About me

I am a New Zealand-trained General Surgeon, fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Consultant surgeon in the department of general surgery at Tauranga Hospital.  Further, I am also the Trauma Medical Director for the Bay of Plenty. 

My undergraduate medical training was at the University of Cape Town and the world-famous Groote Schuur Hospital, site of the world’s first heart transplant in 1967. Working in South Africa for a number of years, I gained experience in emergency and trauma surgery, before moving to New Zealand in 2007.

My surgical training in New Zealand covered all common general surgical problems, including thyroid and parathyroid pathology, hernias and diseases of the gallbladder, intestines, breast and skin cancers, including melanoma. I have experience in plastic and paediatric surgery, as well as neurosurgery and trauma from working in South Africa. After completing my surgical training in New Zealand, I worked as a specialist surgeon in Auckland City Hospital, before completing subspecialty training in Breast, Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery in Auckland and Melbourne. 

I regularly attend international surgical meetings and keep abreast of developments in many areas of general surgery. My commitment to teaching medical students and junior doctors has been recognised and awarded by the General Surgeons of Australia through the Excellence in Surgical Teaching award in 2019. I continue this practice here in Tauranga. 

The emphasis in my practise is on quality and care. I recognise that the surgical process is often a daunting journey and consider it a privilege and professional duty to support my patients throughout that journey. 

When I am not working or exercising, you’ll find me on the beach with my family and disobedient cavoodle, Oscar, or running up the Mount, just because it’s there.

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