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Dr. George Kirsh

Dr. George Kirsh
Dr. George Kirsh

Education:

  • MB BS (UNSW) - 1982
  • FRACS Part 1 - Passed March 1985
  • FRACS Part 2 - Passed May 1990
  • EMST Course - Taken and Passed October 1991
  • Higher School Certificate School - 1976 North Sydney Boy's High
  • Bachelor Of Medicine, Bachelor Of Surgery – University of New South Wales 1982

Medicine/Surgery Term

  • EC St Vincent’s Hospital  - Sydney
    Supervisor:  Mr T. J. Claffey

    Project/Paper:
    "A Survey of 100 Consecutive Bony Injuries in St Vincent’s Hospital  AEC" – March 1982

Elective Term

  • Spent with Orthopaedic Surgery Department
    St George Hospital
    Supervisor: Mr. A. F. Bencsik

    University Of New South Wales Medical Revue – 1980 In cast and head of scenery and props production

Sport:

  • Soccer – Weekend competition and intramural teams
  • Squash – Social participation
  • Sailing – Racing with the Middle Harbour Yacht – offshore sailing including Sydney to Hobart. Snow
  • Skiing – Social Participation

1983: Intern Year – St Vincent’s Hospital

1984: First Year Resident Medical Officer – St Vincent’s Hospital

1985: Senior Surgical Resident Medical Officer – St Vincent’s Hospital &     Nepean Hospital

1986: Orthopaedic Registrar – St George Private Hospital

Appointed to the Australian Orthopaedic Association Sydney Training Scheme

1987: Orthopaedic Registrar – St Vincent’s General and Private Hospitals

1988 – Orthopaedic Registrar – Prince of Wales Hospital

1989 – Senior Orthopaedic Registrar – Nottingham, England

December 1988 to May 1989 – Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital
Senior Registrar to Mr C L Colton

Senior Registrar on duty at the time of the Kegworth M1 air crash

June 1989 to October 1989 – Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital Senior Registrar to Mr N J Barton and Miss H G Prince

November 1989 to July 1990 – Orthopaedic Registrar – St George Hospital

Part 2 – FRACS – passed May 1990

July 1990 to January 1991 – Orthopaedic Registrar – Pacific Private Hospital

RACS EMST Course – passed in October 1991

Current Appointments

  • Visiting Medical Officer – Bankstown/Lidcombe Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer  - St George Private Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer – Wolper Jewish Hospital
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic  Surgery, St George Private Hospital

Committees

  • Medical Advisory Committee – St George Private Hospital
  • Surgical Clinical Services Committee – Bankstown/Lidcombe Hospital
  • Previously on the Medical Board of Westpac SLC Helicopter Service

Case Reports

  • Fracture and Dislocation of Proximal Humerus in a Two Year Old – Submitted for Publication
  • Hydroxyapatite Total Hip Replacement Papers
    Kirsh, G; Kligman, M

Conferences Attended:

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Registrar’s Conference
    Sydney 1986 – Melbourne 1987

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Education Program
    Advanced Trauma Technique, Thredbo 1986

  • St George Hospital Orthopaedic Skills Laboratory Workshops, 1986
    Paediatric Workshop – Caterall, A and Morrissey, R
    Knee Surgery with Lewisham Sports & Medicine Clinic
    Arthroscopy
    Total Knee Replacement – Hedley, AK

  • St George Hospital Orthopaedic Skills Laboratory Workshop, 1990
    Shoulder Surgery Update – Dove, J; Leong, J; Ransford, A

  • Fifth Congress of the International Society of the Knee, Sydney 1987

  • Workshop of Total Joint Replacement 1987 – Whiteside, L

  • RACS Scientific Meeting – Trauma & Microsurgical Techniques
    Brisbane, 1988

  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital – Workshop on Revision Total Hip and Knee Replacement – Hedley, AK 1988

  • Hip Disorders in Young People, Bristol University 1989
    Bombelli; Caterall; Sharrard; Ring; Ling; Colton

  • AO Basic Course, Nottingham 1989

  • Surgery of the Foot, St Vincent’s Hospital 1990 – Mann, RA

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
    Brisbane 1990

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting 1991

  • Instructional Courses in Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures, Compound Fractures and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Adelaide 1991

  • International Symposium on Locked Intramedullary Nailing,
    Hong Kong 1992

  • International Arthroscopy Association Meeting,
    Adelaide 1992

  • Technological Development in Hip and Knee Replacement,
    Breckenridge 1994

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
    Melbourne 1995

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
    Perth 1996

  • State of the Art Hip and Knee Replacement,
    Banff 1997

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
    New Orleans 1998

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
    Cairns 1998

  • Joint Replacement Conference,
    Queenstown 1999

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
    Brisbane 1999

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
    San Francisco 2001

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Orthopaedic Education Knee,
    Darwin, 2002

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Orthopaedic Education Hip,
    Sydney 2003

  • Knee Replacement, Current Concepts
    Prague 2003

  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement AAOS Course,
    Chicago, June 2005

Overseas Visits/Experience:

  • C L Colton, Nottingham – Trauma & Paediatric Surgery 1988-1989
  • N J Barton, Nottingham – Hand Surgery 1989
  • Assisted Dr Richard Morris in rewriting/restructuring of the Disaster Plan at the St George Hospital in 1991
  • Joel Matta, Los Angeles – Acetabular & Pelvic fractures 1991
  • Marvin Tile & Joseph Schatzker – Visits to Sunnybrook Trauma Centre
    Toronto 1991
  • Michael Chapman – UC Davis Hospital Trauma Unit
    Sacramento, USA 1993
  • Osteonics Joint Replacement Factory – New Jersey,USA 1998
  • Rothman Institute – Philadelphia 2005
  • Stryker Factory/Headquarters – Mahwah, New Jersey USA 2005

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