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BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), Dip Child Health (Syd); FRACS
(Paediatric Surgery)

I have recently been appointed to Starship as a General Paediatric

Surgeon and Urologist with the majority of my elective work focused on

Paediatric Urology. I am proud to be the first female appointment in the

department in over 20 years. In addition to my clinical work I have a

passion for education and mentorship and am regularly involved in

teaching medical students, junior doctors and surgical trainees. I’m actively

involved in the Board of Paediatric Surgical training and Paediatric Urology

education through SPUNZA.

Areas of Expertise:

General Paediatric Surgery:

Inguinal herniae and hydroceles

Umbilical herniae

Undescended testes

Circumcision (if medically indicated)

Skin and subcutaneous lesions including vascular anomolies

Paediatric Urology:

Hypospadias and other genital anomalies (male and female)

Kidney and bladder problems identified antenatally

Hydronephrosis and other kidney disorders


I was born and raised in snowy Toronto Canada where I completed my

undergraduate degree in health science. I ventured to Sydney, Australia in

search of some sun for my medical degree as an International Merit

Scholarship recipient. After graduating I gained experience in Paediatrics,

Surgery and Urology prior to staring my FRACS training. I was lucky to be

sent to Starship for my first year of training and fell in love with NZ and my

Kiwi husband. During my training I worked in Auckland, Melbourne and

Sydney. I was an active member of the Board of Paediatric Surgical

training and was awarded the John Corboy Medal in 2018 for outstanding

leadership, selfless service and tenacity.

Throughout my training, I have developed additional experience in Adult

and Paediatric Urology and following completion of my Fellowship I spent

18 months gaining further specialised Paediatric Urology experience at


I’m thrilled to be settling in Auckland with husband and two young boys,

and pride myself in looking after you and your children as if you were my

own family.

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