Phone: (07) 834 6330
Stephen specializes in orbital, oculoplastic & lacrimal surgery. He also practises general ophthalmology including cataract surgery.
Stephen completed his medical school training at the University of Otago in Dunedin and his ophthalmology training in Wellington & Palmerston North. He then travelled to England to a Senior Registrar position in Birmingham, England. His sub-specialist training was a Fellowship at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in Orbital, Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Surgery.
He was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic & Orbital Surgeon at Waikato Hospital in 2000. In 2002 he commenced part time private practice at Hamilton Eye Clinic.
He is actively involved in research into skin cancers around the eye, techniques of eyelid reconstruction, thyroid eye disease and public health demand in ophthalmology.
2017- present Clinical Leader of the Ophthalmology Expert Advisory Group, Ministry of Health
2015-2017 Chairman of the New Zealand Branch of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
2014-2015 Clinical Director of the Waikato Hospital Eye Department
2012- 2015 Chairman of the Save Sight Society of New Zealand
2008-present Director Save Sight Society of New Zealand
2002-present Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
2002-present Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Auckland
2010 –present Section Editor of the journal, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
2016-present Chairman of the Hamilton Boys’ High School Board of Trustees
2013-2016 Trustee of the Hamilton Boys’ High School Board of Trustees
Stephen is married & has three children. When time allows, he enjoys participating with his friends & children in trail running, marathons, half marathons, kayaking races & cycle racing. He also enjoys cultivating native trees & restoring the native bush on his property.