Dr Doug Kingwell is an Australian and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon, with a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip.
I will gain a thorough understanding of a patients orthopaedic condition and expectations, before providing clear explanations of the treatment options, both surgical and non surgical. My management decisions involve applying the best orthopaedic evidence, with an individualised approach, as no two patients are the same. I pride myself on employing the latest orthopaedic and rehabilitation techniques to obtain the best result possible. This is done in conjunction with allied health, sports medicine and imaging colleagues. I continue to be active playing organised sports and can identify with those affected by injury whether they be professional athletes or those exercising for fitness and fun.
I was raised in Western Australia, growing up and completing secondary education in the wheatbelt town of Narrogin. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2004. Intern and resident years were undertaken at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, before completing advanced orthopaedic training in 2019. In these years I also met my wife and we have 3 energetic boys. I worked as a locum consultant in Perth, Albany and Armadale before leaving Western Australia for advanced fellowship training.
I’ve always had a strong interest in sports injuries and trauma. To further these skills I travelled to Vancouver, Canada, to complete a fellowship in reconstructive arthroscopy at the world-renowned University of British Columbia. Here I was involved with a high volume of cases involving hip, knee, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy as well as shoulder arthroplasty. During my time in Vancouver I was involved in the treatment of national representatives in field hockey, basketball and American football and Olympian athletes. Cutting edge joint preservation surgery was a focus of this fellowship and I’m eager to offer these techniques to my patients here in Perth.