Dr Scott Fairbairn MBBS (Hons), FRACS, FAOrthA
Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus
Dr Scott Fairbairn has been a VMP at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital for over
20 years and was introduced to the hospital by his mentor and colleague Dr Bill Crawford. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1983 with first class honours in medicine.
Following graduation, Dr Fairbairn spent time in regional Queensland in Maryborough with his first job in Rockhampton. He then began orthopaedic training in Brisbane, worked on the Gold Coast and finally at the Mater Hospital for two years where Bill Crawford was the head of the department.
Following his Australian Fellowship, he went overseas and worked in England in the orthopaedic units at Heathwood Hospital and Wexham Park Hospital in East Berkshire.
This Fellowship was in arthroplasty and trauma.
Returning to Australia in 1994, Dr Fairbairn completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship and commenced private practice. Dr Fairbairn’s interests are joint arthroplasty, hip and knee replacement and sport orthopaedics largely knee, shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction. He also offers medico/legal services.
He has rooms at St Andrew’s Place (opposite St Andrew’s Hospital) and also consults at the Wynnum Specialist Centre and specialist rooms at Capalaba.