MD, FRACS (Urology)
I am a Urological Surgeon with subspecialty interest and expertise in minimally invasive (laparoscopic or keyhole) surgical techniques for treating urological conditions.
I completed my surgical training under Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in New Zealand and then undertook fellowship training in Australia with Dr Mark Louie-Johnsun, one of the Australasian experts in laparoscopic surgery and specifically laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
Mr Alastair Hepburn
MBChB (Otago) FRACS (Urology)
Raised and schooled in Cromwell. Spent the summers picking fruit as most kids growing up in Central Otago do. I then completed my medical degree in Otago. At this time I was a private in the NZ army (infantry) and played rugby for Southern. I then spent some years in the U.K. as a Forensic Physician for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. I then returned to New Zealand and started my formal surgical and urological training.
I completed my fellowship years in New South Wales before returning to Dunedin.
Practice Nurse Manager
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in Lancashire, UK in 1989 and gained a BN at Otago Polytechnic in 2001.
I emigrated to New Zealand in 1992, spent 3 years in Auckland and after tramping the Milford track made the move to the main land and settled in Dunedin.
I have worked in various specialties such as Coronary Care and Cardiothoracics. I spent 11 years as the Charge Nurse Manager of Urology, Gynacology and General Surgery at Dunedin Hospital.