Dr Simon William Young

MBChB, FRACS, MD

Biography

 

Simon graduated from medical school in 2001 and was underwent orthopaedic surgical training in New Zealand. He went on to work in the USA, completing an Arthroplasty fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and a Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University.   He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on orthopaedic surgery, and his doctoral thesis was based on a technique to prevent infection in knee replacement surgery.

His research has been recognised worldwide winning the all three North American Knee Society Awards, the Mark Coventry Award in 2013, the Chitranjan Ranawat Award in 2016, and the John Insall Award in 2017.  He also won the AAHKS Clinical research award in Dallas in 2017, and was a John Insall Travelling Fellow in 2015. He has a consultant appointment at North Shore Hospital in Auckland, and is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University. Simon is fluent in Spanish, and is married to Maria, a human rights lawyer, with whom he has two young daughters.

Distinctions/Honours

AAHKS Clinical Award – Most Outstanding paper in Arthroplasty, American Association of Hip and Knee Annual meeting, Dallas, Tx, 2017

Best Poster Award – British Association for Surgery of the Knee meeting, Leicester, UK 2018

John Insall Award 2017– Knee Society Open Meeting AAOS, San Diego, CA 2017

Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award 2016 – Knee Society Open Meeting AAOS, Orlando 2016

John Insall Travelling Fellowship Award, Oct 2015

Poster Award - EFORT Congress, Prague, May 2015

Knee Society ‘Young Investigator’ Award, Mar 2015, AAOS, Las Vegas

Best of AAOS Session – AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2014

Mark Coventry Award 2013 – Knee Society Open Meeting AAOS, Chicago 2013

Top 5 Paper - ICJR East New York 2013

Presidents Award – New Zealand Orthopaedic Association 2011

Research Award – New Zealand Orthopaedic Association 2011

Louis Barnett Prize - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2011

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Wellington 2009

Smith and Nephew Award, Best Presentation

Auckland Orthopaedic Society Academic Meeting, 2008

Runner up, Best Presentation

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Napier 2008

Smith and Nephew Award, Best Presentation

Finalist – Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Research Prize in Surgery 2006

Australian SICOT Award 2006

Mary Shaw Prize for Surgery – Graduating Class 2001

Areas of expertise

Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Surgery

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Young, S. W., Walker, M. L., Bayan, A., Briant-Evans, T., Pavlou, P., & Farrington, B. (2017). The Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award: No difference in 2-year functional outcomes using kinematic versus mechanical alignment in TKA: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 475 (1), 9-20. 10.1007/s11999-016-4844-x
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43976
  • Young, S. W., Dakic, J., Stroia, K., Nguyen, M. L., Harris, A. H., & Safran, M. R. (2015). High incidence of infraspinatus muscle atrophy in elite professional female tennis players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43 (8), 1989-1993. 10.1177/0363546515588177
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42739
  • Young, S. W., Patel, A., Zhu, M., van Dijck, S., McNair, P., Bevan, W. P., & Tomlinson, M. (2014). Weight-bearing in the nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 96 (13), 1073-1079. 10.2106/JBJS.M.00248
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41964
  • Young, S. W., Zhang, M., Freeman, J. T., Mutu-Grigg, J., Pavlou, P., & Moore, G. A. (2014). The Mark Coventry Award: Higher tissue concentrations of vancomycin with low-dose intraosseous regional versus systemic prophylaxis in TKA : A randomized trial. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 472 (1), 57-65. 10.1007/s11999-013-3038-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rocco Pitto
  • Young, S. W., Zhu, M., Walker, C. G., & Poon, P. C. (2013). Comparison of functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty with those of hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of cuff-tear arthropathy: A matched-pair analysis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 95 (10), 910-915. 10.2106/JBJS.L.00302
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Walker
  • Young, S. W., Zhang, M., Freeman, J. T., Vince, K. G., & Coleman, B. (2013). Higher Cefazolin concentrations with intraosseous regional prophylaxis in TKA. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471 (1), 244-249. 10.1007/s11999-012-2469-2

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Primary office location

NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL - KAHUI MANAAKI - Bldg 674
Level 1, Room 1002
LEVEL 1 KAHUI MANAAKI BLDG NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL
TAKAPUNA
AUCKLAND 0620
New Zealand

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