Dr Peter Chapman-Smith is the Medical Director of the Skin and Vein Clinic in Whangarei, Northland, NZ. He is a Cosmetic Physician with an interest in skin cancer surgery, nonsurgical varicose vein treatment (phlebology – endovenous ablation and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy), tumescent liposuction, appearance medicine, diving and hyperbaric medicine and sports medicine. With a background in family medicine, 10 years in anaesthesia and 20 years of delivering obstetrics, he currently also conducts pilot and commercial diver medical licenses. His clinical work invlolves a skin laser suite to provide a full range of cosmetic skin treatment procedures. Having considerable experience with anaesthesia and sports medicine, coupled with liposuction skills, he is well placed in the field of stem cell therapy to deploy SVF for a range of indications – especially for degenerative joint and autommune diseases, skin rejuvenation and scar revision. He has closely followed developments in this field and has aligned with the CSN group, attracted by their track record and established Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols . Peter is delighted to bring this innovative investigational patient treatment to New Zealanders.


Dr Peter Chapman-Smith, MB ChB


Director and Founder of the Skin and Vein Clinic – with regular clinics in Whangarei, Hibiscus Coast, and Queenstown.


Corporate Address:

67 Maunu Rd, Woodhill, Whangarei, Northland, 0110, NZ

Phone +64 9 4386767    Fax +64 9 4386754



Medical  Education:  Otago University, New Zealand, MB Ch B 1976


Residency Training:

Whangarei Base Hospital, NZ  – House surgeon 1977

Darwin Hospital, NT, Australia – Senior House Surgeon 1978

Poole General Hospital, UK – 1979-1980.  Obstetrics and Gynaecology SRMO; Anaesthesia SRMO

GP Locum Drayton Valley, Alberta , Canada 1980

Whangarei Hospital, NZ – Anaesthetic Registrar 1981

Family doctor in Whangarei 1982-2006.

MOSS Anaesthetist Northland Hospital , Whangarei   1983-1987, private anaesthesia 10 years.

Delivering obstetrician 1982-2002.


Postgraduate Education:

Diploma of  Anaesthetics, London, UK  1980

Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, UK ,  1980

Diploma of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, Adelaide, 1988

Diploma in Aviation and Travel Medicine 2001 (Otago).

Diploma of Lipoplasty (Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery) 2006.

Trained in tumescent liposuction by Dr Jeff Klein in San Capistrano, CA. and Dr Mark Goyen, Sydney, Australia.

Ultrasound training at the Institute of Ultrasound, Gold Coast, Australia.


Prior Practice:

Medical Officer to the Northland Rugby Union 1990-1996

Past NZ President of SPUMS (South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society)

Founding Director of Whangarei Doctors Ltd, IPA in Whangarei.

Founding and past executive member of AMSA ( Appearance Medicine Society of Australasia), NZCAM ( the NZ College of Appearance Medicine), now known as NZSCM ( NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine).

Coauthor of the Training Programme in Appearance Medicine in NZ for doctors.


Current Practice:

Appearance medicine physician and active phlebologist.

Extensive experience in nonsurgical management of varicose and spider veins, performing noninvasive ultrasound duplex vein mapping, EVLA and UGS.

Tumescent liposuction and fat transfer, with an interest in stem cell and SVF therapy.

Intra articular injections in sports medicine for over 30 years.   Autologous blood patches for tendinoses .

Registered laser operator (ACCS).

Examiner of commercial pilots ( AME1) and commercial divers.

Affiliated Provider for Southern Cross Healthcare NZ for nonsurgical vein treatment and skin cancer surgery.

Academic Convenor for the GPCME North and South meetings run annually in NZ.

Skin surgery trainer for family doctors regularly since 2008.



Registered medical practitioner with the NZ Medical Council of N.Z

Fellow of the Royal NZ College of GPs,  1998

Foundation Executive Member and Honorary  Fellow of the NZ College of Appearance Medicine, NZCAM, now known as the  NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine.)

Foundation Fellow Australasian College of Phlebology.

Fellow of the Medical Faculty of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

Member of the Aviation Medicine Society of NZ ( AMSANZ)

Member of SPUMS – the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society

NZ Medical Association (NZMA)  member since 1976, and NZMA Northland representative since 1987. NZMA GP Council Member since 2005.

Board Member of Medicus – a medicolegal insurance company in NZ.

Honorary Member of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine.


Hospital Accreditation:

Kensington Private Hospital, Whangarei.

Most procedures are office based in a day stay facility, under local anaesthesia or sedation only.



“ Prospective 5 Year Study of Foam Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) in the Treatment of Greater Saphenous Vein Reflux.”  Phlebology 2009;24:183–188 P. Chapman-Smith, A. Browne.



Married with 4 great adult children.   Lifestyle block farmer, and hunts with the Northland and Rotorua Hunt Clubs.

Keen sportsman, fisherman, horse rider, scuba diver and photographer, and an ex marathon runner.

Otago rugby representative, with an Otago University Blue in Rugby.

Winner of the Kodak “Oceans NZ”  International Underwater Photographic Competition  1989.

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