Dr Graham Gulbransen | Bio

FRNZCGP FAChAM MB ChB, Dip Obs, PG Dip MedSc (Addiction)

I worked as a Senior Medical Officer at the Auckland Community Alcohol and Drugs Services (CADS) 1996 – 2012. I have a Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM), completed in 2008. I have considerable experience in medical detoxification, especially from alcohol, methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, pain drugs and other drugs. My work has included opioid substitution treatment using methadone or suboxone.

My part time general practice experience dates from 1983. Much of this work involves assessing and managing addictions and/or chronic pain. Since 1999 I have been a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practice (FRNZCGP).

In 1980 I completed my training at Auckland Medical School (MB ChB). For 15 years I worked as a GP-obstetrician (Dip Obs). During this time I attended 1000 births, and of these two hundred were planned home births.

In 1996 I completed my Post Graduate Diploma of Medical Science with a focus on addiction studies.

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Fellowships & Conferences

International Medicine in Addiction Conference Sydney 2017


While working part time at CADS for 15 years I trained as an Addiction Specialist and am a Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (FAChAM).

I stay up to date by attending annual APSAD Conferences in Australia and NZ, and the biennial International Medicine in Addiction Conferences in Sydney and Melbourne.

Since 2007 I have run teaching afternoons for trainee GPs in Auckland (RNZCGP GPEP) and have given many educational presentations to GP Peer Review and Continuing Medical Education groups.