Dr Tanya Burgess
MBBS, FRACS (Orth)
Dr Tanya Burgess is a fully qualified, Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who has undertaken sub-speciality training in Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery. She has extensive training in all conditions of the Hand and Wrist and has a special interest in management of dupuytren’s disease, acute hand injuries and arthroscopic management of hand and wrist disorders.
Dr Burgess attended the University of Tasmania where she was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science in 1999 and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2001. She completed 5 years of advanced orthopaedic surgical training including 6 months at the prestigious Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland USA before obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery in January 2010.
Dr Burgess subsequently undertook a further three years in internationally recognised Hand, Wrist and Microsurgical Fellowships to allow her to offer a specialised service to her Patients. These included the Ganga Hospital, India and the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia – both high volume trauma centres. Her final fellowship was in Paris, France at the world renown L’institut de la Main (Institute of the Hand).
Dr Burgess has undertaken additional training in Microsurgery and Wrist Arthroscopy. She is enthusiastic about research and teaching and most recently was a contributor to the Instructional Course Book 2013 by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand. She has presented at State, National and International Meetings including the Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual General Meeting in 2013 and The International Symposium of Dupuytren’s Disease in Paris, France 2012.
Dr Burgess is a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and a Member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, the NSW Hand Surgery Association and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society.
Dr Brett McClelland
BMed, FRACS (Orth)
Dr Brett McClelland is a fully qualified, Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Hand, wrist, peripheral nerve and Microsurgery. He manages every condition of the hand and wrist in both adult and paediatric patients.
After studying Medical Science at Sydney University, Dr McClelland undertook his medical schooling at The University of Newcastle. He also completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Specialty Training in Newcastle. He has worked in many Hospitals throughout New South Wales and South Australia. After completing his training, Dr McClelland undertook two sub-specialised Hand and Microsurgical Fellowships; firstly in Tampere, Finland, then in Toronto, Canada.
Dr McClelland received The Transplantation Society’s Young Investigator Grant for his work on Hand Transplantation in 2013. He has presented this and other research at Local, National and International meetings in Australia, North America and Europe.
Dr McClelland has an interest in peripheral nerve surgery including carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes and the brachial plexus, Dupuytrens Disease, arthritis around the hand and wrist (both osteo and rheumatoid), as well as hand trauma and reconstructive microsurgery.
Dr McClelland is a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, as well as holding memberships with the Australian Medical Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, The Transplantation Society, and the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society.