nishanthi Gurusinghe was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to NZ as an infant. She grew up in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, where she attended the local primary and high schools. Nishanthi then completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Auckland. Following this, she completed her medical degree at the University of Auckland, School of Medicine.
Nishanthi then embarked on surgical training and received her surgical qualification, FRACS, in 2009. Nishanthi completed sub-specialty training in Colorectal surgery during 2009 and 2010 in Auckland and Hamilton, NZ. During this time, she pursued her interest in teaching, gaining a diploma in Clinical Education and working towards a PhD.