About the NZMJ

About the NZMJ

The New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) is the principal scientific journal for the medical profession in New Zealand. The Journal has become a fundamental resource for providing research and written pieces from the health and medical industry.

The first edition of the NZMJ was published in 1887, marking the beginning of a rich 136-year history. It was a key asset of the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) up until July 2022.

It is now owned by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG).

The PMAG was formed in 1996 by a group of Pasifika health professionals who identified a need for an association with the purpose of “providing opportunities to enable Pasifika peoples to reach their aspirations”.

PMAG acknowledges the NZMA and the years of work that has gone into the development of the Journal. PMAG endeavours to build on this pioneering legacy and looks forward to the ongoing contributions and support of the New Zealand medical industry.

Our Editorial Board

Editor in chief

Professor Frank Frizelle

Colorectal Surgeon

University of Otago, Christchurch

Sub Editors

Associate Professor David McBride

Preventive and Social Medicine

University of Otago, Christchurch

Dr Kiki Maoate

Paediatric Surgeon, Urologist

Associate Dean Pacific.
University of Otago, Christchurch

Professor Roger Mulder


University of Otago, Christchurch

Professor Mark Weatherall


University of Otago, Wellington

Associate Professor Cameron Lacey


Head of Department of the Māori Indigenous Research Innovation.
University of Otago, Christchurch

Professor Suzanne Pitama


Dean and Head of Campus.
University of Otago, Christchurch

Associate Professor Janak de Zoysa


Clinical Campus Dean Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Administration.
The University of Auckland, Auckland

Professor Mark Elwood

Honorary Professor of Cancer Epidemiology; Honorary Professor

The University of Auckland, Auckland;
University of Waikato, Hamilton


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