Patricia Marie BUCKFIELD
MB ChB (NZ) 1958, DCH 1963, MRCPE 1964, MRCP 1965, MRACP 1975, FRACP 1978, MD (Otago) 1979, FRCPE 1983, FRCP 1985
b. England 20 Aug 1934 d. 13 Jun 1995
Initial schooling in Surrey, completed in Christchurch NZ.
Developed an early interest in paediatrics. Paediatric Registrar in Auckland Hospital.
Medical Registrar, Dunedin Hospital
Postgraduate training at Hammersmith Hospital where she was paediatric registrar 1965-1967
Appointed Lecturer in Paediatrics, Otago University and Paediatrician, Dunedin Hospital in 1967
There she pioneered the development of neonatal intensive care.
Moved to Wellington in 1982 as a specialist in Developmental Paediatrics, based at Puketiro.
One of her major achievements was, in conjunction with Dr Phil Silva, to set up the Dunedin Multidiscplinary Health and Development Study.