Sze-Lin was born in Malaysia and came to New Zealand in 1991 to board at St. Cuthbert’s College. She obtained her medical degree from the Auckland Medical School in 1999.
Prior to completing her advanced training in General Surgery, Sze-Lin spent two years gaining research experience in nutrition in chronic liver disease with the Department of Surgery, University of Auckland. She obtained her Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008.
Sze-Lin undertook a 2-year formal post-fellowship training programme with the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ), at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. There she gained extensive experience in a wide range of colorectal disorders including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal disease. In 2011, Sze-Lin worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a consultant colorectal surgeon. She returned to New Zealand to rejoin the team at Middlemore Hospital as a colorectal and acute general surgical consultant where she performs general surgical operations including laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair.
Sze-Lin has specific interests and expertise in:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)