MBChB, FRACS, MD
Simon is a specialist knee surgeon from Auckland, New Zealand. After orthopaedic surgical training in New Zealand he went on to work in the USA, completing a Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University and an Arthroplasty fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. While at Stanford, he served as Team Physician at the Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic, providing orthopaedic care to the San Francisco 49ers NFL team and Stanford College Football team, and was an attending physician at the Rose Bowl.
He is a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Auckland University, and has a Consultant public appointment at North Shore Hospital. He maintains a strong research interest, completing his doctoral thesis on prevention of infection in knee surgery. He is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on orthopaedic surgery. His research has been recognised worldwide, winning the all three North American Knee Society Awards, the Mark Coventry Award in 2013, the Chitranjan Ranawat Award in 2016, and the John Insall Award in 2017. He also won the AAHKS Clinical research award in Dallas in 2017, and was a John Insall Travelling Fellow, an accolade awarded to two knee surgeons worldwide each year.
Simon is fluent in Spanish, and is married to Maria, a human rights lawyer, with whom he has two young daughters. His specialty interest is surgery of the knee.