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Harvey White

Cardiologist at Auckland City Hospital and Professor of Medicine, University of Auckland

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Harvey is a Cardiologist at Auckland City Hospital and Professor of Medicine, University of Auckland. He trained at Green Lane Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

He was awarded the Prince Mahidol Award for Medicine by the King of Thailand for having a role in introducing fibrinolytic therapy in many developing countries, including China. He is a Matai (Chief) in Samoa. Harvey has been President of the Australian and NZ Cardiac Society (CSANZ) and Chairman of the Specialist Council New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and currently is Deputy Chair of NZMA.

In 2002-2004, Harvey was instrumental in introducing CSANZ scholarships for Aborigine, Torres Strait Islanders and Māori. He was on the organising committee for the first two Indigenous Health Conferences.

Harvey initiated the screening of Māori 10 years younger for cardiovascular risk assessment. He initiated the Māori byline for the NZMA “Te Hauora mō ngā Iwi Katoa” and initiated insertion as number one in the objects of the constitution of the NZMA “to commit to the principles of partnership, participation and protection inherent in Te Tiriti o Waitangi”. He has published 7 papers on indigenous health.

He is dedicated to achieving equity of access and equity of outcomes for Māori in New Zealand.

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