Mr Simon William Young

MBChB, FRACS

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Medicine

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 a Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University and an Arthroplasty fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. While at Stanford he served as Team Physician at the Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic, providing orthopaedic care to the San Francisco 49ers NFL team and Stanford College Football team and was an attending physician at the Rose Bowl.  He is a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Auckland University, and has a Consultant public appointment at North Shore Hospital. He maintains a keen research interest, currently completing his doctoral thesis on prevention of infection in knee surgery.  He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on orthopaedic surgery. Simon is fluent in Spanish, and is married to Maria, a human rights lawyer, with whom he has two young daughters. His specialty interest is surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Distinctions/Honours

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
  • Young, S. W., Dakic, J., Stroia, K., Nguyen, M. L., Harris, A. H. S., & 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
  • 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. American volume, 96 (13), 1073-1079. 10.2106/jbjs.m.00248
  • 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
  • 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. American volume, 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