Meet the Team

The team at SMWH have unparalleled experience in Breast health and appearance.
Our team can offer immediate multidisciplinary review of any of your breast concerns.

John Harman

Managing Director, MBChB, FRACS

John set up St Marks Breast Centre in 1993 to provide the most comprehensive breast clinic in New Zealand. He is a fully qualified Breast and General Surgeon with vast experience in all aspects of breast surgery. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section, the American Breast Society and the International Breast Cancer…

Stan Govender

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, MBChB, FRACS

Stan was born in Durban, South Africa and graduated from the University of Natal in 1988 with a distinction and the prize in General Surgery. He moved to New Zealand in 1992 and completed postgraduate training obtaining FRACS in 1999. Stan has 20 years’ experience as an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at…

Vanessa Blair

Breast & General Surgeon, FRACS, PHD

Dr Blair is an oncoplastic breast surgeon who will work with you to reach a carefully considered decision about the best reconstructive options tailored to your particular circumstances. Vanessa trained in Auckland and has a PhD in hereditary stomach and breast cancer from Auckland University.

Michelle Locke

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, MBChB, MD, FRACS (Plast)

Dr Locke is fully trained in New Zealand, attending the University of Auckland School of Medicine. As well as her advanced surgical training, she undertook two years of full time research at the University of Auckland School of Biological Sciences to obtain a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) along with her Plastic and…

Carmen Rosu


Carmen graduated from Medical School in Romania ,specialising in General Medicine and moved to New Zealand in 2001. She became a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2005 and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Breast Physicians in 2009. She has worked in Breast Medicine in…

Tanya Sharp

Breast Physician, MA MBBS

Tanya attended the Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, London, England where she gained her MBBS. She also holds an MA from Oxford University, England. Tanya has gained broad clinical experience working in hospitals in England, Australia and New Zealand. She has also pursued teaching and research opportunities…

Claire Martin

Group Nurse Manager

Claire graduated from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) 1997 with a Bachelor of Nursing. She has previously worked in a specialist rehabilitative unit in Christchurch as well as neurosurgical and palliative care unit in London. In 2002 Claire returned to New Zealand, where she joined St Marks Breast Care…

Kristin Smith

Breast Radiologist, BHB, MBChB, FRANZCR

Kristin attended medical school and trained in radiology here in Auckland, serving as Chief Radiology Registrar in her final year of training, and has also spent time working overseas as a junior doctor and radiology fellow. She has worked in breast imaging since completing her radiology training in 2012, both in the…

Stephen Bepko

Breast Radiologist MD, Diplomate ABR

Stephen completed his medical training in the United States, including a Breast Imaging Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, NY. As an American Board Certified Radiologist, he recently retired as a Lt Colonel after a 20-year medical career in the United States Air Force…

David Hill

Breast Radiologist, FRCR, FRANZCR, FFRRCSI

David graduated in Medicine from the Queens University, Belfast Northern Ireland in 1982 and trained in Radiology receiving his fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1989. He has
worked as a consultant radiologist since 1992 with a specialist interest in Breast Imaging as Clinical Director of Breast…

Book to see one of our specialists

The team at SMWH have unparalleled experience in Breast health and appearance. Our team can offer immediate multidisciplinary review of any of your breast concerns.

Call us on 0800 78 62 75

or 09 520 0389

Schedule an appointment for the same day or within 48 hours with an urgent GP referral.

GP referral is required for all appointments except for mammogram screening.

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