MB ChB 1996 Otago; FRACS (GS) 2008


Chris graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1996 and completed general surgical training in Christchurch, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.

He then went to Australia as a CSSANZ fellow training in colorectal surgery. Two years were spent in Melbourne at firstly the Alfred hospital and then at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was then awarded the Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship to travel to London to train for a further year. That year was spent at St Marks hospital which is the oldest specialist colorectal hospital in the world and a leading unit in the world.

Chris then returned to Christchurch in early 2011 to an appointment at Christchurch hospital as a general and colorectal surgeon. Shortly afterwards he was appointed as medical advisor to the familial gastrointestinal cancer registry.


  • Colorectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Diverticular disease
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis
  • Pelvic floor disorders – Incontinence, disordered defaecation and prolapse
  • Anal conditions – haemorrhoids, fistula, and fissure
  • Endoscopy – gastroscopy and colonoscopy

Title or Designation

Colorectal Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Fellowship training Christchurch Hospital

Post-fellowship training :

  • Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • St Marks , London , UK

Full NZ Registration Date

17 December 1997

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Christopher Wakeman is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Private Services

Christchurch Colorectal

This service is available at the following location:

Specialist Centre @ 21, 21 Caledonian Road, St Albans, Christchurch

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital