Dr Craig McBride joined the Wesley’s growing team of paediatric specialists in 2015, adding his extensive experience as a Paediatric Surgeon and medical educator. Dr McBride’s interests lie in thoracic and minimal access surgery, hepatobiliary, burns, as well as the full range of common paediatric surgical conditions.
As well as working at the Wesley, he is a Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Surgeon at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital with outreach clinics and theatre lists at Redcliffe Hospital. He is a Visiting Medical Professional at the Mater Mothers’, Mater Children’s Private and St Andrew’s War Memorial hospitals. He also works as a Paediatric Burns Surgeon at the Pegg Leditschke Paediatric Burns Centre, in Brisbane.
Dr McBride graduated from the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1994 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Paediatric Surgery) in 2007.
Due to his interest in teaching, Dr McBride has appointments at three universities and plays a major role in teaching at all levels - medical students, nurses, junior doctors, colleagues, surgical trainees. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University, along with an academic role at the University of Edinburgh. In addition, he has been awarded for teaching at every hospital he has worked at since graduating from medical school in 1994.
His current research interests lie in burns, new technologies and the ethics of research in children's health.
Dr McBride is a member of both the adult and paediatric surgical Boards of Training, as well as being a member of both the Section of Academic Surgery (RACS) and Academy of Surgical Educators (RACS).