A/Prof Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. Born in Baghdad, Munjed had to flee Iraq as a young Doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. Munjed endured a life-threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. Munjed has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Munjed holds several academic titles including Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Notre Dame Australia School Of Medicine Sydney, Honorary Associate of the School of AMME/Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney, Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine.
Munjed teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities, trains local and international surgeons, registrars and medical students.
Apart from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work. Munjed is a Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South Wales Amputee Association and an Ambassador of the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association.
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