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STaR Centre Investigators

STaR Centre brings together talented academic, clinical and community investigators to advance our mission to address the global burden of surgical disease

STaR Centre invites new investigators to join our centre. Please contact John Windsor to discuss this opportunity  j.windsor@auckland.ac.nz 

Principal Investigators

Professor John Windsor

Professor John Windsor

Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Laparoscopic, Pancreatic, Biliary and Gastro-oesophageal

Professor Ian Bissett

Professor Ian Bissett

Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Colorectal, Defaecatory Disorders, Perianal Conditions Endoscopy, Colonoscopy

Associate Professor Greg O'Grady

Associate Professor Greg O'Grady

Associate Professor, Consultant Surgeon: Colorectal, General, Lower GI

Professor Anthony Phillips

Professor Anthony Phillips

Professor, Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory (ASML)

Mr Fred Astle

Mr Fred Astle

Honorary academic, Director of Kaupapa Māori

Associate Investigators

Dr Timothy Angeli

Dr Timothy Angeli

Senior Research Fellow, Auckland Bioengineering Institute and TARGET

Dr Armen Gharibans

Dr Armen Gharibans

Research Fellow, Surgical Engineering Lab, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Associate Professor Kamran Zargar

Associate Professor Kamran Zargar

Associate Professor Urology, Genitourinay Oncology

Mr Andrew MacCormick

Mr Andrew MacCormick

Senior Lecturer, Consultant Surgeon: General, Bariatric Laparoscopic, Upper GI

Dr Ali Mirjalili

Dr Ali Mirjalili

Senior Lecturer Anatomy and Medical Imaging

Dr Hsiang-Wei (Willy) Wang

Dr Hsiang-Wei (Willy) Wang

Research Fellow, ASML

Dr Jiwon Hong

Dr Jiwon Hong

Senior Research Fellow, Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory

Dr Sayali Ajit Pendharkar

Dr Sayali Ajit Pendharkar

Research Fellow, Surgical Trials Unit

Dr  Cameron Wells

Dr Cameron Wells

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Dept of Surgery and SEL

Associate Professor Lindsay Plank

Associate Professor Lindsay Plank

Associate Professor; Body composition, Clinical nutrition, Immunonutrition, liver disease