The Clinic

The Hip and Knee Clinic @ Harbour City Orthopaedics is a boutique orthopaedic practice focused at providing personalized orthopaedic care and services of the highest standard, with a holistic attitude to health and wellbeing. Our mantra is “Treat the man, not the scan” and our objective, to create an environment where excellence in healthcare flourishes.

Our services include management of common conditions affecting the adult Hip and Knee joint with specialisation in Hip and Knee Replacement and Sports Knee Reconstruction Surgery. Our approach keeps in mind the expectations and aspirations of the young athlete, as well as the active ageing Australian population.

What We Do

The most common procedures performed at our clinic are:

Meet The Team

Administration

staff-1-Narelle-bMs Narelle Swain

Practice Manager

Narelle is the practice manager and the face of The Hip and Knee Clinic. With extensive experience in administrative practice management in both the clinic and hospital environments, Nel brings a wealth of knowledge combined with her extremely friendly and approachable mannerism. She is an invaluable resource to our patients and their first port of call.

Perioperative & Rehabilitative Medicine

Dr John Obeid

Specialist Phycisian
MBBS FRACP FANZSGM

Dr Obeid is a consultant physician and geriatrician. He has considerable experience in peri-operative medicine as well as all areas of geriatric medicine and rehabilitation. He graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 1992, then completed specialist physician training at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Nepean Hospital, Sydney. He was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1998.

Dr Obeid has held many distinguished positions in both public and private hospitals in the fields of geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, stroke and medical administration. He is currently a senior Visiting Medical Officer at Fairfield, Norwest Private and The Hills Private Hospitals in Sydney. Dr Obeid is a proactive teacher and academic, with educational commitments at the University of Notre Dame and Sydney Universities. He was previously the Director of Prevocational Education and Training and has served on the Federal Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine since 2001.

Interventional Pain Specialist

staff-2-AlanDr Alan Nazha

B Med, FANZCA, FIPP
Specialist Anaesthetist and Pain Management

Dr Alan Nazha is the Interventional Pain Specialist affiliated with our clinic. He is also a trained Specialist Anaesthetist. He is also a Specialist Consulting in Pain Medicine. His medical training was through the University of Newcastle followed by post graduate years at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

After qualifying as a FANZCA Specialist Anaesthetist, Dr Nazha undertook further sub specialist training in Pain Management and has attained Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice accredited by the World Institute of Pain. Dr Nazha is the current serving Deputy Head of Department of Anaesthesia at Norwest Private Hospital, Chairman of the Medical Staff Council (Hornsby Hospital) as well as being appointed to the Medical & Dental Appointments Advisory Committee for Northern Sydney Local Health District.

He is also appointed as an Instructor and examiner on the EMST (Emergency Management of Severe Trauma) faculty by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and has an academic appointment at the Sydney University. Dr Nazha has consultant appointments at multiple private and public hospitals in Sydney. He is the founder of the Sydney Pain Specialists pain clinic.

Anaesthetic Specialists

Dr Bill B. Bestic

Sc, BA, MB, BS, FANZCA
Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Bestic is a specialist anaesthetist and the former Deputy Director of Trauma for the busiest trauma hospital in New South Wales. He has a special interest in the anaesthetic management of orthopaedic surgery. Dr Bestic is a retrieval specialist with CareFlight and Defence Force doctor with over twenty years of experience including numerous overseas deployments driving a particular interest in the management of anaesthetic crises.

Dr Bestic undertook his anaesthetic specialist training at Royal North Shore Hospital and is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, as well as a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Dr Bestic is an active researcher and educator including Early Management of Severe Trauma Instructor with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises Instructor with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He has published in peer reviewed medical journals on advanced airway management and is a member of the Northern Sydney Anaesthetic Research Institute. He has been invited to speak at conferences in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

staff-4-AnnDr Ann Marie McCallum

MB, BS, FANZCA
Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Ann Marie McCallum obtained her medical and Specialist Anaesthetist training in Sydney. She then completed a sub-specialisation Fellowship in Edinburgh, UK. She has significant experience in Orthopaedic Anaesthesia including the management of patients with complex medical comorbidities. Apart from her clinical duties she has a keen interest in medical education/simulation and is active in the supervision and teaching of specialist trainees in anaesthesia.

She is a regular volunteer with the humanitarian charity “Mercy Ships”, providing anaesthetic care to developing countries in West Africa. Dr McCallum is currently appointed to several public and private hospitals across Sydney

staff-5-CarolineDr. Caroline Jackson

MBChB, FANZCA
Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Caroline Jackson is a Specialist Anaesthetist based in Sydney. She completed her medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2003 before moving to Australia, where she had been working as a doctor for over 12 years.

