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Mission Statement

We aim to provide all our patients with an outstanding level of service from their first contact with our practice to their last. We aim to treat each patient on a personal level, meeting each of their individual needs and requirements.
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Our Team

Dr Michael McAuliffe
Orthopaedic Surgeon

I completed my orthopaedic training in Queensland in 2004. Following completion I worked at the .. read more

Sally
Practice Manager

I trained as a Physiotherapist at the University of Queensland. Although I no longer work as a p.. read more

Linda
Nurse

I first began working with Dr McAuliffe in 2012 at St Andrews Hospital in theatre. In 2015 I st.. read more

Cath
Nurse

I have recently joined the team at Dr McAuliffe’s rooms as a Practice Nurse. I have been a.. read more

Lyndell
Office Manager

I have been working for Michael since 2009. I have always worked as a medical receptionist. I st.. read more

Lisa
Office coordinator / Receptionist

I have worked in Michael’s practice since 2007. I find the job rewarding and enjoyable. As.. read more

Research

Dr McAuliffe is dedicated to research because of the improvement in the quality of care it brings to his patients... Read more about Dr McAuliffe's research

Charity

Dr McAuliffe has a strong involvement in charitable events.

In 2007 after a family holiday to Fiji, Michael and his wife set up an orthopaedic outreach team to visit the local hospital in Lautoka. Initially this involved Michael and one surgical scrub nurse... Read more about our involvement in Charity


2016 ABC Travelling Fellowship Blog

The last stop - Seattle

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Tuesday, July 05, 2016

After an easy flight from Vancouver we were greeted in Seattle by the smiling face of Dr Lisa Taitsman from the Harborview Trauma Unit in Seattle. That afternoon we toured the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field and saw the passage of flight from Da Vinci and the Wright brothers through to the Blackbird supersonic jet. It gave a great insight to the speed with which technology can change and the impact it has on all our lives. It was then back to the AOA conference where the opening ceremony acknowledged the lifetime achievements of Dr Richard Gelberman. Dr Erika Wagner then delivered the Presidential address and gave us further insight to the developments in the aerospace industry that are rapidly aiming to produce multiple trips to space at low and reproducible costs. The space as ..

Vancouver

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Friday, June 24, 2016

Vancouver is the home of the University of British Columbia and its world class Orthopaedic department which has an enviable reputation in patient care, research, resident and fellowship education. We arrived in Vancouver after a long flight with a threatened split in the group due to a lack of seats on Air Canada being averted at the last minute allowing us all to travel together (minus one bag). We then enjoyed an evening to ourselves which is a rare event given the amazing hospitality afforded to us by each host. It was a great opportunity to reflect on the Fellowship and everything we had seen and learnt to date. Monday morning began early with a scientific session at the Blusson Spinal Research Centre. A state of the art spinal research facility run by Dr Brian Kwon (ABC) an ..

Quebec

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Friday, June 24, 2016

We arrived into Quebec City with very little time to spare to meet our deadline for the opening ceremony of the COA meeting. We made it with about 5 minutes to spare. We were kindly welcomed by the COA staff and we were entertained and challenged by Dr Dave Williams Medical Director of the Sunnybrook Hospital and Canadian Astronaut. Space travel seems to have been somewhat a theme of our trip. We heard about the application of science, organisational principles and leadership learnt at NASA for the most extreme of demands and how this could be applied to everyday health care. Dave also touched on some of the broader principles of life particularly the stark impact of human life on our planet he had witnessed from space. His talk provided many ideas that could be readily taken back to our o ..

Calgary

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Sunday, June 19, 2016

We arrived in Calgary to be greeted by a slightly confused customs who considered deporting our New Zealander but once this small hiccup was addressed we were greeted by Kevin Hildebrand (ABC) and Paul Salo. We then travelled to the Rocky Mountains to visit beautiful Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, the drive included stunning scenery and an opportunity to discuss the orthopaedic system in Canada and the significant differences between it and the US system that we had just spent so much time seeing up close. Travelling home from the Mountains we stopped for dinner and were joined by Nick Mohtadi and Vaughan Bowen (ABC) for an enternaining and educational dinner as we heard various experiences of orthopaedics in Canada, the USA and about the research all our hosts had been involv ..

