Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. He is also an Ambassador for the Australian Red Cross, human rights activist and a refugee. Associate Professor Munjed came to Australia by boat. Born in Baghdad, at the age of 27, he had to flee Iraq as a young doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears.
Associate Professor Munjed endured a life-threatening journey to Australia. After spending 10 months in Curtin detention Centre he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is now a world pioneer in this revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. Associate Professor Munjed has helped more than 390 amputees from around the world to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Associate Professor Munjed’s day-to-day work as an Orthopaedic Surgeon involves hip and knee arthroplasty and major reconstructive surgery. He teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities.Back to speakers