Prof Leo Pinczewski (Orthopaedic Surgeon)

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Prof Leo Pinczewski
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery University of Sydney Australia 1976
FRACS Australia 1983
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Languages Spoken
02 9437 5999
02 9437 9595

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A graduate of Sydney University, Leo Pinczewski completed his Orthopaedic training in Arthritis Surgery in Edinburgh before returning to commence practice in Sydney in 1984. Professor Pinczewski is a co-founder of the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre and is internationally recognised for his research and development in the field of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction and Joint Replacement surgery. He has performed over 12,000 ACL reconstructions and continues clinical research in the fields of arthroscopic reconstruction and knee arthroplasty. Along with many publications in internationally recognised journals, Prof Pinczewski’s commitment to research has resulted in many awards including the Evelyn Hamilton Trust Memorial Prize for Best Scientific Presentation at the Australian Orthopaedic Association annual scientific meetings on 3 occasions. He has been awarded the Excellence in Surgery Award from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons being the only Orthopaedic Surgeon to ever have received this prestigious award. In 2014 he was awarded the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine Scientific Research Award for his research into ACL injury and surgery in juveniles. He is a reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine and the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He was appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedics in 2010, and was appointed Professor at the University of Notre Dame in 2019. In 2019, Professor Pinczewski was named as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to medicine, particularly to the advancement of knee surgery. Prof Pinczewski has been invited to demonstrate his surgical techniques in 20 countries to date and is frequently invited to present his research at international forums. For three years he delivered an Instructional Course Lecture in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Hospital Affiliations
Mater Hospital Sydney
Affiliated Clinics
Sydney Physiotherapy & Orthopaedics
North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre
Hills Street Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre
Affiliated Organisations
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Practice Locations


Sydney Physiotherapy & Orthopaedics
Randstad House
Level 16
109 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000 
02 9437 5999
02 9232 5299
North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre
Mater Clinic
Suite G2 25 Rocklands Road
North Sydney NSW 2060 
02 9437 5999
02 9437 9595

Central Coast

Hills Street Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre
1 Hills Street
Gosford NSW 2250 
02 9437 5999
02 9437 9595