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Dr Mathew Ludgate



MB ChB 1999 Otago; FRACP 2008


Dr Mathew Ludgate MBChB, FRACP, ACMS is a specialist dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. He completed his medical degree with distinction at the University of Otago in Dunedin. Following training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the Dunedin Public Hospital, Dr Ludgate pursued advanced dermatology and dermatologic surgery training in Auckland.

In 2006, he was awarded a prestigious Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. There he gained extensive experience with all aspects of skin surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery, melanoma surgery, nail surgery and advanced facial reconstructive surgery while working with some of the worlds top dermatologic and facial plastic surgeons.

Following his fellowship, Dr Ludgate was recruited to stay at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. In recognition of his expertise in skin cancer and skin surgery, Dr Ludgate has been invited to lecture at international dermatology conferences and has authored textbook chapters on skin cancer and cosmetic procedures. He is a reviewer for a number of top medical journals and in 2009/2010 was listed as one of America’s best doctors.


  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Mole checks and monitoring
  • Nail Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery and Management
  • Dermatology

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training

Positions and Memberships

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellowship American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Member New Zealand Dermatological Society
  • NZ Medical Council Vocational Registration in Dermatology
  • Full Medical License State of Michigan, USA

Full NZ Registration Date

30 September 2001

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Mathew Ludgate is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Mercy Care East, 72 Newington Avenue, Dunedin