P J YATES MBBS(Hons) BSc(Hons) MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr and Orth) FRACS(Ortho) FAOrthA
Professor, University of Western Australia, Fremantle University Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Orthopaedics WA, St John of God Murdoch Private Hospital, Mount Private Hospital, Orthopaedic Research Foundation of WA, Head of Orthopaedics, Murdoch Private Hospital
University of London Graduate (CXWMS and Westminster), Orthopaedic training in South of UK, followed by Orthopaedic fellowships in Bristol, Denver Colorado, and Perth. Consultant practice since 2006 in Fremantle and Perth, and Professor of Orthopaedic surgery from 2009 at the University of Western Australia. Head of department at 4 hospitals and ABC fellow representing Australia in 2012.
Clinical interests include revision arthroplasty, infection, implant bearings and joint preserving surgery of the hip and knee. Trauma interests include multiple injury, periprosthetic fractures, fractures hips, peri-articular fractures and fractures of the acetabulum and pelvic ring. His unit has a strong teaching and research history, publishing over 5 papers a year and presenting over 50 lectures per year. Teaching is focussed on the undergraduate students and the orthopaedic trainees, as well as regular lecturing on local and international faculty, especially in the Asia Pacific region. His main research interests are in implant failure and design; revision arthroplasty, hip resurfacing and other aspects of arthroplasty, as well as allografts, infection and trauma. So-far, he has over 100 publications, 400 presentations, 4 book chapters. He consults for several orthopaedic companies, being on more than 4 implant design teams. He has been on the editorial board for 11 orthopaedic and one medical journal, including JBJSAm, Knee, MJA, Hip Int, ANZ, CORR and JBJSBr/JBJ. In 2014 he founded Orthopaedics WA, a private orthopaedic group, at St John of God Private Hospital in Murdoch, now with 10 surgeons. In 2018, he co-founded the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of WA, with 3 other academics, aiming to facilitate orthopaedic research across sites and practices in WA and support higher surgical training.
Outside Interests include: his family (wife, daughter and twin boys); music, travel and history; reading; anthropology; car restoration (E type Jaguar 1969 OTS. 2015-9, Ferrari 330 GTO recreation, GTR); rugby.
He completed the Rottnest Channel team swim 2005, a 20km international sea swim, completed in 6hrs 41minutes.