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  02 9972 9100
  Fax 02 9972 2639
  ddreception@penorth.com.au

Dr David Dickison

Knee and arthroscopic surgery
MBBS (UNSW)(Hons), FRACS, FAOrthA

Interests
  • Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic, Reconstructive and Replacement
Hospital Appointments
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • Mater Hospital
  • Hospital for Specialist Surgery (Bella Vista)
Memberships


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  02 9971 6348
  Fax 02 9982 4217
  mhreception@penorth.com.au

Dr Mark Hile

Hand and wrist specialist
BE (Mech Eng) (UTS), MBBS (Univ. of Sydney), FRACS, FAOrthA

After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 with first class honours, Dr Hile undertook the combined medicine and surgery degree at The University of Sydney. His internship, resident medical officer posting and basic surgical training was at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Advanced training in Orthopaedic Surgery was with the Australian Orthopaedic Association Sydney Northside training scheme, completed in 2000. During 2001 Dr Hile was the Lincoln Centre Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital Hand Surgery Department with Professor Michael Tonkin, and an Honorary Research Fellow at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with Professor David Little.

Dr Hile has researched and published articles on fracture healing and tendon repair. He is a director of the Peninsula Orthopaedics Research Institute.

Dr Hile is a specialist Hand and Wrist Surgeon with expertise in microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, arthroscopic procedures of the wrist, and all bone and soft tissue problems involving the hand, wrist and upper extremity. They include joint replacement and other procedures for arthritis, treatment of fractures, and tendon and ligament injuries.

Common procedures include carpal tunnel release (open and endoscopic/ keyhole), trigger finger release, Dupuytrens contracture surgery, joint replacement, wrist arthroscopy, ganglion excision, treatment of sports injuries including skiers thumb, fixation of distal radius/ Colles fractures, and microsurgical repair of nerve and artery lacerations.

Dr Hile serves the needs of the lower North Shore and Northern Beaches communities by being on the staff of the Royal North Shore and Mona Vale Hospitals, taking part in the Emergency and Trauma on call rosters at both hospitals.

Dr Hile is married with three growing children. He is often on the sporting sidelines or poolside on weekends providing enthusiastic support. He enjoys a hit of tennis, or paddling an Epic V10 sport ski on Middle Harbour. When possible he also undertakes relatively controlled mountain descents while skiing.

Dr Hile has offices at Dee Why, North Sydney (The Mater Clinic), and St Leonards (North Shore Private).

Hospital Appointments
  • The Mater Hospital
  • Castlecrag Private Hospital
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • North Shore Private Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Mona Vale Hospital
Memberships


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  02 9971 8018
  Fax 02 9972 2639
  emreception@penorth.com.au

Dr Ed Marel

Hip resurfacing, hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy
MBBS (Sydney), FRACS (Orth), FRCSEd (Orth), FA(Orth)A


Dr Marel has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1990, with rooms in Dee Why for all that time.

As Dr Marel’s major interest has always been hip and knee replacement surgery, he now practices exclusively in the hip and knee area, performing hip replacement and hip resurfacing, and knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. His research interests have centred on hip instability and dislocation, and acetabular cup orientation. He was one of the designer surgeons of the Optimised Orthopaedics implant positioning system for Total Hip Replacements.

Dr Marel was a founding member of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia (hip and knee replacement surgeons) and was president of the society in 1999 and 2000. He was an Orthopaedic Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship in Orthopaedics from 2004 - 2012 and is the previous Chairman of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.

Dr Marel now works in Sydney and in Bathurst, operating at North Shore Private Hospital, Delmar Private Hospital and Bathurst Private Hospital.

Married with one adult son he is a keen glider pilot who flies long distance cross country flights in the summer months.

Hospital Appointments
  • North Shore Private Hospital
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • Bathurst Private Hospital
Memberships


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  02 9972 9111
  Fax 02 9972 9024
  crreception@penorth.com.au

Dr Chris Roberts

Hip, knee, trauma and arthroscopic surgery
BMBS FRACS Orth

Interests
Hip, knee, trauma and arthroscopic surgery

Hospital Appointments
  • The Mater Hospital
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • Castle Hill Day Surgery
  • North Shore Private Hospital
Memberships


Dr Sam Chia

Hip, knee and trauma surgery
MBBS (Sydney), FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA


Dr Chia is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

Dr Chia completed his medical degree at the University Of Sydney in 1999 and was awarded the Sidney B Clipsham Memorial Prize in Operative Surgery. He completed his residency at The Prince Of Wales Hospital and was then selected onto the Sydney Southside Training Scheme of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He gained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008 and then completed three postgraduate fellowships in hip and knee reconstruction. These were administered by Arthritis Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Peninsula Orthopaedic Research Institute (PORI). Dr Chia is committed to maintaining his knowledge at the highest levels and is certified to perform robotic hip and knee surgery.

Dr Chia also has a keen interest in research, with multiple publications in major orthopaedic journals and is a current director of PORI. He also enjoys participating in medical education and has an appointment as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Dr Chia is also the intern supervisor at Mona Vale Hospital and is heavily involved in registrar teaching at various levels.

Dr Chia is able to provide a service to all residents of the Northern Beaches through participation in the on-call roster and elective lists at Mona Vale Hospital as well as appointments to various private hospitals in the area.

In his spare time, Dr Chia can be spotted pursuing his young family around local parks and beaches. Once a keen cricketer and rugby player, he now enjoys being an armchair critic of most team sports and is often seen to look longingly at the travel section of the Sydney Morning Herald.

Hospital Appointments
  • Mona Vale Hospital
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • The Mater Hospital
  • North Shore Private Hospital
Memberships

Former Directors


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Dr Len Walter

Former Director
Hip resurfacing, hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy
MBBS (Syd), FRACS, FAOrthA

Interests
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Hip resurfacing (Birmingham Hip)
Hospital Appointments
  • Delmar Private Hospital
  • Manly Hospital
  • Mater Misericordiae
Memberships
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroplasty Society Of Australia
  • Warringah District Medical Association

For general enquiries and fellowship enquiries please contact
  contact@pori.org.au

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