Professor Mark McKeage has worked for many years as a medical oncologist specialising in the treatment of head and neck cancer, and lung cancer.

After graduating in medicine from the University of Otago, Mark trained at Wellington Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He worked as a medical oncology staff specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney before returning to New Zealand to his current position.

Mark is a professor and physician-scientist at the University of Auckland in the Department of Pharmacology in Clinical Pharmacology, as well as Co-Director of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre. He also is a medical oncologist at Auckland City Hospital. He has published over 100 research articles and regularly gives lectures on topics related to cancer treatment. He leads a research group and an active programme of clinical research on lung cancer genetic testing, targeted therapies, and platinum-based anti-cancer drugs. His clinical practice is strongly underpinned by a scientific evidence-based approach to treatment recommendations.

Mark is past-president and member of the New Zealand Society for Oncology, and member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.


MB ChB 1982 Otago; FRACP 1991


Thoracic Oncology

Head and Neck Cancer

Phase I trials/Drug Development

Clinical Pharmacology

Academic Research

Title or Designation

Medical Oncologist

Post-fellowship Training

The Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

Full NZ Registration Date

14 December 1983

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Prof Mark McKeage 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

Auckland Oncology

This service is available at the following location:

125 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland