Dr Grant Christey

Dr Grant Christey


General Surgeon and Trauma Specialist.
Head of Trauma Department, Waikato Hospital.
Director of Te Manawa Taki Trauma System (MTS)
Honorary Associate Professor in Surgery, University of Auckland
National Delegate of International Surgical Society
Waikato Hospital, Private Bag 3200, Hamilton
New Zealand
Ph +64 7 8398899
Mob +64 21761941

Professional Interests
General surgery
Trauma system design
Trauma quality improvement
Injury epidemiology and prevention

Grant is a general surgeon and trauma specialist in Hamilton New Zealand. His primary roles are Head of Trauma Department at Waikato Hospital, A level one trauma facility in New Zealand, and clinical lead of the Te Manawa Taki, formerly Midland Trauma System. He is an Honorary Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of Auckland, Waikato Clinical Campus. He leads the Te Manawa Taki Trauma Research Centre and has commitments to a range of internal and external agencies dedicated to the welfare of the community.

He is involved in many facets of surgical and trauma governance, education and research in Australia and New Zealand, and currently holds positions with RACS Trauma Committees, Australia and New Zealand Trauma Registry, AusTQIP, Australasian Trauma Society. He is the current National delegate for ISS/SIC and has a range of other regional and national roles dedicated to better patient healthcare.

He has special interests in trauma research, trauma quality improvement and injury prevention. Clinical interests include general surgery and complex hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction. His research primarily involve the application of complex trauma-related data to reducing the burden of trauma on the community. In all areas of practice he is dedicated to providing patient-focused care of the highest quality. Patients first.