DR JOHN CHAPLIN SURGERY
Dr John Chaplin Head and Neck Surgeon graduated from the The University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1988. He began his specialist training at the Royal Throat Nose and Ear hospital in London in 1990. After returning to New Zealand he completed surgical training in Dunedin, Waikato and Auckland and passed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons final examination in 1996.
Following this he spent two years in post graduate fellowship positions. The first year was spent at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City being trained by Professor Mark Urken a world renowned specialist in head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery. Where he gained skills in reconstruction of complex defects of the face, jaw, tongue, throat and neck following cancer surgery or trauma.
John then went to work at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney Australia under Professor Christopher O’Brien, Head and Neck Surgeon. Here John honed his skills in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery and management of advanced skin cancer and melanoma of the head and neck
John was awarded a post training fellowship by the prestigious Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation and he remains one of the very few New Zealand recipients of this award.
Since returning from this training he has gained a large experience in head and neck surgery, head and neck oncology and reconstruction of complex head and neck defects. John is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society (ANZHNS) and is secretary for the Head and Neck Group of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
John has an interest in academic medicine and is the supervisor of training for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in Auckland. John is a key member of the Head and Neck Unit at Auckland City Hospital he is also the director of a highly sought after international fellowship and he teaches surgical techniques to local and international surgical trainees. John lectures at the school of medicine and is frequently invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on a wide range of head and neck topics.
John also has a large practice in rhinoplasty, facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. Information regarding this aspect of Johns practice can be found at www.nosesurgery.co.nz
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