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MBChB, BSc, FRCSEd (Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of expertise:
• General Paediatric Surgery - hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes, tongue tie, skin and subcutaneous lesions
• Minimal Access Surgery – appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, fundoplication, hernia repair, intrabdominal testis, varicocele
• Paediatric Thoracic Surgery – congenital lung lesions, pneumothorax, empyema, oesophageal surgery
• Edinburgh University Medical School, United Kingdom
• Surgical training : Adult surgery - Edinburgh; Paediatric Surgery and Urology - Edinburgh and Glasgow (Scotland), Newcastle-upon-Tyne (England) and Auckland (NZ)
• Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery - Auckland NZ.
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd)
• New Zealand Society of Paediatric Surgeons (Secretary)
• British Assocation of Paediatric Surgeons (member)
• International Paediatric Endosurgery Group (member)
• Service Clinical Director, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Starship Children’s Hospital
• Visiting Paediatric Surgeon, Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, Apia, Samoa
I was born and brought up in central Scotland and completed my Undergraduate and Postgraduate education in the UK. After my Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery at Starship Children’s Hospital between 2006-2007, I returned to Edinburgh to complete my training and took up a Consultant position at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh in 2008. I returned to New Zealand with my family the following year to take up a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist position at Starship. I was appointed Service Clinical Director for Paediatric Surgery at Starship in 2014.
I am interested in the full scope of paediatric surgical practice but my main areas of interest are:
- Minimal access surgery, particularly neonatal thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgery
- Oncological surgery
- Thoracic surgery, including lung resections, mediastinal and oesophageal surgery
- Surgical management of Intestinal Failure. I work in a Multidisciplinary team as part of the National Intestinal Failure Network
BHB (Auckland), MBChB (Auckland), FRACS
(General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of expertise:
• Appendicectomy for appendicitis
• Surgical Oncology – including skin lumps
• Cholecystectomy for gallstone, gallbladder disease
• Minimally invasive surgery – laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
• Ingrown toenail surgery
• Hernia surgery
• The University of Auckland
• General Surgery training, Auckland
• Trauma Fellowship, Auckland Hospital
• Paediatric Surgical training, Christchurch, and Sydney, Australia
• Great Ormond Street Hospital, Paediatric Surgical Fellowship (2002)
• Observership, Children’s Hospial Boston (2008)
• Observerships Necker Hospital, Paris (2010, 2012, 2014)
• Visiting surgeon to Samoa (2009 until present)
• Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland
• Senior Lecturer in Surgery, the University of Auckland
MBChB (Otago), Dip Obs (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of expertise:
All areas of paediatric surgery and paediatric urology. Including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopy in children.
Hernia surgery, undescended testicles, disorders of the genitalia
Chest wall deformity
Disorders of the intestine
Hepatobiliary diseases of childhood
Specialist Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist Starship Children’s Hospital
NZ Liver Transplant Service ( Hon)
Senior Lecturer University of Auckland ( Hon)
Training and Overseas Experience:
Otago Medical School
General Surgical Training in New Zealand and Consultant General Surgeon Christchurch
Paediatric Surgical Training in Perth and Melbourne, Australia
Fellowship at Paediatric Surgical and Liver Transplant Units in Birmingham, England
MBChB, Dip Child Health (Otago); FRACS (Paediatric Surgery)
Areas of Expertise:
Hypospadias and other genital anomalies
Hydronephrosis and other kidney disorders;especially follow up of antenatal renal tract abnormalities
Bladder dysfunction –incontinence, urinary tract infection
General Paediatric Surgery
Hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes
Otago Medical School
Postgraduate experience including Paediatric Diploma –Hawkes Bay
Surgical training –General surgery, Wellington; Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Auckland and Sydney
Fellowship –Paediatric Urology Birmingham UK.
Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist, Starship Children’s Hospital
Professional Teaching Fellow University of Auckland.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)
Australia New Zealand Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ANZAPS)
– Executive, NZ representative
Society of Paediatric Urology New Zealand Australia (SPUNZA)
-Executive, Education Officer
New Zealand Society of Paediatric Surgeons
Board of Training Paediatric Surgery (RACS committee)
Paediatric Society of New Zealand (Ped Soc)
-Special Interest Group Chair
Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS)
International Child Continence Society (ICCS)
I was born and raised in Southland and completed my medical degree in Dunedin. After graduating I gained experience in Paediatrics, Surgery and Urology prior to staring my FRACS training. During my training I worked in Wellington, Auckland, and Sydney. Throughout my training I have developed additional experience in Paediatric Urology and following completion of my Fellowship I spent time in the United Kingdom at Birmingham Children’s Hospital gaining further specialised Paediatric Urology experience. Since my appointment at Starship in 2010 I have worked as a General Paediatric Surgeon with a predominantly Urological workload. In addition to my clinical work I have an appointment with the University of Auckland and am involved particularly in final year medical student teaching and assessment. My teaching role extends to surgical trainees also through involvement in the Board of Paediatric Surgical training and Paediatric Urology education through SPUNZA.
MR STEVE EVANS
MR JAMES HAMILL
MR PHIL MORREAU
• General paediatrics
• Interest in developmental paediatrics, including assessment for Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and learning difficulties.
• University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa
• Paediatric training started in the United Kingdom with rotations through a number of London teaching hospitals including The Royal Free Hospital, University College Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. and completed at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town.
