Simon is uniquely qualified. He is one of the first surgeons in New Zealand to complete an AGES fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery. This two year training program was completed in Brisbane, Australia, and focused on the minimally invasive management of endometriosis, hysterectomy, fibroids and ovarian cysts.

Simon is also one of a handful of practitioners in New Zealand who is a formally qualified fertility sub-specialist (CREI). Simon primarily focuses on gynaecology at his Wakefield Clinic and manages patients with fertility issues through his rooms at Fertility Associates.

Simon holds a public role at Wellington Women's Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago. He is dedicated to teaching both medical students and registrars. Simon is widely published in medical journals and has ongoing research projects.

Finally Simon is a honest and caring doctor who prides himself on working hard for his patients and achieving the best possible outcome.


Specialist Training: Fellowships in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Brisbane). General Obstetrics and Gynaecology training (lower North Island). Primary medical degree (University of Otago). AGES accredited fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery. Subspecialty qualification in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (CREI).


  • Laparoscopic management of menstrual disorders
  • Female infertility
  • Pelvic pain including endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Gynae)
  • Menstrual problems
  • Colposcopy         
  • Gynaecology
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery 
  • Infertility
  • Reproductive endocrinology.

Simon also has special interests in pelvic pain, ovarian cysts and fibroids.


MB ChB 2002 Otago; FRANZCOG 2013

Title or Designation

Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist

Full NZ Registration Date

12 December 2003

Vocational Scope

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact Details

Dr Simon McDowell is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Specialist Medical Centre, 99 Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington

Private Services

Fertility Associates

This service is available at the following locations:

205 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

4 Thirteenth Avenue, Lower Shotover, Queenstown

75 Customhouse Street, Gisborne

Public Services

Capital & Coast DHB Women's Health Gynaecology Service

This service is available at the following location:

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Private Surgical Services

Wakefield Hospital - Gynaecology

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital