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Orthopaedics

Mr Thomas Kossmann

MD, FRACS(Ortho), FAOrthoA, Master of Health & Medical Law

Lex Medicus Founder and Director

Lex Medicus Publishing Co-Founder

Independent Medical Examiner

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Dr Amy Touzell (nee Nall)

BMed, BMedSci, MPH, Grad.Dip.Surg.Anat, FRACS(Orth)

Dr Touzell is an orthopaedic surgeon with a sub-speciality in trauma, foot and ankle surgery. Dr Touzell has a particular interest in arthroscopic hindfoot surgery and minimally invasive techniques for deformity correction of the lower limb. She is an accredited WorkSafe and TAC impairment medical examiner. 

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Mr Douglas Gardiner

MBBS, FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthoA

An established and reputable member of the Lex Medicus team with over 30 years Orthopaedic surgery experience. 

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A/Professor Bruce Love

MBBS, FRACS (Ortho)

An established Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 30 years’ clinical experience now partnering with Lex Medicus in 2016.

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Mr Arshad Barmare

MBBS, DNB, MMed, FRACS, FAOrthA

Previously Deputy Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Alfred Hospital, Mr Arshad Barmare is a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon with over two decades of surgical experience. Mr Barmare's specialty lies in joint replacement, trauma, sports injuries and all facets of orthopaedics and the musculoskeletal system.

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Dr Jennifer Flynn

FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA, MBBS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder surgery and medico-legal reporting

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Mr David Marshall

MBBS, FRACS, FA.Ortho.A

Mr David Marshall has over 10 years’ experience in medico-legal report writing. He is accredited in upper limb, lower limb and spinal conditions with RTW SA & MAIAS, Comcare, public liability assessments, NSW & VIC Workcover compensation impairment assessments, NSW CTP and TAC.

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Mr David Slattery

FRACS, MBBS (Hons), LLB, FAOrthA

Mr Slattery's special interests are: hip and knee surgery, complex pelvic surgery, orthopaedic trauma, paediatrics and anterior minimally invasive hip replacements. Mr Slattery currently operates at The Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and The Avenue Hospitals.

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Mr Roy Carey

FRACS, FAOrthA

Mr Roy Carey is a leading orthopaedic spine surgeon with over 30 years' experience treating patients with spinal disorders with special focus on lower back pain.

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Dr Jonathan Hooper

MBBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), FRACS, FAOrthA

Dr Jonathan Hooper is an internationally known orthopaedic surgeon with a strong medico-legal background, certified in AMA 4th Edition for upper and lower extremities and the spine. 

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Mr Ponnaren Pak

MBBS, Dip.Surg.Anat, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA

Mr Ponnaren (Pon) Pak is an orthopaedic surgeon operating on both upper and lower limbs. He obtained his medical degree from The University of Melbourne and undertook advanced orthopaedic training in Melbourne and Sydney. He is a recognised fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has undergone post fellowship (Subspecialty) training in shoulder and upper limb surgery, as well as knee arthroplasty and orthopaedic sports medicine.

Accredited for spinal impairment assessments under AMA 4 in Victoria.

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Mr Robert Ivers

MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, MIT, CIME, MCIME

Dr Ivers is a qualified and experienced assessor of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine and the extremities. His professional interests are in the area of spine, upper limb and lower limb with particular interest in general orthopaedics and trauma, arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

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Plastic Surgery

Mr John Buntine

MBBS, FRACS

Mr Buntine is a plastic and hand surgeon who specialises in assessing nerve and tendon injuries at and below the level of the elbow. Mr Buntine assesses scarring of all parts of the body. 

Accredited in AMA Guides 4th & 5th Ed, WorkSafe VIC, WorkCover Tasmania and Queensland and TAC approved assessor.

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Mr Tom Robbins

MBBS, FRACS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), ASPS, ASAPS

A leading Melbourne Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years' experience to inform his expert medical opinion.

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General Surgery

Mr Peter Burke

MBBS (Melb.), FRCS (Eng.), FRACS, FACEM, DHMSA, FAMA

Mr Burke is an experienced General Surgeon with special interests in hand and upper limb injuries/disabilities, lower limb injuries/disabilities, dermatological issues, skin, including scarring, gastroenterological injuries, general surgery, diagnosis and disability, injuries, hernias (external and internal), neurological issues, particularly of upper and lower limbs. 

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Mr Salim Chaloob

FRACS, MBChb

Mr Chaloob is a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, expert in complex general surgery and minimally invasive surgery and with a special interest laparoscopic hernia repair, colorectal surgery and bariatric surgery.

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Ear Nose Throat Surgery

Mr Malcolm Baxter

OAM, MBBS, FRACS

Mr Malcom Baxter is a consultant ENT surgeon currently practising in Melbourne and involved in leading research at Monash Medical Centre.

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Neurosurgery

Mr David Wallace

MBBS, FRACS, FRCS (Neurosurgery)

Mr Wallace is a paediatric and adult neurosurgeon with a wide range of clinical interests ranging from brain and spine tumors, skull fractures, spinal disc disease, arterio-venous malformations of the brain and spinal cord, the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus, scalenus syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.

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Mr Armin Drnda

FRACS, Neurosurgery

Mr Drnda is a neurosurgeon with a diverse international training achieved in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Sweden, Italy and Australia. After moving to Australia in 1997, he obtained the FRACS fellowship in 2001. Mr Drnda is specialised in brain tumours, vascular neurosurgery, cranial base surgery, spinal surgery, spinal arthroplasty and stereotaxic techniques.

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Mr Myron Rogers

MBBS, FRACS (Neurosurgery)

Mr Myron Rogers became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery) in 1991 and is currently practicing at Cabrini Hospital, Knox Private Hospital and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.

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Oral Surgery & General Dentistry

Dr Naser Albarbari

GMP Harvard, FDS, M Oral Max Facial Surgery & MFDS RCPS Glasgow, FDS RCS Edinburgh, FRACDS, FPFA, MFDS RCS Ireland, MFGD RCS England, MSc. OMFS, BDS

Dr Albarbari is a registered specialist oral surgeon and has recently returned from studying at Harvard University in the USA. He holds a Master’s of Science degree and has over 18 years operation, clinical and leadership experience.

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