Meet Nicola

Dr Nicola Ward is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon with extensive surgical experience.

She completed her medical degree at Otago University in New Zealand in 2000 and undertook basic surgical training in Queensland.  She was then selected for the Queensland Orthopaedic Training Program in 2007, completing her training in 2010 and gaining fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2011.

Dr Ward spent a year doing a hip and knee replacement fellowship at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Musgrave Park Hospital has a reputation for excellence in specialist orthopaedic and rehabilitation services.  During this time, Dr Ward worked under the supervision of Professor David Beverland, a world renowned orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr Ward spent a further year of orthopaedic fellowship training focusing on pelvis and acetabular trauma and revision hip replacements at Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals in Bristol, England.

Dr Ward’s biography.

As well as providing private orthopaedic surgical services at the Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Dr Ward is a Senior Staff Specialist at Princess Alexandra Hospital & a Visiting Medical Officer at the Queensland Childrens Hospital.  Nicola is a Specialist Reservist in the Royal Australian Airforce.

Dr Ward became a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in July 2014.  She is also a member of the Australian Medical Association Queensland, an international affiliate of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators.


MBChB 1995 – 2000 Otago University, New Zealand

Basic Surgical Training 2003 – 2006, Queensland

Advanced Surgical Training 2007 – 2010, Queensland

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ January 2011

Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association July 2014

Overseas Fellowship Training

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Professor David Beverland
Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, UK
August 2011 – July 2012

Pelvis and Acetabular Trauma + Revision Hip Arthroplasty
Mr Tony Ward, Mr Tim Chesser + Mr Mehool Acharya
Frenchay Hospital + Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK
August 2012 – July 2013


Senior Staff Specialist
Orthopaedic Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Visiting Medical Officer
Orthopaedic Unit
Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane

Visiting Medical Officer
Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane

Senior Lecturer
University of Queensland