I grew up in a medical family and graduated from medical school in 1992. I spent time in a number of surgical specialties before deciding that plastic surgery was where I wanted to work.
I enjoy both the professional satisfaction of precise prcedures and the improved quality it can bring to people’s lives every day.
I studied medicine in Auckland and trained at Middlemore, Waikato and Christchurch hospitals. I completed my fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2002.
I completed fellowships in Hand Surgery, Microsurgery and Head and Neck Reconstruction at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England before returning to Christchurch in 2005.
I now divide my time between my private practice in Merivale and my role as Clinical Director and senior lecturer in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christchurch Hospital.