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Dr Peter Johnstone
Dr Peter Johnstone

Dr Peter Johnstone
Orthopaedic surgeon

Currently

Dr Johnstone performs all orthopaedic procedures. He specialises in all Knee, Hip and Shoulder orthopaedic conditions.
In 1996 Dr Johnstone established his private practice at the Mater Medical Centre, Brisbane. He performs surgery at The Mater Private Hospital and Sunnybank Private Hospital. Dr Johnstone also holds a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon position at the QE 11 Hospital since 1996, and operates there on a weekly basis. Dr Johnstone is responsible for formal and informal teaching of Junior Medical Officers and AOA training registers and allied health professionals.
Dr Johnstone is a member of the Medico Legal Society of Queensland and became a certified Independent Medical Examiner (American Board of Independent Examiners), 2004.
Dr Johnstone is also a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Medical Background

Dr Johnstone obtained his medical degree from Otago University in 1982 and his Advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1990. In 1992, Dr Johnstone completed a Post Graduate Bone and Allograft Fellowship with Dr David Morgan, working exensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Dr Johnstone then took up the public position as Director of Orthopaedics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, from 1993 to 1996. Dr Johnstone was also a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Australian Defence Force from 1996 to 2000.

Personal Interests

Dr Johnstone has been happily married for 19 years and has 3 teenage children. My sports and recreation include snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, fishing and motor sports.

I hope you find this web site interesting and informative. Patients can always be assured of my best care and attention at all times.

Current Private Visiting Rights

  • Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane
  • Sunnybank Private Hospital, Brisbane
  • QE 11 Jubilee Hospital, Brisbane

Current Public Appointments

  • QE 11 Jubilee Hospital, Brisbane

Medical Qualifications

  • MB ChB (Otago University, Dunedin. NZ.1982)
    Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Auckland University, NZ 1984)
  • Academic Awards & fellowships

Post Graduate

  • Part 1 FRACS: November 1985
  • Part 2 FRACS: Orthopaedic Surgery November 1990
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1990
  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association 1993

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of Queensland Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banking
  • Member of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the Medico-Legal Society Queensland
  • ABIME – 4 & 5 Certified Examiner, 2004

Committees

  • Member of the Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane
    Operating Services Committee, since 2008



     
  • Chairman of the Mater Private, Brisbane
    Orthopaedic Speciality Group, since 2009

Registration

  • New Zealand Medical Council, 1982
  • Medical Board of Queensland, 1992

Post Fellowship Appointments

  • 1996 to present
    Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane




     
  • 1996 to present
    Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
    QE11 Public Hospital, Brisbane




     
  • 1997 to present
    Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Sunnybank Private Hospital, Brisbane




     
  • 1996 – 2000
    Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Australian Defence Force
    2 Field Hospital, Enoggera, Brisbane





     
  • January 1994 to January 1997
    Director of Orthopaedics (Full-time Hospital
    Specialist) Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane




     
  • January 1993 to January 1994
    Locum Director of Orthopaedics (Full-time Hospital Specialist)
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane




     
  • May 1992 to July 1992
    December 1992 to January 1993
    Orthopaedic Specialist Locum; Public and Private Practice Dr. D.A.F. Morgan: Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane





     
  • January 1992 to January 1993
    Bone and Allograft Fellowship (AOA endorsed)
    Dr. D.A.F. Morgan
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane





     
  • September 1991 to October 1991
    Private Practice Locum for Mr. J.C. Cullen



     
  • June 1991 to December 1991
    Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon: (8 tenths)
    Auckland Public Hospital; Auckland Area Health Board




     
  • January 1991 to May 1991
    Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon.
    Gisborne Public Hospital; Tairawhiti Area Health Board
     

Research Experience

  • Major Papers Presented
    The Outcome of Heterotopic Ossification Excision
    PAH Hospital Week Scientific Meeting
    July 1996





     
  • The Pinless External Fixator - The PAH Experience
    PAH Hospital Week Scientific Meeting
    July 1995




     
  • A Two to Five year Follow-up of Hip Revision Surgery Using Massive Femoral
    and Acetabular Allografts.
    (D. A. F. Morgan, J. Benfield)
    Presented 7 August 1992
    4th Meeting Asia-Pacific Association of Tissue Banking Manila.
    (Published by APASTB)







     
  • The Current Status of Bone And Cartilage
    Transplantation in Australia.
    Presented 6 August 1992
    4th Meeting Asia Pacific Association of Tissue
    Banking Manila.
    (Published by APASTB)







     
  • Ultrasonography of Acute Achilles Tendon Injury. Presented October 1990 (unpublished original research) New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting


     
  • The Accuracy of Arthroscopic Diagnosis in the
    Private Practice Teaching Clinic.
    Presented July 1990 (unpublished)
    New Zealand Orthopaedic Registrars Meeting,
    Auckland


     

Published Papers

  • Bone Banking in the 1990s - A Safe Efficient System
    DAF Morgan, KL Ferguson, JEC Benfield, PO Johnstone.
    Current Orthopaedics; Vol. 7, No 1 Jan 1993
     

Other Papers and Presentations

  • QLD Orthopaedic Nursing Conference. Statewide telecast May 2009
    Uni Compartmental Knee Replacement



     
  • Mater Orthopaedic Nurses Seminar 2008
    Total Knee Replacement



     
  • GP Seminar 2007
    Uni Compartmental Knee Replacement



     
  • Bulimba Specialist Centre March 1999
    GP Continuing Education Seminar
    GP Management of Common Fractures




     
  • Mater Private Hospital April 1998
    GP Continuing Education Seminar
    GP Management of Common Fractures
    Current problems in Arthroplasty





     
  • Disorders of Gait
    Queensland GP Training Programme
    November 1995




     
  • Bone Banking and Allograft Surgery
    QUT School of Nursing - Theatre Course
    April 1994




     
  • Participated in multicentre trail
    "Pulmonary Embolism Prophylaxis Trial"
    1994 – 1995




     
  • AO Internal Fixation in the Treatment of Fractures
    Synthes Theatre Nurses Workshop Course
    May 1994




     
  • Bone Banking - Retrieval and Processing
    Bone Banking Seminar
    Holy Spirit Hospital 1994




     
  • Bone Banking and Allograft Surgery
    Royal Brisbane Hospital Nursing Course
    1993
     

Continuing Education

  • ACL course, Melbourne 2005
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Cadaver CTEC, Perth 2008
  • Zimmer Revision Hip Cadaver, Melbourne 2010
  • Zimmer Revision Knee Masterclass, Brisbane 2010
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