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Dr Prue FitzPatrick Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane
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Dr Prue FitzPatrick gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1986. She undertook her orthopaedic training in Queensland, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1999. Dr FitzPatrick completed a 15 month fellowship in Oxford, England in hip and knee arthroplasty and became a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr FitzPatrick is registered in Queensland and practises in orthopaedic surgery. From 2001 to 2005 she held the position of Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the QEII Hospital. Dr FitzPatrick has a particular interest in hip and knee surgery including arthroplasty and sports injuries.
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Dr Riccardo Caniato Psychiatrist Cairns, Townsville
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Dr Riccardo Caniato graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with MBBS and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of both the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and the Neuropsychiatry Section of the College. He has previously worked as the Director of the North Queensland Secure and Forensic Mental Health Service and currently he has a private specialist psychiatric practice in Townsville. Dr Caniato has conducted research and published papers in the areas of schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain and forensic psychiatry. He has experience in most aspects of forensic psychiatry including fitness for trial, mental health defence, assessment of malingering, testamentary capacity, personal injury assessment, risk assessment and risk management. Dr Caniato has formal training in risk assessment (HCR-20) and in the evaluation of permanent impairment using PIRS as well as having attended University of Sydney training in evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
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Dr Richard Lewandowski Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Brisbane
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Dr Richard Lewandowski is a highly regarded plastic and reconstructive surgeon who completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Queensland in 1981. Further to this, in 1993 Dr Lewandowski became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 1995, he also gained a Fellowship Diploma in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery from the Eastern Virginian Graduate School of Medicine in the United States of America. Additionally, Dr Lewandowksi has been a practicing specialist plastic surgeon for over 20 years, and is well known for his high level of professionalism and attention to detail, and quality care.

In addition to these vast qualifications, he is the Chairman and Founder of Operation Smile Australia, and of Global Controversies in Skin. Dr Lewandowski is also a member to various plastic and reconstructive surgery societies, including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Australian Cleft Lip and Palate Association. He has fully completed his training in GEPI under the skin module, and is AMA 5 accredited. Dr Lewandowski currently resides as the Director of Surgery at the Mater Adult’s Hospital in South Brisbane.

Dr Lewandowski is both a highly experienced and accredited plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who is an expert in many related fields, among them being head and neck trauma and surgery, wound healing, scarring, burns and reconstructive surgery.
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Dr Robert Ivers Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Darwin, Alice Springs
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Dr Robert Ivers completed his surgical and orthopaedic training in Brisbane and Great Britain, and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1986. He is also a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has secondary qualifications in information technology. After working in Toowoomba for over 30 years in the public and private sector, Dr Ivers is currently appointed as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon under Metro South in Brisbane, working in the public sector at Redland Hospital. He has vast experience in the assessment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

Dr Ivers is fully accredited for assessment under AMA 4, 5 and 6. He is also accredited as an assessor for Queensland and New South Wales WorkCover and Comcare, and is an Approved Medical Specialist for the New South Wales WorkCover Commission. He is also a Deputy Chairman of the Queensland Q-Comp tribunal.

Dr Ivers is a qualified and experienced assessor of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine and the extremities. These conditions include those that are congenital and acquired through disease or trauma. Dr Ivers is available for assessment of patients in Brisbane or in several Queensland regional towns.
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Dr Rodney Marsh Psychiatrist Brisbane
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Dr Marsh completed training in Psychiatry and subsequently subspecialty training in old age psychiatry in 2000 and 2002 respectively. He is a member of the faculties of old age and forensic psychiatry. For over a decade, he has worked as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist in private practice and at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, specializing in the mental health of patients with medical and neurological disorders.

He has extensive experience in the provision of reports for WorkCover Queensland, as well as the assessment of impaired medical practitioners for the medical board of Queensland. Dr Marsh is highly experienced in the clinical care of the patients who have psychiatric concomitants of medical illness and trauma. This has included patient populations with: burns, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, spinal and head injuries; along with degenerative neurological disorders, oncology, and general medical conditions.

He is a committee member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ local neuropsychiatry section, and has previously co-ordinated the continuing medical education program for Queensland psychiatrists. He regularly lectures medical students, psychiatry trainees, and local neurologists on neuropsychiatry topics.
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Dr Ross Phillipson Psychiatrist Brisbane, Toowoomba
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Dr Ross Phillipson graduated from the University of Queensland in 1973 with MBBS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with over 20 years experience in private practice. He has Master of Social Science (counselling) from the Queensland University of Technology and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. Dr Phillipson is currently in private practice in Toowoomba. His special interest is forensic psychiatry and he is a member of the Q-Comp General Medical Assessment Tribunal and the Psychiatrist Panel Doctors Health Advisor Services in Queensland
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Dr Sanjay Joshi Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Melbourne
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Dr Joshi is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is GEPI accredited and is also an Impairment Assessor. His impairment assessments are provided for WorkSafe Victoria, South Australia, WorkCover Queensland ReturntoWork SA, WorkCover Western Australia and MAIAS. Additionally, he is a member of the Queensland Medical Assessment Tribunal (MAT) and the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

Dr Joshi migrated to Australia in 2005. He took a position as staff specialist with Queensland Health. He also qualified as a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Prior to migrating to Australia, he worked in private practice in South Africa as a general orthopaedic surgeon for 10 years. Currently, Dr Joshi is serving as a Visiting Medical Officer at Kingaroy Private Hospital, Sunnybank Private Hospital and Mater Private Hospital.

