BMedSc 1973 Otago; MB ChB 1974 Otago; FRACS 1981; MD 1987 Otago; DSc 1992 Otago


Professor Shaw graduated from the University of Otago in 1974. He holds both a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Science degree and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons both in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Head and Neck section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Head & Neck Surgeons USA and a member of the Association of Endocrine Surgeons USA, and the Endocrine section of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons..

Initial training was in New Zealand followed by specialty training in London, Harvard Medical School Boston, and Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City.
Professor Shaw has been a consultant surgeon in the Auckland area since 1984 and has performed several thousand surgical operations. He is an expert in the management of early and advanced malignant melanoma along with other skin cancers.

Between 1990 and 2000, Professor Shaw was Senior Examiner in General Surgery for surgeons training in general surgery in New Zealand. He is the sole New Zealand member of the James IV Surgical Society (previous members being Sir Brian Barrat-Boyes & Sir Archibald McIndoe), a surgical society limited to 100 surgeons world-wide.

Professor Shaw is the author of over 100 publications on surgical matters, and has delivered and continues to deliver presentations both in New Zealand and internationally.


  • Melanoma surgery throughout the body with special interest in Head and Neck Melanoma, Sentinel Node Study and lymph gland involvement from Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer surgery - full body mole checks and excision of suspicious skin lesions under local anaesthetic in on-site theatre

Title or Designation

General Endocrine and Melanoma Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

17 November 1975

Vocational Scope

General Surgery

Contact Details

Professor Jim Shaw 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 numbers: (09) 307 4949
Outpatient appointments and surgical booking enquiries: (09) 638 0400 or scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 
Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis Line: 0800 800 717
GP Help Desk: (09) 307 2800

Private Services

Professor Jim Shaw - Melanoma & Skin Cancer Surgeon

This service is available at the following location:

OneHealth Building, 122 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot General Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland