Professor Murrell specialises in shoulder surgery and has a special interest in arthroscopic methods to repair and restore damaged ligaments and tendons. He is very happy to manage patients who live locally, from other parts of Sydney, the country, interstate and from overseas.
Professor George Murrell is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Professor at the UNSW. He graduated from Adelaide University and was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar and is a St Mark’s College Distinguished Collegian.
At Oxford he gained blues in athletics, completed a DPhil (PhD) and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Arris and Gale medal. He spent a year in Cambridge teaching and rowing before completing his orthopaedic training at Duke University, USA.
During a two year fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York he gained a National Institutes of Health First Award, and an American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellowship, and is now a Distinguished International Alumnus.
He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow and Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. His team has won over 30 awards for their work and his fellowship program attracts surgeons from around the world.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery – International Member
Orthopaedic Research Society, Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
Sport Medicine Australia – Fellow
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland – Fellow
Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society – Honorary Member
Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia – Corresponding Member
Director, Orthopaedic Research Institute (www.ori.org.au)
Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales
Senior Staff Specialist, The St George Hospital Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1979 Le Messurer Bursary
1979 St Mark’s Collegians Prize
1980 Lendon Scholarship
1981 Bickersteth Scholarship
1983 W.A. Dibden Prize
1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholarship
1990 Royal College of Surgeons of England Arris and Gale Medal
1991 American College of Sports Medicine New Investigator Award
1992 American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Residents
1992 International Society for Free Radical Research Young Investigator Award
1993 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Award
1994 American Orthopaedic Association – Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Fellows
1994 American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellow
1996 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 3M Basic Science Award
2001 Federation Internationale de Medicine du Sport (FIMS) AFSM Intercontinental Travelling Fellow
2003 COMMS Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Best Paper 2003 Annual Meeting
2005 FE Johnson Memorial Fellowship
2010 The Petronas Chair, University of Malaya
2010 The Hospital for Special Surgery International Alumni Ambassador
2012 “Excellent long-term outcomes of arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder” finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
2014 Most Popular Presentation Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia
2015 “Primary versus revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair – an analysis in 350 consecutive patients” finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
2015 “The effect of concomitant glenohumeral joint capsule release during rotator cuff repair – a comparative study of 195 patients” finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
2015 “Does stiffness impair or enhance healing post rotator cuff repair? A study in 1500 consecutive arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs” finalist Caspari Award, 10th Biennial ISAKOS Congress
2015 Pier Giorgio Marchetti, MD, Award, Distinguished International Alumnus, The Hospital for Special Surgery.
2015 Honorary Member Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
2018 Gentchos Lecturer in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
2020 St Mark’s College Distinguished Collegian
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