Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb

The Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship was established in 1982 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

In 2013, a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Including Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Reconstruction, and Trauma) was established and accepted the first fellow to commence in July 2014.

The Fellowship later expanded to include the Senior Visiting Medical Officers private consulting practices at St Andrews Hospital, Sunnybank Private, Mater Private Hospital, Wesley Hospital and Brisbane Private Hospital.

Background

Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Fellowships (2)

These highly sought after, AOA accredited, internationally renowned Fellowships are provided by the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Research Institute (BHULRI), located at Brisbane Private Hospital. BHULRI comprises upper limb specialists with national and international profiles, who share a common interest in surgical technique excellence and upper limb research. These include Associate Professor Mark Ross and Dr Greg Couzens who are Principal Supervisors.

The current fellowships provide Fellows with training and practical application in all aspects of hand and upper limb surgery.  Assessment and management of complex upper limb trauma is emphasised. The Fellowship provides extensive exposure to surgeries ranging from digital replant surgery to shoulder arthroplasty. 

The Fellowships allow and encourage opportunities for both clinical and basic science research. The Fellowships are based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital but include private assisting opportunities at various private hospitals in Brisbane. This gives Fellows a broad exposure to all aspects of upper limb surgery including microsurgery, arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Research opportunities exist through the Fellowship's ties with the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The University of Queensland. There is also access to the biomechanics laboratory at QUT and an animal research facility.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (Including Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Reconstruction, and Trauma) (1)

A Fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery was established in 2013.  The Fellowship provides Fellows with training and practical application in all aspects of shoulder surgery. Assessment and management of shoulder instability, cuff pathology, arthritis, stiffness, and fractures will be covered.

The Fellowship allows and encourages opportunities for both clinical and basic science research. The Fellowship is based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and various private  hospitals. Private assisting opportunities are included.

Applications

Fellowships are for 12 months starting in either February or August of each year. The Directors of the Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship are Associate Professor Mark Ross, Dr Greg Couzens, Dr Phillip Duke, and Dr Mark Robinson. The Directors of the Fellowship for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery are Mark Ross and Phillip Duke.

All enquiries regarding the Fellowship should be directed to Mr Glen Russell, Fellowship Coordinator. All Fellowship applications must be made through our application portal.

Primary Location

Princess Alexandra Hospital
199 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Private Assisting Locations

Brisbane Private Hospital
259 Wickham Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000

Sunnybank Private Hospital
245 McCullough Street 
Sunnybank QLD 4109

Mater Private Hospital
301 Vulture Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101