MB ChB 1976 Otago; FRACS 1984


John set up St Marks Breast Centre in 1993 to provide the most comprehensive breast clinic in New Zealand.

He is a fully qualified Breast and General Surgeon with vast experience in all aspects of breast surgery.  He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section, the American Breast Society and the International Breast Cancer Study Group.

As a breast surgeon and specialist, John has written and lectured widely on many aspects of breast surgery, in particular breast reconstruction, breast reduction, breast augmentation and all aspects of breast cancer surgery.


  • Benign breast disease/surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Cosmetic breast surgery


Procedures Offered

Benign Breast Disease

  • Excision breast lumps
  • Microdochectomy
  • Excision phylloides tumour
  • Nipple eversion
  • Hookwire guided biopsy

Breast Cancer

  • Partial or total mastectomy
  • Hookwire wide local excision
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary lymph node clearance

Reconstructive Breast Surgery

  • Tram flap reconstruction
  • Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction
  • Expander or implant reconstruction
  • Nipple reconstruction

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Breast asymmetry surgery
  • Nipple surgery e.g. nipple eversion, nipple reduction
  • Excision accessory nipples

Prophylactic Breast Surgery

  • Prophylactic mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction for gene positive risk esp. BRCA I and BRCA II

Title or Designation

Breast and General Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Post-fellowship Training

  • Vocational registration with New Zealand Medical Council as Breast and General Surgeon
  • Member of American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Founding Trustee of the Breast Cancer Cure Research Trust

Full NZ Registration Date

29 November 1977

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr John Harman is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

St Marks Breast Centre, 12 Saint Marks Road, Remuera, Auckland