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At its luncheon on Tuesday 18 June, the Rotary Club of Sydney will be working with the Federal Department of Home Affairs to host a Citizenship Ceremony for 12 new Australians.

The guest speaker will be A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis who is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon and a squadron leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve.   He was born in Baghdad, and had to flee Iraq as a young doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. He endured a life-threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. He has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.

Munjed holds several academic titles including Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Notre Dame Australia School Of Medicine Sydney, Honorary Associate of the School of AMME/Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney, Clinical Lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine.

He teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities, trains local and international surgeons, registrars and medical students.

Apart from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work. He is a Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South Wales Amputee Association and an Ambassador of the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association. 


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