Education & training
MB ChB 1996 Otago; FRACS (Pl Rec Surg) 2005
Breast surgeons treat women and men with all forms of breast disease, both benign and malignant, have an important role in the surveillance of women at increased risk of breast cancer, both for the purposes of early detection an for consideration of prophylactic surgery in this setting. Paediatrician specialises in the treatment of neonates, infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrician treats a wide range of illnesses, injuries and conditions. They often examine and treat babies immediately after birth. They can assess and if necessary, resuscitate newborns and manage treatment of premature babies. Reconstructive surgeon performs operation on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease. Cosmetic surgeon improves a person’s aesthetic appearance by altering or reshaping a bodily feature. Plastic surgeon encompasses both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. A Medical Oncologist is a consultant physician specialising in the investigation, study, diagnosis, management and treatment of benign and malignant growths, tumours, cancers and diseases. Sub-specialties of oncology includes surgical oncology (removes the tumour or cancerous tissue during an operation), radiation oncology (radiation therapy), medical oncology (chemotherapy and ) hormone therapy, gynaecological oncologist (treats cancers of the female reproductive system and genitals), haematological oncologist (treats cancers of the blood and bone marrow), paediatric oncologist (treats cancers in children). Hand Surgeon specialises in the following: fractures or joint injuries, affecting the hand and wrist, soft tissue injuries to the hand and wrist, Dupuytren’s contracture, joint replacement, reconstruction following trauma, nerve compression disorders, wrist arthroscopy, microsurgery.