Hand Surgery & Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Hand & Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Meet our Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeons

Dr Richard Lawson

MBBS (Hons I) FRACS (Orth) FAOrthA

Head of Department

Dr Richard Lawson has a special interest in children’s hand surgery, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery and Dupuytren’s disease.

Dr Anthony Beard


Dr Anthony Beard has a special interest in wrist pain, various wrist disorders and hand trauma.

Dr Claudia Gschwind

FRACS, FMH General Surgeon, FMH Hand Surgeon

Dr Claudia Gschwind has a special interest in neuromuscular disorders and runs the state-wide Hand Clinic for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Dr Mark Hile

BE(Mech Eng) MBBS FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA

Dr Mark Hile treats all conditions of the hand and wrist, with a special interest in conditions and trauma of the wrist.

Dr James Ledgard


Dr James Ledgard looks after all conditions of the hand and wrist but has a special interest in tetraplegic hand reconstruction and the treatment of spasticity.

Dr David Stewart

MBChB MRCS(Glas) FRACS(Plast) 

Dr David Stewart has a special interest in brachial plexus injuries, congenital hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.

Clin. Assoc Prof Brahman Sivakumar


Assoc Prof Brahman Sivakumar has experience and training in acute and reconstructive surgery for the hand and wrist, including trauma and fracture management; nerve and microsurgery; arthroscopy; and a broad range of elective conditions.

Dr Richard Atkinson

BApp Sc (MRT), MBBS (Hons), MS (Plast), FRACS (Plast)

Dr Richard Atkinson has a special interest in microsurgical reconstruction, trauma surgery, limb, and skin cancer reconstruction.