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DSM staff profile

Mr Stephen Packer

PositionClinical Reader
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBMedSc MB ChB(Otago) FRACS

Early Learning in Medicine (ELM) tutor teaching clinical skills to third-year medical students.

  • Breast surgery
  • General surgery
  • Melanoma surgery



Slatter, T. L., Tan, X., Yuen, Y. C., Gunningham, S., Ma, S. S., Daly, E., Packer, S., Devenish, C., Royds, J. A., Hung, N. A. (2012). The alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway operates in non-neoplastic human cells. Journal of Pathology, 226(3), 509-518. doi: 10.1002/path.2981

van Rij, A. M., Jones, G. T., Hill, B. G., Amer, M., Thomson, I. A., Pettigrew, R. A., & Packer, S. G. K. (2008). Mechanical inhibition of angiogenesis at the saphenofemoral junction in the surgical treatment of varicose veins: Early results of a blinded randomized controlled trial. Circulation, 118, 66-74. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.726869

Thomas, M. C., Walker, R. J., & Packer, S. G. (1999). Running repairs: renal artery dissection following extreme exertion. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 14, 1258-1259.

Doyle, T. C. A., Elwood, J. M., Smale, P. N., Berkeley, B. B., Blennerhassett, J., Miller, A. P., Chartres, S. M., Hunter, M. H., Packer, S. G. K., Pfeifer, M. (1998). Clinical outcomes of the Otago-Southland Breast Cancer Screening Programme 1991-1996. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 380-383.

Jones, G. T., van Rij, A. M., Packer, S. G., Walker, R. J., & Stehbens, W. E. (1998). Venous endothelial changes in therapeutic arteriovenous fistulae. Atherosclerosis, 137, 149-156.

Nukada, H., van Rij, A. M., Packer, S. G. K., & Patterson, A. (1998). Preservation of skin vasconstrictor responses in chronic atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease. Angiology, 49(3), 181-188.

Morris, J. M., McNoe, B. M., Elwood, J. M., & Packer, S. G. (1997). Breast cancer surgery in New Zealand: Consensus or variation? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1038), 53-56.

Jones, D. G., van Rij, A. M., Solomon, C., Packer, S. G., & Thomson, I. A. (1996). Endothelin-1 is increased overlying atherosclerotic plaques in human arteries. Atherosclerosis, 124, 25-35.

Nukada, H., van Rij, A. M., Packer, S. G. K. M., & McMorran, D. (1996). Pathology of acute and chronic ischaemic neuropathy in atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease. Brain, 119(5), 1449-1460.

Rouse, J., Walker, R. J., & Packer, S. G. (1996). Inadvertent intravesical insertion of a Tenckhoff catheter. Peritoneal Dialysis International, 16, 218-219.