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Health Sciences profile

Dr Paul Manuel

PositionClinical Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc(Hons) (Manitoba) PGDipPH (Liverpool) MD (Manitoba) FRCSC (Canada)
TeachingCo-ordinator - University of Otago fourth year medical students
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Canada (2009)
  • Member of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  • Member of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons
  • Member of the Rural Surgery Section – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Rural general surgery
  • Trauma, acute care and emergency general surgery
  • Surgical endoscopy


I am a Consultant General Surgeon with experience training and working across rural and urban centres throughout Canada and Aotearoa. I completed my medical school and general surgery training in my hometown through the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). My interests in general surgery are: trauma, acute care and emergency general surgery; colorectal surgery; hernia surgery; surgical endoscopy; and, surgical critical care.

I am passionate about the practice of general surgery in rural centres as well as surgical education. I am honoured to have the opportunity to participate in the education of future physicians and surgeons and I look forward to meeting those students working on our general surgery teams at Southland Hospital.