MB ChB 1996 Otago; FRACS (Otol) 2006


Dr Matthew Leaper is an Otago based surgeon with 13 years clinical experience who specialises in disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck region, often referred to as Otorhinolaryngology.

Dr Leaper graduated from Otago Medical School in 1996. He has since worked in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, gaining experience in a variety of surgical specialties. On returning to New Zealand, during 2000, he worked in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Dunedin. Dr Leaper completed his specialist training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2006, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Leaper currently works from public and private hospitals in Dunedin and Invercargill and offers a range of surgical procedures in adults and children (paediatric surgery). These services include facial plastic surgery, cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck oncology, thyroid and parotid surgery, and ear surgery.

He is committed to providing a professional, personalised and quality service, and his stated aim is to treat all patients to the standard that he would like his own family to receive.


  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parotid Surgery

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training

Following his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Leaper completed a further two years of post-fellowship training in Perth, Australia.

Full NZ Registration Date

3 November 2000

Vocational Scope

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Matthew Leaper is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Hospital Dunedin, 72 Newington Avenue, Maori Hill, Dunedin

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Private Services

ENT Otago

This service is available at the following location:

Marinoto Clinic, 72 Newington Ave, Dunedin

Public Services

Southern DHB Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) Services

This service is available at the following locations:

Dunedin Hospital

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Invercargill Hospital