Mr Colin Barber

Senior Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ

Colin Barber, senior paediatric otolaryngologist at Starship Children’s Hospital completed his medical training and Royal Australasian College Fellowship in New Zealand before further training in paediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA.  He returned to Auckland in 1987 and was appointed the founding Clinical Director of Paediatric ENT at Starship when it opened in 1991, a post he held for 13 years.

He has been active in teaching and research and is currently an honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Auckland and an author (or co-author) of over 25 papers.  

Colin was awarded the Dennis Pickup Clinical Teacher Award by the University of Auckland in 1999, the Gabriel F Tucker Award for services to Pediatric Otolaryngology by the American Laryngological Association in 2007 and in 2016, a NZSOHNS Presidential Citation for services to paediatric otolaryngology.  In 2002 to 2003 he was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology.