Dr. John ChaplinEndocrine Surgeon

Dr. John ChaplinDr. John Chaplin
Dr John Chaplin Head and Neck Surgeon graduated from the The University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1988. He began his specialistOfffice-Based-Surgery-and-Procedures training at the Royal Throat Nose and Ear hospital in London in 1990. After returning to New Zealand he completed surgical training in Dunedin, Waikato and Auckland. John passed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons final examination in 1996.
Following this John spent two years in post graduate fellowship positions. The first year was spent at thblack-and-white-logo-he Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He trained under Professor Mark Urken a world renowned specialist in head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery. Here John gained skills in reconstruction of complex defects of the face, jaw, tongue, throat and neck following cancer surgery or trauma.
Dr John Chaplin then went to work at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney Australia. He trained under Professor Christopher O’Brien, Head and Neck Surgeon. Here John honed his skills in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery and management of advanced skin cancer and melanoma of the head and neck.
As recognition of his skills John earned a post training fellowship by the prestigious Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation and he remains one of the very few New Zealand recipients of this award.
Since returning from this training John has gained a vast experience in head and neck surgery. He performs complex surgery for thyroid and parathyroid pathology, neck lumps and head and neck cancer every week. John also regularly performs reconstruction of complex head and neck defects. Dr Chaplin is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society (ANZHNS) and was previously secretary for the Head and Neck Group of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
As part of his work John has an interest in academics and training and was the supervisor of training for ENT Head and Neck Surgery in Auckland for 9 years. Dr John Chaplin is a key member of the Head and Neck Unit at Auckland City Hospital he is also the director of a highly sought after international fellowship and he teaches surgical techniques to local and international surgical trainees. He lectures at the school of medicine and is frequently invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on a wide range of head and neck topics.
  • Accredited at the Following Hospitals

    Gillies Hospital, Epsom, Auckland

    Ascot Hospital, Remuera, Auckland

    Mercy Hospital, Epsom, Auckland

    Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland

  • Special Interests

    Thyroid Surgery


    Thyroid cancer

    Parathyroid surgery

    Head and Neck surgery

    Microvascular reconstruction

  • Associations



  • Appointments

    Head and Neck Cancer Society

    Clinical Lecturer, University of Auckland

    Executive member Australian and New Zealand

    Secretary Head and Neck Group RACS

Practice Locations

  • Gillies Hospital

    Suite 7
    Gillies Hospital
    160 Gillies Avenue

    Epsom, Auckland 1023

    New Zealand

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  • Dr. John Chaplin- Thyroid & Head & Neck Surgeon

    Suite 12, Mauranui Clinic
    86 Great South Road

    Epsom, Auckland 1023

    New Zealand

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Contact Details

Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons

Suite 202 Level 2 AMA House 69 Christie Street ST LEONARDS, NSW 2065

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