Ponsonby Specialist Centre




Our Team



Adam Bartlett

Adam is a General Surgeon with sub-specialty training in liver, pancreas, biliary and transplant surgery.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Auckland and General Surgery training in New Zealand, Adam undertook a fellowship in HPB and Transplant Surgery at King’s College, London. He has also spent time at Centre Hepato-Biliaire Paul-Brousse, Paris; Leuven Hospital, Belgium; The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and The National Children’s Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Adam is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and regularly attends courses to ensure that he is able to deliver first class care and techniques to patients with a variety of surgical needs. Adam is very passionate about his profession and has dedicated a large part of his life to surgery.




Pete Storey

Dr Pete Storey is the managing partner of our clinic. He is qualified as a specialist in allergy, clinical immunology and internal medicine. Prior to training as a specialist in allergy and immunology, he trained in dermatology giving him his interest in skin allergy and eczema.

Pete has held many positions of responsibility during his career. As a junior doctor he was The Doctors Mess President of The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, UK. Pete is a former Chief Resident of Medicine at Auckland City Hospital and he worked extensively on re-invigorating the University of Auckland Medical School curriculum as a Clinical Education Fellow whilst studying for his specialist qualifications.

Pete is an expert panel member for the Drug Allergy and Chronic Urticaria working parties for The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA). In August 2018, he will assume the position of Chair to the Medicine Vocational Training Committee for junior doctors in the Auckland Region.

In Pete's daily practice he is focused on his patients and spends time with them learning how he can improve their quality of life by offering patient-centred treatment plans.




Sarah Bell


Dr Sarah Bell is a Specialist in Internal Medicine. Sarah is New Zealand trained and qualified, presently working as a consultant at Auckland City Hospital in the Department of General Medicine seeing a range of diseases and acutely unwell medical patients and in private practise.

Sarah is on the Royal Australasian of Physicians (NZ) committee looking after advance trainees in Acute and General Medicine and on the IMSANZ committee for perioperative medicine. Sarah is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine at The University of Auckland.

Sarah’s interests are not only in the complex medical problems but in evaluation of incipient disease for the purpose of helping the individual lead a better life with health promotion and prevent chronic disease. Sarah does perioperative medicine, working with the surgeon and anaesthetist in complex medical cases to ensure the safety of the patient prior to and after their surgical procedures, and assisting with ongoing management of medical problems and complications.

Sarah likes to work with the primary care provider and patient to achieve better health for the patient.

Sarah is Southern Cross affiliated and accredited at Mercy Ascot Hospitals.




Jennifer Pereira


Dr Jennifer Pereira is a vocationally registered Neurologist.  She works as a consultant in the Department of Neurology at Auckland City Hospital.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  She has clinical and research interests in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoidosis and in the treatment of neuroimmunological disease. Jennifer is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Jennifer was awarded the Chapman Fellowship from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand and subsequently the Du Pré Grant from the MS International Federation to allow her to complete an MS research fellowship, with the Therapeutic Immunology Group in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK.  While there, she wrote an MD, focused on alemtuzumab, a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.  She then returned to Auckland to settle with her husband and now has two daughters.  

Jennifer obtained her medical degree at The University of Auckland and completed her postgraduate physician training and training in neurology primarily at Auckland City Hospital.

Specialty interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, General Neurology




Manish Khanolkar

Dr Manish Khanolkar is a Physician and Endocrinologist with special interest in Diabetes working at Auckland DHB (Auckland city hospital and Greenlane clinical centre) and in private rooms at the Ponsonby Specialist centre. 

He completed his undergraduate studies in Goa (MBBS, Goa University, 1995), followed by core General Medicine training (MD, Mumbai University, 1999) in India. Following this, he moved to the UK in 2000 and worked in the NHS to complete his specialist training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine (MRCP UK 2002, MD, Cardiff University 2009) and is currently on the Specialist Register of the GMC. He was appointed as a Specialist Physician in the department of General Medicine and Diabetes by Auckland DHB in 2009 where he is currently working and is the clinical lead for the young adult diabetes service and the inpatient diabetes service. He also has a honorary teaching role as a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University, besides pursing his active research interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology through collaborative work with the University of Auckland and the Human Nutrition Unit having published widely in peer reviewed medical journals. 




Chris Kenedi

Chris was trained at Duke University Medical Centre in internal medicine and psychiatry. His family came to New Zealand for 3 years (8 years ago).

At Auckland Hospital Chris is a General Medicine physician in the morning and a Liaison Psychiatrist in the afternoon. He also provides medical support for the inpatient psychiatric hospital, HIV neuropsychiatry and clozapine toxicity management for the DHB. He is a neuropsychiatry consultant for the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand and sits on external review panels for complex cases for the Accident Compensation Corporation of New Zealand as a representative of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

His research interests are:

  • Clozapine toxicity and prevention.

  • Neuropsychiatric side effects of steroids.

  • Factitious and somatoform disorders.

  • Mental health in the aviation community.



Clinical Nurse Specialist

Simone Stephens

Simone is a clinical nurse specialist and research nurse with more than 10 years’ experience in immunology and allergy nursing.  She is an active member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) nurses committee and on a working group sub-committee.

Simone is involved in the development of New Zealand allergy and immunology nursing guidelines. She is a NZ preceptor for Professional Certificate in Allergy Nursing (University of South Australia). She supports and has presented at educational forums within allergy and immunology for professional and patient groups. She also has NZ vaccination certification

Simone has extensive previous nursing experience to draw on including the care of people with intellectually disabilities, laboratory nursing, geriatric and neurosurgical nursing. Nursing research projects have included immunoglobulin treatments, biologics treatment in chronic idiopathic urticaria and is currently involved in further clinical trials. 


  • P.G Dip HSc (Advanced Nursing) 2013

  • Prof. Cert. Allergy Nursing 2011

  • Grad. Cert. Nursing Practice 2000

  • Dip. Comprehensive Nurse 1990