Jonathan Koea (Ngati mutunga, Ngati tama) is a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine and undertook general surgical training in New Zealand and post fellowship training in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. He is head of the upper gastrointestinal unit and clinical leader cancer services at Waitemata District Health Board. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, CommNETS and the NETWORK! Collaborations and a board member of the Australian and New Zealand Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association and the Upper Gastrointestinal and Surgical Oncology Sections of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Jonathan's research interests include surgical and ablative treatment for upper gastrointestinal cancers and NETS, quality in surgery and indigenous health.