Our Consultants


Dr David Benson-Cooper

Radiologist


David has worked in the Hawkes Bay, London, Auckland, Edmonton and Adelaide. He completed a Fellowship in Breast Imaging at the University of Alberta before returning to Auckland and becoming one of the founding radiologists at Mercy Radiology in 1984. His special interest is in breast imaging and he is one of New Zealand’s leading breast imaging radiologists.

He is known for his kind, gentle nature and has an extensive loyal following amongst his patients and fellow physicians. David has recently stepped down as the Medical Director of Mercy Radiology, having given strong medical leadership and guidance to the practice over the last few years.

Qualifications
MB ChB 1975 Otago; FRANZCR 1984
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

Mr Isaac Cranshaw

Surgeon


Isaac graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1994 and subsequently completed advanced training in general surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2004. He then undertook further subspecialisation training in Breast and Endocrine surgery in Sydney in 2005. In 2006 Isaac was awarded the Genesis Oncology Fellowship to train in advanced endocrine surgery at Hôpital Huriez (CHRU) in Lille, France. The following year he was appointed as the International Fellow in Surgical Oncology at the prestigious Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where he gained further subspecialist experience in melanoma, skin and soft tissue tumours.

Isaac returned to Auckland in 2007 to take up an appointment at Auckland City Hospital as a general and oncology surgeon where his practice includes the surgical management of melanoma, breast cancer, endocrine and soft tissue tumours.

Qualifications
MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS 2005
Vocational Scope
General Surgery

Dr Sugania Reddy

Radiologist


Su completed her postgraduate training at WITS university in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to NZ in 2009,initially working in Christchurch and then joined Mercy Radiology in 2011.

Su has a particular interest in breast imaging, gaining further experience in recent breast imaging techniques following a visiting fellowship at University of Virginia, Charlottesville,USA. She also holds a consultant radiologist position at Middlemore Hospital since 2012.

Qualifications
MB BCh 1997 Witwatersrand; FCRadD (SA) 2007
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

Dr Noreen Tracey

Radiologist


Noreen worked as a Consultant Radiologist in the Belfast City Hospital from 1994. She spent eight years in a busy diagnostic breast clinic and the NHS BreastScreening programme, before emigrating to New Zealand in 2002. Since coming to New Zealand, Noreen has concentrated entirely on Breast Imaging including spending three years as Clinical Director of Auckland BreastScreen.

Qualifications
MB BCh BAO 1986 Belf; FFR RCS Irel 1992; FRCR 1993
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

Dr Carole Paulus

Radiologist


Carole gained her Medical Degree and Specialist Radiology training in France, at the University Hospitals of Strasbourg and Nancy. She then worked for 5 years as a consultant radiologist both in public and private hospitals before moving to New-Zealand where she joined Mercy Radiology in March 2014.

Qualifications
MD 2003 Nancy; Spec Cert 2009 Radiodiagnostic & Medical Imaging
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

Dr Trevor Chan

Radiologist


Trevor Chan is a graduate of University of Auckland and he trained in radiology in Auckland. He has been a consultant radiologist at Waitemata DHB since 1999. Trevor is a general radiologist with a subspecialty interest in breast imaging and non-vascular intervention. He has been an assessing radiologist at BreastScreen Waitemata Northland since 2006. Trevor has worked at Mercy Radiology since 2013.

Qualifications
MB ChB 1987 Auckland; FRANZCR 2001
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

Mr Stephen Benson

Surgeon


Stephen is an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, married with two daughters and one son. He graduated from Birmingham University 1991 and undertook his initial surgical training around the West Midlands, UK in General, Vascular and Transplant Surgery. Stephen gained his General FRCS in 1996. Following a period of scientific research Stephen was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine in 2001. Further senior sub-specialty training in Breast and Plastic Surgery led to FRCS with a Breast Specialty exam in 2005.

Later in 2005, Stephen and his family moved permanently to New Zealand where Stephen rotated through Hamilton, North Shore and Auckland Hospitals before becoming a New Zealand Specialist. This combined General and Plastic surgery training enables Stephen to offer a wide range of Breast Surgery including breast cancer surgery, cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation and reduction), benign breast and nipple surgery and breast cancer reconstruction.

Qualifications
MB ChB 1991 Birm; FRCS Edin 1996; MD 2001 Birm Vocational Scope
Oncoplastic Breast, General & Vein Surgeon, General Surgeon, Breast

Dr Jeremy Whitlock

Radiologist


Jeremy graduated from the University of Auckland in 1989, and subsequently completed his training in radiology with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 1997. He then undertook a further two years of subspecialty fellowship training in mammography in the UK from 1997 to 1999, working in internationally recognised breast units at King’s College Hospital, London and the Nottingham Breast Institute, Nottingham.

Since returning to New Zealand in 1999, Jeremy has worked as a full-time radiologist specialising in breast imaging. Over this time he has gained experience in various breast imaging modalities including mammography, ultrasound and MRI. His particular interest is in breast biopsy techniques, including ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration, ultrasound guided core biopsy, stereotactic core biopsy and vacuum assisted biopsy.

He has held the position of Clinical Head of Breast Imaging at Auckland City Hospital since 2000, and currently works as a consultant radiologist at Greenlane Clinical Centre as well as Mercy Breast Clinic. He is also a member of the both the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group and the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group.

Qualifications
MB ChB 1989 Auckland; FRANZCR 1997
Vocational Scope
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology
 

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