I was born in Pukekohe, grew up in Papakura, and first moved to the Waikato in late 1997 as a Trainee Intern. After finishing my undergraduate medical degree at the University of Auckland in 1998 I developed an interest in orthopaedic surgery and completed the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training scheme in 2007.
Following this I spent two years gaining further subspecialty fellowship training in sports and knee surgery in Auckland (Adidas Sports Medicine Clinic) and Brisbane (Brisbane Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic), limb reconstruction and deformity correction in the United Kingdom (Royal Liverpool & Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals), and orthopaedic trauma surgery in Canada (Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary).
I returned to Hamilton in 2010 and have worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Waikato Hospital since that time. Since 2011 I have divided my time between public commitments at Waikato Hospital and my private practice, serving the Waikato, King Country and greater Midland region with clinics in Hamilton and Taumarunui. This balance allows me exposure to a range of conditions applicable to my sub-specialist fellowship training as well as general orthopaedics. It keeps me up to date, invigorated, and inspired through my interactions with orthopaedic trainees, my colleagues, and most importantly the patients I meet.