Dr Sanjay Joshi is an accomplished Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He completed his medical degree at Bombay University. Following this he undertook his orthopaedic training and education at several leading hospitals in India, South Africa and Australia. His specialities include arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery of the knee and shoulder, trauma and general orthopaedics.
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Dr Sarah Watts Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Sarah Watts completed her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1998. She underwent her advanced training in orthopaedic surgery in Queensland, specialising in the lower limb. She has been a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2009. In 2012, Dr Watts attained CIME accreditation which is certification for the use of the AMA Guides from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr Watts has also completed the Comcare permanent impairment training to conduct Comcare assessments. She has also participated in the Guidelines to Evaluate Permanent Impairment in October 2014 and is accredited to conduct permanent impairment assessments.

Dr Watts is currently registered in Queensland, and is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She has previously been the Deputy Directory and Director of Orthopaedics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She now works as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Watts has a private practice at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and visits North West Private Hospital. She remains actively involved in orthopaedic education and research.
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Dr Sharon Kelly Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Brisbane
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Dr Sharon Kelly gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1987. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1995. Dr Kelly is registered in Queensland as an otorhinolaryngologist. Her current position is as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Brisbane.
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Dr Simon Journeaux Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville, Sunshine Coast
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Dr Simon Journeaux gained his medical degree from the University of London (UK) in 1986. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the UK, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. He came to Australia in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2004. He has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr Simon Journeaux is registered in Queensland and practices in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Since 2003 he has held the position of Director of Orthopaedics at the Mater Health Services. He is also a visiting medical officer. Dr Journeaux's major orthopaedic elective interest is in lower limb joint replacement including hip and knee arthroplasty with a special interest in revision hip surgery. Dr Journeaux also practices in adult and paediatric trauma and is a member of the AO Faculty teaching in Australia and internationally. He practices both in public and private practice. He currently prepares in excess of 400 independent reports a year for a variety of clients.
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Dr Stephen Coleman Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder - Upper Limb) Brisbane
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Dr Stephen Coleman has over 25 years’ experience as an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand and wrist conditions, including microsurgery, joint replacement, and hand trauma. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Queensland and completed Orthopaedic Surgery training in 1983.

Dr Coleman did post fellowship training in UK, USA and Brisbane. He was a Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at Princess Alexandra from 1983 – 2002. Dr Coleman was a foundation member of the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb clinic in 1996 and is still a member of that clinic, the largest group of Upper Limb specialists in Queensland.
Dr Coleman lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of hand surgery.

His practice is restricted to surgery of the hand, wrist and micro surgery. His particular interests are arthritic surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand trauma and Dupuytren’s contracture. Dr Coleman consults at Brisbane Private Hospital. His surgery is conducted at Brisbane Private Hospital. He is a certified American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and conducts Independent Medical Examinations for WorkCover Qld.
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Dr Tony Kostos Rheumatologist Melbourne
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Rheumatologist Dr Tony Kostos is as an experienced medico-legal consultant with an interest in musculoskeletal medical, occupational injuries and general rheumatology.
He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, he is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Dr Kostos has extensive medico-legal experience and is highly practiced with conducting medico-legal assessments. Currently, he is involved in private practice at St Vincent’s Private and the Blackburn Specialist Suites.
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Dr Tony Menz Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne
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Dr Anthony Menz graduated with his Bachelor or Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1976. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1986, and in 1991 he became a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Menz is currently a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Ashford Hospital and Parkwynd Private Hospital in Adelaide. His previous positions include being a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in Darwin Private Hospital, Darwin and Mildura Private Hospital, Victoria. Dr Menz was also a Principal Practitioner in the Department of Orthopaedics, SPORTMED SA Hospital.
Per year Dr Menz performs approximately 150 total knee replacements (including revisions) and approximately 650 knee arthroscopies. He also performs a significant number of total hip replacements, ankle arthroscopies, anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and autologous chondrocyte grafting per year.
Dr Menz has been awarded AMA5 and Comcare accreditations. He has a number of professional interests including, but not limited to, knee and ankle arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, chondral grafting and hip and knee arthroplasty. His assessment specialties include lower limb, upper limb and spinal injuries.
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Dr Trevor Gervais Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane
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Dr Trevor Gervais is a Brisbane-based Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Adult and Paediatric Hand Surgery (as well as general adult & pediatric orthopaedic trauma). Dr Gervais completed his medical degree from the Queen s University of Belfast in 1998 before moving to Queensland to complete his surgical and advanced surgical training (FRACS). He subsequently undertook further fellowship training in hand and peripheral nerve surgery in Sydney and is currently a practicing Hand and Upper Limb surgeon at St Andrews Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Gervais will examine all hand and upper limb conditions as well as general Orthopaedic conditions.
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Dr Wasim Shaikh Psychiatrist Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Melbourne
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Dr Wasim Shaikh has been consulting for Medilaw across multiple locations for the past 5 years. Dr Shaikh is a Specialist Psychiatrist and Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He has completed over 1,700 Independent Psychiatric Assessments over the last 5 years, including for Statutory and Common Law claims, insurance claims, federal/ defence claims, and fitness for duty examinations

Dr Shaikh completed his psychiatric training in the United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychiatrists. Having previously worked as a Clinical Director with Queensland Health, he is now a Private Psychiatrist / TMS therapist practicing in North Brisbane.

Dr Shaikh has trained in assessments according to the AMA Guides (including AMA6) and the PIRS/ GEPI. He is a Comcare trained assessor of permanent impairment, and an approved examiner for Worksafe Victoria and Workcover NSW. He has a special interest in secondary psychiatric Injuries and psychiatric permanent impairment. In 2014, he travelled to the USA and acquired training on the DSM - 5, the most recent edition of this classification system. Dr Shaikh is a trained expert witness and has ample experience of attendance at court hearings.
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