Tim studied medicine at St George’s Medical School in London and following qualification undertook some junior doctor hospital training posts before starting anaesthesia training in Cambridgeshire in 1995. He completed his anaesthesia training and exams on the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals rotation and gained a certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia in 2003. As part of his training he spent a year at National Women's Hospital in Auckland following a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia.

Current positions: Tim accepted a position as Specialist Anaesthetist at North Shore Hospital in 2003 and has been practising there since then as clinical leader in obstetrics with other interests in bariatric, paediatric, orthopaedic, plastic and all other surgical specialities. He covers out of hours on calls for emergency anaesthesia at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals. He started working with the Anaesthesia Associates private anaesthetic group in 2005, working mainly at the Southern Cross Hospitals in Auckland.

Personal: Tim is married to a palliative care physician and has 3 teenage children. He spends his limited spare time paddling a variety of different craft and playing the drums.


  • obstetrics
  • bariatric
  • paediatric
  • orthopaedic
  • plastic
  • and all other surgical specialties.


MB BS 1992 Lond; FRCA 1999

Title or Designation

Specialist Anaesthetist

Full NZ Registration Date

7 February 2005

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Tim Parris-Piper is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

North Shore Hospital

Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
Patient enquiries:
(09) 486 8930

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 486 8900

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