Mentoring is a highly valued experience for both mentees and mentors. It is seen to support collegiality, engagement and care for colleagues, to foster leadership and professionalism, and is a way to address culture change. As the relationship between mentees and mentors matures and evolves, it is hoped that both mentors and mentees will also increasingly be able to raise, address and resolve ethical issues.

There is strong desire to keep the program voluntary and informal.  Where a trainee or other member asks AOA to arrange a mentor for them, we do so by ascertaining the reason they are seeking the mentor – eg is it for assistance with communication skills, technical skills or do they need careers advice/ help with establishing a practice - we then approach a mentor and following discussion put the mentee in contact with the mentor.

The following AOA members have volunteered to act as a mentor to a younger AOA surgeon. To the best of AOA’s knowledge they are fully registered, practising specialist orthopaedic surgeons.

If you are interested in being mentored by one of these surgeons, please contact Education Manager Elizabeth Burrell via



Michelle Atkinson
Mark Baker
Zsolt Balogh
Richard Boyle
Tanya Burgess
Christine Castle
Merv Cross
Paul Della Torre
David Dickison
Michael Dixon
Ian Farey
Matthew Giblin
Katherine Gordiev
Peter Gray
Jennifer Green
Sanjeev Gupta
Ali Gursel
Scott Harbison
Dave Healey
Roland Hicks
Nigel Hope
Ian Incoll
John Ireland
Stuart Mackenzie
Jonathan Negus
David Nicholson
Stephen Quain
Andrew Redgment
Geoff Rosenberg
Matthew Sherlock
Rupert Snyman
Greg Stackpool
Ian Stokes
Arnold Suzuki
Chris Wainwright
John Walsh
Jonathan Young



John Bartlett
Harvinder Bedi
Mark Blackney
Stephen Doig
Michael Dooley
Tony Dunin
Shaun English
Elton Edwards
Max Esser
Raphael Hau
Annette Holian
John O'Donnell
Sam Patten
Alvin Pun

Marinis Pirpiris
Phong Tran
Andrew Weber


Rohan Brunello
Kim Bulwinkel
Philip Dalton
Richard Hudson
Michael Lutz
Michael McAuliffe
David Morgan
Chris Morrey
Angus Moxon
John North
Stephen Rackemann
Mark Ross
Peter Sharwood
Danielle Wadley
Sarah Watts



Peter Annear
Peter D’Alessandro
Tim Fletcher
Tony Geddes
Michael Halliday
Greg Hogan
Michael Holt
Markus Kuster
Nicole Leeks
Kate Stannage
Simon Wall
Colin Whitewood
Greg Witherow
Michael Wren


Scott Brumby
Linda Ferris
Bhavin Jadav
Ted Mah
David Martin
Graham Mercer
Orso Osti
Jai Rawat
Darren Waters
Nicole Williams