• In addition to my role as a paediatrician at Kidzhealth, I am currently employed by Kidz First, Middlemore Hospital (CMDHB) in a community paediatric role, seeing children in an outpatient setting. This includes general and developmental paediatric clinics. We work closely with our allied health colleagues from the Child Development Team, liaise with schools and Ministry of Education, NASC and other agencies to meet the needs of our children with complex medical, behavioural and educational needs.
• Fellow of the Colege of Physicians South frica
• Member of the Roayal College of Physicians, UK
• Fellow of the Royal Australasion College of Physcians
• Member of the New Zealand Paediatric Society
I was born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa and completed my undergraduate training and internship in Cape Town (1993) . I then travelled to the United Kingdom, starting my postgraduate education in paediatrics which I then completed in Cape Town South Africa. ( 1994 – 2002) I travelled with my family to Abu Dhabi ,UAE for 2 years, where I worked as a paeditrician in the private sector before returning to South Africa . In 1997 I moved with my family to Auckland New Zealand where I took up my current position as a paediatric consultant at Kidz First, Midllemore Hospital.
• General Pediatrics
• Breastfeeding medicine
• Tongue tie assessment and treatment
• Infant feeding and growth
• Infant sleep and behavioural issues
• Otago Medical School
• Paediatric training – Starship Children’s Hospital
• Paediatric Emergency Specialist Starship Children’s Hospital
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
• New Zealand Lactation Consultant Association
• Academy of breastfeeding medicine
Abby has a special interest in infant feeding and breastfeeding problems and is trained to assess and release tongue-ties.
Her aim is to work with families to provide the best possible start in life for their babies.
Abby sees problems such as difficult breastfeeding issues, unsettled crying infants, difficulties with infant weight gain and more general paediatric issues.
• Paediatric Occupational therapy
• Neurodevelopmental therapy
• Babies, toddlers and children up to 14 years of age
• Information processing (Sensory, Motor and Cognition) and Regulation
• Occupational Performance in Daily Life
• Occupational therapy CIT Wellington 1988
• Foundation Bobath, Baby Bobath and Advanced Baby Bobath certification /Neurodevelopmental Therapy.
• Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform PRPP assessment and Intervention of Information Processing
• Sensory Profile (Winnie Dunn)
• Essentials of Neurobiology
• SOS (Sequential, Oral Sensory) Approach to feeding
• If you can’t breathe, you can’t function. Lifespan lab course (Mary Massery PT)
• Sensory Integration theory and Practice
• Private Practice
• Belmont Intermediate School (one day a week)
• Visiting Occupational therapist to Rarotonga (Mentoring and teaching)
• New Zealand Registration (NZROT 1988)
• Australian Registration (OT Australia since 2013)
• Founding member of the International PRPP instructors Network (2014)
• Member of New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT)
• Member of Occupational Therapists in Special Schools
• Member NZ and Australia Bobath Association (Life)
I have worked in Paediatrics since 1989 with a four year break to have our two children who are young adults now.
Over the years my work has placed me in many different settings in Whakatane and Auckland including Wilson Home, Mangere Early Intervention Services, Child Development Services and Therapy for Children (ACC contract work).
I have worked with babies and children with many conditions including Down's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Head Injuries, Neurological conditions, Coordination difficulties, Sensory and Regulation Challenges, Developmental Delay and Visual Impairments.
I have worked alongside many colleagues of different disciplines and cultures and continue to work with children and their families as a team.
I was born in Fiji and have worked alongside many Pacific Island, Chinese, Indian, Pakeha and Maori families and colleagues. These experiences have enriched my Practice and passion for children, their families and Paediatric Occupational therapy.
I have regular association with Therapists in Australia (Kids Plus, Melbourne), PRPP Instructors Network (World) and Occupational therapist (Rarotonga) as well as attending regular courses to maintain current practice. I have a community of practice with Paediatric Occupational therapists who have similar experience for peer review and sharing information and have a practice partner who works alongside me.
Registered General and Obstetric Nurse
Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing
Graduate Diploma of Child Health
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Northland District Health Board- Registered General and Obstetric Nurse
Capital Coast Health –Graduate Neonatal Nursing certificate
AUT University –Diploma of Child healthAlliance
IBLC- Certified Lactation Consultant
Lactation Consultant, NICU and Starship Children’s Hospital
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Neonatal Nurses College Aoteoroa
Lactation Consultants Association of Australia and New Zealand
I was born and brought up in rural Northland and completed my nursing training at Whangarei Hospital. After my nursing training I worked in Cardiac Services at Greenlane hospital in Auckland. I then worked remotely in the Northern territory of Australia where my passion for working with women and children began. I spent five years travelling and working in several hospitals in London in the United Kingdom. I returned to New Zealand and worked in the neonatal unit at Wellington hospital where I received my neonatal intensive care training. I then spent a year in Saudi Arabia working in neonatal Intensive care and Paediatric Intensive care. After returning to New Zealand I settled in Auckland and worked in community Paediatrics in South Auckland and set up a Neonatal homecare service there.
For the past fifteen years I have worked in the Newborn Service at Starship hospital in Newborn Homecare and now as a Lactation Consultant. It was after having my own daughter that my passion for supporting Mothers with feeding their infants began and how this encompasses so much more than feeding but a developing relationship.
My passion is to support a health maternal infant attachment and to support mothers through the early days and weeks of developing their maternal role and their feeding relationship with their infant.