Dr Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian Associate Professor in orthopaedic surgery, an author and a human-rights activist. His pioneering work on prosthetics and patents on titanium devices that he designed places Australia at the forefront of osseointegration technology.
Associate Professor Al Muderis studied medicine at Baghdad University from 1991 to 1997. Forced to flee Saddam’s Iraq, he arrived in Australia in 1999. He continued his studies both in Australia and overseas, and is currently an orthopaedic surgeon and 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.
Munjed’s journey to become a world leader in osseointegration surgery started when he was a young child watching ‘The Terminator’. How to combine robotics and humans? This passion has driven him to search the world to find the best way to provide this technology for amputees, to enable mobility, to enhance comfort, reduce pain and facilitate a better quality of life.