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Prof. Peter M. George

Chemical Pathologist

Until recently Peter (May 2017) was the Clinical Director, Canterbury Health Laboratories and the Medical Director, Core/Specialist/Genetics Clusters at Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand.

After gaining his medical degree at the University of Queensland, Prof Peter George worked briefly at Christchurch Hospital, then in Melbourne in General Practice, before completing training in Pathology at Christchurch Hospital in the 1980s. His appointment in 1986 as a Consultant in Chemical Pathology was followed, in 2002, by that of Clinical Director of Canterbury Health Laboratories the largest, and best-equipped, tertiary medical laboratory in New Zealand. Peter has extensive experience in private and public pathology.

Peter’s research interests are based on the assessment of cardiovascular risk, the molecular pathology of human disease and the development and application of methods for the diagnosis of these conditions – resulting in over 300 publications in international journals. He was awarded a RCPA Founding Fellowship, Faculty of Science, Membership of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and Fellowship of The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Peter consults internationally for several diagnostic companies and holds a position of Clinical Professor in Pathology (University of Otago).
He is a member of numerous international professional societies and the recipient of over 30 major research grants.