Dr Jeffrey 'Jeff' Macemon


Doctor Macemon immigrated with his wife to New Zealand from California, USA, in 1996 and completed his basic medical training at the University of Otago. 

Prior to achieving his qualification as a Specialist Cardiothoracic Surgeon, he completed the Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine with a focus on Pain Management through the Christchurch School of Medicine, and subsequently served as the Medical Officer Representative to the Clinical Board for Canterbury District Health Board.  He then embarked on training in General Surgery through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons prior to specialising in Cardiothoracic Surgery. 

With over 18 years of experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery, he has specialty interests in minimally invasive, re-do cardiac surgery, off-pump and total arterial coronary bypass, the PEARS procedure, and enhanced recovery pathways in routine and high risk cardiac surgery.  Outside of the clinical realm his research interests in the design and development of aximanual instruments for use in open and minimally invasive surgery, the development of new materials and designs for prosthetic cardiac valves, and the systemic effects of cardioplegia solutions. 

Doctor Macemon currently resides in Hamilton, New Zealand, with his wife and four children.  He maintains an active outdoor lifestyle, is a keen gardener and semi-commercial beekeeper.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicinec Bachelor of Surgery MBChB
  • Post Graduate Diploma in MusculoSkeletal Medicine DMSM
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCSEd
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