Graeme has a special interest in treating patients with valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease. He has skills and experience in the use of procedures such as imaging and cardiac catherisation. A general cardiologist, Graeme is also the Clinical Director of the Tauranga Hospital Echocardiography laboratory.
After graduating from the University of Auckland School of Medicine, Graeme worked at Napier Hospital in the Hawkes Bay, before taking up a position in the Kent and Sussex Hospital in the United Kingdom.
He completed his specialist Cardiology training at Green Lane Hospital in Auckland, before taking up a two-year Fellowship in Echocardiography and Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia.
A Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine for the University of Auckland, Graeme is a member of the senior Examiners committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a New Zealand Resuscitation Council qualified instructor in advanced life support.
Graeme takes time to resolve any fears his patients may have about their condition and its treatment. He talks them through the best treatment for their individual circumstances, and offers any other information he feels to be important in terms of their safe recovery.
Graeme and his family make the most of the outdoors in the Bay of Plenty. He gets out on his surfboard whenever time and weather permit, and enjoys other water sports, as well as biking and music.
BHB, MBChB, FRACP, FCSANZ
Cardiologist at Tauranga Public Hospital, Grace Hospital, and Bay Cardiology, Tauranga