Greenslopes Private Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeon Trains Future Shoulder Surgeons From Around the World

Three surgeons from around the world are set to train under Professor Ashish Gupta, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon at the Greenslopes Private Hospital who has also previously trained nine other international orthopaedic surgeons to become experts in orthopaedic shoulder surgery.

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This comes after the Australian Shoulder Research Institute has awarded fellowships to the surgeons, who came all the way from Nepal, Lebanon, and the Netherlands.

Professor Gupta said the fellowship program aims to promote shoulder training and knowledge globally and to provide equal opportunity to orthopaedic surgeons from around the world who are interested in shoulder subspeciality training.

According to Professor Gupta, the shoulder subspeciality fellowship is a voluntary program which orthopaedic surgeons undertake to further promote their skills and education. 

They have trained fellows from all over the world who have gone back to their individual countries and are working as subspeciality orthopaedic shoulder surgeons.

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“Over the course of the last few years, we have established an international reputation as a centre of excellence for shoulder training in Brisbane,” he said.

“The fellows come here to learn advanced skills in arthroscopic techniques along with gaining exposure to shoulder arthroplasty, especially revision shoulder arthroplasty,” Professor Gupta added.

He said the fellows were also given a phenomenal opportunity of research through the Queensland Unit for Advanced Shoulder Research for projects leading to publications.

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Professor Gupta (Photo credit: Greenslopes Private Hospital/Facebook)

The fellowship, which is a recurring program, usually receives applications two to three years in advance.

Dr Nagmani Singh, one of his trainees who was from Nepal, said Professor Gupta’s experience and reputation is what drew him to the fellowship.

“Also, Professor Gupta’s consultation demeanour with  patients is detailed and friendly and I am extremely impressed by it,” Dr Singh said.

Aside from using his new skills to treat patients in his home country, Dr Singh will also move into the role of teacher, educating future shoulder surgeons when he returns home in Nepal.