MB BS 1997 Tamil Nadu; MRCP (UK) 2000; CCT (UK) General (Internal) Medicine & Renal Medicine 2011; FRACP 2014


I am an UK (Oxford) trained nephrologist (kidney) and general internal medicine specialist.

I completed my MBBS in India in January 1997 and my renal and internal medicine registrar training programme in Oxford, UK. During my 15 years in the UK NHS, I worked in various regions including the West Midlands (Wolverhampton, Dudley and Shrewsbury), Mersey (Liverpool), Scotland (Aberdeen-where I was a PhD research fellow), and the South (Oxford and Reading). I worked for about two years as a consultant in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand in 2012 with my family, attracted by the better work-life balance in this country.

I am currently working as a consultant nephrologist at Waikato Hospital and have recently established the Waikato Kidney Clinic in Hamilton East for private referrals. I have an interest in all aspects of renal and internal medicine and I am excited to bring a new skill-set to the existing pool of private physicians in the Waikato region.


Renal: Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Urinary Abnormalities, Haematuria or Proteinuria, Renovascular Disease, Kidney Stone Disease, Transplantation. Nephrology insurance work & immigration medicals.

General Internal Medicine: I have a keen interest in the management of patients with multiple complex general medical problems. I am developing a special interest in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I welcome referrals for patients with general medical problems & those with ME/chronic fatigue syndrome.

Title or Designation

Nephrologist and General Internal Medicine Specialist

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Kannaiyan Rabindranath is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following locations:

31 Pembroke Street, Hamilton

Urgent appointments are available

49 Fraser Street, Tauranga

Urgent appointments are available