Researcher

Professor George Anthony Calvert Murrell

My Expertise

Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Tendinopathy

 

Fields of Research (FoR)

Orthopaedics, Biomechanics

Biography

Professor George Murrell is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Conjoint Professor at the UNSW. He graduated from Adelaide University and was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford he gained blues in athletics, completed a DPhil (PhD) and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Arris and Gale medal. He spent a year in Cambridge teaching and rowing before completing...view more

Professor George Murrell is an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Conjoint Professor at the UNSW. He graduated from Adelaide University and was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford he gained blues in athletics, completed a DPhil (PhD) and was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Arris and Gale medal. He spent a year in Cambridge teaching and rowing before completing his orthopaedic training at Duke University, USA. During a two year fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder surgery and research at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York he gained a National Institutes of Health First Award, and an American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellowship. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryShoulder and Elbow andTechniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. His team has won over 30 awards for their work. For further information see: www.ori.org.au and www.georgemurrellshoulders.com.au 

Broad Research Areas:
The understanding, diagnosis and management of disorders of the shoulder.

 

 


My Qualifications

MB BS (Adel), DPhil (Oxon), MD (UNSW), FASMF, FRCSI, FRCPI, MKSES (Hon)


My Awards

1979    Le Messurer Bursary

1979    St Mark's Collegians Prize

1980    Lendon Scholarship

1981    Bickersteth Scholarship

1983    W.A. Dibden Prize

1984    South Australian Rhodes Scholarship

1986    Blackwell Scholarship Bursary

1986    Wellcome Travel Grant

1990    Royal College of Surgeons of England Arris and Gale Medal

1991    AmericanCollegeof Sports Medicine New Investigator Award

1992    American Orthopaedic Association - Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Residents

1992    International Society for Free Radical Research Young Investigator Award

1993    Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Award

1994    American Orthopaedic Association - Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Fellows

1994    American Orthopaedic Association North American Travelling Fellow

1996    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 3M Basic Science Award

1998    By Ashish Diwan under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

1998    By Zoltan Szomor under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

1999    By Laura Manfield under my supervision

Fulbright Scholarship

1999    By Julianna Namkung-Matthai under my co-supervision

                   Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2000    By Wei Zhu under my supervision

                   Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2000    By Jun Yuan under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2000    By Kimberley Hayes under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Laura Manfield under my supervision

                   Finalist Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Awards Competition.

2001    By Wei Xia under my co-supervision

                   University of New South Wales, Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

2001    By Jun Yuan under my co-supervision

                   University of New South Wales, Doctoral Fellowship.

2001    By Charles De Bock under my co-supervision

                   Bright Future Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship, Foundation for Research Science and Technology, New Zealand.

2001    By Ashish Diwan under my supervision

Distinguished Proposal Award 2000 Merrill Lynch Global Innovation Grants Competition

2001    By Divya Bhargav under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Zoltan Szomor under my supervision

Runner-up Basic Science St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Jun Yuan under my co-supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Zoltan Szomor under my supervision

Runner-up Best Poster St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Divya Bhargav under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Richard Appleyard under my supervision

Best Poster St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Kimberley Hayes under my supervision

Runner-up Clinical Science St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2001    By Ashish Diwan under my supervision

                   Roger Melick Award for the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society

2001    Federation Internationale de Medicine du Sport (FIMS) AFSM Intercontinental Travelling Fellow

2002    By Todd Guyette under my supervision

                   Hospital for Special Surgery, Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Outstanding Resident Research.

2002    By Jun Yuan under my co-supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2002    By Matthew Kemp (co-author)

                   Best Poster Cutaneous Biology and Endocrinology Workshop, Melbourne

2002    By Matthew Kemp (co-author)

Best Poster St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2003    By Niken Trisnowati (co-author)

American Academy of Dermatology Travel Award

2003    By Matthew Kemp (co-author)

Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology Travel Award

2003    COMMS Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Best Paper 2003 Annual Meeting

2003    By Aruna Seneviratne under my supervision

                   Hospital for Special Surgery, Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Outstanding Resident Research.

2003    By Richard Appleyard under my supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Basic Science

2003    By Charles DeBock under my co-supervision

Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Basic Science

2003    By Justin Paoloni under my supervision

St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Clinical

2003    By Justin Paoloni under my supervision

St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Clinical (runner-up)

2003    By Niken Trisnowati (co-author)

Best Poster Basic Science St George Medical Medical Symposium

2004    By Justin Paoloni under my supervision

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Herodicus Award

2004    By Fang Wang under my co-supervision

John Sutton Award for Best Young Investigator Basic Science Paper 2004 Australian Conference of Science & Medicine in Sport.

2004    Best Clinical Poster Award 2004 Australian Conference of Science & Medicine in Sport.

 

2004    By Justin Paoloni under my supervision

David Garlick Memorial Scholarship, The NSW Sporting Injuries Committee, 2004 Sports Safety Award - Category A (Best new NSW talent in applied sports medicine research).

2004    By Mya Lai Sein under my supervision

Finalist - St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Clinical

2004    By Charles DeBock under my co-supervision

St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Basic Science

2005    FE Johnson Memorial Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement by an Established Researcher in the Field of Science and Medicine in Sport, The NSW Sporting Injuries Committee, 2005 Sports Safety Awards.

2007    Best Poster Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2007.

2008    By Xiao Wu under my supervision

Finalist - St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Clincal

2008    Frog glue enhances rotator cuff repair ex vivo. Finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

2009    By Ying Hua Xu under my supervision

                   Highly Commended - Clinically Relevant Conditions 2009 Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Awards.

2009    By Patrick Lam under my supervision

Finalist - St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Basic Science

2009    By Sebastian McCallum under my supervision

Finalist - St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award – Independent Learning Project

2010    By Neal Millar (co-author)

                   Finalist - Orthopaedic Research Society New Investigator Recognition Awards (NIRA)

2010    The Petronas Chair, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010    The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) International Alumni Ambassador

2012    Excellent long-term outcomes of arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder. Finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

2013    By Jacqueline Hawthorne under my supervsion. Effect of glenohumeral abduction on supraspinatus repair tension. Best Poster Presentation - The St George and Sutherland Hospital Medical Research Symposium.

2014    Abduction pillows post rotator cuff repair – a biomechanical and clinical analysis. Most Popular Presentation Biennial Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia Closed Conference.

2015    Primary versus revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair - an analysis in 350 consecutive patients. Finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

2015    The effect of concomitant glenohumeral joint capsule release during rotator cuff repair – a comparative study of 195 patients. Finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

2015    Does stiffness impair or enhance healing post rotator cuff repair? A study in 1500 consecutive arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. Finalist Caspari Award, 10th Biennial ISAKOS Congress.

2015    Pier Giorgio Marchetti, MD, Award, Distinguished International Alumnus, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

2015    Honorary Member Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society

2015    Ashley Elkins under my supervision. Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award.

2015    Daniel Yeo under my co-supervision. Finalist St George Medical Symposium Young Investigator Award

2017    Gentchos Lecturer in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

2017    Stiffness/capsulitis and rotator cuff repair – friend or foe? Finalist Charles S. Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

 


My Research Activities

I direct the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital. We have expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biomechanics and clinical research of the musculoskeletal system. My clinical and research interests focus on the shoulder, sports injuries including tendon injuries and tendinopathy, and nitric oxide. We have state-of-the-art facilites and welcome all students, from elective, ILP through to PhD students. For further information see: www.ori.org.au and www.georgemurrellshoulders.com.au 

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Location

Level 2,
Research and Education Building
St George Hospital Campus
4-10 South St,
Kogarah, 2217

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Contact

9113 2827
9113 2479