General Manager: Paul Cocks
90 Hanson Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Reception Phone: (04) 910 2160

Mr Koen De Ridder

MD 1991 Gent; Spec (Orth Surg) Gent 1997; FRACS (Orth) 2015

Practising at

Southern Cross Wellington Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery

Private Services

Mr Koen De Ridder

Physical address:Southern Cross Specialist Centre
90 Hanson Street

(04) 910 2181

Special Clinical Interest(s)


  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Trauma


Professional Profile

After my orthopaedic training in Belgium, I completed a fellowship - in 1998 - at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland. We fell in love with New Zealand and, after 13 years in a private practice in Belgium, decided we were ready for a lifestyle change.

My main interests and competence are in paediatric orthopaedics, spinal and foot surgery.

Since I have worked in a trauma centre in Belgium, and now here in Wellington Hospital, I have experience in, and feel comfortable with, trauma or trauma-related orthopaedic procedures. I do not, however, perform hip, knee or shoulder arthroscopy or arthroplasty.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • NZOA
  • RACS
  • BOTA (Belgian Orthopaedic and Trauma Association)
  • BAPO (Belgian Association of Paediatric Orthopaedics)
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