Dr Stephen Child is a Canadian-trained General Physician with a respiratory medicine interest who immigrated to New Zealand in late 1991.  He worked in Dargaville for 2½ years before moving to his current role as General Physician at Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) in 1994. Clinically, he has an interest in asthma and general internal medicine with a strong passion for medical education. 

Dr Child has given numerous talks on topics of general medicine, asthma and medical education.  He has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles on medical workforce / medical education and heads the Clinical Education & Training Unit at ADHB. 

He was a member of the DHB National Workforce Strategy Group from 2001 – 2009 and the Minister of Health’s Medical Training Board from 2007 – 2009.  He was a board member of the Northern Clinical Training Network from 2001 – 2006 and was a Clinical Advisor to Health Workforce New Zealand (2011-2012).

Dr Child is the current Chair of the Auckland Division of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and is an elected member of the NZMA Board. He is also a member of the NZ Telehealth Leadership Forum and Clinical Governance group for ProCare.  Dr Child is currently on the Medical Council of NZ and CMO of Southern Cross Health Society.

He continues twice weekly private clinics specialising in medicine / respiratory diseases and is a full consultant within the Department of General Medicine at ADHB.

For appointments please Ph: (09) 623 1170, Fax: (09) 623 1172, 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.