Bachelor Medicine and Surgery, University New Zealand, 1956.
House physician, medical registrar Wellington (New Zealand) Hospital, 1957—1959, cardiologist, 1963—2000, honorary consultant cardiologist, since 2000. Medical registrar General Hospital, Birmingham, England, 1960—1961. Cardiology registrar National Heart Hospital, London, 1961—1963.
Clinical senior lecturer Wellington School Medicine, 1977—1997. Clinical reader University Otago, 1998—2000. Chief medical adviser New Zealand Red Cross, since 1979.
Adviser, tutor cardiac care Wellington Free Ambulance, 1975—2000. Member health workforce advisory committee Minister Health. Colonel Medical Corps New Zealand armed forces, 1951-1981, Vietnam.
Member council National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, 1968—1995. Chairman Council Medical Colleges in New Zealand, 1999—2004, New Zealand Resuscitation Council, 1997—1998. Fellow: Royal College Physicians London, Royal Australasian College Physicians (vice president 1996—2000, president since 2000, College medal 2001), Cardiac Society Australia and New Zealand (life.
Member council 1987-1998). Member: Medical Protection Society (chair medical-legal panel 2002, member medical reference group - health workforce advisory committee 2003).
Married Heather Macallan, April 15, 1967. Children: Hamish David Herbert, Blair P.D. Married Joyce Kay Sidey, September 4, 1957 (divorced February 7, 1967).
Children: Warren P., Wendy K.