Mr Barry Mahon performs cardiac and thoracic surgery in adults including coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement, aortic surgery and surgery for lung cancer (including bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy and lung resection). He has special interests in chest wall surgery, patient safety, audit and quality assurance.

Barry is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Cardiothoracic Surgery for the University of Otago and was the Clinical Leader of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Capital and Coast DHB from 2007 to 2012.

Specialist Training:

After undergraduate and postgraduate training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cape Town, Mr Mahon gained a further four years of postgraduate training and experience in Sydney, Perth and Auckland. He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Perth in 1997 and has been a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Wellington since January 2000.


MB ChB 1985 Cape Town; FCS (SA) 1994; FRACS 2005

Title or Designation

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

6 April 2001

Vocational Scope

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Barry Mahon is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

If you are a patient on the Cardiothoracic surgery waiting list then you will have already been supplied with the contact number for the Cardiac Liaison Nurse.

For inpatient services:
Ward 6 South telephone number is (04) 806 0650
Ward 6 South Fax number is (04) 806 0651

Private Services

Wakefield Heart Centre

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Heart Centre

  • Phone

    (04) 381 8115

  • Fax

    (04) 381 8116

  • Healthlink EDI


  • Email


Private Surgical Services

Wakefield Hospital - Cardiothoracic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Wakefield Hospital