Previous Fellows

Adekoye (Koye), UK


July 2014 – May 2015

Koye came to Perth in July 2014, having completed his postgraduate training in Bristol and previous fellowships in lower limb arthroplasty and knee surgery. As well as honing his arthroplasty skills, his main focus of his fellowship was the management of young adult hip pathology.

Koye is a keen cyclist and enjoyed the many cycling pleasures of Perth. He is combining this passion, a love of technology and research, to look at the effects of cycling hip pathologies in a young, active population. Koye returns to Weston General Hospital in the UK to set up the young adult hip service.

Richard Huijbregts, NL

Richard Huijbregts

January 2014 – February 2015

Richard’s Fellowship focussed on hip and knee surgery and included a major knee arthroplasty research project. In 2015 he completed an Adult Trauma Fellowship in Vancouver, Canada. Richard has now returned to the Netherlands as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch. Hip and knee arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma are his main fields of interest.

Lorcan McGonagle, UK

August 2013 – January 2014

Lorcan undertook his surgical training in Mersey Deanery, United Kingdom. He worked for The Joint Studio team during the final year of his registrar training. After a great six months in Western Australia, he returned to the United Kingdom, and completed his training at the internationally renowned Wrightington Hospital.

After undertaking an arthroplasty fellowship at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, Canada, Lorcan returned to Australia for a trauma fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He has recently been appointed to the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Geraldton Regional Hospital where he is specialising in lower limb arthroplasty, arthroscopy and trauma.

Shah Punwar, UK

Shah Punwar

January 2013 to January 2014

After completing undergraduate and basic surgical training in the London area Shah received his Specialist Orthopaedic Training on the South West (Bristol) rotation. He was fortunate to undertake the 12 month Joint Studio Fellowship in 2013. As well as gaining experience in complex lower limb arthroplasty Shah was involved in several internationally recognised research projects. On his return to the United Kingdom he spent 6 months in the Major Trauma Centre in Bristol followed by 6 months as a locum Consultant in Dorchester.

In March 2015 Shah started as a permanent Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Torbay Hospital, Devon specialising in lower limb arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy and general trauma.

Mike Reid, UK

Richard Reid, UK

August 2011 – January 2012

Mike identified a special interest in lower limb injuries early in his career and so dedicated his 12 months in Australia to undertake lower limb Fellowships in Perth. In the United Kingdom, he completed fellowships at the RNOH Stanmore, at Chelsea and Westminster, and the internationally renowned Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit. He trained in lower limb arthroscopy, primary and revision arthroplasty with exposure to tumour orthopaedic surgery, polytrauma, and specialist lower limb and shoulder trauma.

Mike currently works as a locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in knees at the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit.

Matthew Hall, UK

Matt Hall

February 2011 – July 2011

Matt did his registrar training in the Peninsula region (Devon & Cornwall) in the United Kingdom. After completing a 6 month Fellowship in Melbourne he moved to Perth as The Perth Lower Limb Fellow.

On returning to the United Kingdom, Matt worked in the Exeter Hip Unit and then undertook a further year Arthroplasty Fellowship at Plymouth. From here he was appointed to the Yeovil District Hospital, Somerset, as a Consultant in May 2013 with a specialist interest in all aspects of lower limb arthroplasty and trauma care.

Gareth Coulter, UK

Gareth Coulter

February 2010 – August 2010

Gareth held the Fellowship position in Perth from January to May 2010. He then moved to Melbourne and completed a further Fellowship in 2011. In August of that year Gareth was appointed as a Consultant at the Wellington Regional Hospital and Wakefield Hospital, in Wellington New Zealand.

While his current practice includes primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty he maintains an interest in sports, knee, and foot and ankle conditions.

Vaibhav Bagaria, IND

Vaibhav Bagaria

August 2009 –January 2010

Vaibhav is working as the Chief Joint Replacement and Sports Injury Surgeon at CARE Hospital & ORIGYN Clinic, Nagpur India. Apart from his clinical practice, he is actively involved in research and academic activities. He is a part of team engaged in innovations in healthcare. Vaibhav is actively working on designing a knee prosthesis specific for the Indian population.

He has designed several health apps, written books, and is also the Chairman of Young Surgeons Forum – SICOT India.

Simon Wall, UK

Simon Wall, UK

Feb 2009 – July 2009

Simon is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Perth Hospital specialising in lower limb reconstruction and major trauma. He lists his significant achievements as falling in love with Western Australia, getting back here and finally becoming an Australian Citizen.

Joe Schenck, USA

Joe Schenck

January 2008 – July 2008

Joe undertook advanced training in two International Fellowships in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery and Computer Navigated Total Joint Arthroplasty in Perth. While in Australia, he also trained junior surgeons in complex fracture care and served as a Team Physician to the Western Australian professional rugby and football teams.

Having gained expert international training in innovative joint and knee care, Joe took his skills back to Hillsboro where he specialises in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He served as Team Physician for the Hillsboro School District.

Chetan Nagaraj, IND

Chetan Nagraj

August 2008 – January 2009

Chetan completed Fellowships in shoulder and elbow surgery in Australia and New Zealand. He now works in India specializing in knee, shoulder and elbow surgeries. He also deals with routine trauma including fractures and dislocations.

Fred Phillips, NZ

Fred Phillips, NZ

August 2006 – July 2007

Fred is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Wellington Hospital in Wellington New Zealand where he specialises as a hip and knee Surgeon. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Surgery, Wellington Medical School, University of Otago. Fred works from the Bowen Private Hospital in Wellington where he is Director of the Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeons.

Simon Sombili, SA

Simon Sombili, S Africa

Currently practices in Pretoria, South Africa.