Dr Theresa Bidwell



MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS 2005


Dr Bidwell has worked at The Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland as a Specialist since 2006.

She has extensive experience treating general Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions such as those following injury and congenital or developmental problems.

She is also the Co-Director of the Regional Children’s Hand and Upper Limb Service at Starship. She provides sub specialist care to children with traumatic injuries of the hand and upper limb, congenital upper limb problems, brachial plexus birth injuries and cerebral palsy. She works in conjunction with several Plastic Surgeons, a Physiotherapy Team, Occupational Therapists and Orthotists to provide comprehensive care when a multidisciplinary approach is required.


General interest:

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Hand Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialist interest in upper limb problems in children such as those resulting from:

  • deformity after fracture
  • injuries of the wrist and elbow
  • birth brachial plexus injuries
  • cerebral palsy and congenital differences

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

Dr Bidwell completed her New Zealand Orthopaedic training (FRACS Orth) in 2003. She then completed fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Paediatric Hand Surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This allowed her to gain experience working with International experts in these areas. She also spent a year working in Australia, gaining further experience in Trauma and Upper Limb surgery.

Dr Bidwell has gained a International network of professional contacts in Paediatrics and Children’s Upper Limb problems due to her Fellowship experience and ongoing education. She considers continuing education to be very important and is committed to attending several International meetings each year in her field to ensure that she can apply the best practices to the conditions she treats. This also gives her the opportunity to discuss complex cases at the highest level and seek further advice when necessary.

Full NZ Registration Date

20 November 1996

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Dr Theresa Bidwell is available at the following services:

Private Services

Axis Sports Medicine Specialists

This service is available at the following location:

Northern Clinic - Southern Cross North Harbour Campus, 212 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Our opening hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday.

For all referrals please email: referrals@axissportsmedicine.co.nz

Public Services

Starship Paediatric Orthopaedics

This service is available at the following location:

Starship Child Health, Central Auckland

All referrals to Starship Children's Orthopaedics must be done through your general practitioner (GP).

Private Surgical Services

North Shore Surgical Centre

This service is available at the following location:

213 Shakespeare Road, Takapuna, Auckland

6:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Patient Admission Forms - please e-mail completed forms to bookings@nssurgical.co.nz