Mr John Short



MB BS 1995 Newcastle; MRCOG 2000


John is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Christchurch Women's Hospital. In 2007 he established the early pregnancy assessment clinic, to improve the service for women suffering a miscarriage. He has also been the principal specialist at the hysteroscopy clinic, where abnormal bleeding is investigated. John has presented at a number of national and international conferences on subjects including colposcopy, endometrial cancer, ovarian cysts, endometrial ablation and early pregnancy problems. He is also keenly interested in medical education and is an instructor for the "Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics" and "Practical Obstetric Multi-professional Training" courses.


John is trained in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. His principal clinical interests are in the management of urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse and he previously worked as the Senior Registrar at the Urogynaecology unit in Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the UK's leading centres for such problems. Other interests include the management of early pregnancy problems, such as miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. John has also received additional training in Gynaecological ultrasound and has a particular interest in ultrasound assessment of the pelvic floor and vaginal prolapse.

Title or Designation

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist

Post-Fellowship Training

Current memberships of professional/other bodies:

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Christchurch School of Medicine

Full NZ Registration Date

31 October 2007

Vocational Scope

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact Details

Mr John Short is available at the following services:

Private Services

Oxford Women's Health

This service is available at the following locations:

Forté Health Building, 132 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central

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Churchill Specialist Centre, Wairau Hospital, Hospital Road, Blenheim

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Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital

Consultations held here once a week

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - Gynaecology

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital