MBChB (Otago), FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Vascular).
JK grew up in Wellington. His parents moved to New Zealand from Sri Lanka. His father was a GP in Lower Hutt for 40 years. Education was an important priority in the Wicks household and both JK’s brothers are also surgeons in Wellington. JK graduated from the University of Otago, following this he worked as a house surgeon in Wellington and Auckland. Mr Wicks then pursued a fellowship in General Surgery followed by a fellowship in Vascular Surgery. The training for both fellowships took him all around New Zealand and Australia. JK is currently the President of the Vascular Society of New Zealand (VSNZ) and a member of the executive of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS). He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery & Anaesthesia, University of Otago, Wellington and from January 2020 he is the Capital and Coast District Health Board’s Vascular Clinical Leader.
JK is a busy husband and father and enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and the piano.