She completed her specialist anaesthetic training at Royal North Shore Hospital and also worked as a retrieval doctor for Careflight NSW. Her regular anaesthetic practice varies widely and includes general, orthopaedic, vascular, obstetrics and ENT surgery at several public and private hospitals across Sydney

Dr Karthik Nagarajan

BSc(Med) MBBS, FANZCA
Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Karthik Nagarajan is a specialist anaesthetist based in Sydney. He completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales in 2005. He subsequently completed his anaesthetic post graduate training at Royal North Shore Hospital, which included working as a retrieval doctor with Careflight & the NSW ambulance service. Dr Nagarajan was appointed the Senior Anaesthetic Fellow at Royal North Shore Hosptial in 2013, & continues to work at the hospital as a senior anaesthetic specialist.

Dr Nagarajan’s regular anaesthetic practice encompasses a broad range of surgical specialties including orthopaedic surgery. He has a keen interest in regional anaesthesia in line with our philosophy of Enhanced Recovery methods.

He is also heavily involved in anaesthetic trainee education. Dr Nagarajan is also regular volunteer on an annual charitable medical trip to the Philippines for the treatment of cleft lip & palate surgery for underprivileged children.

Dr Hannah Wong

BSc(Med)MBBS (Hons), FANZCA

Dr Hannah Wong is a specialist anaesthetist based in Sydney. She obtained the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2000 and undertook further training in anaesthesia at Concord Repatriation General Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, becoming a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2009.

She has significant interest and experience in anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery including patients with complex medical comorbidities. Dr Wong also has a special interest in the review of critical incidents and quality assurance in anaesthesia.

She aims to provide a safe and stress free journey for each patient, tailoring the anaesthetic to the requirements of each individual.

Dr Amar Saluja

MBBS, M.D. (Anaesthesia), FANZCA
Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Saluja is a senior specialist anaesthetist based in Western Sydney and chairman of the anaesthetic department at Hawkesbury Area Health Service.

He has been in anaesthetic practice for 25 years with extensive experience in the specialty both nationally and internationally having provided his services to premier institutions in UAE, Dubai, Muscat, India and here at home.

Dr Saluja became a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthtetists in 2006 and has since been working as a specialist anaesthetist in different public and private hospitals in Sydney. He also has a special interest in orthopaedic anaesthetics. Apart from his clinical practice, Dr Saluja is also an educator, teaching undergraduate students from the Universities of Notre Dame, Sydney and Western Sydney.

Dr Sol Qurashi

Hip & Knee Surgeon

Dr Qurashi is a Sydney trained and based Hip & Knee Surgeon with expertise in SuperPATH Hip, Knee Replacement and Reconstructive surgery.

He is the pioneer and first surgeon to introduce the micro invasive SuperPATH Hip Replacements in Australia and report on functional outcomes. His other areas of expertise include Knee Replacement and Realignment surgery, Arthroscopic and Ligament Reconstructive surgery.

Dr Qurashi holds appointments at multiple public and private hospitals in Sydney. He has academic affiliations with the Universities of Sydney and Notre Dame and is at the forefront of research and development in his field.

Kalapathar, Mt Everest Base Camp – Nepal Mission 2015

Dr Qurashi’s Profile

Dr. Qurashi went to Randwick Boys High and attended the Universities of NSW and Newcastle. He qualified as a doctor in the year 2000. After starting clinical practice in 2001 he spent the next 9 years specializing in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery through the Australian Orthopaedic Association (Sydney Southside Training Program) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to qualify as a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon (FRACS).

He then spent another year in Europe, including the prestigious Charite Klinik in Germany, learning advanced techniques in Hip Arthroscopy, Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Knee Ligament Reconstruction.

Dr Qurashi founded The Hip and Knee Clinic @ Harbourcity Orthopaedics in 2010.

He consults at Potts Point, Homebush, Norwest, Penrith, Windsor and Leura.

He operates at St Luke’s Hospital Potts Point, Canterbury, Norwest, Nepean and Hawkesbury Hospitals.

Career Objective

To Establish the highest standard of Orthopaedic surgical care in the public and private sectors, with active teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at its helm and a continuing contribution to education, research and development to achieve a healthier, happier community.
Sub specialty interest:

  • Hip and Knee Replacement surgery
  • Minimally/Micro invasive Joint Replacement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction and Arthroscopic (Key Hole) Surgery for Sports Injuries
  • Knee Realignment surgery for management of Arthritis