About Prof George Murrell

Professor George Murrell is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Professor at the UNSW.

He specialises in shoulder surgery and has a special interest in arthroscopic methods to repair and restore damaged ligaments and tendons.

Professor Murrell graduated from Adelaide University and was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford he gained blues in athletics, completed a DPhil (PhD) and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Arris and Gale medal. He spent a year in Cambridge teaching and rowing before completing his orthopaedic training at Duke University, USA.

During a two year fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York he gained a National Institutes of Health First Award, and an American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellowship. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. His team has won over 30 awards for their work and his fellowship program attracts surgeons from around the world.

He is very happy to manage patients who live locally, from other parts of Sydney, the country, interstate and from overseas.

Current Position
Shoulder Surgeon, 17 Kensington Street, Kogarah, Sydney.
Director, Orthopaedic Research Institute (www.ori.org.au)
Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales
Senior Staff Specialist, The St George Hospital Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Gender: male


Hospitals Practicing At
St George Private, Kogarah Private


  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Instability
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • AC Joint Problems
  • Fractures




Contact Prof George Murrell

02 9598 5801
The Church
17 Kensington St
Kogarah 2217 NSW

17 Kensington St NSW 2217 Australia