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Sydney Shoulder Research Institute - Past Fellows
2020 Fellow

Dr Najla Bedaiwy


Najla Bedaiwy

2020 Fellow


I am a Saudi Orthopedic Surgeon with Subspecialty interests in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. I specialize in Trauma, Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery for Upper Extremity conditions.

I completed my undergraduate Medical degree in 2009 at King Saud University – Riyadh. I was accepted into the Saudi Commission of Health Specialties in 2010 to continue my postgraduate residency training program in Orthopedic Surgery, during which I worked at some of the largest Orthopedic centers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I was granted my Saudi Board Certificate in 2015.

I worked for 3 years as a General Orthopedic Surgeon with good exposure to Upper Extremity Surgery. During this time, I had somewhat better understanding of shoulder and elbow injuries and how best to manage them both conservatively and surgically.

My Fellowship Story

In 2019, I was accepted into the renowned Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship with the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute (SSRI). It exceeded my expectations and was a life changing experience by all means. I traveled across the globe to Australia in difficult times (Covid-19 Pandemic), where I was welcomed by Jasmin Gwynne, who treated me like a close friend, she was so wonderful, nice and supportive. I had the chance to work with amazing, professional surgeons, Dr. Young, Dr. Cass and Dr. Hughes, I learned a lot by spending time with them in the theater discussing and operating on high volume and great variety of cases. I was able to participate in 2 research projects, one of them was already published in Journal of Shoulder And Elbow Surgery. Overall, the impact of the SSRI Fellowship on my career has been invaluable.

After completing my fellowship, I returned to Riyadh- Saudi Arabia in 2021 to a Consultant post at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital (Ministry of Health) in addition to my private practice. I will continue to pursue my passion for Upper Extremity Surgery along with an enthusiasm for teaching and patient education.

Najla Bedaiwy