MB ChB 1981 Otago; FRACS 1989


Professor Justin Roake was appointed as Professor of Surgery and Head of Department, Christchurch School of Medicine, in 1997 and is a renal transplant and vascular surgeon at Christchurch Hospital and Clinical Director of the Department of Vascular,Endovascular and Transplant Surgery with the Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch. 

Born in Christchurch and educated in New Zealand, Professor Roake is a graduate of University of Otago (MBChB 1981) and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (1989) and Royal College of Surgeons of England (1996). He has a doctorate in immunology from Oxford University (DPhil Oxon 1993). Professor Roake undertook specialist training in vascular surgery in Oxford between 1989 and 1997.


Professor Roake has research interests in the biology of vascular disease, clinical prioritisation for surgery, medical education and modelling of clinical assessments of risks and benefits in vascular surgery.

Title or Designation

Vascular Surgeon

Full NZ Registration Date

8 February 1983

Vocational Scope

General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Contact Details

Professor Justin Roake is available at the following services:

Private Services

Christchurch Vascular Group

This service is available at the following location:

256 Papanui Road, Christchurch