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

    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