Meet our panel of medical specialists

Research Review New Zealand works with over 70 local medical specialists to select and advise on the most important research from around the world. They advise on what really matters, what impact it has on local healthcare and what we need to do in our daily practice to accomodate new skills and knowledge. Select a category below to see more about each of our expert advisors.

Dr Greg Frazer

Greg studied at Otago University and graduated in 1995. He subsequently did advanced training in Respiratory and General Medicine in Christchurch, completed with periods at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2006 and since 2007 has worked as a Respiratory Physician at Christchurch Hospital, where he is now clinical director of the respiratory department. Greg has a special interest in lung cancer, having spent time working in the pulmonary malignancy unit with Professor Kwun Fong during his time in Brisbane. He chairs the weekly lung cancer multidisciplinary meeting at Christchurch hospital and is the chair of the South Island Lung Cancer Working Group, as well as being a member of the National Lung Cancer Working Group... read more »

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)... read more »