Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip, knee, and osseointegration, Discipline Head of Limb Reconstruction at MQ Health, Head of Orthopaedic Department Hurstville Private Hospital, Founder of the Osseointegration Group of Australia
Associate Professor Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in
the Australian Air Force Reserve. Born in Baghdad, Munjed had to flee Iraq as a young Doctor
having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. Munjed endured
a life-threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention
Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is
a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. Munjed has
helped hundreds of amputees worldwide (Iraq, Cambodia, Lebanon, United Kingdom,
Canada, Jordan, Turkey, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands) to improve mobility,
reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Munjed holds several academic titles including Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at
the University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine Sydney, Honorary Associate of the
School of AMME/Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney, Clinical Lecturer
at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine.
Munjed teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities, trains local and international
surgeons, registrars and medical students.
Apart from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work.
A Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South
Wales Amputee Association. In addition, he is an Ambassador of the Australian Red Cross,
Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association. He is affiliated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).