Orthopaedic Surgeon

Consultations:

Randwick: 02 9399-5333

Concord: 02 9744-2666

About Dr Sher

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I am dedicated to the concept of “Life Long Learning and Research” which allows me to remain at the leading edge of patient care and rehabilitation.
 I will discuss your problem with you in great detail and you can share your concerns with me regarding any queries you have.

Academic Qualifications


Postgraduate Qualifications

2002 Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

2000 Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


1996 Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering (MBiomedE) (Research Thesis on ACL Reconstruction)

1994 AO Certified

1993 EMST certified


1993 FRACS part 1 approved


1993 FRACS OSCA approved


Undergraduate Qualifications

1991 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

University of New South Wales

Travelling Fellowships

Ilizarov Clinical Fellowship, Lecco Italy – Focus on complex osteotomy operations

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York  

Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota

The Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, London Ontario – Focus on ACL reconstruction, Complex and revision knee reconstructive procedures including PCL reconstruction, Meniscal allografting, High Tibial Osteotomy and combination procedures.

Publications

Masters Thesis : Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction in fresh cadaveric knees under 40 years of age comparing controls to patella tendon and hamstring tendon reconstructions, UNSW, 1996.

Sher D, Cross MJ, Sports injuries of the knee in adolescents, Modern Medicine of Australia, Vol 39, No 2, pp 62-74, 1996.

Rowden NJ, Sher D, Rogers GJ, Schindhelm K, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation: Comparison of Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Autografts in Young Fresh Cadavers, Am J Sports Med, 25(4):472-8, 1997 Jul-Aug.

Ben-Nissan B, Sher D, Walsh W, Bioceramics, Volume 15, Trans Tech Publications, UK, 2002-12-12

Catagni MA, Sher D, Upgrade of the Ilizarov Method, Atlas for the insertion of transosseous wires and half pins, AB Maiocchi Editor, Medi Surgical Video, Milan- Italy, 2002

Sher D, Van der Wall, H, Fracture of a Bone-Graft Donor Site in the Ulna, Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 30(6):416-417, June 2005.

Sher, D, Biant, LC, Subcapital fracture of the femoral neck in medically unwell patients: technique for fixation using direct infiltration local anaesthetic rather than regional blockade. Injury. 2008 Jul;39(7):820

Girgis, C, Sher, D, Seibel, M, Atypical Femoral Fractures and Bisphosphonate Use. New England Journal of Medicine; 2010, Vol. 362 Issue 19, p1848

Presentations at National or International Meetings


Graft fixation for the ACL, The 54th Scientific Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting Sydney 1995 (Winner of the Evelyn Hamilton Prize for best scientific paper)

Opening versus closing wedge osteotomy, Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Education Meeting, Sydney, 2006

A simple method for improving tibial post fixation during ACL reconstruction, The 17th Annual Australian Knee Society Meeting

Autologous meniscal transplant - a case study, The 17th Annual Australian Knee Society Meeting

Autologous meniscal transplant - a case study, The 54th Scientific Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting Sydney 1995

Bilateral simultaneous arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, The NSW regional branch clinical meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Association 1994

Isolated articular cartilage lesions of the femoral trochlea, The Mater Misercordiae Orthopaedic Meeting 1994

Meniscal Transplantation, The Mater Misercordiae Orthopaedic Meeting 1994 Autologous meniscal transplant - a five year follow up, The Mater Misercordiae Orthopaedic Meeting 1998

A novel view for the scintigraphic assessment of the elbow, The 59th Annual Scientific Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting 1999

Chairperson and co-convenor, Bioceramics 15, Sydney, December 2002

Early detection of HO in the elbow, Mayo Clinic Elbow CME 2009

Scientific Posters

  • A five year prospective follow up of immediate weight bearing in uncemented total knee replacements, The Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 1995
  • A five year prospective follow up of immediate weight bearing in uncemented total knee replacements, The 54th Scientific Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting Sydney 1995
  • A simple method for improving tibial post fixation during ACL reconstruction, The 54th Scientific Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting Sydney 1995

Research Projects

  • Meniscal Allografts, Clinical and MRI follow up
  • A new and more accurate method of intraoperative leg length and offset measurement during total hip arthroplasty - Patent Approved
  • Tension Band wiring of fractures

  • Elbow skin healing following the ‘posterior approach’

Hospital Appointments

  • AOA Representative Orthopaedic Outreach
  • Concord Repatriation General Hospital
  • Former Head of Orthopaedic Department
  • Prince Of Wales Private Hospital

  • St Lukes Private Hospital
  • Sydney Private Hospital

Guest Lecturer

Lecturer NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Lecturer in Sports Medicine UNSW

Lecturer School of Physiotherapy University of Sydney

Lecturer Australian Orthopaedic Nurses Association

Lecturer Australian Ski Patrol Association

Lecturer Concord Clinical week


Lecturer Concord Hospital physiotherapy department

Lecturer Concord Hospital radiology department

Lecturer Prince of Wales Private Hospital Nursing education


Lecturer at multiple GP and Physiotherapy education meetings

Lecturer Orthogeriatric combined meetings


Co-convenor Bioceramics 15 International meeting, Sydney


Ongoing registrar education at weekly meetings

Active member the “Mayo Elbow Club” – Mayo clinic

Convenor Orthosports Orthopaedic Updates Yearly seminar

Lecturer GPCE 2008

Lecturer - National Sports Trainers First Aid Course


Sporting Teams

Team Doctor Australian Rugby Union Representative team, Maccabiah, Israel

Established the 
Day surgery unit at Concord Hospital

Team Doctor Manly Warringah Rugby League Club (The Pepsi Sea Eagles)

Orthopaedic cover for Eastern Creek Motorcycle Grand Prix (The Final Curtain)


Team Doctor for English Academy Rugby League tour of Australia


Team Doctor Manly Warringah junior representative rugby league teams


Tournament Doctor for Australian Indoor Tennis Championships


Team doctor for NSW Metropolitan cup representative rugby team


Team Doctor Manly Warringah junior representative rugby league teams


Medical School Elective Term - Lenox Hill Hospital and Nicholas Sports Institute, New York

Schooling

Mount Moriah War Memorial College
 1985

Prefect
 1984

House Captain
 1985

Captain of cricket, basketball and soccer teams

1982-1984 Captain of basketball and soccer teams

1981 Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze Medal

1979 Junior school house captain

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of Australian Medical Association
  • Member of The Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
  • Fowler Kennedy Former Fellow
  • Mayo Clinic Former Fellow
  • Active in trauma management at Concord Hospital.

Volunteer Surgical Services

I consult and operate in Fiji each year as a volunteer as part of Orthopaedic Outreach. The philosophy of this organisation is to teach the local surgeons to continue the treatment of the local patients after the visiting surgeon leaves thus 'teaching them to fish' rather than just providing an inconsistent service to them.

I also teach and operate at Concord Public Hospital to ensure that those patients who are unable to afford private health cover  receive the highest possible level of care.