MB ChB 1999 Glasgow; FRCS (Neuro) 2009; CCT (UK) (Neuro) 2012; FRACS (Neuro) 2015


Reuben graduated from Medicine from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1999.  He has been part of the Wellington Neurosurgical team since 2016.  

He trained as an academic neurosurgeon London, Cambridge, Oxford, in the UK,  Melbourne (Australia), and Vicenza (Italy). He has undertaken laboratory based preclinical neuroscience research at the University of  Toronto (Canada), the University of Cambridge (UK), and also in the Department of Human Anatomy & Genetics in Oxford.  

Reuben was awarded his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2007. He completed a fellowship in endoscopic pituitary surgery with Simon Cudlip in Oxford before moving to New Zealand in 2012 as Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the University of Otago. 

Reuben's subspecialty interests include neuro-onclogy, and endoscopic pituitary surgery, skull base surgery, spinal surgery, head injury and concussion.  

Reuben also has a law degree from the University of London and consults on ethical and medicolegal aspects of surgery and medicine.


  • General nephrology
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Hypertension

Title or Designation


Post-fellowship Training

  • Neuro-oncology, Royal Melbourne (Australia);  
  • Pituitary Surgery John Radcliffe, Oxford (UK); Spine Surgery, Vicenza (Italy)

Current membership of professional/other bodies:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England and Wales
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Mr Reuben Johnson is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

Southern Cross Specialist Centre, 90 Hanson Street, Newtown, Wellington

Healthlink EDI - wgtnmspc

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

Healthlink EDI - evohcare

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital - Neurosurgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital

Wakefield Hospital - Neurosurgery

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital, Florence Street, Newtown, Wellington