Dr George Laking
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Auckland DHB, Auckland, NZ
George grew up in Wellington and studied medicine in Dunedin and Wellington. On his father’s side, he is from Lincolnshire via Onehunga, and on his mother’s side, from Te Whakatōhea via Gore. He completed his postgraduate training in medical oncology at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. Along the way he wrote his PhD in the Economics of Diagnosis, and his MD on tumour perfusion. He has lived and worked in Auckland and Whangārei since 2007. He served for eight years as a member of PHARMAC’s Pharmacological and Therapeutics Advisory Committee, and more recently has chaired the Māori Health Commmittee of the RACP and is NZ President-Elect for the RACP. His current project looks at taking medical oncology out of the hospital and into community practice.