Prof. John Windsor
BSc, MBChB, Dip Obst, MD, FRACS, FACS
Founder, Educational Advisor
John completed a double major in Physiology and Biochemistry before enrolling in the School of Medicine at the University of Otago. After 2 years of full time research towards his doctorate John went to Edinburgh to sub-specialize in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gastro-oesophageal surgery under the tutelage of Sir David Carter.
He was awarded a chair in Surgery in 2003, and became Head of Surgery at the University of Auckland in 2004. John developed the first hepatopancreaticobiliary / upper GI Unit in New Zealand. His interests in teaching laparoscopic surgery led to the development of the Advanced Skills Training Centre. A new Postgraduate Training Centre was opened in 2004 with the goal of combining skills training with appropriate technology in a world class facility.
John is concerned to ensure that simulation technology is introduced with appropriate curriculum design, metrics and validation studies.