Professor Andre van Rij ONZM, MB ChB, BMedSc, MD, FRACS, FANZCPhlebology is the Ralph Barnett Professor of Surgery at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He has until recently been Chief of Vascular surgery and remains Director of Otago Vascular Diagnostics in the Department of Surgical Sciences. He has been Associate Dean of Research in the Dunedin School of Medicine.
He has published in areas of basic science , hemodynamics, genetics and clinical studies in venous disease. In addition his work extends into the pathology of aortic disease, aortic aneurysm screening, bariatric surgery, quality assessment, surgical decision making, as well as ethics of consent.
In the past he has been President of the New Zealand Association of General Surgery and President of the Vascular Society of NZ. He is the current Chancellor of the Australasian College of Phlebology.