Dr Lupe Taumoepeau is a vascular and transplant surgeon at Wellington Hospital. She is the first New Zealand female vascular surgeon and only Pacific Island vascular surgeon in Australasia.
After completing her medical degree at the University of Auckland, Lupe worked at Waikato Hospital as a junior doctor, before completing her training in vascular and transplant surgery throughout New Zealand and in Queensland, Australia.
She received her fellowship in vascular surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. Lupe is actively involved in mentoring Pacific Island secondary school students, with a focus on encouraging STEM subjects and female junior doctors considering a career in surgery.