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 Annie Wong

Dr Annie Wong

Dr Annie Wong is a NZ-trained consultant medical oncologist at Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre. Her oncological sub-specialities include melanoma, head and neck cancer, as well as genitourinary cancers. She is passionate about patient care, research and teaching. She completed her medical oncology training in Wellington and subsequently completed a medical oncology fellowship at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. During her fellowship she was inspired by the transformative outcomes with immunotherapy, and investigated novel biomarkers for melanoma immunotherapy as part of her PhD studies. She actively participates in the MelNet as well as the Australasian Melanoma and Skin Cancers Trials group. She also holds honorary positions as a clinical senior lecturer at Otago University and researcher at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. .. read more »

Dr David Okonji

Dr David Okonji

David specialises in treating breast and urogenital cancers, as well as melanoma. He has a particular focus on cancer care in the elderly. David currently practises at Wellington Regional Hospital, and also undertakes private practice in Bowen Hospital, Wellington. David is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago School of Medicine. He is actively involved in research as an investigator in clinical trials at Wellington Hospital. He is also an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society of Medical of Oncology and the Society of Geriatric Oncology... read more »

Dr Junie Wong

Dr Junie Wong

Dr Junie Wong is a consultant dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon. She runs general dermatology and skin surgery clinics at Skin Centre (Albany and Nelson) and at Auckland Dermatology. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 2008, and achieved Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK in 2011. Junie completed her 4 years of postgraduate Dermatology training in Liverpool, UK and worked there as a Locum Consultant Dermatologist before moving to New Zealand, where she completed the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) approved fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery. She has an interest in skin cancer diagnosis and management. .. read more »