Dr Munjed Al Muderis
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Dr Munjed Al Muderis's Biography
NSW Australian of the Year in 2020, Dr Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. Munjed fled Iraq as a young Doctor after refusing the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. He endured a life threatening journey to Australia by boat and then spent 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre.
After his release, Munjed embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration and has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Aside from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work. He is a Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South Wales Amputee Association. He is a Patron of the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association. He is affiliated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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.
He is a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University Hospital, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Chairman of the Osseointegration Group of Australia. In 2014, he published his memoir Walking Free with Allen and Unwin.
Speaking Topics Include
My Story - Overview of Munjed’s journey as a Refugee to Australia
The challenges he faced on this journey – being resilient/glass half full
Three key things he wants to achieve in life
History of Osseointgration
What it means for Amputees
Where the future is headed
The journey of Junior medical staff to medical specialists
Wheel of Fortune
Overview of Munjed’s story and current life
Link the “Wheel of fortune” of being on top of the wheel and bottom and how things can change so quickly but how we cope