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Sydney Shoulder Research Institute - Past Fellows
2011 Fellow

Chris Smithers


Chris Smithers

2011 Fellow


Chris qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2010 after completing training locally in Sydney and around NSW, much of which was based at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is now working as a hand and upper limb orthopaedic surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital and the Mater Hospital. Chris lives with his wife and three young daughters.


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Fellowship Story

Chris completed a six month fellowship from January 2011, working with Drs Cass, Young, Hughes and Prof Sonnabend. During this time, he was actively involved in research, principally involving reverse shoulder replacements, and subsequently published with Dr Young and co-authored a book chapter with Dr Gilles Walch (a world famous shoulder surgeon from Lyon, France).

Following his Fellowship with Sydney Shoulder surgeons, Chris undertook a trauma and upper limb fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred hospital, Sydney. In 2012, he travelled to Europe for further experience, working with Gilles Walch for three months and participated in hand and upper limb fellowship training in Oxford. He also spent time visiting the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to work with Prof Morrey and Prof O’Driscoll, focussing on elbow surgical training.

Chris Smithers