Dr Matthew Wilkinson



  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine (University of Queensland 1999)
    FRACS (Ortho) Fellowship Royal
  • Australian College of Surgeons 2009
  • Member of AOA
  • Director of ORIQL ( Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland)

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

I completed my medical training in 1999 through the University of Queensland. I went on to undertake sub-specialist orthopaedic training including fellowships in London, UK and Vancouver Canada, in sports injures and joint replacement of the shoulder, hip and knee. I was granted FRACS (Ortho) in 2010. I am also accredited in the diagnostic and therapeutic use of ultrasound imaging and can perform soft tissue and intra-articular injections as required.

During my tenure of 10 years in Townsville I ran my own practice, co-directed the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland and the Director of Orthopaedics role and the Townsville Hospital and Health Services (2018/2019). In 2020 my family and I relocated to Hobart to commence a new chapter of my Orthopaedic Surgical career and Research for ORIQL.


  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine (University of Queensland 1999)
  • FRACS (Ortho) Fellowship Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2009


  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Queensland Shoulder Society
  • Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Orthopaedic Outreach
  • Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland

Fellowships and Academic Awards

  • Lower limb arthroplasty and sports injuries of the hip and knee, London UK, Mr Fares Haddad
  • Reconstructive arthroplasty, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, Dr Jordan Leith
  • Dr Magdalene Brodie Memorial Award, University of Queensland, 1999
  • Trevor-Taylor Research Award, Royal Darwin Hospital, 2003
  • Meritorious presentation, Surgical Research Society Australasia, Melbourne, 2004

Current Hospital Appointments

  • Senior Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedics, Townsville Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Mater Hospital, Townsville
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Townsville Day Surgery, Townsville