MB ChB, MD, FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ
Dr Christiansen is the current NZ President, RACP, and Head of Division, Medicine, at the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) in Auckland. He chairs the DHB Education Governance Committee, and has had a career-long interest in medical education; he chairs the College Education Committee of the RACP, and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr Christiansen's particular interest is the introduction of innovative models of workplace-based assessment in physician training.
Dr Christiansen is a cardiologist with a specialist interest in non-invasive imaging. A graduate of Auckland University, he was Chief Resident in Rochester, New York, and undertook Fellowships at the University of Virginia and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. His doctoral thesis focused on site-targeted vascular ultrasound imaging; more recently he has collaborated with UK-based colleagues in assessing valvular heart disease with cardiac magnetic resonance. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Cardiovascular CT, Heart, Lung and Circulation, and the Internal Medicine Journal.