Doctor Details

Dr Geoff Donald  BSc, MBChB, FRACS (Ortho) FAOrthA

Dr Geoff Donald BSc, MBChB, FRACS (Ortho) FAOrthA

Paediatric Surgery

Suite 1, Level 4, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital 
457 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill Qld 4000


Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus

Dr Geoff Donald is one of Brisbane's leading Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons. He treats predominantly Paediatric Orthopaedic patients and selected Orthopaedic conditions for adult patients in Brisbane. His Private Practice is based at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane and has operating lists at Mater Private Children's Hospital and St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital.  Dr Donald is happy to see uninsured patients through the public out system at Queensland Children's Hospital. Dr Donald is a specialist in limb reconstruction and limb lengthening. Dr Donald has established two state-wide services – the Paediatric Limb Reconstruction Service and Queensland Clubfoot Service – both at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital. His skills, training and experience mean he can offer world-class treatment in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric hip osteotomy.

Dr Donald is actively engaged in the continuing education and supervision of medical students, junior doctors, advanced orthopaedic surgery trainees and fellows. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland.

He has extensive experience in both Adult and Paediatric Limb Reconstruction, Deformity Correction and Limb Lengthening, with considerable sub-specialist training in all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and some Adult Orthopaedics.

Dr Geoff Donald was educated in New Zealand and received his medical degree from the University of Auckland in 1996. He completed advanced training in orthopaedic surgery in Sydney, Australia.Dr Donald’s practice covers both adult and paediatric patients with a subspecialty interest in limb reconstruction surgery, paediatric hip osteotomy, and orthopaedic trauma. He is Fellowship trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Based in Queensland, he is currently consulting at the St Andrew’s Specialist Centre, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and is also a Senior Visiting Medical Officer at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Previously, Dr Donald held the position of Director Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and later at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. He has considerable experience in deformity correction, having worked at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where he completed his Advanced Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

Special interests:

  • Limb reconstruction and lengthening
  • General paediatrics
  • Hip conditions including but not limited to: perthes' disease, developmental dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Paediatric feet conditions including but not limited to: club foot and flat foot
  • Orthopaedic general conditions
  • Femoral anteversion
  • Trauma - fractures / dislocations