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Citation for Peter Gilling - Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
29 August 2017
Citation for Peter Gilling - Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Dr Peter Gilling is an internationally renowned Urological Surgeon who has contributed significantly to the development of this field of medicine in New Zealand for more than 25 years.

Dr Gilling is a Tauranga-based Urologist and is Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland and Head of the University’s Academic site in Tauranga. He is the Head of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board Clinical School and Head of the Clinical Trials Unit for that DHB, and was primarily responsible for the development of both these entities. In the field of Urology he is nationally and internationally known for the research and treatment of prostate disease, particularly Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Cancer of the Prostate. He has pioneered a number of surgical treatments but particularly laser prostatectomy using the Holmium Laser, which has been adopted throughout the world. He has also introduced many advanced surgical treatments into New Zealand including open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches to common urological conditions. A former Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Gilling is on the Editorial Board of six major urology journals and has published extensively in the scientific literature.