Dr Phillip Duke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in surgery of the shoulder and upper limb. He has a significant clinical interest in surgery of the shoulder, with particular emphasis on instability surgery and shoulder replacement surgery. He is a foundation partner of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Clinic.

Dr Duke completed post orthopaedic surgical fellowship training over a two year period, with one year spent at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Upper Limb Unit, and another year spent at the Nottingham Unit in the United Kingdom, performing shoulder surgery.


Dr Duke served as founding secretary/treasurer of the Queensland Shoulder Society for five years before serving another five years as President.  He was secretary/treasurer of the Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) from 2000 to 2002 and SESA President from 2010 to 2012.

He has served as a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) management committee and was Australian Socitey of Orhopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) QLD chairman from 2001 to 2006. He has represented the AOA at the Australian Medical Association's National Congress on a number of occasions. Dr Duke also served as a member of the selection committee for AOA trainees from 1997 to 2002.

Dr Duke is the current Chairperson of Brisbane Private Hospital Orthopaedic Department and serves on the Brisbane Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

Dr Duke's current main research focus, along with Dr Mark Ross, is Pyrotitan material based resurfacing hemiarthroplasty for glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis.  This exciting project enables shoulders to be replaced without having to replace the glenoid side as routine practice.


Brisbane Private Hospital
Level 9, 259 Wickham Tce
Brisbane QLD 4000


Phone: +07 3839 1366
Fax: +07 3839 1377