B. Sc. (Bio), M.D., F.P.O.A., F.R.A.C.S. (Orth.), F.A. Orth.A, A.Orth.A, CIME (ABIME and Q-Comp GEPI)
Gauguin Gamboa holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctor of Medicine degree. Both primary qualifications where obtained from his home country’s premier university, the University of the Philippines. He completed his primary Orthopaedic Training at the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s national tertiary hospital. He graduated from orthopaedic training with top honours, having been awarded the “Chairman’s Cup” in 2004, a distinction awarded to the trainee who has exhibited the most exemplary performance in service, training, and research. He had also been awarded as the country’s top orthopaedic trainee in his last two years in training.
By his graduation, he had won all of the last three consecutive National Research Forums as well as the last three intra-hospital orthopaedic research forums. In 2003, he was awarded by the National Institute of Health as one of the most outstanding researchers in the field of Medicine – encompassing the various subspecialties. In 2005, he successfully passed his Fellowship examinations as the National Gold Medalist and Board Topnotcher. He then went on to be the Philippine representative to the ASEAN Junior Traveling Fellowship. From 2005 to 2006, he trained under Dr Morgan as the latter’s Fellow in Bone and Cartilage Transplantation and Joint Revision Surgery.
He then spent three years working as an orthopaedic surgeon in Toowoomba until successfully taking the Australian Fellowship Examinations in 2009. He is currently a Fellow of both the Australasian College of Surgeons of Australia and the Philippine Orthopaedic Association and is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He holds membership with the Australian Medical Association, the Arthroplasty Society of Australia, the International Society of Hip Arthroscopists, the Australian Hip Arthroscopy Society, the Medicolegal Society of Queensland, the Australian Orthopaedic Association Medicolegal Society, the Northside Local Medical Association, and the Australasian Doctors Association of Queensland. He is an avid sportsman and spends his spare time in the local gym or jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts club.