Mr Robert Elliott


Mr Rob Elliott is a graduate of Otago Medical School, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.

He has subspecialty interest in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, hip preservation and Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) replacement using a minimally invasive approach. He also treats knee and elbow sporting injuries and degenerative conditions.

He completed his medical degree in 2003 and worked as a resident doctor in New Zealand, Australia and Ireland. He began working in orthopaedics in Ireland in 2007. He completed a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, through the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in 2008. Following this he returned to New Zealand to compete for a position on the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association’s training program. He began formal orthopaedic training in 2009 and passed the final fellowship exams in 2014.


Mr Elliott completed two years of fellowship subspecialty training in:


Computer guided knee replacement and total hip replacement - North Shore Hospital, Auckland


Shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty with Professor Alex Castagna - Humanitas Hospital, Milan, Italy


Sports knee surgery with Andy Williams and Simon Ball - Fortius Clinic (FIFA accredited) and Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London, UK


Shoulder and Elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty with Ass Prof Simon Bell and Richard Dallalana - Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow centre and Park Clinic, Melbourne, Australia


Hip athroscopy and Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) hip replacement with Phong Tran - SOS Clinic and Western Health, Melbourne, Australia


Rob is married with two children. He played cricket at high school, rugby till the end of university and still enjoys tennis, social beach volleyball, running, mountain biking, surfing and skiing. He has been team doctor to the Tasman Makos professional rugby team and camp doctor at Grajagan (G-Land) Surf Camp, Java, Indonesia


He returned to work at North Shore Hospital in January 2017.  He maintains his public commitment where he treats public patients, teaches and is involved with research.

He consults privately at Axis Sports Medicine Specialists, Southern Cross North Harbour Specialist Centre in Wairau Valley, and at Ponsonby White Cross. 

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Trauma
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
Professional Qualifications
  • Medical Degree - Otago University
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine - Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Axis Sports Medicine, Southern Cross Specialist CentreEntrance A 212 Wairau Road, Auckland, , 0627, New ZealandP: +64 9 391 0077F: 09 973 5006E: