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Profile

 Professional Profile:

  • Clinical Leader of the Auckland Regional Hand Service
  • President of the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Fellowship Director of the Auckland Regional Hand Service Fellowship Program
  • Consultant Hand Surgeon Middlemore Hospital 1996 – present
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Middlemore Hospital 1990 -1994
  • First woman in Australasia, to qualify as an Orthopaedic Surgeon

I am committed to the specialty of Hand Surgery in New Zealand in both my public and private clinical practice. I am particularly interested in the development and expansion of the Hand Service in Auckland and the teaching of young Hand surgeons.

Current Membership of Professional/other Bodies:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Interests

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Reconstructive Tendon 
  • Nerve Injuries

Qualifications

MB ChB 1980 Auckland; FRACS 1988

Title or Designation

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Hand Service Clinical Leader

Post-fellowship Training

  • 1988 completed 12 month postgraduate Fellowship in Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery (Scotland)
  • 1989 completed 12 month postgraduate Fellowship in Hand Surgery (Australia)
  • 1995 completed 12 month sabbatical training in Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Full NZ Registration Date

18 December 1980

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Healthlink EDI

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Contact Details

Ms Karen Smith is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following locations:

Middlemore Hospital

Patient Enquiries: (09) 277 1660

Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

Patient Enquiries: (09) 277 1660

Private Services

The Orthopaedic Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Specialist Centre, Epsom

Private Surgical Services

Auckland Surgical Centre - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland Surgical Centre