New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Mr Terry Creagh, Chair and Supervisor of Training - Christchurch Hospital
Dr Fiona Smithers, Supervisor of Training - Hutt Hospital
Dr Jonathan Heather, Supervisor of Training - Middlemore Hospital
Mr Simon Chong, Supervisor of Training - Waikato Hospital
Dr Blair York, Trainee Representative
Dr Geoff Lyons, Specialty Elected Councillor 
Dr Sarah Hulme - Co-opted member 
Ms Susan Lloyd, RACS appointed External Member

Ex Officio
Mr Jonathan Wheeler, NZAPS President
RACS President
Censor in Chief
Dr Geoffrey Lyons, RACS Specialty Elected Councillor 

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the principal body for the training and education of surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Accreditation is given by the Australian Medical Council to RACS and standards for education and training are established by RACS.

In New Zealand, the New Zealand Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has oversight for the conduct of the RACS Training Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, reporting to the Board of Surgical Education and Training. RACS collaborates with The New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons, who administer the SET training program.

The SET program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is designed to provide trainees with clinical and operative experience in order to learn special methods of investigation and become competent in techniques related to the discipline. At the conclusion of the SET training program it is expected that trainees will be able to perform as independent practitioners, meeting the requirements of all identified RACS competencies.