Professor Ian Donald Shepherd Civil



Ian is a graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine completing his MBChB in 1976 . His initial surgical training was undertaken in Auckland where he completed his general surgical fellowship in 1983. In the mid-80s he worked in the USA for three years, first as a vascular surgery fellow at the Cleveland Clinic and then as a trauma fellow in the Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center in Camden, NJ. After returning to NZ in 1987, Ian took up a combined University of Auckland/Royal NZ Army Medical Corps appointment in which he served for 5 years. In 1990-1 he led the NZ Army Medical Team to the first Gulf War. He has served on a number of international trauma organisations becoming President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) in 1999 and President of the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Intensive Care (IATSIC) from 2007-2009. Ian is a founding member of the Australasian Trauma Society and served as President from 2011-2013. He was a RACS Councillor from 2003-2012 and from 2010-2012 served as President. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for the World Journal of Surgery and the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, Associate Editor of Traffic Injury Prevention, Senior Editor of the Australian and NZ Journal of Surgery and Deputy Editor of INJURY. In 2012 Ian was appointed Clinical Leader of the Major Trauma National Clinical Network for the Ministry of Health and ACC, and Clinical Leader of the Perioperative Harm Advisory Group for the Health Quality and Safety Commission. Ian is an Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of Auckland and practices as a General and Vascular surgeon at Auckland City Hospital where he is the Director of Trauma Services.



Areas of expertise

Trauma and vascular surgery

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Chloros, G. D., Civil, I. D., & Giannoudis, P. V. (2020). The future of medical publication as we move towards the second half of the 21st century. Injury, 51 (1), 1-3. 10.1016/j.injury.2019.12.017
  • Brownson, A. B., Fagan, P. V., Dickson, S., & Civil, I. D. (2019). Electric scooter injuries at Auckland City Hospital. The New Zealand medical journal, 132 (1505), 62-72.
  • Jowsey, T., Beaver, P., Long, J., Civil, I., Garden, A. L., Henderson, K., ... Weller, J. (2019). Towards a safer culture: implementing multidisciplinary simulation-based team training in New Zealand operating theatres - a framework analysis. BMJ open, 9 (10)10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027122
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Long, Tanisha Jowsey, Alan Merry, Jane Torrie, Jennifer Weller
  • Lilley, R., de Graaf, B., Kool, B., Davie, G., Reid, P., Dicker, B., ... Branas, C. (2019). Geographical and population disparities in timely access to prehospital and advanced level emergency care in New Zealand: a cross-sectional study. BMJ open, 9 (7)10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bridget Kool, Papaarangi Reid, Shanthi Ameratunga
  • Civil, I., & Balogh, Z. (2019). Nothing lasts forever: Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS 1937-2019. ANZ journal of surgery, 89 (7-8), 807-808. 10.1111/ans.15366
  • Civil, I., & Giannoudis, P. V. (2019). Vale, Don Trunkey 1937-2019 Obituary. INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, 50 (6), 1157-1158. 10.1016/j.injury.2019.05.024
  • Sharpe, S., Kool, B., Whittaker, R., Lee, A. C., Reid, P., Civil, I., & Ameratunga, S. (2019). Effect of a text message intervention on alcohol-related harms and behaviours: secondary outcomes of a randomised controlled trial. BMC research notes, 12 (1)10.1186/s13104-019-4308-y
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bridget Kool, Arier Lee, Papaarangi Reid, Shanthi Ameratunga
  • Czuba, K. J., Kersten, P., Anstiss, D., Kayes, N. M., Gabbe, B. J., Civil, I., ... Rohan, M. (2019). Incidence and outcomes of major trauma in New Zealand: findings from a feasibility study of New Zealand's first national trauma registry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132 (1494), 26-40. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bridget Kool, Alain Vandal


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Level 3, Room 33.015
New Zealand

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