Mr Patrick Lyall

Plastic Surgeon - Clinical Director. MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRACS 2005
Mr Patrick Lyall

Professional Profile

My training had taken me all over New Zealand and the World but I always felt drawn to Dunedin. I was born in Dunedin and went to Medical School here (graduated 1992).

I received a scholarship to study and teach anatomy in Dublin (UCD, graduated 1995). I trained in all the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Departments in New Zealand (specialist training completed 2004) then subsequently returned to the UK to gain more experience in cosmetic, hand, breast and microsurgery.

I returned to Dunedin in 2007 to start the Plastic Surgery Department and develop and teach a post-graduate anatomy course at the Medical School.

I work at Southern DHB and in private practise.


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Hand Surgery & Skin Cancer Surgery and Management
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Burns Surgery


MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRACS 2005

Vocational Scope

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Post Fellowship Training

Positions and Memberships

  • Clinical Director Department of Plastic Surgery, Southern District Health Board
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer Dunedoin School of Medicine, University of Otago,
  • Private Practice in Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons

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