Alan Alexander PULLAR  OBE

MB ChB (NZ) 1929, FRCS (Edin) 1931

Born Waitati 1904                                 Died Dunedin 10 May 1987

Alan A Pullar

Educated at Otago Boys' High School

HS, Wellington Hospital

In 1932 he joined the RAMC. He was posted to India in 1934 and remained with the Indian Medical Service until India gained independence.

Lecturer in Surgery, Poona Medical School, and later University of Bombay

In 1947, returned to NZ and on 1 Jan 1948 he was appointed Resident Surgeon, Wellington Hospital, succeeding Richard Orgias. As Resident Surgeon, he was responsible for the bulk of paediatric surgery undertaken. He remained in that post until his retirement on 4 May 1964.

He was always known to his colleagues as 'Joe'.

Acting Deputy Medical Superintendent-in-Chief, Wellington Hospital 1 Jun 1949 - 1 Sep 1949 and for a period in 1950

For the first 10 years of his retirement, Joe worked as a part-time Medical Officer at the Cherry Farm Psychiatric Hospital.

photograph courtesy J O Mercer collection

Obituary: NZMJ 1987 100:470

Last updated 30 October 2016.