Friday September 19, 2014
Dr Martin Klop, MD PhD, has recently started as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the BOPDHB and will stay one year full time locum.
Martin received his Medical Degree in 1997 from the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After finishing his specialization in ENT surgery at the University of Leiden in 2006, he continued his career as a head and neck surgery fellow at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. Since 2008 he is appointed as a full staff member of the Department of Head and Neck oncology and surgery of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. From 2013 on he is affiliated with the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. His scientific interest is focused on different clinical research topics, mainly in the field of laser surgery, oral cavity carcinoma's and (non-) melanoma skin cancer, with main focus on technical improvements of the sentinel node procedure.
Martin will participate in all aspects of the ENT-department of the BOPDHB, including outpatient clinic, surgical theatre, education and the on call schedule.
Martin and his family hope to enjoy all good things of New Zealand and look forward to a pleasant cooperation.
Dr Simon Raines - General Surgery
"I have been working as a consultant general surgeon in north Cumbria for the last 22 years. It is one of the most rural areas in England - lots of hill, lakes and…sheep. So not that different from BOP except for the climate and the beaches!
I am in the winding down phase of my career and bring with me a wide experience in general surgery and an enthusiasm to do a good job no matter how big or small the problem my patient presents with. BOP is actually very similar to rural Cumbria and the job does not feel that different and so I hope I can help maintain some excellent services in Whakatane and help the hospital adapt to the stresses on providing health care in rural areas that are the same worldwide."