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Our people in the Department of Surgery

Te Tari Hāparapara – Ō mātou tāngata

Head of Department


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers

Senior Research Fellow

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Assistant Research Fellows

  • Arielle Sulit

Clinical Research Nurses

  • Deidre Krause

Administrative Staff

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Clinical Professors

  • 1973 Edwin P. Arnold MB ChB(NZ) PhD(London) FRCS(Eng) FRACS

Clinical Associate Professors

  • 1981 Philip F. Bagshaw MB BS(Lond) FRCS FRACS

Clinical Senior Lecturers

  • 1984 Robert W. Robertson MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 1986 Robert S. Allison MB ChB(Otago) DCH(Eng) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 1987 Leslie Snape MB ChB BDS(Brist) FRCSEd FRCS FRACDS FFDRCSI
  • 1990 Sally J. Langley MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 1990 Stewart W. Sinclair MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 1992 Grant N. Coulter MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 1993 Philippa Mercer MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 1996 Gregory M. Robertson MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 1997 Peter J. Davidson MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology)
  • 1997 Stephen D. Mark MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology)
  • 1997 Malcolm R. Ward MB ChB(Otago) FRCSGlas FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 1998 Tearikivao Maoate ONZM MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Paediatric Surgery)
  • 1999 Nicholas D. M. Finnis BHB MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Neurosurgery)
  • 1999 Suzanne A. Jackson MB ChB(Otago) FRACS FRCS (Neurosurgery)
  • 1999 Howard W. Klein MD(Louisville) AmBdCertSurg AmBdCertPlasSurg FRACS FRCSCan FACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2000 G. Paul Gee BHB MB ChB DipObst(Auck) GCertClinTox(Newcastle NSW) (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2000 Frank G. Kueppers Dr med(Kiel) (Urology)
  • 2000 David G. Richards MStJ BHB MB ChB DipPaed(Auck) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2000 Harsh Singh MS(Meerut) FRCSI (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • 2001 Jan E. Bone BSc MB ChB DCH(Otago) PGDipObstMedGyn(Auck) DRLSS FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2003 Ronald Boet MB ChB(Stell) FCS(SA) FCS(HK) FHKAM FRACS (Neurosurgery)
  • 2003 Martin P. Than Nyunt MB BS(Lond) FRCSEd FFEAEM FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2004 H. Alfred Deacon MB ChB(OFS) FRACS (General Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2004 Birgit Dijkstra MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2004 Claire P. Dillon MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2004 Sharon F. English MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Urology)
  • 2004 Robin A. Ojala MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2004 Scott J. Pearson MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2004 Ross H. Roberts MB ChB(Cape Town) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2005 Jane T. MacDonald MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology)
  • 2005 Ainsley B. Morris MB ChB(Auck) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2005 Barnaby J. Nye MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2007 Stuart Barrington-Onslow MB BS(Lond) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2007 John N. R. Frye BHB MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2007 Allan T. Keast BSc MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2007 Ajith D. Polonowita BDS(Otago) MDSc(Melb) MRACDS (Oral Medicine)
  • 2008 Jason H. Erasmus MB ChB MChD(Stell) FCMFOSSA (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • 2008 A. Dominic Fleischer MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2008 Rosalynd S. B. Pochin MB BS BSc(Hons)(Lond) FRACS (General Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2009 Sarah J. Carr MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2009 Richard S. Flint BHB MB ChB PhD(Auck) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2009 Graham D. McCrystal MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • 2009 Josephine Y. Todd MB BS(Delhi) FRCSEd (General Surgery)
  • 2010 Mark G. Gilbert MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2010 Steven J. Kelly MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2010 Melanie A. Souter MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2011 Terrence A. Creagh MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2011 Adib M. A. Khanafer MB BS(Kerala) FRCS FRCSEd (Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery)
  • 2011 Peter E. Laws MB ChB(Sheff) FRCSI FRCS (Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery)
  • 2011 Adrian H. Secker MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2011 Jane L. Strang MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2011 Richard F. Tapper MD CM(McG) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2012 Kevin C. Bax MB ChB(Cape Town) FRACS (Urology)
  • 2012 Timothy Beresford MB BS(Lond) FRCS (Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery)
  • 2012 Nicholas C. Buchan MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology)
  • 2012 Thomas J. Jerram MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2012 Leon J. Steenberg MB ChB MChD(Pret) (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • 2012 H. Claire Taylor MB ChB(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2014 Angela Butler MB ChB(Otago) DCH(Eng) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2014 Dylan W. James MB BCh(Wales) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2014 Patrick J. Meffan MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2014 D. Mark Reeves MB ChB(Brist) DTMH(Liv) (Emergency Medicine, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2014 Susan J. Seifried BSc(Otago) BHB MB ChB (Auck) FRACS (General Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2015 Evan McK. Cameron MB ChB(Aberd) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2015 Eduardo N. A. F. Da Silva MB ChB MChD(Stell) FCMFOSSA (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • 2015 Claudio de Tommasi Laurea in Medicina e Chirugia(Bari) (Neurosurgery)
  • 2015 Christopher M. Gray MB ChB BSc(Hons)(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery, Timaru Hospital)
  • 2015 Graeme J. Roadley MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery, Timaru Hospital)
  • 2015 Rene P. van den Bosch MD(Erasmus) FRCS FRACS (General Surgery, Timaru Hospital)
  • 2015 Kirk Williams MB BCh BAO(NUI) FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
  • 2016 Gary J. Cooper MB ChB(Cape Town) FCS(SA) FRACS (General Surgery, Timaru Hospital)
  • 2016 David M. Dixon MB ChB(Leeds) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2016 Samuel R. Greig MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2016 Todd A. Hore BSc(Auck) MB ChB(Otago) FRACS
  • 2016 Simon M. John BHB MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (Neurosurgery)
  • 2016 Laura R. M. Joyce MB ChB(Otago) BMedSc(Hons)(Otago) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2016 Christopher G.-T. Lim BDS(Syd) MB BS(Monash) FRACDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • 2016 Giovanni S. Losco MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Urology)
  • 2016 Lyn Pugh MB ChB(Aberd) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2016 M. Carmen Ruiz MB ChB(Glas) (Vascular Surgery, Nelson Hospital)
  • 2016 Victoria L. Scott MB ChB(Leeds) FRCS (Paediatric Surgery)
  • 2016 Prashant V. Sharma MB BS(Hons)(Tas) FRACS
  • 2016 Jonathan Wells MB ChB BMedSc MSc FRCS (Paediatric Surgery)
  • 2017 Sarah Abbott MB ChB(Otago) FRACS ANZTBCRS (General Surgery)
  • 2017 Antony Bedggood MB ChB(Otago) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2017 Rebecca Field MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2017 Matthew Leeman MB ChB(Hons)(Aberd) MSc(Imperial College London) FRCS(Eng) (General Surgery)
  • 2017 Jo-Anne Pon MB ChB(Wits, SA) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2017 John Rawstron MB ChB(Otago) MPH GDipM(Refract Surg) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2017 Logan Robinson MB ChB PGDipOphth BS(Dist) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2017 Rebecca Stack MB ChB(Dist) MMedSc(Otago) FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2017 Rob Weatherhead MB ChB(Otago) FRCS FRACS FRANZCO (Ophthalmology)
  • 2018 Olivia Apperley BDS DClinDent (SND) (Oral Health)
  • 2018 Justine Bradley MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • 2018 Juliet Gray BDS MSc FDS RCS Ed (Oral Health)
  • 2018 Simon Richards MB ChB(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2018 Roxanna Sadri MD (Keck-USC) AmBdCertEM, FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2018 Lester Settle BDS (Oral Health)
  • 2018 Hayley M. Waller MB ChB PGDipSurgAnat(Otago) FRACS (General Surgery)
  • 2018 James Weaver MB ChB (Leicester, UK) FACEM (Emergency Medicine)
  • 2020 Rukshan Ravindra Ranjan MB ChB(Auck) FRACS (General Surgery)

