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Dr Libby Anderson is an orthopaedic surgeon subspecialising in Wrist, Hand & Microsurgery. After obtaining dual Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Biomedical Science from the University of Queensland in 2004, Dr Anderson went on to complete her Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2008, also at the University of Queensland.
Dr Anderson spent her junior doctor years from 2009 – 2011 at Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane and then proceeded on to the Orthopaedic training program in 2012. Her registrar years were spent training at Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Ipswich General Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Childrens’ Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Anderson had a keen interest in Hand & Microsurgery throughout her training. On the completion of successful training, she obtained her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
In 2017, Dr Anderson returned to Princess Alexandra Hospital as the Hand Fellow and completed 6 months of subspecialty Hand Surgery training under the supervision of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship Institute. She then completed a further 12 months of subspecialty Hand, Wrist & Microsurgical training at the Regional Hand Centre, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland as part of the Plastics, Reconstruction & Hand Surgery Unit. Following this total of 18 months of post Fellowship subspecialty training, Dr Anderson was awarded the PFET qualification (Post Fellowship Education & Training) in Hand Surgery from the Australian Hand Surgical Society (AHSS).
Dr Anderson currently works in private practice at Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Clinic located at Brisbane Private Hospital. She also has an appointment as a consultant upper limb orthopaedic surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Anderson actively participates in research projects and enjoys the rigour of academically following her patients’ outcomes. Her research currently focuses on the areas of her particular surgical acumen, namely hand and wrist trauma, carpal instability and arthritis. She regularly presents at conferences, prepares papers for journal submission and is active in projects as a member of the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute. She is involved in teaching medical students and junior doctors and finds mentoring the next generation of surgeons to be particularly rewarding.