SSRI is dedicated to undertaking research that will translate into real patient outcomes and innovations in the field of orthopaedic surgery. We focus on only a select number of projects at any given time to maximise the quality of our research.
We engage two Fellows each year to undertake independent and collaborative research projects while developing their surgical, clinical and teaching skills under the expert guidance of Drs Young and Cass as well as our esteemed colleagues Professor David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.
Drs Young and Cass engaged Jasmin Gwynne to establish SSRI and Jasmin now oversees all of the Institute’s research, fellowship and operational activities. Prior to joining SSRI, Jasmin spent 10 years in clinical psychology and 9 years in community services.
Please visit SSRI’s new website where you can find additional information about current and completed projects:
SSRI offers two highly regarded AOA accredited Fellowship Training Programs.
Each year, Sydney Shoulder Research Institute offers 2 coveted positions for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship.
The Supervising surgeon for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship is Dr Allan Young and for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship is Dr Benjamin Cass. Mentoring surgeons on both programs are Prof David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.
Of 12 months duration each, the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship commences late January and the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship commences late July. Both Fellowships provide thorough training through a combination of clinical and research experience.
The Fellowships are based at Royal North Shore Hospital, a large modern tertiary referral public hospital on the lower north shore of Sydney where SSRI Fellows are exposed to a broad range of shoulder and elbow pathology, both elective and trauma. Fellows are involved in outpatient clinics, elective and trauma operating lists, private assisting and regular educational meetings. Fellows are also expected to publish and present at least one scientific paper during their appointment.
Entry to either SSRI Fellowship Program is extremely competitive. Applications open 2 years prior to commencement and positions are offered around 1 year prior to commencement. Presently, there are no fellowships available before July 2017. Applications for fellowships from this date are welcome now.
To learn more about the SSRI Fellowship prior to application, please contact:
Sydney Shoulder Research Institute
[Last Updated January 2016]