Dr Peter McCombe
Dr Stephen Yang
Dr Dennis Hartig
The hospital is the largest tertiary referral hospital in Queensland and provides services to patients throughout Queensland, Northern New South Wales, the Northern Territory and from neighbouring countries in the South West Pacific. The hospital fulfills a significant teaching and research role with links to Queensland's major tertiary institutions. These include undergraduate medical student training of students from the University of Queensland.
Located at Herston and close to the central business district of Brisbane, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital shares the Herston Campus with the Royal Children's Hospital and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. It has recently undergone a major redevelopment program where the majority of the two hospitals clinical services have been rebuilt making it the largest hospital redevelopment in Australia's history.
The fellowship is of 12 Months Duration and usually commences in January. The fellowship is within the department of Orthopaedics though an opportunity exists to gain some experience within the department of Neurosurgery by negotiation. The department of Orthopaedics is also a training hospital for the Australian Orthopaedic Association Orthopaedic training program. Fellows will have the support of a training registrar and will share the clinical training opportunities with the registrar attatched to the spine unit.
There are three active spine surgeons within the department of orthopaedics and the fellow will have access to all aspects of simple and complex adult spine surgery including trauma, tumour and complex deformity correction. For those fellows interested in paediatric deformity there is an option to attend operative sessions and outpatients at the Royal Childrens Hospital. The fellow will access to 4 operating sessions and three outpatient sessions per week.
Accreditation with the newly created Spine Society of Australia and Australian Orthopaedic Association PFET (post fellowship education and training program) is being sought.
How to apply
Dr Steven Yang
Director of Orthpaedics
Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital
T +61 7 36368129