Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Medicine, Notre Dame University Australia and a Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University. Born in Baghdad, he fled to Australia as a war refugee and embarked on his journey to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon on his release from Curtin detention center on 26 August 2000.
In his day-to-day practice, Munjed specializes in computer navigated joint replacements, complex joint revision surgeries, and minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries. Having a strong passion for serving those in need, he also became a pioneer in Osseointegration Prosthetic Limb surgery for amputees, as well as performing complex limb reconstruction surgery. He is recognized as the world-leading surgeon in Osseointegration and has helped more than 250 amputees regain mobility and function in their daily lives with greater ease, comfort and control.
Munjed’s ambition to become a leader in Osseointegration surgery started when he was a young child watching “The Terminator” movie. He was intrigued with the concept of combining robotics and humans. This challenge inspired him to develop and expand this technology for amputees, to enable mobility, enhance comfort, reduce pain, and facilitate a better quality of life. Osseointegration enables the amputee to focus on the destination rather than the journey; this in itself has been life changing for all of Munjed’s patients.
Apart from making himself available to the medical community for both academic and clinical purposes, Munjed also strongly supports humanitarian work and is currently the Australian Ambassador for Red Cross and Amnesty International. In addition, Munjed constantly speaks at charity events for human rights and raises awareness for refugees both in Australia and internationally. He also has an affiliation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and has been asked to speak to their members and delegates on the international refugee situation occurring worldwide.