Dr. Peter McEwen

Position: Director

Peter has been in full-time clinical practice in Townsville since 2001. He has undergone post fellowship subspecialty training and dedicates himself exclusively to surgery of the knee.

Peter is currently serving as the Australian Representative for the International Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma. He also holds a Diploma of Modern Language from the University of New England.

Peter is a founding member, former Chairman of the Board of Directors, a current director and Chief Supervisor of Research and Teaching for The Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland (The ORIQL). The ORIQL is registered with the ATO as a Health Promotion Charity, and is independently audited and compliant with all ASIC corporate governance requirements. He has numerous papers published in peer reviewed journals and has given dozens of presentations at national and international meetings.

Peter is actively involved in medical education. He has held various professional leadership positions and is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University. He is Chief Supervisor of Training in Orthopaedics at the Mater Townsville Campus, a member of the Mater Health Regional Ethics Committee and the Mater Orthopaedic Group Subcommittee dealing with audits, benchmarking, quality control and operational matters.

Peter has a specific interest in evidence based best practice perioperative matrices to prevent surgical complications (never events) and has integrated such a matrix in his practice. He presents scientific papers on this subject at national and international meetings and advises hospital management on the application and audit of compliance of these protocols.

Peter has held various office bearer roles and these, along with his comprehensive work experience have given him much insight into, and knowledge of, many of the key areas of the health system, clinical research, surgical training, hospital management, corporate management and governance.

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