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Dr Michael MazeSenior Lecturer in Medicine
Respiratory Physician



Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
New Zealand

Michael is an infectious disease and respiratory physician with an interest in clinical and epidemiological research in New Zealand, and low- and middle-income countries.

His research interests include zoonotic diseases, particularly leptospirosis. He also has a focus on respiratory infection, including pneumonia, Legionnaires’ Disease and pleural infection. He is co-director of the One Health Aotearoa research institute, and a member of the Infection Group at University of Otago Christchurch, and the Otago Global Health Institute.

Michael is Chair of the University of Otago Education Committee. He teaches medical students during their 4th–6th years of training and is co-convenor for the 4th year medicine module. He is supervising post-graduate research students, and is available to supervise highly performing new post-graduate students.


Moorthy, G. S., Rubach, M. P., Maze, M. J., Refuerzo, R. P., Shirima, G. M., Lukambagire, A. S., … Bowhay, T. R., … Crump, J. A., & Halliday, J. E. B. (2024). Prevalence and risk factors for Q fever, spotted fever group rickettsioses, and typhus group rickettsioses in a pastoralist community of northern Tanzania, 2016-2017. Tropical Medicine & International Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13980 Journal - Research Article

Vlasiuk, E., Zawari, M., Storer, M., Maze, M. J., Williman, J., Chambers, S. T., & Carr, A. C. (2024). SunGold kiwifruit consumption restores adequate to optimal vitamin C status in people with a history of severe respiratory infections. Antioxidants, 13, 272. doi: 10.3390/antiox13030272 Journal - Research Article

Samson, A., & Maze, M. J. (2024). Complications of atypical pneumonia: A case of Legionella longbeachae empyema. Respirology Case Reports, 12, e01281. doi: 10.1002/rcr2.1281 Journal - Research Other

Maze, M. J., Shirima, G. M., Lukambagire, A.-H. S., Bodenham, R. F., Rubach, M. P., Cash-Goldwasser, S., … Crump, J. A., & Halliday, J. E. B. (2023). Prevalence and risk factors for human leptospirosis at a hospital serving a pastoralist community, Endulen, Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 17(12), e0011855. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011855 Journal - Research Article

McQuilten, Z. K., Venkatesh, B., Jha, V., Roberts, J., Morpeth, S. C., Totterdell, J. A., … Dummer, J., … Maze, M. J., … Tong, S. Y. C. (2023). Anticoagulation strategies in non–critically ill patients with Covid-19. NEJM Evidence, 2, 2. doi: 10.1056/EVIDoa2200293 Journal - Research Article

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