|Mr. Peter Robertson|
MBChB 1982 Otago, FRACS 1989, MD 1997 – Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon
Peter is an experienced spine surgeon in his third decade of adult spine practice after completing sub specialty training in Australia and the USA. Aside from a busy clinical practice in both public and private settings, he has a strong track record in research, with over 70 publications in peer-reviewed literature. His collaborative approach is the basis for his research over several spheres including clinical collaborations in outcomes research; interactions with industry resulting in surgical technique developments and implant design; involvement at primary care level with back pain assessment methodology; and his involvement with materials engineering research has produced many papers on lumbar disc anatomy and failure patterns – the latter including three prestigious ISSLS Prize papers. Peter is involved in many governance roles locally including the NZ Orthopaedic Assn Presidential line, and has also held several executive positions in the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He is now a Deputy Editor of the journal SPINE.