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Dr Brian Wallace

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Brian Wallace
Dr Brian Wallace

Dr Wallace is a highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. He performs arthroscopic, reconstructive, total and partial joint replacement, along with other forms of surgery, to support patients with sports injury, arthritis, degeneration and a range of conditions.

Privately, Dr Wallace practises with Orthopaedics SA at the Memorial Medical Centre and Memorial Hospital (both in North Adelaide), has been a Visiting Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide), for over 25 years, and is Co Head of Unit, Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma. He is also heavily involved in training the next generation of medical and allied health practitioners. He is a clinical lecturer with Adelaide University’s Department of Surgery, teaches in the Orthopaedic Registrar Program, leads 4th year medical student tutorials, and teaches nurses and physiotherapists.

Dr Wallace graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1980 and spent two years working in the UK before commencing orthopaedic training in Australia. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1989, and then completed a specialist Knee Surgery Fellowship with Dr Greg Keene (Adelaide). He again ventured overseas to broaden his surgical knowledge and experience.

Over a six-month period, he obtained a Fellowship with the AO Foundation (Switzerland) and visited with several highly respected knee surgeons in the US. He is a member of the Australian Knee Society, the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia (SA) and the Australian Medical Association.

Specialising in

  • Knee surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Sports injury

Consulting from

  • North Adelaide
  • TelTel: (08) 8267 8288
  • EmailEmail: [javascript protected email address]


Curriculum Vitae


  • MBBS, 1981
  • FMGEMS (USA), 1984
  • FRACS, 1989

Education/ Medical Training

  • 1970-74
    St. Peter’s College,
    South Australia

  • 1975-80
    Medical School,
    University of Adelaide,
    South Australia
    Graduated with Credits in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry

  • 1981
    Royal Adelaide Hospital,
    South Australia

  • 1982
    Basic Surgical Trainee,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital,
    South Australia

  • 1983
    Senior House Officer in General Surgery,
    St. Peter’s District Hospital,
    Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • 1984
    Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics,
    Rowley Bristow Hospital,
    Pyrford, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • 1984
    Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics,
    Epsom District Hospital,
    Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • 1985-88
    Advanced Surgical Training Programme,
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Royal Adelaide Hospital (24 months)
    Adelaide Children’s Hospital (6 months)
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (6 months)
    Flinders Medical Centre (12 months)

  • 1989
    Knee Surgery Fellowship,
    Sportsmed SA
    Adelaide, South Australia

  • 1989
    Zimmer Travelling Fellowship,
    UK, USA

  • 1989
    AO Fellowship,
    Berne, Switzerland

  • 1990-Present
    Private Orthopaedic Surgical Practice
    Consulting at Orthopaedics SA

  • 1990-Present
    Senior Visiting Specialist
    Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • 2014-Present
    Co Head of Unit
    Dept. of Orthopaedics & Trauma
    Royal Adelaide Hospital


  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Knee Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association


  • 2005-2006
    Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

  • 2004-2005
    Vice President
    Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

  • Dec 2002–Dec 2003
    Member of Council
    Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

  • October 2002-2006
    Committee Member
    AOA (SA Branch)

  • 2000-2001
    Clinical Review committee
    Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance

  • 2000-2002
    Education Committee
    Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

  • 1999-2000
    Medical Records and Privileges Committee
    The Memorial Hospital

  • 1993-1998
    AOA (SA Branch) Representative
    South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association

  • 1992-97
    Hindmarsh Private Hospital

  • 1992-97
    Medical Advisory Committee
    Hindmarsh Private Hospital

  • 1992-97
    Medical Records Committee
    Hindmarsh Private Hospital

  • 1990-92
    Chairman, Theatre Committee
    Hutt Street Private Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Tutor
  • Department of Surgery
  • University of Adelaide
  • South Australia

Teaching Appointments

  • 1990-Current
    Orthopaedic Registrar Training Programme

  • 1988-Current
    Teaching of Nurses and Physiotherapists
    Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • 1988-Current
    4th Year Medical Student Tutorials
    Royal Adelaide Hospital


Consulting/Operating Locations

Consulting Locations

North Adelaide Parkside

Orthopaedics SA
First floor
1 Kermode St.
North Adelaide SA 5006

257 Fullarton Rd
Parkside SA 5063

Operating Locations

North Adelaide

The Memorial Hospital
Sir Edwin Smith Ave.
North Adelaide SA 5006