School of Medicine

Department of Surgery

A number of surgeons within these four hospitals have academic or honorary positions with the Department of Surgery. They are responsible for providing surgical training to all medical students during their fifth and sixth years of instruction. These Academic Clinicians also undertake surgical research, collaborating with other academics and students.

Mission statement

Our mission statement is to undertake research and teaching of the highest possible standard in all disciplines of surgery, and contribute to the delivery of high quality surgical healthcare in Auckland and beyond.


The Surgical Research Network is the main research focus of this department.  It aims to enhance the research capacity of surgeons, scientists and students working within the field of surgery.

Find out more about the Surgical Research Network