Before becoming a medical doctor, Dr Tom worked for the New Zealand Forest service as a Forester trainee, a guide in Coromandel Forest Park then gained a BSc in Botany before achieving a First-Class honours degree in Molecular Genetics.

But life has not always been easy like for many of us, and he was hit by a tidal wave at 2am while working as a doctor in a surf camp in G-Land Indonesia in 1994 which killed 500 people, he has been divorced and then stabbed in a home invasion (not by the same person) and has suffered burn out and depression twice with the break-up of his family and working huge hours and night shifts at the Emergency Department. 

He went from being suicidal in his garage in the year 2000 to doing stand-up comedy at the Classic Comedy bar and touring overseas in a period of 6 weeks (not recommended as a therapeutic option).  


Dr Tom Mulholland is currently an Emergency Department doctor and Rural GP with 32 years’ experience in the front line of physical and mental health.

Dr Tom knows New Zealand and knows Kiwis having been an Emergency Department Doctor at Kaitaia, Whangarei Auckland, Taranaki Base, Wairoa, Christchurch, Greymouth and Invercargill Hospitals. He has been a GP in Kaitaia, Whangaroa, Kaikohe, Auckland, Whangamata, Tolaga Bay, Raglan, Taranaki, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Motueka, Greymouth, Canterbury, Te Anau and the Chatham Islands.

He was the first doctor to visit and consult on d’urville Island and has visited by jet ski, boat and his ambulance undertaking medical testing, ultrasound and minor surgery.


Dr Tom is passionate about helping people to measure, manage, and monitor their wellbeing and would love to help you individually, your family and your organisation.

  • Talking, testing and touring in Ambulance and Hyundai.

  • Healthy Thinking books workshops, consultations, e-learning.

  • Past missions HOPP, Walk the Talk, Farmstrong, Rayonier Matariki, Healthy Families.

  • Founder of the health risk assessment app: KYND.

  • Sea Aid Foundation: A non-profit organisation with a One Health approach to sustainably improve the health of the people and environment in the South Pacific.

  • Explore: A medical expedition company delivering clinics and education to the Pacific and Indonesian regions.

  • Hosted several shows including Dr Tom the Attitude Doctor, The Medical Hour on Radio Live and weekly contributor to the Sunday Star Times and Stuff.

  • Medical (conferences)

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