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Dr Gordon Morrison

MBChB, FRCS, FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Gordon Morrison
Dr Gordon Morrison

Orthopaedics SA and an Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than three decades’ experience. He developed particular expertise in the surgical treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and now specialises in providing medico-legal expertise and permanent impairment assessments.

With Orthopaedics SA, Dr Morrison practises at Memorial Medical Centre. A former Orthopaedic Staff Specialist and Consultant in Spinal Injury at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, he has been a Visiting Orthopaedic Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Director of the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma. Dr Morrison has served as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the RAAF, and as a Specialist Reserve Wing Commander, he deployed to Rwanda in 1995, Bougainville in 1999 and East Timor in 2000-2001.

After completing his original medical and surgical training in Scotland (Edinburgh Academy and University of Dundee), Dr Morrison undertook orthopaedic training in Adelaide from 1980-1984, followed by further postgraduate training in Edinburgh and London. He has had a lifelong interest in surgical teaching, which led to serving as Chair of the SA Orthopaedic Training Programme and then Director of Training for the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Chair of the College Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Adelaide.

Specialising in

  • Medico-legal
  • Permanent impairment assessment

Consulting from

  • North Adelaide
  • Tel: (08) 8267 8255
  • EmailEmail: [javascript protected email address]

Curriculum Vitae


  • MBChB, University of Dundee, 1973
  • FRCS (Edin), 1978
  • FRACS in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1984
  • FA Orth A, 1987

Education/Medical Training

  • 1955-67 Edinburgh Academy
  • 1967-73 Medical School,
    University of Dundee
  • 1973-74 House Officer
    Perth Royal Infirmary
    Bridge of Earn Hospital, Perth
  • 1974-75 Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Southhampton
    Casualty Officer, Southhampton General Hospital
    Orthopaedic Senior House Officer
  • 1975-78 Surgical Training Registrar,
    Dundee, Scotland
  • 1978-79 Senior RMO, Emergency Department,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1980 Registrar in Plastic Surgery,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1980-84 Advanced Trainee in Orthopaedic Surgery
    SA Orthopaedic Training Programme
  • 1985 Travelling Fellow, PMR Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Middlesex Hospital, London, United Kingdom,
    Zimmer Travelling Fellowship
  • 1986 Staff Specialist,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital,
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1987 Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Accident Service,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1988 Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1989-2008 Orthopaedic Consultant, Wallaroo Hospital
  • Currently Consulting at:
    • 1 Kermode Street, North Adelaide 5006
    • 168 Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach 5022


Clinical Lecturer, Adelaide University

Past Member

  • Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Department,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Private Orthopaedic Practice – Orthopaedics SA
  • Past Director of Training, Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Past Chairman: SA Orthopaedic Training Committee
  • Past Chairman: SA Hand Surgery Society
  • Executive SA AOA
  • Medical Advisory Committee ACHA
  • Executive Medical Staff Society, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Trustee, Adelaide Bone & Joint Research Foundation Wing Commander RAAF (Retired)
  • Member Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association


  • RCS Edinburgh
  • RACS
  • AOA

Consulting/Operating Locations

Consulting Locations

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