Dr Steven 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.
Following 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.
On return 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.
Dr Hatcher 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.
Some of 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 replacement.
Additional 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. “