MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS (Orth) 2004


Having completed 2 years of clinical research and surgical Practice in the USA, I returned to Auckland, my home. Since 2006 I have worked with Children and Adults to improve the spinal health of New Zealanders in both public and private practice.

I specialise in non-surgical and surgical treatment of:

  • back pain
  • scoliosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • kyphosis
  • disc pathology.

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  • Paediatric and adult spinal deformity
  • Back pain
  • Cervical spine
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Lumbar spinal disorders
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery


  • Spinal Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar spine
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Open and minimally invasive surgery
  • Spinal cord monitoring

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Dr. John Ferguson is a specialist spinal surgeon.
After graduating from Auckland Medical School he completed four years of basic surgical training at Auckland and Tauranga Hospitals.

Following this he was accepted for 4 further years of advanced orthopaedic surgical training in New Zealand gaining his Royal Australasian College Fellowship in 2003.

He then dedicated the next 2 years to an international fellowship in spinal surgery completing research and participating in surgery with world leaders in the field of spinal deformity and degeneration at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, The University of Utah, The Woodridge Spine Center and Washington University.

Dr Ferguson is a fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society, The Spinal Deformity Study Group, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, The Spinal Arthroplasty Society and the AOSpine International group.

He returned to his home in Auckland, New Zealand in January 2006 to specialise in non-surgical and surgical treatment of back pain, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, kyphosis and disc pathology.

Full NZ Registration Date

16 December 1996

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Contact Details

Mr John Ferguson is available at the following services:

This service is available at the following location:

Starship Child Health, Central Auckland

Outpatient appointments:
(09) 367 0000 ext 22492

Surgical booking enquiries:
(09) 367 0000 ext 22494

Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Spine

GP/External Specialist Help Desk: (09) 3072800

All referrals to Starship Paediatric Spine must be done through your family doctor or specialist. If you live outside the Auckland region, referrals must come via your local hospital.



Private Services

Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery

This service is available at the following locations:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland

AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Auckland

Private Surgical Services

MercyAscot Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Hospital, 90 Green Lane East, Remuera, Auckland