Hatcher is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and is a member of the Queensland Combined
Orthopaedic Group (QCOS). Dr Hatcher has a special interest in disorders of the
foot, ankle and knee and has been practicing at the Wesley since 2010.
He obtained his medical degree at the University of Leeds, UK, in 1995 and began surgical training in England where he became a Member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of Edinburgh in 2000. Upon his relocation to Brisbane in 2001 he continued specialist orthopaedic training, being awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2009.
this he undertook a further Fellowship year of surgical practice and further
training focused on conditions of the Foot and Ankle at Southampton University
Hospital, England. This also afforded him the opportunity to visit a number of
European centres of excellence, to obtain further experience and training with
world renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons both in Europe and the UK.
to Brisbane in 2010, Dr Hatcher commenced private practice with QCOS, and held
a Consultant position at QE II Hospital up until 2017. He was awarded
Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2012. He is a member of
the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
continues to be involved in
teaching Students and Junior Doctors, attends numerous courses and conferences,
and meetings with other specialists in his field to share surgical techniques,
both nationally and internationally, which he feels allows him to maintain his
surgical practice at the highest standard.
his special interest areas include surgical correction of foot and ankle
deformities, including those using minimally invasive techniques, arthroscopic
(keyhole) surgery and ligament reconstruction as well as ankle and knee joint
note from Dr Hatcher:
“I am truly
fortunate that my work provides me unique challenges on a daily basis. No two patient’s
problems, nor the solutions (including operations if necessary), are the same. This
is probably the reason I can remain so enthusiastic about my work, and with
very few exceptions I genuinely look forward to going to work in the mornings!
I put a
lot of effort into listening and communicating, and it’s hugely important to me
that every patient has a full understanding of their condition, the treatment
options specific for them, and that they can feel confidence and trust in me to
guide them through what can sometimes be a fairly stressful situation. “