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New Chair for ANZCA’s New Zealand National Committee

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Chair for ANZCA’s New Zealand National Committee

Dr Nigel Robertson, a specialist anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital, is the new head of New Zealand’s largest anaesthesia organisation. He took over as Chair of the New Zealand National Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists at the beginning of July.

Dr Robertson was born and educated in Scotland, completing his medical degree at the University of Edinburgh. After commencing anaesthesia training in Scotland, he immigrated to New Zealand and completed his specialist training in Auckland before being appointed to the Auckland Hospital Department of Anaesthesia in 1991. His clinical specialty interests include neuroanaesthesia and major orthopaedics.

In 2000, Dr Robertson was seconded to the building programme for the new Auckland City Hospital and spent four years as design co-ordinator for the operating rooms and medical advisor to the programme director, with responsibility for the clinical user interface and major equipment project delivery.

In 2003, he was appointed Clinical Director of the Adult and Trauma Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Auckland District Health Board (holding that position for six years), and led the transition into the new building.

Dr Robertson has served on ANZCA’s New Zealand National Committee (NZNC) since mid-2009, including as deputy chair 2011-2013.


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