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About Dr Amy Touzell

 

 

Dr Amy Touzell is an Australian trained, fully qualified orthopaedic surgeon with international subspecialty training in trauma, foot and ankle, knee and hip surgery. She has had extensive training in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery and has a special interest in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle.

Dr Touzell attended the University of Newcastle, Australia to complete her medical degree in 2005. She undertook an additional ten years of resident, registrar and specialist surgery training and qualified with a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. 

Dr Touzell then completed two additional years of training with England's Oxford University Hospitals and the North Bristol Trusts in both trauma and foot and ankle surgery. She is particularly interested in arthroscopic hindfoot surgery and minimally invasive techniques for deformity correction of the lower limb. She has presented at international meetings and authored several peer-reviewed papers.

Dr Touzell is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the only professional bodies for governing and training orthopaedic surgeons in Australia. She is an elected member of the Victorian branch committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is involved in teaching, training and clinical governance of the Australian health system, including surgical outcomes. She is also has a statutory appointment with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) which requires comment and assessment of AHPRA complaints. She is passionate about encouraging junior doctors to pursue a career in surgery and is actively involved in the teaching and training of surgical trainees at Peninsula Health and in particular is a strong advocate the role of mentorship in surgery.

Dr Touzell is also a member of the Australasian Trauma Society, The Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. She regularly attends and presents research at local and international meetings, as well as supervising research projects completed by junior doctors. You may be asked to participate in one of the research projects she is involved in!

She is also a mum to two energetic toddlers and an active member of her local triathlon club. Dr Touzell recently completed the Athens marathon in a not-very-respectable time of 4 hours 15 minutes and competes regularly in ocean swimming which is only marginally slower than her running. She also tries to CrossFit but is generally outdone by the rest of her gym!

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