GMRI to host public lecture by Harvard Medical School expert in vascular birthmarks

Assoc. Prof. Arin Greene

The GMRI is pleased to host a public lecture in December as part of the GMRI Eminent Speakers’ Programme.

The lecture, titled “Vascular Birthmarks: From Bedside to Bench and Back”, will be delivered by Assoc. Prof. Arin Greene, a paediatric plastic surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Prof. Greene’s research is primarily focused on vascular birthmarks and lymphoedema. He has authored over 170 research papers and 100 book chapters, and has edited five books.

Dr Swee Tan says it is exciting to host a plastic surgeon and researcher of Prof. Greene’s calibre, and he and colleagues are looking forward to comparing research findings on vascular birthmarks, a field of research that the GMRI is actively involved in.

“As part of Prof. Greene’s visit we will be running a special vascular birthmarks clinic at Hutt Hospital in which we will be seeing patients with complex vascular birthmarks from around New Zealand. This clinic will be attended by specialists and trainees from Hutt Valley DHB and Capital & Coast DHB,” Dr Tan says.

Prof. Greene’s lecture will be held at 5pm Tuesday 5 December at Rutherford House Lecture Theatre, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.

The lecture is open to the public. Seats are limited so if you would like to attend please click here.