Anthony Cheng AC Hand Surgery

Anthony gained his first tertiary degree with the prestigious Physiology Department at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.  During this time he was involved in teaching undergraduate students and medical research projects exploring how the body's immune system combats infection and illness.  He gained an Honours Degree in Physiology with the highlight being awarded the Gordon J. Spylo award for academic excellence, leadership and promoting camaraderie with fellow students.


He was first exposed to the intricacies of surgery while working at the world renowned Lawson Health Research Institute and undertaking medical research in foetal physiology and the effects of foetal hypoxia on brain development.


After developing a passion for surgery. Anthony went on to graduate from Auckland Medical School with Distinction in 2006. He began orthopaedic surgical training in 2008 with training posts in Palmerston North, Hamilton and Auckland.  He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2015.


He extended his training in Australia at the esteemed Royal North Shore Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit and Macquarie University Hand Unit. Completing fellowships in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Brachial Plexus Injuries and Wrist Arthroscopy.


Anthony is proud to be the first New Zealand hand surgeon awarded the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Post Fellowship Education Training (PFET) Programme Certificate in Hand and Wrist surgery.

He is now a consultant surgeon in New Zealand's largest Orthopaedic Department at North Shore Hospital in Auckland, as well as maintaining a private practice specialising in Hand and Wrist surgery.  He is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, New Zealand Orthopaedic Society and the New Zealand Society for Hand Surgery.  He contributes to the teaching and training of new surgeons and has ongoing research interests in orthopaedic biotechnology.


  • Bachelor of Physiology with Honours (University of Western Ontario)

  • Bachelor of Human Biology (University of Auckland)

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery with Distinction (University of Auckland)

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)​​

  • Post Fellowship Education & Training Certificate in Hand and Wrist Surgery (Australian Hand Surgery Society)

Post Fellowship Training

  • Macquarie University Hand Unit (Sydney, Australia)

  • Royal North Shore Hospital Hand & Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit (Sydney, Australia)