Professor John Windsor

Associate Director
University of Auckland
Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Professor Windsor did his surgical training in Auckland and had 2 years of specialist training in Edinburgh. He now holds a personal chair in Surgery at the University of Auckland and is Director of Surgical Research and is a consultant surgeon at the Auckland City and Mercy Hospitals.

He founded the Pancreas Research Group, Surgical Skills Centre, HPB/UGI Unit, and the Surgical Research Network which now encompasses the Applied Surgery and Metabolism Laboratory and the Surgical Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation.

Surgical interests include the management of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and gastro-oesophageal reflux and cancer.

Research includes the role of toxic mesenteric lymph in the promotion of multiple organ failure, the mapping and modulation of gastric electrical activity and the development of medical devices.
Over 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Co-founder and director of the start-up SIMTICS Ltd that has developed the ‘Integrated Cognitive Simulator’ for procedural training. Recently Chair Section of Academic Surgery in the RACS, Secretary General of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.

Recently awarded Gluckman Medal for distinguished contribution to research at the University of Auckland and elected as Fellow American Surgical Association, James IV Association of Surgeons and Royal Society of New Zealand.