Mr Kien 'Peter' Chin
Peter Chin MBBS (Melb) FRACS is a specialist Breast and General Surgeon who operates in private and public practice in Tauranga. His subspecialization is in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery and he has a special interests in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, melanoma, sentinel node and thyroid procedures. He is committed to providing the highest standard of for his patients. He has an interest in research and teaching, playing an active role as a surgical teacher and enjoys giving lectures to medical and allied health professionals.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Medical School and undertook his surgical training in New Zealand. Upon completion of his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), he spent 2 years of post-fellowship specialty training in the United Kingdom, firstly at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and thereafter at the internationally-renowned Edinburgh Breast Unit. Upon completion of his subspecialty training, Peter returned to New Zealand in 2006 to take up his post as a specialist breast and general surgeon in Tauranga Hospital. He has also been in private practice since 2007, operating at the Grace Private Hospital.
Peter plays an active role as a consultant surgeon within the Surgical department at Tauranga Hospital and has regular weekly operating lists for which he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures. He takes part in the weekly acute surgical roster, providing his expertise in treating acute surgical conditions and trauma management. Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), a member of the NZ Association of General Surgeons, an enthusiastic surgical teacher for advanced surgical trainees and the supervisor of trainee interns in General Surgery at Tauranga Hospital.
Peter is highly involved in the management of breast cancer in the Bay of Plenty and is the lead breast surgeon in Tauranga Hospital. He provides cover in specialized Oncoplastic breast procedures for both the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty and is referred complex breast cancer cases which require consideration of oncoplastic and reconstructive options. He is the lead breast surgeon in the BOP Breast screening program and has actively developed the Tauranga Breast Multidisciplinary Team Meeting since 2006. He is a member of the Australasian Society of Breast Diseases and is a committee member of the Breast Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ). He is also a member of the teaching faculty for the Level I and Level II Oncoplastic Breast Workshop since 2015.
- Skin Melanoma
- Surgical Oncology