Gareth is a medical oncologist specialising in cancers of the lung, melanoma and brain. He works at both Harbour Cancer Centre and Auckland City Hospital, and is involved in both scientific research and clinical trials.

Gareth undertook his medical training at the University of Auckland where he was the recipient of the Abbott Watson Memorial Scholarship. On completion of his Medical Oncology specialisation, he accepted a research fellowship at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he undertook a research doctorate, focusing on the immune system and cancer. Gareth’s research has been internationally recognised with an American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award (2017).

Gareth is committed to using the latest research to obtain the best possible outcomes for all his patients.


  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Brain cancer


MB ChB 2003 Auckland; FRACP 2014

Title or Designation

Medical Oncologist - Thoracic Cancer Stream

Full NZ Registration Date

12 December 2003

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

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Contact Details

Dr Gareth Rivalland is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Harbour Cancer Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour