The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has evolved from the Postgraduate School
in Obstetrics and Gynaecology which was established in 1951 nearly 20 years before
undergraduate medical teaching began in Auckland.
The Department of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology was located at National Women's Hospital, approximately seven km from the
main campus of the School of Medicine. We have now moved to permanent facilities
in the Auckland Clinical School, and are based on the 12th floor in Auckland City
Hospital to be near the new Maternity facilities. Some staff carry out their academic
and clinical duties at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland, and at North Shore
The department has an important teaching role in undergraduate and postgraduate
medical education and training. It is also responsible for major clinical contributions
to the Women's Health Services of Auckland Healthcare and South Auckland Health.
The department has a strong research base. It houses the Research Centre in Reproductive
Medicine and the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Sub-fertility Review Group.
Read more about our research
projects and groups.
study options in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Find out more about our staff members.
Find out how to contact the department.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology exists to improve the reproductive
health of all women and the welfare of their babies. We will achieve this through
advancement of knowledge, encouragement and conduct of research, education, leadership
and innovation in health care.
We will be responsive to the needs of our consumers including colleagues and students,
and we are committed to monitoring and improving our performance. In order to achieve
our aims, we will provide a productive and satisfying working environment for our
staff. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is committed to the integration
of service, teaching and research functions.