Dr John Chaplin

Head And Neck Surgery And Facial Plastics

Dr John Chaplin

placeMauranui Clinic Suite 12/86 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand

phone09 631 1948



Dr John Chaplin graduated from the The University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1988. He began his specialist training at the Royal Throat Nose and Ear hospital in London in 1990. After returning to New Zealand he completed surgical training in Dunedin, Waikato and Auckland and passed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons final examination in 1996.

Following this he spent two years in post graduate fellowship positions. The first year was spent at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City being trained by Professor Mark Urken a world renowned specialist in head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery. John then went to work at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney Australia under Professor Christopher O'Brien, Head and Neck Surgeon.

John was awarded a post training fellowship by the prestigious Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation and he remains one of the very few New Zealand recipients of this award.

Since returning from this training he has gained a large experience in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery. 

John performs rhinoplasty operations every week and regularly performs blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, otoplasty and facial rejuvenation  surgery. He restricts his cosmetic surgery practice to the face only.

John has an interest in academic medicine and is the supervisor of training for otolaryngology head and neck surgery in Auckland. John is a key member of the Head and Neck Unit at Auckland City Hospital he is also the director of a highly sought after international fellowship and he teaches surgical techniques to local and international surgical trainees. John lectures at the school of medicine and is invited as a speaker and demonstrator at facial plastic surgery conferences and workshops.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Member Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPS)
  • Founding Member Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society (ANZHNS)
  • Secretary Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Head and Neck Group (RACS)
  • Member New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (NZOHNS)