Always on the quest for innovation and enhanced treatments in the fields of orthopaedic surgery & musculoskeletal medicine

Welcome to ORIQL

ORIQL is a non-profit, registered charity conducting clinical & scientific research in the fields of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine. Working in partnership with James Cook University, The Townsville Hospital & the Mater Hospital Pimlico, to develop & conduct research programs. ORIQL provides a conduit for pre-vocational orthopaedic trainees to conduct clinical research and offers arthroplasty & sports medicine fellowships.

Founding Surgeons


Dr Peter McEwen

I was educated at Marist College Ashgrove in Brisbane and the University of Queensland. I completed advanced Orthopaedic training in 1999…


Dr Kaushik Hazratwala

Dr Kaushik (Kosh) Hazratwala is a Specialist Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Sports Injury Surgery and General Limb Trauma…


Dr Matthew Wilkinson

I’m an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon Specialised in shoulder and upper limb procedures as well as hip and knee arthroplasty and arthroscopy…

Get Involved


Townsville Arthroplasty and Reconstruction Fellowship


The ORIQL has two AOA accredited fellowship programs that provide orthopaedic surgeons with short-term supervised training in a specific sub-specialty of orthopaedic surgery: Lower Limb Arthroplasty Research Fellowship and Upper Limb Arthroplasty Research Fellowship.

The objective is to allow orthopaedic surgeons to develop their surgical skills in a sub-specialty through a work-based surgical program provided by a supervisor and institution.

Description of the above AOA accredited fellowships, alongside contact details, can be found via the “Learn More” button below.


Our Partners

Our Partners