Dr Kiki Maoate


Kiki is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist at Christchurch Public Hospital and Children’s Specialist Centre Ltd. 

He was born in the Cook Islands and educated at the University of Otago and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Otago, Christchurch, and an Advisor on Paediatric Surgery, Fiji School of Medicine. 

He is currently developing outreach services to the Pacific Island countries in conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons/AUSAID, with the aid of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Kiki plays an advisory role to the Ministry of Health on Pacific Island issues. 

Kiki has research interests in incidence of childhood Helicobacter Pylori infection in Pacific Islanders, study of long-term outcomes after herniotomy and orchidopexy in children and laparoscopic surgery.