New Zealand


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.


On this page:

Recognition of training in gastrointestinal endoscopy
New Zealand National Board
Frequently Asked Questions


New Zealand National Board meetings

(in Wellington; on Fridays, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm)

  • 7 June 2019
  • 16 August 2019 
  • 6 December 2019

Surgery 2019: Back To The Suture!

SAVE THE DATE - 15-16 August 2019, Te Papa, Wellington
More information


Louis Barnett Prize

The Louis Barnett Prize, valued at $2,500 is open to:

  • all New Zealand based surgical Trainees and
  • all New Zealand Fellows who are under the age of 40 as at 16 August 2019

Closing date for Abstracts is Tuesday 4 June 2019. Find out more.


Preparation For Practice

Friday 2 August 2019 - RACS New Zealand office

This program is a great opportunity to learn about all the essentials for setting up private practice. The focus is on practicality and experiences provided by fellow surgeons and consultant speakers.


View the Provisional Program and Register.


NZ Training Board Chairs / Representatives on Australasian Training Boards

Mr Philip Davis (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Mr Simon Bann (General Surgery)
Mr Simon John (Neurosurgery)
Mr Timothy Gregg (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Dr Rebecca Garland (Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)
Dr Neil Price (Paediatric Surgery)
Mr Terry Creagh (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Mr James Duthie (Urology)
Mr Thodur Vasudevan (Vascular Surgery)


Cutting Edge (PDF 2.49MB) Issue 70, March 2019 

Cutting Edge (PDF 2.45MB) Issue 69, December 2018

Cutting Edge (PDF 855B) Issue 68, September 2018

Cutting Edge (PDF 1MB) Issue 67, June 2018

Cutting Edge (PDF 1MB) Issue 66, March 2018

Cutting Edge is a quarterly newsletter published by the New Zealand National Board.

New Zealand Trauma Guidelines

The Guidelines for a Structured Approach to the Provision of Optimal Trauma Care (PDF 2.97 MB) is the national guideline document in circulation in New Zealand. These Guidelines were initially developed in 1994 by the College with support from the Ministry of Health and updated in 1996 and 2003. The 2012 revision was funded by the Health Quality and Safety Commission and undertaken by the NZ Trauma Committee of the College.

Cultural Competence Resources

The Medical Council of New Zealand has a number of resources on cultural competence freely available on its website: 

Statement on Cultural Competence (PDF 66KB)

Best practices when providing care to Māori patients and their whanau (PDF 109KB)

Best health outcomes for Māori: Practice implications (PDF 3.55MB)

Best health outcomes for Pacific Peoples: Practice implications (PDF 1.26MB)

Cole's Medical Practice in New Zealand  (PDF 2.92MB) also has some chapters on cultural competence and related subjects.

Ministry of Health - LearnOnline is a vocational training resource hub for New Zealand's community of health practitioners, providing a collaborative approach to educational resources for the health sector. There is a growing number of courses available provided by different organisations for health workers either studying or working in different fields of practice. Courses include a Foundation Course in Cultural Competency.  View the Course Catalogue.


New Zealand Joint Registery

Australasian Vascular Audit 

Recognition of training in gastrointestinal endoscopy

NZ Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - applications to this committee can be made via the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology website.


Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at December 2017

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

New Zealand Workforce Data

CAR 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 243
GEN 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU 8 78 0 51 16 7 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24 133
PLA 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3 226
Total 85 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery

Frequently asked questions

What does the NZ office offer Fellows and Trainees?

For Fellows:

For Trainees:

  • information on, and a local resource point for training programs. The New Zealand office coordinates the administration of some programs.

What are your opening hours?

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Who can I contact if the office is unattended?

Call +64 27 279 7455.

Can I book rooms to have meetings?

Contact the office to make a booking.

Where can I stay in Wellington?

Visit the Positively Wellington Tourism website.

What's on in Wellington?

Visit the Positively Wellington Tourism website.


New Zealand National Board
Chair - Dr Nicola Hill

New Zealand Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Street address
Level 3, 8 Kent Terrace
Mount Victoria
Wellington  6011

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Postal address
PO Box 7451
Wellington  6242 

Telephone: +64 4 385 8247
Fax: +64 4 385 8873

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm