Mrs Rosalynd 'Ros' Pochin


Ros is a Breast and Endocrine General Surgeon. Her other interests include trauma, surgical education, and patient-centered communication. She has a  degree in Psychology and worked as a trainee psychotherapist while at University.

She instructs and directs 5 separates skills courses and has sat on numerous RACS college committees within the surgical skills arena, chairing one. In those roles, she has written extensively for the college including 12 e-learning modules and 2 face-to-face courses. She obtained a Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education in 2020 and is completing her Masters in Surgical Education through the  University of Melbourne. She is a member of the New Zealand  Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer group and is on the organising committee of the inaugural NZFBOC conference in 20201. She is an elected member of Aotearoa New Zealand National Committee and is the convenor of Surgery 2022.

She is the sole Endocrine Surgeon and the only accredited Breast Screen Aotearoa surgeon across the top of the South Island. She works both in public and private and as well as having a specialty interest in Breast and Endocrine, she does weekly endoscopy lists and is on the general surgical on-call roster 1 in 5 covering all acute surgery and trauma across the region.

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Breast
  • Trauma
  • Endocrine
  • Surgical Oncology
Professional Associations
  • Prior Member at large EMST Executive Committee
  • Past chair of CCrISP Committee. CCrISP Director
  • Member of Operate with Respect Education Working Group
  • DSTC Instructor
  • TIPS Instructor
  • Elected member of Aotearoa New Zealand National Committee
  • Member of Breast SurgANZ
Professional Qualifications
  • Psychology 1992
  • Medicine 1994
  • Surgical Fellowship 2005
  • 2020
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Nelson Breast Ltd, NELSON, None, 7010, New ZealandE:
57 Collingwood StNelson Breast Ltd. , Nelson, , 7010, New ZealandP: 03 5484994F: 03 5482792E:
Tipahi StNelson Hospital, Nelson, , 7010, New ZealandP: 03 5461800E: ros.pochin@nmdhb.govt.nzW: