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Consultant Rheumatologist

John is a Rheumatologist, vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Specialist in Internal Medicine.

Trained in Auckland, NZ, he graduated BSc and MBChB from the Auckland University Medical School. During his postgraduate advanced training he spent a year working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with the late Irwin Isdale, and this experience determined his further career course.


On completion of his training he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and travelled to England where he worked at Cambridge for two years as the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council (UK) Dorothy Eden Fellow.

After a brief role as a locum Consultant Rheumatologist in Peterborough, Dr Petrie returned to the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, NZ for a brief period as the Physician for the Young Disabled before taking up his desired role as Consultant Rheumatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


Since then he has provided a clinical service in the diagnosis and holistic management of Rheumatological conditions, as well as a similar provision for other disorders impacting on the musculoskeletal system such as chronic pain and neurological disability. He has been involved in management and governance roles with the Hospital as well, with positions as director on the board of QEH Ltd and as a trustee on the QEH Community Trust. He has served as the Secretary for the NZ Rheumatology Association and is accredited as a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Advanced Training Programme. He is also a Clinical Tutor for undergraduate students from the Waikato campus of the Auckland Medical School. In recent years he has studied Sports Medicine as with the Auckland University Postgraduate Diploma programme and graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in 2010.