About Mr Christopher Holdaway

Mr Chris Holdaway is an experienced vascular surgeon and is now Director of Vascular Surgery at Waikato Hospital. Chris spent time in Melbourne training in vascular ultrasound under the guidance of Professor Ken Myers prior to taking up his consultant appointment at Waikato Hospital. For many years he ran a duplex graft surveillance program for patients with femoro-popliteal bypass grafts at Waikato Hospital. This program has now been assimilated into the Vascular Ultrasound Lab in the Department of Vascular Surgery.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
  • Minimally Invasive Arterial Surgery
  • Varicose Veins and Venous Ulcers
  • Carotid Surgery / Intervention
  • Open and endovascular Aortic Aneurysms


  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery University of Otago – New Zealand 1979
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons – New Zealand 1987
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – England 1988
  • Diploma Early Management of Severe Trauma

Positions & Memberships

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Waikato Hospital
  • Head of Surgical Division, Waikato Hospital
  • Executive Member New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Member Australia & New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Trustee, Braemar Charitable Trust
  • Director, Braemar Hospital
  • NZ Representative on RACS Board of Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Examiner for Australian Society for Ultrasound Medicine


MB ChB 1979 Otago; FRACS 1987; FRCS Eng 1988

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