Dr Stephen TJ Gilbert MBChB, FRCS, FRACS
Dr Stephen Gilbert attended the University of Otago, graduating with an MBChB. After training in general surgery in the UK he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and returned to New Zealand to train in plastic surgery under the mentorship of Sir William Manchester, who himself had trained with Sir Harold Gillies and Sir Archibald McIndoe during the Second World War.
Dr Gilbert completed his plastic surgical training in the UK and the USA before returning to New Zealand, where he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Plastic Surgery. He was appointed consultant plastic surgeon at the Auckland Plastic Surgical Unit at Middlemore Hospital, working there for 18 years before engaging full-time in private practice, in which he specialises in aesthetic surgery.
Dr Gilbert is founding co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, a founding director of the Mercy Ascot group of private hospitals in Auckland, and scientific convenor of the International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr Gilbert’s other former or current roles include: past President of the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand; past President of the New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery; previous member of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery; Member of the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons; Member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons; Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons; Member of the International Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons; current registration as a NZ Medical Council specialist.
Dr Gilbert is a regular attendee and presenter at overseas plastic surgical symposia and is a trainer of recent plastic surgical graduates through the NZIPCS Fellowship programme.