Auckland City Hospital NZ

Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland City Hospital (ACH) is a tertiary referral teaching hospital in central Auckland. The New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit (NZLTU), which provides a national service, is based at Auckland City Hospital. The hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, training and community service.

The NZLTU performs approximately 60 transplants per annum on adults and children, including living donor and split liver transplantation. The service is staffed by 4-5 consultant surgeons, 4 hepatologists. Other members of the team include a second transplant fellow attached predominantly to the Auckland Renal Transplant Service, a liver transplant registrar (medical) and a liver transplant clinical nurse specialist. Paediatric patients are cared for in the adjoining Starship Children’s Hosptital.


Mr John McCall FRACS
T: +64 9 367 0000

Transplant Post:

1 x Liver Post

Organ Details:

Liver Transplantation

Opportunities on the Unit:

The trainee would receive excellent support from the unit members and good access to cases with appropriate supervision. There are excellent educational opportunities, including some not available in other centres, such as the animal vascular lab. There is currently one Fellow who is predominantly attached to the renal transplant service and one to the NZLTU. Both Fellows participate equally in multi-visceral organ donation surgery, and there will be some surgical exposure to kidney as well as liver transplantation. However, the GSA PFET Fellow will concentrate mainly on liver transplantation. The NZLTU also runs a large primary liver cancer service (>300 new referrals per annum) and the NZLTU surgeons also undertake HPB surgery...

The unit is committed to training the Fellow to be independent in deceased donor surgery and to training them to a high level in liver transplantation in appropriate cases (obviously this will differ depending on prior experience). The weekly program is well organised with regard to clinical activities, including regular ward rounds and theatre time as well as MDMs and educational activities.