Taumata 2023 - Dr Kirsten Finucane video
Chief Surgeon of the Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service at Starship Hospital in Auckland Dr Kirsten Finucane talks to Jack Tame at the University of Auckland's 2023 Taumata event.
Dr Kirsten Finucane, CNZM, BHB 1983, MBChB 1986
Dr Kirsten Finucane is Chief Surgeon of the Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service at Starship Hospital in Auckland. For more than two decades, Kirsten has been leading a team that operates on the hearts of the country’s youngest and most vulnerable patients.
Her early experiences working at Starship sparked a desire to improve access to cardiac surgery for children in the Pacific. She is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and paediatric heart surgery.