Dr Philip Rowell
Bsc, MBBS (Qld), FRACS, FAOrthA
Dr Philip Rowell 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.
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Dr Rowell was raised in Brisbane’s western suburbs. He completed his undergraduate Science degree in 2003 and successfully completed post graduate medicine through the University of Queensland in 2008. He concluded his Orthopaedic training in Queensland in 2018 and was awarded a Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
Since 2019 he has held a position as an Orthopaedic Specialist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he specialises in Orthopaedic Oncology and contributes to Orthopaedic Trauma management. Since 2019 he has also held an appointment at The Prince Charles Hospital, a tertiary level arthroplasty centre where he specialises in arthroplasty of the hip and knee and General Orthopaedics. He was an early adopter of robotic joint replacement technology through The Prince Charles Hospital in January 2019 and continues to contribute to research in this developing area.
In 2020 his family of six moved to Canada to complete further sub-specialty expertise in one of the world’s most prestigious Orthopaedic Oncology (musculoskeletal tumour) units at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. During this time, Phil held a joint appointment at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the largest cancer centres in the world and a world leader in cancer research. Additional time was spent at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.
Dr Rowell has published and presented research locally and internationally in the areas of sports medicine, paediatric orthopaedics, arthroplasty and orthopaedic oncology. He has an ongoing interest in musculoskeletal tumour and arthroplasty research.
Dr Rowell is happily married with four children. When time allows he may be seen sneaking in a game of chess, coaching junior sports or catching up with mates at his old rugby club.