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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 who retired from clinical work in November 2023.

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

Professor Roake 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


Kindon, A., McCombie, A., Frampton, C., Khashram, M., Clarke, G., & Roake, J. (2023). Early relative growth rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms and future risk of rupture or repair. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, 66(6), 797-803. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2023.08.006 Journal - Research Article

Healy, J., Searle, E., Panta, R. K., Chernoglazov, A., Roake, J., Butler, P., Butler, A., Gieseg, S. P., and the MARS Collaboration, including Chapagain, K. M., Clark, J. A., Colgan, F., Crighton, J. S., Damet, J., Dapamede, T., Moghiseh, M., & Schleich, N. (2023). Ex-vivo atherosclerotic plaque characterization using spectral photon-counting CT: Comparing material quantification to histology. Atherosclerosis, 378, 117160. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2023.06.007 Journal - Research Article

Dahal, S., Raja, A. Y., Searle, E., Colgan, F. E., Crighton, J. S., Roake, J., … Gieseg, S., & Butler, A. P. H. (2023). Components of carotid atherosclerotic plaque in spectral photon-counting CT with histopathologic comparison. European Radiology, 33, 1612-1619. doi: 10.1007/s00330-022-09155-x Journal - Research Article

The POSTVenTT Study Collaborative, including Wright, D., Brown, A. W., Allen-Brough, C., Kieser, D. C., Roake, J., Lyons, O., Lim, E. T., Glyn, T., Roberts, E., Siggins, L., Gandhi, K., Huang, J., Hart, A., & Amer, M. (2022). The management of peri-operative anaemia in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery in Australia and New Zealand: A prospective cohort study. Medical Journal of Australia, 217(9), 487-493. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51725 Journal - Research Article

COVIDSurg Collaborative, and GlobalSurg Collaborative, including, Wright, D., Benson, R., Kieser, D., Clifford, Z., Frizelle, F., Glyn, T., Lim, E., Lyons, O., O'Grady, M., Roake, J., Ailabouni, R., Alqassab, M., Amer, M., Egbuji, J., Haddow, J., Hawkins, R., Oliver, T., Saw, K. S., & Lahood, Z. (2022). SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: An international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia, 77(1), 28-39. doi: 10.1111/anae.15563 Journal - Research Article

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