Dr Parker is a nationally and internationally recognized Specialist in disorders and surgery of the knee joint. He has particular interests in sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, realignment surgery and cartilage transplantation, and knee replacement surgery.
Dr Parker completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney, and after completion of this training he spent nearly 2 years studying overseas in world-renowned institutions to further his knowledge and training in the area of knee surgery. He spent time studying knee replacement with Dr Cec Rorabeck and Dr Bob Bourne in London , Ontario, following which he spent a year studying sports medicine and knee reconstructive surgery under the supervision of Dr Peter Fowler at the Fowler Kennedy Centre, also in London, Ontario. He then spent time visiting other centres of excellence in knee surgery in cities including Stockholm, Sweden and Lyon, France.
Dr Parker subsequently began practice in Sydney in 2001, specialising exclusively in disorders of the knee joint.
Dr Parker established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002, and has subsequently become known internationally for his research into surgery of the knee joint. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences locally and overseas, for example the New Zealand Knee Society in 2009 and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Next year he has been invited to speak at a number of conferences including meetings in Rio, Brazil and Munich, Germany. He has had over 50 original research presentations, and over 30 invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has published over 20 studies in prestigious orthopaedic journals and 6 chapters in orthopaedic textbooks. The CV on this website gives more details of all of these research achievements and ongoing studies.
Dr Parker is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic and sports medicine organisations, including committee appointments for ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) and APOSSM (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine). Dr Parker is also a Clinical Academic in Surgery at the University of Sydney.
Outside of Knee Surgery, Dr Parker enjoys swimming, surfing, running and music, as well as spending time with his gorgeous wife and 4 children.