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, Dabboussi A M, Aktas, S, Bayzidurahman M, & Chinnappa, J, Overnight Joint Replacement Surgery: A Pilot Australian Study, ANZ Journal of Surgery,
DOI: 10.1111/ans.17977, 15 August 2022.

Qurashi, S., Bajwa, S., Aktas, S., Bestic, W., & Chinnappa, J. (2021). Overnight or Short Stay Joint Replacements in the Public and Private settings: An Australian
Experience. Reconstructive Review, 11(1).

Qurashi S, ‘Minimally invasive surgery: Total Hip Replacement: Posterior approach Variants’, Chapter 58, p 377-83 Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Compendium, 3rd edition, Jay Pee Publications 2019.

Le M, Maestri D, Jang B, Chinnappa J, Qurashi S, Early Post-operative Rises in Serum Metal Ion Levels in Total Hip Arthroplasty – A Prospective Cohort Study, JISRF, Reconstructive Review, Vol. 10, 2020

Qurashi S, Pelletier MH, Wang T, Bramich N, Chinnappa J, Walsh WR. Stand up! Are normal weight-bearing forces sufficient for a 12/14 Morse taper locking in total hip arthroplasty?
Hip Int. 2020 Oct 20:1120700020967000.
DOI: 10.1177/1120700020967000. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33081513.

Qurashi S, Chinappa J, Rositano P,Asha, P, Driving after SuperPATH minimally invasive hip replacement surgery: A prospective assessment of Brake reaction times post operatively. Journal of Arthroplasty, May 2017.

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, No 2, August 2016.

Qurashi S, Kuo A, Aktas S, Bajwa S, Bestic W, Chinnapa J, Overnight / Short Stay Arthroplasty: An Australian experience in the public and private systems, Presented at the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, APAS2021 Virtual, July 2021.

Qurashi S, Walsh W, Jang B, Parr W, Elevated Lip Polyethylene Liners: Is there an ideal lip position?, Reconstructive Review, Volume 7, Number 4, p11-17, December 2017 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, ACT, 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 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.

Educational Commitments


Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor 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
Invited Speaker

Member of the Regional Training Committee for the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Director of Training at Hawkesbury Hospital

Invited Reviewer

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Invited Speaker and Faculty 2015 – current

Invited speaker, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Summit, Philippines, 2022.
“Supracupsular approaches to Hip Replacements”

Invited speaker and faculty, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, Bali, Indonesia, 2022.
“Short Stay Arthroplasty- Outpatient and Same day discharge”
“Supracupsular approaches to Hip Replacements”

Invited speaker and faculty, Bone and Pain Day 2021, Med Ed series, Streamed Australia wide, October 2021

Invited speaker and faculty Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, APAS Virtual 2021
“MIS – Posterior Approach Variants”, July 10th 2021

Invited speaker and faculty Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, APAS Virtual 2021
“Short Stay Arthroplasty”, July 24th 2021

Invited surgeon and faculty Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, APAS Virtual 2021
LIVE broadcast of a Total Hip Replacement using Micro Posterior techiques
July 10th 2021

Invited speaker and Chairman, SuperPATH user group webinar, Surgical Specialties Australia, delegates from USA, UK, Belgium.  Sydney Australia, 15th May 2021

Invited speaker and faculty, Bone and Pain Day 2020, Med Ed series, October, Sydney Australia, 2020

Invited main speaker, The Hip Arthroplasty Revolution, Ortho TV, IFCICS Tutotrial Series, Indian Orthopaedic Community, 4th June 2020, Live broadcast 481 orthopaedic surgeons. Mumbai, India 2020

Invited speaker, “Learn from the Masters: Basics of Hip Arthroplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery, the future?”, Delhi Orthopaedics Association, 3rd August 2020. Live Broadcast. New Delhi India, 2020

Invited speaker and faculty, Bone and Pain Day 2019, Med Ed series, Sydney Australia, September 2019

Invited speaker and instructor for live surgery, Beijing United Family Healthcare, Chaoyang, Beijing, August 2019

Invited speaker and faculty Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, Xiamen China August 2019

Invited speaker Microport Amoy Night, Xiamen China 2019

Invited Live Surgeon, microinvasive hip surgery, Indian Arthroplasty Conference, Hyderabad, India, February 2018. Broadcasted to over 500 orthopaedic surgeon 

Invited speaker and faculty, Indian Arthroplasty conference, Hyderabad, India, February 2018

Invited speaker and as faculty, Microport Enhanced Recovery Programs, London, June 2018

Invited faculty and speaker, Enhanced Recovery meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands, November 2017

Invited Speaker and faculty, Micro Invasive Hip and Medial Pivot Knee designs, Macau, August 2017

Invited speaker and faculty, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society meeting, Chennai, India August 2017

Invited Speaker, Minimally Invasive Arthroplasty, Beijing, June 2017

Invited Live Surgeon, microinvasive hip surgery, Beijing United Family Healthcare, Chaoyang, Beijing. May June 2017- broadcasted to over 3000 orthopaedic surgeon.

Invited Speaker and didactic instructor, SP user group meet, Melbourne, May 2017

Microport Arthroplasty Group conference Vienna 2016

Invied Speaker APAS, Penang, Malaysia, August 2016

Invited Speaker APAS, New Delhi, India, 2015


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. Associate Professor 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

  • Associate Professor 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



Cooking (All, especially Sub continental and Eastern Cuisines)

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