22 Oct 2013

Auckland clinician gets top international honour

4:58 pm on 22 October 2013

A leading New Zealand clinician and patient safety expert has received a top international honour in the United States.

Alan Merry has been awarded an honorary membership of the American Society of Anaesthesiology.

Professor Merry is head of Auckland University School of Medicine, a practising anaesthetist and chair of the board of the Health Quality and Safety Commission.

University dean of medical and health sciences John Fraser says it's a high international honour awarded to only 34 people worldwide since 1935.