Julian Speight .
BSc MBBS (Lond) FRCS (Ed) FRACS
I trained at St Thomas' hospital in London and then gained my Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1999. I came to New Zealand for a year in 1996 as part of my Edinburgh Fellowship, and was taken by the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of New Zealanders. After I'd gained my Fellowship I emigrated and joined the training scheme for the Australasian College of Surgeons.
I gained my Fellowship to the Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007, and then spent a further year working at the Royal Unuited Hospital in Bath, England. I gained additional training in Colorectal surgery, particularly in laparoscopic bowel surgery.
I returned to New Zealand in 2008 to take up my position as Consultant General Surgeon here in Invercargill. I am currently President of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons (NZAGS). I am a senior lecturer for the Otago Medical School, and teach both medical students and trainee surgeons. I am also on the executive commitee for the Rural Surgery SDection of the Australasian College of Surgeons.
I have 3 beautiful childern (Matthew, Ollie and Isabelle) who were all born her in New Zealand. My wife Caroline was a physiotherapist, but has had some time away from that role as full time mum. Caroline is npw my practice manager.
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