Mr Wilkinson completed the examination for Orthopaedics and trauma through the Royal College of Surgeons Edinbrugh (FRCS) in 2011, whilst still in training. Andrew was awarded a higher research degree (M.D.) from the University of Glasgow for his research, investigating bioengineering of Human Stem Cells in association with the latest generation of ceramic implants. Mr Wilkinson then moved to Australia where he went on to seek further specialist training from the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
After working as a consultant surgeon in the UK Andrew relocated to Australia, he completed an additional two years of sub specialist training in Melbourne and graduated to be a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2015. Since then, he has undertaken further fellowship training in hip and knee joint replacement whilst continuing to consult in the Geelong area.
Andrew is passionate about education and is involved in the training of orthopaedic registrars and medical students at University Hospital Geelong. He regularly teaches around Australia as an EMST instructor.
Andrew’s special interests include:
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
- Ligament reconstruction of the knee
- Acute fractures
Andrew prides himself on being extremely personable. He enjoys meeting and working with people and is known for his clear communication style and great listening skills.