Mr Chris Ngar



MB BS 1987 Hong Kong; FRCS Edin 1991; FRACS (Orth) 2002


I graduated from medical school in 1987, and finished my orthopaedic training, qualifying as a specialist, in 1995 in Hong Kong. After 3 years' service at Waikato Hospital, with success in the FRACS examination, I worked as Orthopaedic Consultant at Lakes District Health Board on a full-time basis for 14 years.

Apart from broad coverage of general and trauma related orthopaedics, I also have special interest in foot and ankle surgery (involving sabbatical leave with Mr M Tomlinson at Middlemore Hospital). I also have an interest in children’s orthopaedics (having been in charge of the club foot clinic for 10 years and used successful pioneering treatments for inborn medical conditions).

It is my personal mission to use my knowledge and skill to serve the general public, and to those in special need. I have generally taken some time off during the year to involve myself in overseas missions, notably in Kenya and remote regions of China, with these trips helping people in need of medical care through voluntary service.

I am also associated with Ormiston Hospital in Auckland, which is one of a number of private surgical hospitals within the national Southern Cross Hospitals network, and operated as a joint venture.

I am fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.


  • General orthopaedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Children’s orthopaedics
  • Primary hip and knee joint replacement operations
  • Injuries and their complications

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Current membership of professional/other bodies 

  • Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Member, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
  • Auckland Chinese Medical Association

Full NZ Registration Date

1 March 2002

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr Chris Ngar is available at the following services:

Private Services

Rotorua Orthopaedic Ltd

This service is available at the following location:

1203 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Private Surgical Services

Ormiston Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ormiston Hospital, 125 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush, Auckland

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital