About


Dr. Ikram Nizam

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ikram Nizam is a Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 12 years of orthopaedic experience, educated in Oxford, Leicester and London, England and then moved to Australia. He currently consults from his main Suites at The Epworth Centre, 32 Erin Street Richmond, VIC 3121. He also consults and operates at The Valley Private Hospital, Cabrini Pvt Hospital Malvern, Knox Pvt Hospital, Epworth Eastern Boxhill and consults at Frankston Pvt hospital.


Medical Education:

He completed his Medical degree followed by basic surgical training (BST) in England, UK.


Training in London UK:

After completing BST, he worked at a leading Orthopaedic Hospital in London for a year and worked with Miss Sarah K Muirhead-Allwood (the late Queen Mother’s Orthopaedic Surgeon) before moving to Australia where he spent a few years in Melbourne as a service registrar.


Post Graduate Qualifications:

Dr. Nizam completed parts 1 and 2 of MRCS (UK) and completed a Masters at UNSW, Sydney.


Orthopaedic Training in Australia:

Dr. Nizam completed Advanced Orthopaedic training in Sydney, Australia.


Orthopaedic Research:

He spent several years doing Orthopaedic Research in Sydney (Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories- Prince of Wales Hospital and Joint Orthopaedic Centre, Bondi) on Fracture Healing, Synthetic Bone Grafts, Joint Replacements and Hip Resurfacing, metal-on-metal hips. (Publications and Presentations)


Lecturer and Examiner:

  • Dr. Ikram Nizam is a faculty member of the Surgical Sciences Examination department – Anatomy committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
  • He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of New England NSW.
  • He was also an Associate Lecturer and Examiner at UNSW, Sydney, Faculty of Medicine. (Publications and Presentations)

Subspecialist Fellowship Sydney:

Dr. Nizam did his Fellowship in Sydney (Professor L. Kohan) on Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS)Hip Replacements, Hip Resurfacing techniques, Total Knee Arthroplasty/Reconstruction and Revision Joint Replacements.


Enhanced Recovery Programme:

For over 6 years, Dr. Nizam closely worked with this team that developed the LIA technique for joint replacements in Sydney (Dr. D. Kerr and Prof L. Kohan) witnessing excellent outcomes following Joint Replacements/Hip Resurfacings/Revision surgery and other orthopaedic procedures enabling Early Mobilization and discharge after a single overnight stay in hospital and reduced post-operative complications.


Subspecialist Fellowship London:

Dr. Nizam completed subspecialist fellowship training at the University College Hospital (Professor Fares Haddad) in London, UK. This was a tertiary referral center for complex Hip and Knee replacements, Revision and Reconstructive surgery of Hips and Knees, ACL reconstructions, Hip Arthroscopy and Sports Surgery.


Scientific Reviewer:

Dr. Nizam is also a scientific reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS- Br) and Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His aim is to provide his patients with upto date information regarding the most recent advances in orthopaedics.


Professional Associations:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Associate Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK-Glasg).

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