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Assoc. Professor Richard Williams

Assoc. Professor Richard Willliams is an orthopaedic surgeon whose practice is solely concerned with disorders of the spine. These conditions include pain associated with degeneration of the back or neck, tumours of the spinal column, infections involving the spine, trauma to the spinal column and developmental problems including scoliosis. His practice also includes medicolegal reporting involving spinal conditions.

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1988, Assoc. Professor Richard Williams worked in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland hospitals completing advanced specialist training in 1997. His interest in spinal conditions then led to a 12 month advanced training position in the internationally recognised Centre for the Study of Spinal Disorders, Nottingham, United Kingdom which he completed in 2000.

Upon his return, Assoc. Professor Richard Williams has remained active in further education both locally and internationally. He has both attended and lectured at regular international courses and meetings concerned with the most recent developments in the management of spinal conditions.

He is a Clinical Lecturer of the University of Queensland with a major research interest through the Brisbane Spine Reference Centre.

Assoc. Professor Richard Williams' practice is situated within the Specialist Centre of the Brisbane Private Hospital. He is a visiting orthopaedic surgeon of the Princess Alexandra Hospital with ties to the hospital's Spinal Injuries Unit. He is also involved with the team at the Gregory Terrace Rehabilitation Centre which is a service dedicated to the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of spinal conditions.

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