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Kiki MaoateAssociate Dean Pacific
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatrics


Kiki is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist at Christchurch Public Hospital and Children's Specialist Centre Ltd.

He was born in the Cook Islands and educated at the University of Otago and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and an Advisor on Paediatric Surgery, Fiji School of Medicine.

He is currently developing outreach services to the Pacific Island countries in conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons/AUSAID, with the aid of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kiki plays an advisory role to the Ministry of Health on Pacific Island issues.

Kiki has research interests in incidence of childhood Helicobacter Pylori infection in Pacific Islanders, study of long-term outcomes after herniotomy and orchidopexy in children and laparoscopic surgery.


Qin, R. X., Zhang, G., Lim, M. X., Waqainabete, I., Tudravu, J., Turagava, J., … Maoate, K., & Tangi, V. (2023). Assessment of essential surgical and anaesthesia care capacity: A cross-sectional study in five Pacific Island Countries. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 39, 100830. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2023.100830 Journal - Research Article

Frizelle, F., & Maoate, K. (2022). NZMJ: Under new ownership. New Zealand Medical Journal, 135(1559), 6-7. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Blattner, K., Faatoese, A., Smith, M., Maoate, K., Miller, R., & Richards, R. (2022). New Zealand postgraduate medical training by distance for Pacific Island country-based general practitioners: A qualitative study. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(1), 74-79. doi: 10.1071/HC21090 Journal - Research Article

Pitama, S., Lacey, C., Huria, T., de Zoysa, J., McBride, D., Mulder, R., Maoate, K., Weatherall, M., & Frizelle, F. (2021). Mānawatia a Matariki! New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1539), 6-8. Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Blattner, K., Fa'aotese, A., Smith, M., & Maoate, K. (2021). Tailoring New Zealand based academic support for postgraduate distance education students in the Pacific region training in general practice. In L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez & I. Candel Torres (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED). (pp. 8381-8385). Valencia, Spain: IATED Academy. doi: 10.21125/inted.2021.1705 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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