Mayo Clinic

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota stands as one the most famous hospitals in the world. It was established on the principles of the Patient Care, Research and Education. During our visit we were exposed to each of these facets of the clinic. We arrived into Rochester on Sunday after an early flight from Chicago to be greeted by Sanj Kakar (ABC2015) one of twelve current or former ABC Fellows from the Mayo Clinic. We deposited our luggage before heading back down the highway to Minnesota to continue our baseball education and our ability to act as lucky charms for the home side with The Twins scoring a thrilling victory in the 10th innings. That evening we had a dinner on our own which was a great chance to reflect on the Tour to date and all we had learnt from the institu ..

Chicago

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Monday, June 13, 2016

After an early morning flight out of Cleveland we landed in Chicago and were greeted by Alpesh Patel (ABC 2015) at the airport who gave us a rundown on Chicago itself and the various Orthopaedic Departments within the city. We checked into our hotel where Hue Luu (ABC 2015) was also waiting to greet us. It was a very warm and relaxing introduction to Chicago. We then proceeded to The University of Chicago campus for a scientific session with local faculty and residents. It was an excellent session with our talks being well received and generating plenty of discussion (I feel as if I am repeating myself, but in truth every session offers new discussion and enhanced learning). We also heard some excellent and wide ranging talks from local faculty including John Martell who discussed  ..

Cleveland

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Friday, June 10, 2016

We were all very excited to visit the Cleveland Clinic which for many years has been rated as one of the best cardiac hospitals in the world and one of the best orthopaedic centres in the USA. We arrived after an early flight from Iowa and made our way to the clinic where we were met by one of the clinics senior administrators Ms Chris Orlinski who showed us a little of the clinic on the way to meet the staff. We then had an excellent session where Drs Brian Donley, and Dr Joseph Iannotti firstly discussed the founding principles of the clinic and its current goals and plans for the future. The clinic was founded be a group of surgeons post war who as members of the same division in the war had a shared goal of a physician led and united unit that would act to always place the care of ..

Iowa City

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Our next stop was Iowa City, the home of The University of Iowa and their famous Hawkeye football team. It is also the home of one of the few Hospitals contained within a University Campus. It was established more than 100 years ago by Dr Arthur Steindler and was the home of Dr Ignazio Ponsetti of clubfoot correction fame. Currently the department includes multiple past presidents of the AOA, AAOS and ABOS. The insight gained from discussing orthopaedic leadership and decision making with these gentleman was truly valuable. Our visit began with an informal dinner and the next day was followed by an early morning scientific meeting. The local residents were enthusiastic and engaged reflective of the significant competition to gain entry to the Iowa University Orthopaedic programme ..

St Louis

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Monday, June 06, 2016

St Louis is the home of 'Washington University in St Louis' which is the number two ranked training program in the USA and the number one ranked research unit in the country. We began the visit with a brief tour of the city with Dr Robert Barrack (ABC) who showed us some of the city’s architectural highlights and the beautiful park in the centre of the city. Dr Bill Ricci (ABC) kindly hosted us at his home for an informal dinner with some of the faculty from Washington University which provided a great atmosphere for an informal discussion of many aspects of orthopaedics. The next day was a 5.30 am start for presentation of our scientific work to the department which was well received and attended. Following this we had detailed presentations regarding the financial set-up of ..

Memphis

Dr Michael McAuliffe - Friday, June 03, 2016

Our morning in Memphis started with a visit to Graceland which was a bit of fun. We then headed to the Campbell Clinic. The Campbell Clinic is both a bastion of hospitality and Orthopaedics. Dr James Beaty was tireless in his efforts looking after us. We enjoyed a session with the CEO of the Campbell Clinic who, along with Dr Beaty, discussed the origins of the clinic and its functioning today as a partnership based on service, education and research. It was interesting to understand the drive and insight of Dr Campbell in both establishing the clinic and the subsequent partnership including the many facets that go with such a large organisation. The clinic also provides the teaching Faculty for the University of Tennessee. Dr Bill Mihalko a previous ABC Fellow then talked ..