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Dr Tristan de Chalain

Tristan is a prominent academic surgeon in New Zealand. Born in Canada and raised in South Africa, he has settled in New Zealand with his wife Lauren and their two children. He is a widely trained surgeon and has a specific interest in paediatric and cranio facial surgery. He splits his work 50/50 between public and private practice. Tristan has been with Operation Restore Hope since 2001 and is continually struck by the incredible friendliness of the Filipino people he meets on every mission.