Assoc. Professor Scott Sommerville


A/Prof Sommerville is a general Orthopaedic Surgeon with sub-speciality interests in Hip, Knee, Lower Limb Trauma surgery, primary & revision total joint replacement of the Hip and Knee, and the treatment and reconstruction of primary and metastatic musculoskeletal tumours.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery and medicine.

He is a graduate of The University of Queensland and obtained his medical degree in 1990. He completed his training requirements in 2000 and was granted a Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery. He was then invited to complete further sub-specialty training via a Fellowship at the prestigious Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, UK, gaining further expertise in total joint arthroplasty and orthopaedic oncology. He returned to Australia to commence his private practice at the Wesley Hospital in 2003.

In addition to his busy private practice, A/Prof Sommerville maintains a public appointment with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and manages a trimonthly tumour service at the Townsville Hospital.

In 2011 he was appointed as an Examiner of the Court of Examiners with The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), conducting Fellowship Examinations. The role of an Examiner is to assess the knowledge, clinical skills and professional competencies of candidates to ensure they are safe and competent to practice as surgeons. He is also the founding member of the Wesley Sarcoma MDT.

A/Prof Sommerville maintains an ongoing research interest and regularly presents at local and international conferences.  He is widely published in orthopaedic literature.

A/Prof Sommerville is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME).  He offers Independent Medical Examination (IME) appointments at his Wesley rooms and also provides Independent Medical Opinions (IMO). He is able to provide expert opinions and medical negligence reports across a wide range of orthopaedic cases.

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