Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Member of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society

Member of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Executive Board member Nepean Medical Association

Member Australian Medical Association since 1999

Australian Health Practitioners Register (previously NSW Medical Board)  since 2001

Academic Qualifications

Post FRACS Subspecialty Fellowships ASSITOT/DIVOT, Germany-

  • Arthroplasty, Reconstruction and Traumatology 2010

Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

  • FRACS II Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2009

Advance Training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Orthopaedic Primary and Basic Sciences, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Basic Surgical Training, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons,

  • FRACS 1 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2003

Bachelor of Medicine, University of Newcastle 2000

Bachelor of Science, UNSW (transfer to B-Med) 1995

Publications and Presentations at National/International Conferences

Qurashi S, Chinappa J, Rositano P,Asha, P, SuperPATH: The Australian Experience. Retrospective review if functional outcomes and complication rates of SuperPATH hip replacement of the first 100 cases by a single surgeon, Reconstructive Review, Volume 6, Number 2 July 2016 43-38.

Qurashi S, Chinnappa J, Lord S, Nazha A, Gordon J, Chow J, Driving After Micro Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Assessment of Brake Reaction Times, Journal of Arthroplasty, January 2017.

Qurashi S, Walsh W, Jang B, Parr W, Elevated Lip Polyethylene Liners: Is there an ideal lip position?, Presented at APAS 2016 Penang Malaysia.

Qurashi S, Bal G, Chinnappa J, CT assessment of acetabular cup placement in hip arthroplasty using SuperPATH technique, Presented at APAS 2016 Penang Malaysia.

B Zicat, DM Rahme, K Swaraj, S Qurashi, R. Loneragan & H. Van der Wall, Septic arthritis of the acromioclavicular joint: Tc-99m leukocyte imaging. Clin Nucl Med 2006; 31: 145-146.

S Qurashi, GRV Mutton, Bilateral Total knee Replacements: A series of 41 cases in country NSW WA AOA, Perth 3rd April 2004

A Bhimani, R Boyle, M Gillespie, P Morris, W Ishiesh, S Qurashi, A Prospective Randomised Control Trial Evaluating The Role Of Mechanical Acetabular Alignment Guide to Optimise Cup Position, AOA Annual Scientific Congress, ACT, November 2004

S Qurashi, M Solomon, Free Periosteal Grafting: A case of free nonvascularised periosteal grafting in a child with segmental bone defect from infection, Annual Scientific Congress, November 2004

S Qurashi, J Issacs, M Baba, Z Szomor, The diagnostic accuracy of Böhler’s angle in fractures of the Calcaneus, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St George Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Presented at AORA 2008
Presented at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2008
Presented at The Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference in LasVegas February 2009, submitted for publication to JBJS

Qurashi S, Thomas S, Thomas W, Hip Arthroscopy- The European Experience, ASSITOT 2010 Presented at the Il Congresso, ASSITOT/DIVOT, Campidoglio, Roma, June, 2010

Hans Van der Wall, Michael Magee, Loretta Reiter, Clayton Frater, Suleman Qurashi, Robert Loneragan, Degenerative spondylolysis: A concise report of scintigraphic observations. Rheumatology 2006; 45: 209-211.

Teaching Commitments

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Dr Qurashi holds academic appointments at the Universities of Sydney and Notre Dame. His current teaching commitments are both at a post graduate and undergraduate level. These include:

  • Post graduate Teaching of SuperPATH technique to National and International visiting Surgeons
  • An overseas fellowship program for teaching Joint Replacement and Reconstructive surgery.
  • Supervision and education of post graduate Advance Orthopaedic trainees (Australian Specialist Training) as part of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, NSW
  • Fellowship Pre Exam coaching to final year Advance Trainees in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • Undergraduate Medical teaching at Notre Dame University, Hawkesbury Campus
  • Undergraduate Medical teaching at University of Sydney, Nepean Campus

In the past Dr Qurashi’s teaching commitments have included:

  • Examiner and Coordinator of Trial Pre Fellowship Examinations.
  • Directed lectures and operative teaching to registrars, junior/senior medical and nursing staff internationally at National Referral Hospital, Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
  • Directed orthopaedic teaching to junior medical staff and AMC candidates, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
  • Anatomy Tutor, Department of Anatomy, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus Teaching Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Medical Radiation Technology at an undergraduate level.
  • Undergraduate Medical teaching, UNSW
Awards

AMA Scholarship in Medicine Award 1999

Humanitarian Work

Global Medical Foundation

This is a not for profit, voluntary medical organization that runs medical missions to underprivileged parts of the world. Dr Qurashi has participated in missions as a specialist surgeon providing orthopaedic services and education.

– Global Medical Foundation Mission to Nepal April 2015

  • A Charity Mission to Kathmandu Nepal conducted at the B R Smriti Memorial Hospital Nepal as supervising orthopaedic surgeon on a voluntary basis, accompanied by a full team.

– Global Medical Foundation Mission to Philippines January 2016

  • A Charity Mission to Nueva Vizcaya conducted at Regional Referral Hospital NVP as supervising orthopaedic surgeon on a voluntary basis, accompanied by a full team.

Orthopaedic Outreach

This is an initiative by the Australian Orthopaedic Association with travelling missions to the South Pacific providing Orthopaedic services and education.

– Pacific Island Program Mission to Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Island, Orthopaedic Outreach 2005

  • Dr Qurashi’s involvement was as a travelling registrar in with a team comprised of a consultant orthopaedic surgeon (Professor John Stephen) and anaesthetist (Dr Ian Woodforth). Duties included performing operations and teaching operative techniques to local registrars, junior and senior staff including arthroscopic knee surgery, intramedullary long bone nailing, flexible nailing, hip fracture fixation, use of traction table etc.

Team Doctor, South Sydney Juniors (Rabbitohs), NRL, 2005

This was also a very enjoyable and entertaining undertaking, at the request of a colleague (Dr J Tsingos) who was involved with the team on a fulltime basis. Duties included providing on field, sideline and off field medical support for the players (all grades). This was a voluntary unpaid exercise.

Professional Courses

p8111395SuperPATH Technique, Microport Orthopaedics, 2014

SuperPATH Technique, Wright Medical, San Diego, 2013

SuperPATH technique, Cadaveric workshops, Denver CO 2013

Difficult Revision Arthroplasty, Zimmer Institute, Sydney 2013

Kinespring Implantation course, Moximed, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2012

Hip arthroscopic Techniques, Melbourne 2012

Advance Techniques in Pelvic Surgery AO, Graz, Austria, 2010

Advance Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Trauma, Graz, Austria, 2010

Depuy Uncemented THR workshop, Lyon, France 2010

Total Ankle Replacement, Advance Techniques, Bristol, UK 2010

Depuy Advance Trauma Workshop, Depuy Australia, Melbourne, 2009

Hand and Wrist Trauma Workshop, Hand Innovations, Miami, Florida, 2008

Computer Navigated Joint Replacement, Stryker Australia, 2005

Applied Anatomy and Surgical Approaches and Dissection, Zimmer Institute, 2005

Arthroscopic Surgery, Northern Clinical School, RNSH, 2004

Arbietgeminschaft Osteosynthesefragen, Internal Fixation and Fracture Management, AO Oceania, 2004

Basic Surgical Skills, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2002

Early Management of Severe Trauma, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2002

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2004

Extracurricular Interests

Surfing

Fitness

Cooking (All, especially Sub continental and Eastern Cuisines)

Four Wheel Driving/ Camping (with utmost regard and respect for nature bush tracks)