About Dr Dan Cocker
Kia Ora koutou, I am a UK trained oncoplastic breast surgeon. We moved to New Zealand after completing my surgical training with my young family, searching for the outdoors lifestyle NZ offers. We have lived in Wellington since 2022, and are now firmly established as Wellingtonians.
My training in general surgery and cancer surgery at some of the UKs most prestigious cancer centres e.g. the Royal Marsden, Imperial College, the University Hospital Birmingham, South Manchester University Hospital led to exposure to many areas of cancer surgery, but the teamwork and positive community spirit that comes with breast cancer patients really captured my imagination.
Survivorship is a beautiful concept that encompasses so much more than a cancer diagnosis, and with improving surgical techniques, we are helping more patients than ever before. My interests are in the accurate diagnosis and treatment planning of both cancerous and noncancerous breast conditions, within a highly qualified and highly focused multi disciplinary team, including breast physicians, radiologists, pathologists and oncologists.
My training and career focus is in the attainment of high quality cosmetic results that are evidence based, safe to your health, and that meet the needs of modern patients. I am happy to meet patients at a time of your convenience within my busy practice. Kia kaha
Hospitals Practicing At: Bowen Hospital
MB ChB 2001 Manc, CCT (UK) (Gen Surg) 2017, FRCS (Gen surg) England 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a member of the Faculty of Surgical Educators at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Member of the Association of Breast Surgeons, and of BreastSurgANZ. Member of NZAGS and of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dan is a UK-trained oncoplastic breast surgeon who has been in New Zealand since 2018. Dan hails from the north of England, but trained in Manchester, Birmingham and London. He has undertaken training in some of the most prominent oncoplastic breast units in Europe, including the Royal Marsden Hospital London, Imperial College London, South Manchester University Hospitals and University Hospitals Birmingham. He undertook some plastic surgical training in Manchester, and a clinical observership with Monsieur Emmanuelle Delay at the prestigious Centre Léon Bérard in Lyon, France. He undertook research at Imperial College London, and has presented internationally at conferences on multiple occasions