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Dr Joe Ghabrial


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor Youssef Amin Emil (Joe) Ghabrial was born in Egypt and graduated from Cairo University.  He trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in England at Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool and London for 10 years.

He was recruited to Newcastle in New South Wales in the mid 1970’s as a Staff Specialist at the Royal Newcastle Hospital and became the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Newcastle Hospital.  He was also the Area Director of Orthopaedics for the Hunter New England Health Service.

Professor Ghabrial has always been devoted to undergraduate and postgraduate training especially as Conjoint Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Newcastle and in his role as Director of Training of the Newcastle Training Branch.  He was closely involved in the development of training posts in rural areas.

He has provided outstanding service to the Australian Orthopaedic Association as Honorary Secretary, Chairman of the Manpower Committee and Chairman of the Ethics Committee. 

Professor Ghabrial was a member of the Court of Examiners’ in Orthopaedics for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for eight years.  He is the Co-convenor of the Indonesian Program for Orthopaedic Outreach (a total of 42 trips to Indonesia since 2003).

He was awarded the AOA Medal as well as the Humanitarian Award of the AOA. He was awarded the prestigious Sultan Hussanuddin Award in Indonesia for services to Indonesian Orthopaedics.  He has recently been honoured with Life Fellowship of the AOA.

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