Dr George Laking

Dr George Laking

George is a Medical Oncologist at Auckland DHB, specialising in treatment of respiratory malignancy. He is an Otago graduate who trained in Wellington and at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. George’s MD studies were in tumour perfusion using PET scanning, and his PhD is on the economics of diagnosis. Outside the DHB George is also active as a member of PTAC (Pharmac’s Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee), and the Smokefree Coalition. George’s whakapapa ties are to Te Whakatōhea in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, and he is the current Chair of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA, the Māori Medical Practitioners’ Association).

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