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Dr David Anthony Parker
Dr David Anthony Parker

Dr David Anthony Parker

Dr Parker is a nationally and internationally recognized Specialist in disorders and surgery of the knee joint. He has particular interests in sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, realignment surgery and cartilage transplantation, and knee replacement surgery.

Dr Parker completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney, and after completion of this training he spent nearly 2 years studying overseas in world-renowned institutions to further his knowledge and training in the area of knee surgery. He spent time studying knee replacement with Dr Cec Rorabeck and Dr Bob Bourne in London , Ontario, following which he spent a year studying sports medicine and knee reconstructive surgery under the supervision of Dr Peter Fowler at the Fowler Kennedy Centre, also in London, Ontario. He then spent time visiting other centres of excellence in knee surgery in cities including Stockholm, Sweden and Lyon, France.

Dr Parker subsequently began practice in Sydney in 2001, specialising exclusively in disorders of the knee joint.

Dr Parker established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002, and has subsequently become known internationally for his research into surgery of the knee joint. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences locally and overseas, for example the New Zealand Knee Society in 2009 and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Next year he has been invited to speak at a number of conferences including meetings in Rio, Brazil and Munich, Germany. He has had over 50 original research presentations, and over 30 invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has published over 20 studies in prestigious orthopaedic journals and 6 chapters in orthopaedic textbooks. The CV on this website gives more details of all of these research achievements and ongoing studies.

Dr Parker is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic and sports medicine organisations, including committee appointments for ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) and APOSSM (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine). Dr Parker is also a Clinical Academic in Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Outside of Knee Surgery, Dr Parker enjoys swimming, surfing, running and music, as well as spending time with his gorgeous wife and 4 children.

Current Position

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Level 1, The Gallery
445 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Sydney NSW 2067 Australia
Phone: (02) 94117700

  • Visiting Medical Officer
    • Royal North Shore Hospital
    • North Shore Private Hospital
    • Mater Private Hospital
  • Director, Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of Sydney
  • Adjunct Professor Queensland University of Technology


Tertiary – University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
1989 Bachelor of Medical Science
1990 Bachelor of Medicine ( Hons )
1990 Bachelor of Surgery ( Hons )
1993 FRACS Part I Surgical Examination

Admitted to Advanced Training Programme
for Orthopaedics, Sydney

1996 Orthopaedic Basic Science Examination
1996 Educational Commission for Foreign
1997 Medical Graduates Certification (USMLE Parts 1,2 and English) Validated Indefinitely
2000 Full Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ( Orthopaedic Surgery )
Postgraduate Employment History
Sept 2001 – Present
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
    North Shore Private Hospital, Sydney

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Mater Private Hospital, Sydney

  • Director
    Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute, Chatswood, NSW
2001 – 2009 Visiting Medical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dubbo Base and Dubbo Private Hospitals, Dubbo, NSW
2001 - 2002 AM Taylor Teaching Fellow, University of Sydney
2000-2001 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr P. Fowler, Fellowship Director
2000 Adult Reconstruction Fellowship (February - August)
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Drs C. Rorabeck and R. Bourne, Fellowship Directors

Orthopaedic Registrar

  1. Sydney Adventist Hospital
  2. Hornsby and Kuring-Gai Hospital, Sydney

Orthopaedic Registrar

  1. Department of Hand and Microsurgery, RNSH
  2. Mater Private Hospital, Sydney

Orthopaedic Registrar

  1. Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland, Oregon, USA
  2. The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory

Orthopaedic Registrar

  1. Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  2. Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
1996 Commenced Australian Orthopaedic Association Accredited Training Programme
( Four years - Two six month terms per year )
1995 Orthopaedic Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital
1994 Orthopaedic Registrar, Mona Vale Hospital, Sydney
1993 Resident Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital
1992 Resident Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital
1991 Intern, Royal North Shore Hospital

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Realignment Surgery
Cartilage Transplantation
Total Knee Replacements
Partial Knee Replacements
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL)
Arthroscopic Surgery
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Sydney Orthopaedic Arthritis & Sports Medicine
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