Dr Philip Hardcastle
1982 Menzies Memorial Scholar in Medicine
I was born in Sydney (1949) and initially attended Scotch College and later Inverell High School in northern New South Wales. After six years of medicine at Sydney University I trained at RPAH and then Sydney Hospital before entering the Orthopaedic Training Program at Oswestry, UK. From there I had an AO Scholarship doing trauma surgery in Austria for three months.
I worked as a senior orthopaedic registrar in Perth before being awarded the Menzies Scholarship in Medicine to train in Spinal Surgery in the UK and the USA. My initial consultancy was senior lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery with a special interest in spinal disorders at the University of WA working with the Hollywood Orthopaedic Service. I was then appointed as a Consultant Surgeon on the Spinal Injuries Unit at the RPR Hospital where I worked until my retirement.