Richard CW Martin

Surgical Oncologist
MBChB (Otago), FRACS, ChM (Sydney)

Richard is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Center specialising in Melanoma and Head and Neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, the largest treatment and research facility for Melanoma in the world.

During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of Melanoma.

Richard publishes in numerous academic journals, is a regular presenter at international conferences and is actively involved in research and clinical trials. Richard’s aim is to improve the treatment of Melanoma in New Zealand through world-class clinical care and research.

Richard is part of the Waitemata Melanoma Unit team and can see tertiary referral public cases at Northshore Hospital, he also works for the Auckland Regional Head and Neck Service.

Private patients are seen at the Melanoma Unit (Northshore), Rodney Surgical Centre (Warkworth) or Henderson Medical Centre (West Auckland).

Memberships and Associations

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Oncology section of RACS
  • Head and Neck section of the RACS
  • Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (Board member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society
  • University of Auckland
  • Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand (Board member)
  • Melanoma Network of New Zealand (MELNET, executive committee)
  • Mclaren-Honda F1 Team
  • Northshore multiple birth group


  • Melanoma Unit
  • Waitemata District Healthboard
  • University of Auckland
  • Waitemata Specialists
  • Chairman of National Melanoma Tumour Stream


Phone: 021 671 777