Dr Michael Barnes

09 520 0208 Auckland
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About Dr Michael Barnes

Mr Michael Barnes was born and educated in Auckland and graduated from the Auckland University School of Medicine in 1980 then completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Training in New Zealand and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1987. He spent two years of further Post Graduate Training as a Spine Fellow in Australia and the United States (Texas, Atlanta).

Since returning to New Zealand in 1990 Mr Barnes initially worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon at Auckland Hospital and a Consultant Spine Deformity Surgeon at Middlemore Hospital. He then established the Scoliosis Service at Starship Children’s Hospital where he performed all the spine surgery for ten years and worked as a Spine Surgeon for a total of 18 years.

He has written chapters in surgical text books and published articles on Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery in the most prestigious Orthopaedic and Spine Journals. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious ABC Travelling Fellowship and until recently was the Chairman of Training for Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Zealand.

Currently his Medical Practice is devoted entirely to conditions of the spine and he is in full-time Private Practice in Newmarket, Auckland. For further information please visit my website http://www.michaelbarnes.co.nz


  • Specialist in Diagnosis and Surgical Management of conditions of the spine
  • 20 years experience as Consultant Spine Surgeon
  • Over 5000 operations safely and successfully completed
Gender: Male


Areas of Specialisation
25 years experience in surgery for

  • Cervical Spine
  • Lumber Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Adult & Paediatric


MBChB 1979, FRACS 1987, Member NZOA


  • Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, USA
  • Atlanta Children's Hospital, USA


  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • New Zealand Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society (USA)

Operating at
Mercy Ascot Mountain Rd, Epsom


Contact Dr Michael Barnes

09 520 0214
Grd Fl
98 Carlton Gore Rd

PO Box 8482,
Symonds St
Auckland 1152

09 520 0214
175 Cavendish Dr

98 Carlton Gore Rd Auckland 1023 New Zealand
Page last updated on 5 June 2020