Dr John Maguire

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr John Maguire MBBS FRACS MSpMed CIME is a general orthopaedic surgeon with special Fellowships in knees, shoulders and arthroplasty. He has a Masters of Sports Medicine and has received detailed training in knee and trauma surgery in Canada, London and Switzerland.

Dr Maguire is Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner (CIME ABIME) in AMA 5 and has extensive courtroom experience. The IML legal team recommends Dr Maguire particularly for injury claims involving whiplash, other minor or moderate soft tissue or musculoligamentous injury, and unconventional-onset or delayed-reporting of symptoms / new material fact of decisive character issues (see Rook v Crofts & Anor [2018] QDC 184), as well as of course knee and shoulder injuries. His reports are nuanced and strongly grounded in factual reasoning, and he has extensive cross-examination experience (for a sample of his robust approach, see JJ Richards & Sons v Workers’ Compensation Regulator [2019] QIRC 098)

Dr Maguire is passionate about sports, rugby in particular, and was the official orthopaedic surgeon to the North Queensland Cowboys (for over 18 years!). In the past, he has also been the official orthopaedic surgeon to the North Queensland Fury (FFA) and the Townsville Crocodiles (NBL), and a medical officer for the Sydney Olympics and World Cup Rugby Union. He remains active in sports medicine with the Townsville Fire Women’s NBL side, and cares for orthopaedic injuries for the Townsville Blackhawks, Cairns Northern Pride and Mackay Cutters QRL sides. Also, Dr Maguire has been an active member of the Royal Australian Navy, serving for seven years as a medical officer, and has studied Diving Medicine with the Navy and Aviation Medicine with the Royal Australian Airforce. He remains in the inactive naval reserve.

In his spare time, Dr Maguire is a coach for local junior sports, particularly rugby union, and an amateur rower.

Dr Maguire personally consults in Brisbane and Cairns.

Dr Maguire is qualified to provide complex independent medico-legal reports for motor vehicle injuries in Queensland, ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for Public Liability matters in Queensland, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for workers compensation matters in Queensland (including GEPI) and Northern Territory; and for Comcare, Superannuation, and DVA matters nationally.

To make a booking or for more information, please call 1300 INT MED.


Locations for Dr John Maguire's exams

11 Abbotsford Road
Bowen Hills QLD 4006
The Bolands Centre,
14 Spence Street,
Cairns QLD 4870