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Dr Chris Blenkin is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working in private practice from Brisbane, Queensland.
He graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland and completed his Orthopaedic training in 1992.
In 1993, Dr Blenkin worked in the United Kingdom, at both Warwick and Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals, Birmingham undertaking a Fellowship in Hand Surgery.
Dr Blenkin was a Visiting Medical Officer with an appointment at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital's Hand Clinic for twenty-five years until 2019. He was actively involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors, orthopaedic surgical trainees and post graduate fellowships.
In private practice, Dr Blenkin has attended Greenslopes Hospital, Wesley Hospital and Gallipoli Barracks. His current private practice is located at St Andrew's Place, adjacent St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital where he remains a long-term Visiting Medical Officer.
Dr Blenkin was a Committee Member of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. His final position was that of State President.
He has served on various committees for WorkCover Queensland, Queensland Health and the Australia Orthopaedic Association. He is long-term clinical advisor to Avant.
Memberships include the Australian Hand Surgery Society, Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, Queensland Hand Surgery Society & Queensland Shoulder Society.