Dr Ellis specialises in reconstructive orthopaedic surgery aimed at restoring function and quality of life to individuals affected by forms of arthritis, acute traumatic injury and illness affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Dr Ellis is a fellow of both the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics, 1995) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association (2002). My surgical training in orthopaedics was in Sydney and Exeter UK.
- Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
- Hip arthroplasty (joint replacement, especially through using patient specific image guidance and the direct anterior approach )
- Musculoskeletal trauma and injury, including fracture management,
- Reconstruction of the lower limb due to neurological conditions.
Recently, he was appointed the Network Clinical Director in the areas of Musculoskeletal Health, Burns/Plastics, Trauma and Spinal for Northern Sydney Local Health District, encompassing the Royal North Shore Campus and five associated hospitals. He is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Australian Defence Force as a member of the Army Reserve.
As Colonel Andrew Ellis, he has much experience in providing support to various missions in austere environments overseas, having served in active duty in East Timor, Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands and following the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Additionally, he volunteers in Orthopaedic Outreach programs through the Australian Orthopaedic Association, with particular interest in establishing orthopaedic centres of education in Papua New Guinea.
He is a national board member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and a member of the National Trauma Centre and a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of US and the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Ellis operates privately through North Shore Private Hospital and through the NSLHD centres of Royal North Shore Hospital and Ryde Hospital. His central office is at his rooms at AMA House, 69 Christie St, St Leonards.