I am a fellowship trained orthopaedic hand surgeon. I have a wide range of interests in hand surgery including osteoarthitic conditions, nerve compression and upper limb contractions. Hand surgery trauma is one of my specialities being on call at the John Hunter Hospital, the busiest trauma centre in Australia, for complex hand and microsurgery.
I completed my medical degree at the University of Queensland in 2002. Since thenI have made Newcastle my home completing my internship and residency years in the hospitals in the Hunter New England Health Area. I completed my advanced training in Orthopaedic Surgery completing my FRACS (Ortho) with the Royal College of Surgeons Australia. During this time I was heavily involved in teaching and research presenting research at both National and International orthopaedic and hand surgery meetings.
To further my local hand surgery training I moved to St. Gallen in Switzerland to complete a 12 month fellowship in hand surgery in the region’s ‘Hand and Plastic Surgery’ department. During this time I broadened both my skills and experience in the full breadth of hand surgery.
In 2013 I was appointed as a VMO Hand Surgeon at the John Hunter Hospital which also includes the wider Hunter New England Health Service. This prestigious appointment has allowed me to be involved in complex hand trauma and also the full range of elective hand surgery in the public sector operating at both the Royal Newcastle Centre and Belmont Hospital. Every week I consult at the Royal Newcastle Hospital.
I consult in my rooms each week and operate at both Warners Bay Private and Lingard Private Hospitals.
I always aim to provide high quality services for all members of our Hunter area.