Associate Professor
Dr Adam Bartlett

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Laparoscopic Surgeon

Adam is a General Surgeon with sub-specialty training in liver, pancreas, biliary and transplant surgery.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Auckland and General Surgery training in New Zealand, Adam undertook a fellowship in HPB and Transplant Surgery at King’s College, London. He has also spent time at Centre Hepato-Biliaire Paul-Brousse, Paris; Leuven Hospital, Belgium; The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and The National Children’s Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Adam is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and regularly attends courses to ensure that he is able to deliver first class care and techniques to patients with a variety of surgical needs. Adam is very passionate about his profession and has dedicated a large part of his life to surgery.

Associate Professor

Adam was appointed to a joint clinical and academic position as an adult and paediatric liver transplant and HPB surgeon at Auckland City Hospital and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Auckland in 2008.

He also works in private as a General, Laparoscopic and HPB surgeon. In both public and private practice he works closely with colleagues in other surgical specialities, gastroenterology, radiology, oncology and other medical fields.

Adam is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks out ways in which he can continue to develop his skill base and grow his knowledge. Adam’s contribution and dedication to his profession has been significant to date.

Dr Adam Bartlett - Competitive Sailor and Kite Surfer

Outside of Surgery

Adam enjoys competitive sailing, kite-surfing and has completed more than ten half marathons.

He currently lives with his partner in Auckland and is the father of two young daughters.

Medical Registration

2009

Post-fellowship Training in Abdominal Transplantation

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

2006

Fellowship in General Surgery

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

2006

Vocational Registration, General Surgery

New Zealand Medical Council

2004

General Registration

Norfolk Island Medical Administration

2003

General Registration

New South Wales Medical Council

2001

General Registration

Great Britain General Medical Council (#4406985)

1997

General Registration

New Zealand Medical Council (#22070)

Medical Education

2008

Post-fellowship Training in Abdominal Transplantation

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

2005

General Surgery

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

2004

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Surgery

University of Auckland (Thesis entitled “CD40-CD154 Expression and Blockade in Liver Transplantation”)

1996

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

University of Auckland

1993

Bachelor of Human Biology (BHB)

University of Auckland (Senior Scholar (A+ average))

Awards

2003

The Louis Barnett Prize

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting of New Zealand Fellows, Wellington, New Zealand

2003

Young Investigator Award

Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), 21st annual scientific meeting, Canberra, Australia

2001

Young Investigator Award

Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), 19th annual scientific meeting, Canberra, Australia

2000

Tyco Young Investigators Award

Surgical Research Society of Australasia annual scientific meeting, Adelaide, South Australia

1996

Sir Carrick Robertson Prize in Surgery

University of Auckland

1996

Medlab Hamilton Prize for general excellence in clinical medicine

University of Auckland

1994

Ciba-Geigy prize in Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics

University of Auckland

1994

Senior Scholarship in Medicine and Human Biology

University of Auckland

1993

Anatomy Prize BHB II and III

University of Auckland

1993

Distinctions in Molecular Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology

University of Auckland

Scholarships & Grants

2006

Travelling Fellowship
($10,000 one-off grant)

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2001

The Role of CD154 in Liver Allograft Rejection
($57,150 for one year)

Health Research Council Career Development Award (HRC 01/025)

2001

Immunological Tolerance in Liver Transplant Recipients
($55,000 for one year)

Glaxo Wellcome/New Zealand Gastroenterology Society Research Fellowship

2001

Immunological Tolerance in Liver Transplant Recipients
($110,797 for one year)

Health Research Council Project Grant (01/229)

2001

7th Basic Science Symposium of the Transplantation Society, Thun, Switzerland
($2,000)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Travel Grant (82101)

2001

The Role of CD40 Ligand in Liver Transplant Rejection
($1,800 to attend the 7th Basic Science Symposium of the Transplantation Society, Thun, Switzerland)

University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund (3600669/9307)

2001

Tolerance in Transplantation
($50,000 for one year)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Grant in Aid (81396)

1999

The Role of CD40 Ligand in Human Liver and Kidney Allograft Rejection
($54,581 per annum for two years)

The Health Research Council of New Zealand Limited Budget Grant (99/515)

1999

The Role of CD40 Ligand in Human Liver and Kidney Allograft Rejection
($8,500 for one year)

The University of Auckland Research Fund

Positions

02/03/2009 – Current

Consultant surgeon in Liver Transplantation and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery.
New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit and Department of General Surgery.

Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland.

 

Senior Lecturer in Surgery

Department of Surgery, University of Auckland

08/02/2009 – 14/02/2009

Visiting Surgeon

Division of Transplantation Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Contact Professor Charles Rosen.

08/12/2008 – 19/12/2008

Visiting Surgeon

Department of Surgery, Centre Hepato-Biliare, Paul Brousse Hospital, Villejuif, France. Contact Professor Daniel Azoulay.

24/11/2008 – 05/12/2008

Visiting Surgeon

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium. Contact Professor Baki Topal.

01/11/2006 – 21/11/2008

Senior Surgical Fellow

Liver Transplantation and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery, Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London. Under the supervision of Professor Nigel Heaton.

12/12/2005 – 24/10/2006

Surgical Fellow

The New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit and Auckland Renal Transplant Group, Auckland City Hospital. Under the supervision of Professor Steven Munn, Professor John McCall, Mr Peter Johnson, Mr William Hecker and Mr Motohiko Yasutomi.

13/06/2005 – 11/12/2005

Senior Surgical Registrar in Vascular and General Surgery

Drs Ian Civil and Murray MacCormack, Department of Vascular Surgery, Auckland City Hospital.

