Mr. Kevin G Smith MA(Cantab), MBBS, MRCS, FRACS(ORLHNS)

Kevin is a Consultant Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at North Shore Hospital and represents patients from Waitemata DHB as a member the Auckland Head and Neck Cancer multidisciplinary team. He believes all New Zealanders are entitled to access world-class care in Head and Neck surgery, and is proud to join and complement the team with his expertise at Auckland Head and Neck Specialists.


An alumnus of Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and Imperial College School of Medicine, London; Kevin attained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006. He began his training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery in London before making New Zealand his permanent home in 2007.


Kevin trained as a specialist Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon in Auckland and Wellington, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. He further developed his expertise in head and neck surgical oncology, advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgery, complex skin cancers, and minimally invasive salivary gland surgery when he completed the prestigious Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London – one of only two Royal College of Surgeons of England accredited head and neck Fellowships in the UK.


After his Fellowship, Kevin worked as a Consultant in the Head and Neck Unit at Guy’s Hospital, where he enjoyed helping to train the new generation of head and neck surgeons and medical students. Whilst there he pursued a range of research interests, participating in the sentinel lymph node for oral cavity cancer programme, and was a co-investigator on a groundbreaking T4 Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer clinical trial.


Kevin is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists.

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