Professor George Murrell
Professor George Murrell is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Professor at the University of New South Wales. He graduated from Adelaide University and was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford he gained blues in athletics, completed a DPhil (PhD) and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Arris and Gale medal. He spent a year in Cambridge teaching and rowing before completing his orthopaedic training at Duke University, USA. During a two year fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York he gained a National Institutes of Health First Award, and an American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellowship. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow. His team has won over 30 awards for their work and his fellowship program attracts surgeons from around the world.
Professor Murrell specialises in shoulder surgery and has a special interest in arthroscopic methods to repair and restore damaged ligaments and tendons. One of his major interests is in using ultrasound to diagnose disorders of the shoulder, and to monitor and assess surgical repair of the rotator cuff.