Our Surgeons

All our surgeons are Wellington based and work throughout our capital's hospitals. We feel this is important for safe and comprehensive post operative care. They are all New Zealand trained and Fellows of the Australasian College of Surgeons and of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.

They all have internationally recognised training in their specialist interest and are active in training and research in the Wellington region. Get to know the team below...

FP.jpgFred Phillips. MB ChB (Otago) FRACS (Ortho)


Hip and Knee Specialist

 

Fred lives and works in Wellington, and is a fully trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellow of the New Zealand orthopaedic Association.  He specialises in Hip and Knee surgery.

 

He trained in Wellington and Perth, Western Australia. 

 

Fred performs Hip replacement, Resurfacing, Revision and Hip Arthroscopic surgery as well as Knee Replacement, Revision, Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction.

 

Fred has a special interest in Computer Navigated surgery and performs this at Bowen and Southern Cross Hospitals.

 

Fred consults at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeons and operates at Bowen and Southern Cross Hospitals.

 


GK_new.jpgGrant Kiddle. MB ChB (Otago) FRACS (Ortho)

 

 

Knee and Shoulder Specialist

 

Grant lives and works in Wellington, and is a fully trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellow of the New Zealand orthopaedic Association. He has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Wellington for over 13 years.

 

 

He trained in New Zealand and has a post graduate fellowship training in shoulder surgery from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, England (1997) and knee replacement and sport surgery at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney (1998).

 

He has extensive experience in Knee replacement surgery, Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction and Osteotomies around the Knee.

 

Grant consults at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeons and operates at Bowen and Southern Cross Hospitals




IE.jpgIlia Elkinson. BHB MB ChB (Auck) FRACS (Ortho)

 

Shoulder and Upper Limb Specialist

 


Ilia lives and works in Wellington, and is a fully trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association. Ilia has trained in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery.

 

He finished his advanced orthopaedic training in Wellington, New Zealand. Ilia completed two post-graduate clinical and research fellowships in hand and upper limb surgery in Perth, Australia at the Perth Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic and in London, Ontario, Canada at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre.

Ilia has a particular interest in treating disorders of the upper limb and his special clinical interests include:

  • Arthroscopic and open management of shoulder instability and rotator cuff disease
  • Shoulder and elbow disorders, including management of arthritis and stiffness
  • Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist joint replacement
  • Hand and wrist disorders
  • Entrapment neuropathies

 

Ilia consults at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeons and operates at Bowen, Wakefield and Southern Cross Hospitals.

 

 JR_new.jpgJonathon Richards.  MB ChB (Otago)  FRACS (Ortho)


Spinal Specialist


Jonathon lives and works in Wellington and is a graduate of Otago Medical School and of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training programme. He finished his advanced orthopaedic training in Wellington.


Jonathon’s sub-specialty training in spinal surgery occurred at Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia as a combined neuro/ortho spinal fellow for one year including adult and paediatric spinal surgery. He also trained in the spinal unit at CHU Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France with Professor J.C Le Huec for complex adult deformity surgery as well as a short AO spinal fellowship at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham UK.

 

He consults on all areas of adult and paediatric spinal surgery, general orthopaedics and trauma as well as primary hip and knee arthroplasty.  Jonathon also has a public consultant position at CCDHB, Wellington Hospital.

 

Jonathon consults at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeons and operates at Bowen, Wakefield  and Southern Cross Hospitals

 

 

Giles Foley  BSc MB ChB FRACS (Tr&Orth)

Hip and Knee Specialist

 

Giles lives and works in Wellington, having been appointed at Capital & Coast DHB in May 2018.

 

He graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2004, and completed his Orthopaedic training in Manchester in 2014.

 

Giles undertook 2 years fellowship training in hip and knee replacement at Wrightington Hospital, UK and here in Wellington.  He has travelled widely to study joint replacement surgery, with clinical visitations to Australia, Northern Ireland, Japan and the USA.  Giles has also completed an AO Trauma Fellowship at Hannover Medical School in Germany.

 

Giles now consults on all aspects of hip and knee pathology.  He has a particular interest in the management of painful and infected joint replacements.

 

He performs primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee replacements as well as knee arthroscopy.

 

Giles consults at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Surgeons and operates at Bowen, Wakefield and Southern Cross Hospitals.