Dr Doug King

MBBS FRACS (Orth)

Orthopaedic surgeon and co-founder of Adept IME

Brisbane

Doug King

Specialty area:

General orthopaedics, and conditions and surgery of the lower limb

Sub-specialties:

  • foot and ankle surgery
  • hip and knee surgery
  • treatment of trauma and its consequences
Doug has completed a trauma and lower limb surgery fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.


Private practice:

Doug is a currently practising orthopaedic surgeon with over ten years’ experience in private and public practice. He is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, a major tertiary referral teaching hospital in Brisbane. He also operates at the Mater Private, Greenslopes, and Brisbane Private Hospitals.

Current teaching positions:

  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine

Medico-legal experience:

Doug has extensive medico legal experience, providing independent medical reports and assessments on behalf of claimants, defendant insurers and self-insurers in a wide range of personal injuries matters. He is also an experienced medico-legal expert for the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as for veterans. His goal is to provide fair-minded and accurate assessments that serve the interests of the individual, their representatives and the wider community.

Medico-legal qualifications:

  • Member of the Medical Advisory Panel and Independent Medical Assessment Panel - Workcover Queensland
  • Member of the Medical Assessment Tribunal - Workers Compensation Regulator Queensland

Other professional memberships/ roles:

  • Member of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia
  • Member Australian Orthopaedic Association Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member Australian Medico Legal College
  • Member Australian Orthopaedic Association Medico-Legal Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Ortho) 2009
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association 2011

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