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A/Professor Kaushik (Kosh) Hazratwala

Position: Director

A/Professor Kaushik (Kosh) Hazratwala is a Specialist Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has spent the last 15 years in Townsville, both in the private and public sector working with a multitude of peer specialists, medical students, nursing and allied health care staff. Currently he is the most senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the Townsville University Hospital and over this time, mentored, and a lead of the Orthopaedic Department.

In addition to his clinical roles in the Townsville region, He is currently the Director of the Queensland Lower Limb Clinic, and Co-Director and Chief Financial Officer for the not-for-profit health promotion charity, the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland (ORIQL). His role within ORIQL is multifaceted, and is involved in leadership and mentoring medical students (internationally, locally and those undergoing honors programs). Through ORIQL, he provides the only regional Arthroplasty Fellowship in Queensland. The duties surrounding this role include education and mentoring, as well as clinical support of Fellows to enhance their clinical skills in diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, diseases and conditions. He has published in excess of 20 peer reviewed articles and continues to add to this list. He is considered a leader in the digital medical education space. He has presented on this topic internationally and continues to run teaching webinars for surgeons internationally.

He is on the advisory panel for patients specific alignment knee replacement strategy and the Veleys digital surgery programme for Depuy Synthes , a subsidiary company of Johnson and Johnson.
In 2018 he joined the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and obtained has now become a graduate member.

In Nov 2019 is was awarded the position of Clinical Associate Professor at the James Cook University, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He is the first orthopaedic surgeon to be awarded this honor. This is in recognition of his research, training and funding activities.

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