Mr Murray MacCormick

Full range of General Surgical procedures with emphasis on Breast, Peripheral Vascular & Endocrine Surgery.

09 623 7502 Auckland
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Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
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About Mr Murray MacCormick

Murray has been in surgical practice in Auckland for over 30 years and is now one of Auckland's senior General and Vascular Surgeons.

A graduate of Kings Preparatory, Auckland Grammar, and Otago University Medical Schools, and from a well known medical family he completed post graduate surgical training in Auckland, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1977.

Murray then completed a 3 year stint as Lecturer in the Surgical Professorial Unit at London's St Bartholomews Hospital Medical School before returning to Auckland Hospital as Surgical Specialist in 1980.

After 2 years as full time surgeon at the Auckland Hospital he entered private practice combining part time work as General, Vascular, and Renal Transplant Surgeon at Auckland Hospital with his private work based at the Mercy and the Southern Cross Hospitals.

From 1989 to 1998 he was Clinical Director of General Surgery at Auckland and during this time was responsible for the introduction of several innovations in surgery, performing the first successful laparoscopic gallbladder removal at Auckland, the first laparoscopic adrenal tumour removal, and parathyroid auto transplantation - all now routine procedures. During this period he was also responsible for introducing the various sub specialties in General Surgery as well as establishment of Vascular Surgery as a stand alone unit separate from cardio-thoracic surgery.

Since then Murray has confined his public hospital practice to Vascular Surgery although he still does accept some general surgical referrals in private practice. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University School of Medicine Department of Surgery.

Apart from a busy surgical life Murray has been a member of the Board of the Auckland Cancer Society for over twenty years, and President for the last three, a position he currently still holds. He also sits as a member of the Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

As a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons he has been a Director of the trauma courses (ATLS, EMST) administered by the College as well as a tutor in courses on Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient.

In his private life Murray is married with six children. His interests include gardening, home workshop, and golf, with membership of The Northern Club, The Royal Auckland Golf Club, and The Dunes Golf Club, Matarangi.

Current Position

Specialist Surgeon - Auckland Hosp, 1980-2017
Visiting Consultant Surgeon - Mercy Hosp, 1980-present
Visiting Consultant Surgeon - Southern Cross Hosp, 1980-present
Clinical Director, General Surgery - Auckland Hosp, 1991-1999

Gender: male


Areas of Specialisation
Peripheral Vascular Surgery, General & Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Varicose Veins

Description of Specialisation
Wide range of General Surgical procedures as well as in all aspects of Peripheral Vascular Surgery including Varicose Veins & Microsurgery. Numerous Endoscopic procedures including Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis.

Both public & private sectors.

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Consultations, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with an intraoperative cholangiogram, Open or laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia, Open or laparoscopic repair of umbilical hernia, Open repair of epigastric hernia, Open repair of femoral hernia.

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS), Varicose vein assessment, Varicose vein surgery.


MBChB (Otago) 1969, FRACS 1977

Northern Regional Surgical Training Scheme, NZ 1972-77
Lecturer Professorial Surgical Unit - St Bartholomews Hosp, London, 1977-79

Hospitals Practising at
Auckland Hospital, Mercy and Southern Cross


Contact Mr Murray MacCormick

Mercy Specialist Centre, Ste 5, Lvl 1, Entrance B or E
100 Mountain Rd

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Gilgit Specialist Ctr
15 Gilgit Rd

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212 Wairau Rd

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100 Mountain Rd Auckland 1023 New Zealand
Page last updated on 13 April 2022