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Dr Bruce van den Heever

MBChB (University of Stellenbosch), MMEd (ClinPath) (University of Free State)
Managerial responsibilities

Pathologist-in-charge of Medlab Whanganui and TLab in Gisborne.


Biochemistry, General Pathology


Biochemistry, General Pathology


Medlab Central, Medlab Wanganui, TLab Gisborne


After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1978, Bruce spent three years as a houseman and working as a Medical Officer in a Mission Hospital in northern rural South Africa. Training in Clinical Pathology commenced in 1982 at the University of the Free State followed by working for a year as a Consultant in the Haematology Department and the Platelet Research Unit of the same University.

Bruce then completed six years in a private Pathology practice in Johannesburg before emigrating to New Zealand. After working initially at Middlemore Hospital and in a private Laboratory in Christchurch he joined Medlab Hawkes Bay as Pathologist/CEO in 1995. In 1997 Medlab Hawkes Bay amalgamated with Medlab Central and he was then assigned responsibility for overseeing the Biochemistry department at Medlab Central. 

He is an active participant in the RCPA CPD program and a member of the  Chemical Pathologist's Credentialing Group held in Christchurch and convened by Associate Prof Chris Florkowski of Canterbury Health Laboratories. He regularly attends relevant Professional meetings in Australasia and abroad. An interest in all areas of Biochemistry are maintained with a special interest in Endocrinology.