Dr Christopher Wakeman
Surgical Lead, Trauma Service, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, NZ
Chris Wakeman is a General Surgeon with research interests in Trauma,familial bowel cancer and polyposis disorders, and colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes.
Chris graduated from Otago University Medical School in 1996 and completed general surgical training in Christchurch, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007.
He spent two years training in colorectal surgery as a CSSANZ fellow in Melbourne, Australia at the Alfred hospital and then at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was then awarded the Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship to travel to London to train for a further year at St Marks hospital
Chris returned to Christchurch in early 2011 to an appointment at Christchurch Hospital as a general and colorectal surgeon. Shortly afterwards he was appointed as medical advisor to the familial gastrointestinal cancer registry.
In 2015, Chris was appointed as a Senior Lecturer for Otago University. In 2020, Chris gained his MSc in Trauma Sciences from Queen Mary University in London.