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Queen's Birthday Honour for surgeon and student mentor
28 August 2017
Queen's Birthday Honour for surgeon and student mentor

Professor Peter Gilling, a top surgeon and mentor to medical students at Tauranga Hospital, has been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Gilling was appointed as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contributions to medicine on Monday.

A leading urologist based at the Bay of Plenty DHB, he is also a Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland and heads the University’s academic site at Tauranga Hospital.

He introduced many advanced surgical treatments into New Zealand including open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches to common urological conditions, and is nationally and internationally known for the research and treatment of prostate disease, particularly Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Cancer of the Prostate.

Read the full University of Auckland article