I was born and raised in Scotland completing a BSc (Hons) at St Andrews University in Physiology & Medical Biology at 1st Class level. I then completed my medical school training in South Wales at the University of Wales College of Medicine. My basic training was split between Cardiff & Leeds where I completed my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Surgery in General. I then undertook Orthopaedic training in Sheffield on the North Trent Orthopaedic Training Rotation. I gained my Intercollegiate Fellowship from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the UK in 1998. During my last 2 years in Sheffield I undertook both adult & paediatric foot & ankle surgery under supervision. I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2000, initially in Taunton, Somerset, England and subsequently in Hamilton New Zealand since 2004. I entered full time private practice in 2009. My practice is now a mixture of lower limb problems with interests in lower limb sports injuries, ligament reconstruction & foot & ankle problems both elective & post traumatic.

Medical School

  • University of Wales College of Medicine


  • BSc (Hons) 1st Class University of St Andrews 1985
  • MB BCh University of Wales 1989
  • FRCSEd 1993
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) 1998

Special Clinical Interests

  • Knee replacement
  • Arthroscopy of the knee and ankle – keyhole surgery – and soft tissue reconstruction (ACL, ankle ligament and tendon reconstruction)
  • Lower limb sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle surgery including all aspects of reconstruction for elective and post-traumatic problems, including arthritis surgery, bunion surgery and surgery for rheumatoid & other inflammatory arthritis

Professional Membershops

  • British Orthopaedic Society
  • British Orthopaedic Foot Surgical Society
  • New Zealand Foot and Ankle Society
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • New Zealand Knee & Sports Surgery Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Current Appointments (Private Hospitals)

  • Southern Cross Hospital, Hamilton

Other Interests

Peter is a keen cyclist, enjoys keeping fit, gardening & pottery. He is an ardent armchair All Blacks and Chiefs fan.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.