Dr Christopher Blenkin
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DR CHRIS BLENKIN


Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, including microsurgery

Dr Chris Blenkin is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Private Practice in Brisbane. He attends the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer.

Dr Blenkin graduated from the University of Queensland and obtained his FRACS FAOrthoA in 1992. In 1993 he completed a Fellowship in the United Kingdom at Warwick Hospital & Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.

He is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors, orthopaedic surgical trainees and post graduate fellowships.

Current Appointments
  • Senior Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon & Visiting Medical Officer since 1995, Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer St Andrew's Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer Wesley Hospital
  • Avant Panel of Experts since 1998
  • Prosthetic & Devices Committee Department Health & Ageing since 2007

Past Appointments
  • 2007 - 2014 Examiner in Orthopaedic Surgery Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • 2009 - 2014 Chairman of Orthopaedics St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital
  • 1996 - 2005 State Committee Australian Orthopaedic Association including Chairman & Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006 Federal Board Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • 2002 - 2006 WorkCover Review Committee

Memberships
  • Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellowship Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
  • Queensland Hand Surgery Society
  • Queensland Shoulder Society
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board Independent Medical Examiners

Military Service
  • Surgeon Lieutenant Royal Australian Navy - 4 year short term commission
  • Past appointments Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital
  • One Military Hospital, Gallipoli Barracks