Dr Myles Coolican trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Sydney and completed overseas fellowships in knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge and at The Clevaland Clinic. Whilst in Clevland, Dr Coolican worked as an assistant team physician with the Clevland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and continued as a team doctor in Sydney with the NSW Waratahs and the Northern Suburbs and Gordon Rugby Clubs. He has worked as a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital since 1981 where he continues to teach fellows and orthopaedic trainees.
Dr Coolican’s practice centres around surgical treatment of knee problems particularly computer navigated knee arthroplasty and lower limb realignment for arthritis and deformity. His own knee injury as a medical student gave him an interest in the treatment of ligamentous disruptions and he continues to treat injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament and other knee supporting structures.
Dr Coolican performs over 200 Total Knee Replacements each year, as well as performing over 75 ACL reconstructions. He also performs Revision Knee Replacements, Athroscopic Knee Surgery and High Tibial Osteotomy.
Along with his colleague Dr David Parker, Dr Coolican established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002 and continues his research into injuries and diseases of the knee joint. He regularly presents at national and international meetings, publishes in peer reviewed orthopaedic journals and has written many book chapters in orthopaedic texts. Dr Coolican’s overseas experience during his training has led to invaluable links with renowned international colleagues and active involvement with international orthopaedic organiziations including ISAKOS and the Warhog Society.
Dr Coolican’s interests outside work include spending time with family as well as golf, rugby and he still plays a game of touch rugby most weekends with friends of a similar vintage.