Assoc Prof Matt Wilkinson

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assoc Prof Matt Wilkinson MBBS, FRACS, CIME is a highly experienced and widely published General Orthopaedic Surgeon. Originally hailing from Liverpool, Dr Wilkinson first came to Australia in his early  school days and spent most of his orthopaedic career based in North Queensland, before moving to Hobart in 2019.

Dr Wilkinson has spent the last few years working as the Clinical Director of Orthopaedics and the Director of Orthopaedic Training at the Townsville Hospital, Director and Chairperson of the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland, an executive committee member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Qld, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, Associate Professor at University of Tasmania and visiting medical officer to the Townsville, Cairns and Mackay Hospitals. He has been an Australian Army Reservist and an active member of the humanitarian arm of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Orthopaedic Outreach, making several trips to Fiji to teach advanced trauma courses to local surgical trainees.

He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME ABIME) in AMA4 and AMA5, accredited to assess workers’ permanent impairment under the Tasmanian WRCA and a certified assessor for ComCare.

Dr Wilkinson has a fellowship in lower limb, and further special interests in upper limb, sports and traumatic injuries. Dr Wilkinson is also comfortable assessing paediatric orthopaedic cases and providing opinions regarding medical negligence matters. The legal team at IML recommend Dr Wilkinson for matters involving moderate and severe spinal injuries, as well as injuries to the hip, knee or shoulder.

Dr Wilkinson now lives in Hobart with his wife and young family, where they decided to relocate “for adventure”. He is now establishing his clinical practice there and keeps himself busy with research, writing papers, running marathons, swimming and spending time with his three sons.

Dr Wilkinson personally consults in Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne and Canberra, and is available for video-exams across Australia.

Dr Wilkinson is qualified to provide complex independent medico-legal reports for motor vehicle injuries in Queensland, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for Public Liability matters in Queensland, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory; for workers compensation matters in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania 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 Assoc Prof Matt Wilkinson's exams

11 Abbotsford Road
Bowen Hills QLD
Harcourt Specialist Centre
536 Barkers Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Wellington Grange
St John's Hospital
30 Cascade Road
Hobart TAS 7004
Ochre Medical Centre Kingston
Level 1, Unit 6/62 Jardine Street
Kingston ACT 2604
Launceston Health Hub
247 Wellington Street
Launceston TAS 7250