A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and The Australian School Of Advanced Medicine. He specialises in hip, knee, trauma and osseointegration surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Chairman of the Osseointegration Group of Australia.
A/Prof Al Muderis graduated from Baghdad College High School (The American Jesuit) in 1991. He studied medicine at Baghdad University from 1991 to 1997.
As a first year resident A/Prof Al Muderis was forced to flee Iraq as he refused Saddam’s regime brutal orders to surgically remove the ears of soldiers who had escaped from the army.
He ended up on a flimsy wooden boat heading to his new home, Australia.
A/Prof Al Muderis’ first job in Australia was at Mildura Base Hospital as an Emergency Unit and Orthopaedic Resident. Four months later he moved to Melbourne as a Surgical Registrar at the Austin Repatriation Hospital. His career next took him to Wollongong Hospital where he spent a year as an unaccredited Orthopaedic Registrar followed by a year at Canberra Hospital.
A/Prof Al Muderis joined the Australian Orthopaedic Training Program in 2004 as part of the Sydney NSW Orthopaedic Training Scheme and obtained his surgical fellowship, FRACS (Orth), in 2008.
A/Prof Al Muderis went on to complete three post specialisation fellowships. First he attended a six month national fellowship in Sydney with Dr Ali Gursel in Lower Limb Arthroplasty at the Sydney Adventist and Baulkham Hills Hospitals. Then he moved overseas to Berlin, Germany where he completed a nine month fellowship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty with Prof. Dr. Med. Jorg Scholz at the Emil von Behring Hospital, a Teaching Hospital of the Charite Medical School. His third post was a three month Trauma Fellowship with Prof. Dr. Med. Axel Ekkernkamp at the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB,) also a Teaching Hospital of the Charite Medical School.
During A/Prof Al Muderis’ time in Europe he attended several short-term courses and workshops, including:
- A two week intensive workshop on hip resurfacing with Dr Gerdesmyer - major designer of the Onlay Hip Resurfacing System at the Sankt Elisabeth Kranhenhaus Kiel, Germany
- The Anterior Approach Hip Arthoplasty Using Harmonic Scalpel workshop with Dr. Marcus Michel - the designer of the MIS Anterior Approach of Hip Arthroplasty in Bern, Switzerland
- The Anterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty Hip Surgery workshop using traction device with Dr Stephane Denjean in Lyon, France
- The Endo-Exo Prosthesis workshop with Dr. Grundi and Dr. H Aschoff in Lubeck, Germany
- The Total Femur Replacement and Tumour Prosthesis Implantation Techniques workshop with Professor Ashel in Nuremburg, Germany
A/Prof Al Muderis commenced his private practice in 2010 and is currently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University Hospital and The Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He also have appointments at The Sydney Adventist Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital.
A/Prof Al Muderis sees patients at his Macquarie University, Bella Vista, Drummoyne and Sydney Adventist Hospital clinics.
He specialises in hip, knee and trauma surgery with particular interest in hip arthroscopy, resurfacing, minimally invasive hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty and reconstruction of recurrent patellar dislocations. He is also a world leading surgeon in the field of osseointegration surgery.
In 2014 his memoir Walking Free was published by Allen and Unwin.
He lives in Sydney with his wife Irina, a GP, and their two daughters and black poodle Mozart.