OUR SURGEONS

Dr Scott Sommerville

MBBS (Qld) FRACS, FAOrthA

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Sommerville is a Brisbane based surgeon specialising in Surgery of the Hip & Knee, and orthopaedic oncology (musculoskeletal tumour surgery).  He has a special interest in primary and revision knee and hip joint replacement, and complex tumour surgeries requiring custom implant reconstruction. 

 

EDUCATION

Dr Sommerville graduated from The University of Queensland receiving his medical degree in 1990.  He completed his orthopaedic training requirements in 2000 and was granted a Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Orthopaedic Surgery. He was then invited to complete further sub-specialty training via a Fellowship at the prestigious Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, UK, gaining further expertise in total joint arthroplasty and orthopaedic oncology. He then returned to Australia to commence his private practice at the Wesley Hospital in 2003.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

In addition to his busy private practice, Dr Sommerville also maintains a public appointment with the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and runs a trimonthly tumour service at the Townsville Hospital. 

 

He is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queeensland and also an adjunct senior lecturer at The Diamantina Institute (formerly The Centre for Immunology & Cancer Research).

 

In 2011 he was appointed as an Examiner of the Court of Examiners with The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), conducting Fellowship Examinations. The role of an Examiner is to assess the knowledge, clinical skills and professional competencies of candidates to ensure they are safe and competent to practice as surgeons.

  

He is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Australia & New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA) and the International Society of Limb Salvage (ISOLS). 

 

He is also the founding member of the Wesley Sarcoma MDT. 

 

RESEARCH 

Dr Sommerville maintains an ongoing research interest and regularly presents at local and international conferences.  He is widely published in orthopaedic literature.

 

MEDICOLEGAL

Dr Sommerville is a certified independent medical examiner (CIME) and offers medicolegal consultations at his Wesley rooms.

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