Hip and Knee surgery, Joint Replacement

A/Prof James Sullivan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty interests in hip and knee surgery and joint replacement.

He is an Associate Professor and Head of Arthroplasty at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University.

A/Prof James Sullivan's surgical interests include minimally invasive hip replacement via the direct anterior approach to the hip, bone conserving hip replacement, knee replacement and revision arthroplasty for failed hip and knee replacement, knee reconstruction and arthroscopy.

He consults at

Macquarie University, Norwest, and the SAN.


His current appointments are at:

  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Norwest Private Hospital
  • SAN Hospital

He studied medicine at the University of Sydney and graduated with honours in 1981. He undertook orthopaedic training on the Sydney Australian Orthopaedic Association Training Program and received his Fellowship of the Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics in 1989. Following this he completed the Johnson & Johnson Fellowship in Arthritis and Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard University, Brigham and Womens' Hospital, Boston, USA in 1989.

In 2010 he completed a Masters in Higher Education in Medical Education at Macquarie University.

A/Prof James Sullivan is a member of the Australian Medical Association, Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Arthroplasty Society of Australia. He has been Chairman of the NSW Committee of the AOA and on the Federal Board of the AOA. He is a Hearing Member of the Medical Council of NSW. He is a past President of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society. He was secretary of SICOT 99, Sydney. He was a member of the Federal Government MRI Advisory Board in 2004 and a member of the Board of the National Institute for Clinical Studies from 2004-7.