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Professor Justin Roake

Justin RoakeProfessor of Surgery

MB ChB(Otago) DPhil(Oxf) FRCS FRACS(Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery)


Justin Roake is a specialist in vascular surgery and transplantation surgery.

He is Clinical Director of the Department of Vascular Endovascular and Transplant Surgery at Christchurch Hospital. He has a DPhil in transplantation immunology focused upon the biology of dendritic cells.

Professor Roake is co-convenor of the Trainee Intern year student attachment to surgery. He is Specialty Editor (Transplantation) of ANZ Journal of Surgery.

Research interests

  • The biology of vascular disease
  • Clinical prioritisation for surgery
  • Medical education
  • Modelling of clinical assessments of risks and benefits in surgery