Mr Simon Young
Director | Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, FRACS, MD
Simon is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the knee. He brings leading edge, advanced techniques to patients seeking treatment for their arthritic and sports related conditions.
Simon, graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 2001 being awarded the Mary Shaw Prize for Surgery for his Graduating Class. After two years of postgraduate experience at Royal National Orthopaedic and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals in London, he returned to New Zealand to undertake his orthopaedic surgical training for which he was awarded the two major graduating recognitions from the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association - Best Overall Graduating Trainee and Best Research Award.
Simon furthered his orthopaedic specialisation in the USA, completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University, and an Arthroplasty Fellowship at Mayo Clinic.
While at Stanford, he served as Team Physician at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic, and provided orthopaedic care to elite athletes, including the San Francisco 49ers NFL team and the Stanford College Football team, and was an attending physician at the Rose Bowl Final.
His continued research and improving outcomes for his patients is a crucial focus of his work. His doctoral thesis is based on a surgical technique he developed here in Auckland to prevent infection in knee replacement surgery, which knee surgeons around the world now utilise. His research has been recognised internationally.
Simon was recently appointed as a John Insall Knee Fellow and is the only New Zealand surgeon to receive this award, an accolade granted to just four knee surgeons worldwide each year.
Outside of Axis Simon is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University and a Consultant Surgeon at North Shore Hospital, where he serves as Director of Research. He is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally on knee and shoulder topics, and has more than 90 research publications in the orthopaedic literature. He is heavily involved in researching new technologies in knee replacement, currently leading the first trial of robotic-assisted knee replacement in Australasia.
Simon is married to Maria, a human rights lawyer, and together they enjoy a full and vibrant life with their two young daughters. Simon is fluent in Spanish and holds a keen interest in squash, golf and skiing, which takes him regularly back to Southland and Otago where he grew up.
For further information please visit: www.drsimonyoung.co.nz