Richard Martin is a New Zealand trained general surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Center specialising in melanoma and head and neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, the largest treatment and research facility for melanoma in the world.

During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer.

Richard works in the multidisciplinary Melanoma Unit team, and for Waitemata District Health Board (North Shore and Waitakere). Private patients are seen at the Waitemata Specialist Centre, Takapuna and the new Rodney Surgical Centre at Warkworth.


  • Skin Cancer
    • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
    • Melanoma
    • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Head & Neck
    • Thyroid,
    • Parathyroid,
    • Parotid,
    • Submandibular,
    • Lymph nodes,
    • Neck Lumps
  • Head & Neck Cancer
    • Mouth,
    • Throat,
    • Skin,
    • Neck
  • All General Surgery Procedures
    • Hernias,
    • gallbladders,
    • lymph node biopsies,
    • ingrown toe nails,
    • “lumps and bumps”


MB ChB 1994 Otago; FRACS 2005


Surgical Oncology

Head and Neck Surgery

Title or Designation

General Surgeon

Post-fellowship Training

Head and Neck Fellowship - Auckland Hospital ORL/Head and Neck 2004

Melanoma Fellowship - Sydney Melanoma Unit 2005

Head and Neck Fellowship - Sydney Head and Neck and Cancer Institute 2006

Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology (University of Sydney) 2007


Memberships and Associations :

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Oncology section of RACS
  • Head and Neck section of the RACS
  • Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group
  • Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society
  • University of Auckland New Zealand Melanoma Foundation
  • Melanoma Network of New Zealand
  • Auckland Cancer Research Network

Full NZ Registration Date

27 November 1995

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Healthlink EDI


Contact Details

Mr Richard Martin is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour

Phone: (09) 925 4400
Fax: (09) 925 4434

E-mail: northharbour@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

Location details here

Surgeons can be contacted directly at their private consultation rooms.

Private Services

Richard Martin - Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

15 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

2 Montel Avenue, Henderson, Auckland

134 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Warkworth Medical Centre, 11 Alnwick Street, Warkworth

Rodney Surgical Centre

382-386 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

Public Services

The Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) - North Shore Hospital Campus, Waitematā DHB

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

Waitematā DHB General Surgery Services

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

Private Surgical Services

Rodney Surgical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Rodney Surgical Centre