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)

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  • Flabouris, A., Civil, I. D. S., Balogh, Z. J., & Isles, S. (2020). The New Zealand Trauma System Verification. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 89 (3), 585-596. 10.1097/ta.0000000000002774
  • Joseph, T., & Civil, I. (2020). Trauma care in a low-COVID pandemic environment: A new normal. Injury, 51 (6), 1245-1246. 10.1016/j.injury.2020.05.041
  • Zmierczak, H.-G., Taylor, G., & Cundy, T. (2020). A Novel Disorder of Osteoporosis, Osteonecrosis, and Metaphyseal Fracture. JBMR plus, 4 (6)10.1002/jbm4.10365
  • Kool, B., Lilley, R., Davie, G., de Graaf, B., Reid, P., Branas, C., ... Ameratunga, S. N. (2020). Potential survivability of prehospital injury deaths in New Zealand: a cross-sectionalstudy. Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043408
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bridget Kool, Shanthi Ameratunga, Papaarangi Reid
  • Civil, I. D., & Giannoudis, P. V. (2020). Research and Publishing in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Injury, 51 (5)10.1016/j.injury.2020.04.008
  • Cundy, T., & Hughes, P. (2020). Reply to: Whole-Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Camurati-Engelmann Disease. JBMR plus, 4 (4)10.1002/jbm4.10355
  • Gabbe, B. J., Veitch, W., Curtis, K., Martin, K., Gomez, D., Civil, I., ... Lecky, F. (2020). Survey of major trauma centre preparedness for mass casualty incidents in Australia, Canada, England and New Zealand. EClinicalMedicine, 21.10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100322
  • Coccolini, F., Coimbra, R., Ordonez, C., Kluger, Y., Vega, F., Moore, E. E., ... Abu-Zidan, F. M. (2020). Liver trauma: WSES 2020 guidelines. World journal of emergency surgery : WJES, 15 (1)10.1186/s13017-020-00302-7


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