01/12/2005 – 12/06/2005

Senior Surgical Registrar in Hepatobiliary and Upper-Gastrointestinal Surgery

Associate Professor John McCall, Professor John Windsor, Associate Professor Jonathan Koea, Mr Peter Christie, Department of Surgery, Auckland City Hospital.

13/06/2004 – 01/12/2005

Senior Surgical Registrar in Upper-Gastrointestinal, Breast and General Surgery

Drs Garth Poole and Mathew Clark, Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Health.

06/12/2003 – 13/06/2004

Senior Surgical Registrar in Colorectal and General Surgery

Drs Andrew Connolly and Wilbur Farmilo, Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Health.

09/06/2003 – 06/12/2003

Senior Surgical Registrar in General Surgery

Drs Stephen Dunn and Mark Sanders, Department of Surgery, Whangarei Base Hospital, Northland Health.

09/12/2002 – 06/06/2003

Senior Surgical Registrar in General Surgery

Drs Govind Krishna, Peter Milsom and William Sugrue, Department of Surgery, Whangarei Base Hospital, Northland Health.

10/06/2002 – 08/12/2002

Surgical Registrar in General Surgery

Drs Andrew Connolly and Wilbur Farmilo, Department of Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Health.

10/12/2001 – 09/06/2002

Surgical Registrar in General Surgery

Professor Iain Martin and Mr Garth Poole, Department of General Surgery, Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Health.

01/07/2001 – 09/12/2001

Registrar

Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore Hospital. Dr Garry Clearwater.

01/12/2000 – 31/11/2001

Research Fellow

Division of Surgery, University of Auckland. Under the supervision of Associate Professor John McCall, Professor Steven Munn and Dr Rohan Ameratunga.

30/11/1998 – 01/12/2000

Lecturer in Surgery and Research Fellow

Division of Surgery, University of Auckland. Responsible to Professor Bryan Parry.

31/08/1998 – 29/11/1998

House Officer

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Auckland Hospital.

25/05/1998 – 30/08/1998

House Officer Rotation

Intensive Care Medicine, North Shore Hospital.

23/02/1998 – 24/05/1998

House Officer Rotation

General Surgery, Auckland Hospital.

24/11/1997 – 22/02/1998

House Officer Rotation

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Middlemore Hospital.

25/11/1996 – 25/05/1997

House Officer Rotation

Respiratory Medicine and ENT, Greenlane Hospital.

26/05/1997 – 23/11/1997

House Officer Rotation

General Medicine and General Surgery, Auckland City Hospital.

Teaching and Medical Education

2013

Director

Procedural Skills course (4th year)

2013

Tutor

Clinical Skills Teaching (3rd year)

2009 – 2013

Director Undergraduate Surgical Education

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

2007 – 2008

Surgical Tutor

London School of Medicine at Kings College Hospital, London

2006

Course Tutor

ASSET course, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, June 2006, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

Lecturer

Nutrition Seminar (3rd year)

2006

Founding Director

Procedural Skills Course (6th year)

2005

Course Tutor

Transplantation Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

2004

Lecturer

Abdominal Pain in Women Seminar (5th year)

2002

Tutor

Critically Appraised Topics (4th year)

2002

Examiner

Objective Structured Clinical Examination, OSCE (4th year)

2002

Clinical Tutor

Bedside Tutorials (4th and 6th year)

2002

Co-ordinator/Examiner

Final Clinical Examination (5th year)

2001 – 2002

Course Tutor

Surgical Assistant Course, Surgical Skills Training Centre, Greenlane Hospital, Auckland

2001

Honorary Lecturer in Surgery

Division of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

1999 – 2000

Lecturer in Surgery

Division of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland.

1999 – 2012

Preceptor

Elective Student Options (6th year)

1998

Tutor

Surgical Tutorials (4th Year)

1998

Supervisor

Anatomy Options Students (2nd year)

1999

Supervisor

Summer studentship research projects (2nd and 3rd years)

Publications and Presentations

Adam has over 60 published journal articles, and is a regular speaker at medical conferences around the world.

As an author, he has contributed chapters to 3 publications. Adam has also made presentations at over 150 scientific meetings.

Read the full list of Adam’s publications or presentations.

Management Courses

4 – 5 March 2008

Leadership and Management Development Programme

Department of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. King’s College Hospital, London.

Sporting Achievements

Sailing

26 – 28 December 2016

CQS – Sir Michael Hintz (7th place)

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

25 & 26 November 2016

CQS – Sir Michael Hintz (1st place)

Round White Island Race

2009 – 2015

Championship Series, First in Division One, Four Years, Bow

Stewart 34, Pioneer, Bill Miller/Mark Bond

2012

Pioneer, Mark Bond, Stewart 34

Coastal Classic

2012

F18 New Zealand Nationals, Helm

2012

Le Avanti, Farr 1020, Richard Harman

Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand (SSANZ), B & G Simrad Triple Series

2010 – 2011

La Avanti, Richard Harman, Farr 1020

Coastal Classic

1999

Honeywell, John Graham, Young 11

Coastal Classic

1995

Great Britain National Team – Local Hero XII G Howison/Gavin Brady, Mid-bow

Southern Cross Cup/Sydney to Hobart

1992 – 1993

Championship Series, 2nd and 3rd respectively, Port trimmer

Stewart 34, Pioneer, Bill Miller/Mark Bond

1992

New Zealand Yachting Match Racing Trials, Bow

1988 – 1989

Sagitta, Simon Willis, Spencer 36

Coastal Classic

1989

Northland Yachting Association, 1st senior

1988 – 1989

Captain of Kerikeri High School Sailing Team

Cruising

Sailed extensively around North Island of New Zealand, including circumnavigation of North Island.

Running

More than ten half-marathons.