Richard Martin


Mr Richard Martin

MB ChB 1994 Otago; FRACS 2005; ChM 2007
Head and Neck Fellowship - Auckland Hospital ORL/Head and Neck 2004
Melanoma Fellowship - Sydney Melanoma Unit 2005
Head and Neck Fellowship - Sydney Head and Neck and Cancer Institute 2006
Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology (University of Sydney) 2007

Richard is New Zealand’s leading melanoma surgical oncologist, treating all forms of melanoma from around the country and internationally as well. He manages over 500 melanoma cases each year, chairs the National Melanoma Working Group for the Cancer Control Agency plus the Auckland Regional Melanoma Multidisciplinary meeting and sits on the executive committees of MELNET, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials group (MASC) and Melanoma New Zealand charity.

Richard is a New Zealand trained general surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Center specialising in melanoma and head/neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, (now Melanoma Institute of Australia) the largest treatment and research facility for melanoma in the world.

During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer. Richard publishes in numerous academic journals(40 plus), is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and is actively involved in research and clinical trials. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Richard also performs all general surgery procedures (e.g. hernias, gallbladders, lymph node biopsies, ingrown toenails) and endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid). Richard works in the multidisciplinary Melanoma Unit team, and for Waitemata District Health Board (North Shore and Waitakere). Private patients are seen at SkinCheck Takapuna, Warkworth Medical Centre and Rodney Surgical Centre in Warkworth, Harbour Cancer and Wellness Centre and Peninsula Medical Centre.

Special Interests

Melanoma And Skin Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Merkel cell carcinoma
Rare Cutaneous Malignancies

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Head & Neck And Endocrine

Thyroid, Parathyroid, Parotid,
Submandibular, Neck Lumps
Head & Neck Skin Cancer

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General Surgery procedures

Hernias, gallbladders, ingrown toe nails, lumps and bumps

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