Meet Dr Graham & the Hand Surgeons at MHC
A/Prof David Graham
B.Phty(Hons) MB BS FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA PFET(Hand Surgery)
Adult and Paediatric Hand and Wrist Specialist
Associate Professor David Graham is an Australian trained Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in hand, wrist and microsurgery for adults and children. Dr Graham consults privately on the Gold Coast at the Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic, and operates privately at John Flynn and Pindara Private Hospitals. Dr Graham is a consultant Orthopaedic / hand and wrist surgeon at the Gold Coast University and Queensland Children’s Hospital.
A/Prof Graham graduated from the University of Queensland (UQ) with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours and went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UQ. After working as a junior doctor in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Dr Graham subsequently completed his advanced training in Orthopaedic Surgery in NSW. Following Orthopaedic training, Dr Graham completed the Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital / The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, and international hand fellowships including; Ganga Hospital (Coimbatore, India) and the University of California Irvine/ Shriners Hospital Los Angeles / Children’s Hospital of Orange County (USA). Dr Graham has also travelled to visit and work with hand surgery professors in Japan and Spain.
Dr Graham worked as a consultant Hand, wrist and microsurgeon at the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit, as well as at the South Western Sydney Hand Unit (Fairfield Hospital) prior to returning to Queensland.
Dr Graham has a strong interest in teaching and research, and holds academic title with the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Bond University and has been awarded the title of Associate Professor due to his commitment to research and teaching. Dr Graham has many peer reviewed published research papers in Orthopaedic and Hand surgery and presents at local, national and international hand surgery conferences.
Dr Graham was selected for the 2018 Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHSS), American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) travelling hand fellowship, visiting the Mayo Clinic Rochester MN, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) New York NY, Curtis Hand Centre Baltimore MD, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia PA.
Dr Graham regularly travels overseas on Orthopaedic outreach trips, with the aim of providing quality health care to all, and to provide teaching of the local surgeons and surgical trainees. These trips are in conjunction with the Australian Hand Surgery Society , American Society for Surgery of the Hand Touching Hands project, Orthopaedic Outreach and AUSNEP. These have included trips to Nepal, Cambodia and Fiji, with future trips to the Solomon Islands planned.
Dr Stephen Butler
MB BS FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA PFET(Hand Surgery)
Adult and Paediatric Hand and Wrist Specialist
Dr Stephen Butler is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in surgery of the hand and wrist for adults and children.
Dr Butler consults privately on the Gold Coast at the Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic, and operates at John Flynn Private and Pindara Private Hospitals. Dr Butler is a consultant Orthopaedic/Hand Surgeon at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
Dr Butler completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales with Honours, and went on to complete orthopaedic training through the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) surgical training program – including a term at the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit Macquarie St Sydney NSW.
After completing orthopaedic training and obtaining fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Dr Butler proceeded to complete fellowships in Hand and Wrist Surgery under the supervision of the Australian Hand Surgery Society (AHSS) Fellowship program (PFET). Dr Butler has completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates and the St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and locally undertook a second hand fellowship at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
Dr Butler was selected for the British Travelling Hand Fellowship 2021.
Dr Anna Loch-Wilkinson
MB BS B.App.Sc(Physio) FRACS(Plast)
Hand, Plastic and Microsurgeon
Dr Anna Loch-Wilkinson is an Australian trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon based on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. She completed her undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney before attaining her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), also at the University of Sydney. Upon completing her medical degree and internship, Dr Loch-Wilkinson completed her basic surgical training then initial registrar years in orthopaedic surgery prior to commencing specialist surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in NSW and Queensland. During her training, Dr Loch-Wilkinson worked at the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit, and the South Western Sydney Hand Unit at Fairfield.
After finishing her specialist training, Dr Loch-Wilkinson completed an International Hand Surgery Fellowship at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London (UK) and in Microsurgery & Breast Reconstruction in Bristol (UK). Dr Loch-Wilkinson is one of the only dual-fellowship trained plastic surgeons in QLD. Dr Loch-Wilkinson worked in Bristol and London (UK) as a consultant surgeon prior to returning to Queensland. Dr Loch-Wilkinson currently holds a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgery appointment at the Mater Public Hospital in Brisbane, as well as working privately on the Gold Coast. In addition to hand surgery, Dr Loch-Wilkinson has an interest in breast and limb reconstruction, facial trauma and skin cancer surgery, and consults for these conditions at the Layt Clinic, Southport and Ballina.
Dr Loch-Wilkinson is internationally recognised for her ground-breaking work on Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) in collaboration with Professor Anand Deva and Macquarie University. She is a reviewer for two international peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals, and continues to be involved in research to help improve plastic and hand surgery outcomes.
Outside of medicine, Dr Loch-Wilkinson enjoys working towards her commercial pilot licence, playing soccer, paddle boarding and scuba diving. Dr Loch-Wilkinson is fluent in Swedish. Dr Loch-Wilkinson sees patients with hand conditions at the Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic and operates on hand patients at John Flynn Private and Pindara Private Hospitals.