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Clinical Lecturers

  • 2017 Philippa Jerram MB ChB(Dist)(Otago) BMedSc(Hons)(Otago) (Anaesthesia)
  • 2018 Meg Agnew RN BN PGDipHealMgt

Honorary Lecturers

  • Acland, George Urology
  • Amer, Mohammad General Surgery
  • Au, Eelyn Emergency Medicine
  • Benoiton, Lara Otorhinolaryngology
  • Bergin, Michael Otorhinolaryngology
  • Blau, Charlotte Plastic Surgery
  • Campbell, Alison Paediatric Surgery
  • Care, Rachel Otorhinolaryngology
  • Chang, Jennifer General Surgery
  • Chittleborough, Timothy General Surgery
  • Chiu, Mimi Ophthalmology, Nelson
  • Chong, Vincent Urology
  • Christianson, Peter Neurosurgery
  • Chu, Michael General Surgery
  • Cross, Andrea General Surgery
  • El-Bakr, Ahmed Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery
  • Escott, Alistair General Surgery, Nelson
  • Fitzgerald, Eve General Surgery
  • Hamilton, Suzanne Emergency Medicine
  • Herbstritt, Adam Emergency Medicine
  • Jay, Sharon General Surgery
  • Kok, Susan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Lim, Shueh Otorhinolaryngology
  • Loubser, Jacques Emergency Medicine
  • Loveridge, Cam Ophthalmology, Nelson
  • Moor, Liam Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Morrow, Anna General Surgery, Nelson
  • O'Grady, Micahel General Surgery
  • Pal, Atanu General Surgery
  • Palit, Somnath General Surgery, Nelson
  • Powell, Emma Vascular, Endovascular, and Transplant Surgery
  • Rose, Oliver Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sarvepalli, Rohit General Surgery
  • Savage, Jessica Plastic Surgery
  • Stephenson, Richard Emergency Medicine
  • Tan, Eric Plastic Surgery
  • Tan, James General Surgery, Nelson
  • Thomas, Megan General Surgery
  • Turner, Gregory General Surgery
  • Vakamacawai, Esala General Surgery

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