Dr. Kassel is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has been in practice for 18 years.
He specializes in sports injuries, arthroscopic shoulder, knee and ankle surgery and total joint replacement.
He completed his training in the United States before embarking on an 18 month fellowship in Sports Medicine in Perth, Western Australia. He has been in New Zealand for 12 years, returning with his New Zealand born wife Nikki and son Ben in 2006 to enjoy the lifestyle and be closer to family.
I trained in the USA and met my New Zealand born wife at the University of Arkansas where she was working as a paediatric flight nurse at Children’s Hospital. After completing my surgical residency I did an 18 month fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy in Perth, Western Australia, focusing on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle. After obtaining my Board Certification in the States and the birth of our son we moved back to New Zealand to be near family in 2006.
University of Wisconsin (Honours)
Creighton University (Honours)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Arkansas
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Peter Honey/ Tim Keenan Perth Western Australia
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006
Vocational Registration New Zealand Medical Council 2008
New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Rhonda Morriaty-Patten Practice Manager
Nicola Kassel Office Administration
Kirsten Clarke Registered Nurse (certified first assistant degree)
Consultations are done at 36 Ormond Road.
All insurances, ACC, and Private consultations are accepted.
Please note if you have an ACC claim, ACC requires a referral from your GP, physiotherapist, osteopath, or chiropractor.
Information about your first visit
All surgery is performed at Chelsea Hospital