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Mr Alex Peterson

Professional Bio

I am the Lead Perfusionist for the Adult Perfusion Service at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.  ACH completes around 1200 adult cardiac cases per year and is the national Transplant and ECMO centre for New Zealand.  Our unit consists of 18 Perfusionists who have extensive experience in all aspects of Cardiac Surgery.

I certified as a Perfusionist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 2006 and have subsequently worked in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Samoa.

My passion for training led me into coordinating the perfusion training scheme in Auckland and more recently, I have joined the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).  My role within the Board is to liaise with the Medical University of South Carolina as we transition to their new MSc in Perfusion for Australia and New Zealand trainee perfusionists.

Outside of work, you’ll find me mountain biking, BMX racing or coaching junior football.  My partner Taryn is also a Perfusionist and we have two children, Cade 9 and Carys 7.