Mr Murray MacCormick has been a surgeon for 45 years, specialising in breast cancer and vascular surgery.
Mr MacCormick has worked as a tutor, consultation surgeon, and clinical director of General Surgery at Auckland Hospital. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Auckland, where he has introduced numerous surgical procedures, including breast reconstruction following mastectomy, carotid artery surgery, and a number of laparoscopic procedures now in general use.
He founded the first multidisciplinary service for the management of breast cancer in Auckland in both the public and private spheres, and led the establishment of breast screening in Northland.
He was also was one of the pioneers of renal transplant surgery in New Zealand. His recognition as a highly skilled surgeon has seen him assist with difficult cases across all specialities. He has also been significantly involved with the Cancer Society, as a Board Member of the Cancer Society Auckland Northland Division from 1992 to 2012, including time as Chair, and as a Board Member of the New Zealand Cancer Society from 2000 to 2014, including three years as Chair.
He has been a Trustee of the Society's Auckland Northland Division Endowment Trust since 2000. Mr MacCormick is Chair of the Credentialing Committee at Mercy Ascot Hospital.