Alex Kazemi

Alex Kazemi is Clinical Head of Intensive Care at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. He is an ICU Specialist, father of three young children and avid day-dreamer. He writes in his personal capacity.

The Sunday Essay
May 9, 2021

Sunday Essay: The vaccination

Now, when all this is over, I think that I might tell my children something like this.

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Society
Oct 26, 2020

A tale of two plagues

'On one scale the coronavirus that plagues us is microscopic. On another we ourselves are made small.' An essay by Alex Kazemi.

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Society
Jul 26, 2020

Heroes and monsters of health

Watching the ritual weekly clapping for the NHS from afar, an ICU doctor in New Zealand felt nothing but grave unease.

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Society
May 12, 2020

An ICU doctor on how we can emerge from the storm into a place to mend

I see the energy and creativity within our hospital during this crisis. It’s time to harness that, not to hamper it further.   

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