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Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.

For further information please visit: www.drsimonyoung.co.nz

 
 

Team Involvement and Achievements:

 
  • Mark Coventry Award Recipient - North American Knee Society, Chicago 2013
  • Top 3 Knee Paper - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2014
  • International Congress of Joint Reconstruction Award Recipient, ICJR east, New York 2013
  • Louis Barnett Prize - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2011
  • President's Award, Best overall Graduating Trainee, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, 2011
  • Research Award, Best overall research, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association 2011
  • Australian SICOT award, Buenos Aires, 2006
  • Research interests: Sports surgery including ligament reconstruction, tendon injury of the knee and shoulder, knee and shoulder arthroplasty.

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Kimberley Wells

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian