Dr John Tawfik
Hand and Wrist Surgeon
MB BS, B Pharm, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA
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1300 829 345
02 8079 0679
Dr Tawfik is an Australian trained Orthopaedic surgeon who sub-specialises in Hand and Wrist Surgery.
He completed his MB BS and B. Pharmacy at the University of Sydney in 2000. He completed Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery and subsequently obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2009.
Internationally, Dr Tawfik undertook a 12 month fellowship in Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK as well as at Kantonsspital st. Gallen, Switzerland. He then returned to Australia and completed the prestigious 12 month Sydney Hospital and St Luke’s Hospital Hand Surgery Fellowship in Sydney, Australia.
Dr Tawfik manages all conditions of the hand and wrist including arthroscopy and microsurgery. He has an interest in the treatment of acute injuries of the hand, including finger, hand and wrist fractures as well as tendon and nerve injuries. He treats all sports injuries affecting the hand and wrist. He is accredited to prescribe and administer Xiaflex for the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. He also has an interest in the treatment of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, trigger finger, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, Arthroscopic wrist Surgery, Microsurgery, and Surgery for Dupuytren’s disease.
Dr Tawfik is a Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Sydney and in April 2013 was awarded the John Loewenthal Medal for outstanding teaching in Microsurgery. He is a Faculty Member of the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He is Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is a member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society as well as the NSW Hand Surgery Association and the Australian Medical Association.
Dr Tawfik has given presentations at international, national and local conferences and recently was awarded Best Scientific Paper presented at the NSW Hand Surgery Association Conference (2012 and 2014). He has also been published in peer review Journals and written a book Chapter on the Management of Wrist Fractures.
Presently, Dr Tawfik is a Consultant VMO in Hand Surgery at St Luke’s Hospital, Potts Point and the Sydney Hospital Hand Unit, Sydney. He is the honourary secretary of the Joint Medical Staff Council for Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital.
His private practice is located in Sydney’s CBD at The Centre for Hand Surgery on Macquarie street, Sydney as well as at the Sydney Orthopaedic Centre at St Luke’s clinic in Potts Point.
Dr Tawfik also consults in Wollongong at the Seaview clinic.
Suite 701 Level 7
Wollongong Private Hospital
360-364 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Dr Tawfik operates at the Wollongong Private Hospital.
Dr Tawfik recognises that undergoing surgery, whether elective or emergency, can be a particularly stressful time. As such, Dr Tawfik recognises the importance of being relatable and personable whilst providing high level clinical and surgical care to his patients.