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Andrew P. Kurmis Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Professor Kurmis has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, December 14, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Andrew P. Kurmis with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Professor Kurmis celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Professor Kurmis is a renowned orthopaedic surgeon and the successful principal clinician of Kurmis Orthopaedics in Adelaide, Australia, where he focuses his practice on hip and knee replacement, as well as complex revision surgery. He also holds appointment as a staff specialist and consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Lyell McEwin Hospital within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network and is a specialist visiting medical officer at several other prominent private hospitals. Among Professor Kurmis' past positions, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Bone & Joint Research Laboratory (IMVS) and also as an orthopaedic research and development consultant to industry.

Professor Kurmis' practice network is comprised of an exemplary team of professionals who work collectively to provide patients with superior care. For those in need of total knee replacement surgery, he currently offers robotic-assisted operations with the state-of-the-art ROSA Robotic Surgical Assistant. Welcoming the various forms of technology-assisted surgical options, Professor Kurmis looks forward to many forthcoming advances in his field, which will play a significant role in the precision and future outcomes of surgery.

Apart from his clinical work, Professor Kurmis maintains academic involvement as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. In addition to teaching, he also serves as an international course director for ATLS / EMST, and is a senior faculty and longstanding national committee member of this surgical trauma care program. Professor Kurmis formerly taught courses at his alma mater, Flinders University, as a clinical lecturer in the School of Medicine, and was an orthopaedic post-doctoral research fellow from 2004 to 2005 and a School of Medicine board member during 2004.

As a leading authority in his field, Professor Kurmis recently contributed an important chapter in the second edition of the 2019 clinical textbook, "Surgery of the Hip", entitled 'Implant Removal in Revision Hip Arthroplasty.' He has also contributed over 50 scholarly journal articles covering various topics in his area of expertise, as well as ways in which to improve patient outcomes. Likewise, he has been influential on the editorial boards of several professional international journals as well, including the Open Orthopedic Journal. In addition to his writing contributions, Professor Kurmis is regularly invited to attend speaking engagements throughout Australia and abroad, and also has several patents pending for clinical and diagnostic applications.

Professor Kurmis studied initially at the University of Southern Australia, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiations in 1997 and a Bachelor of Medical Radiations (Honours) in 1998. He later earned a combined Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, with Honours, at Flinders University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Orthopaedic Surgery at the same institution in 2003. He subsequently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at Melbourne University in 2009. Furthermore, he completed advanced specialty training in orthopaedic surgery (RACS) and international fellowship training in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in Vancouver, Canada. Additionally, Professor Kurmis has been certified in Small Business Management through Flinders University since 2002. He also received a Diploma and certification in Independent Medical Examination through the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners in 2017.

Elected by his peers, Professor Kurmis is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Orthopedic Association, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. To further support his professional standing, he is also aligned with several other national and international industry-related organizations. These include prominent professional bodies such as the International Society for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery, the Australian Knee Society, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Canadian Arthroplasty Society, the Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma Society, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, and the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society.

Well-recognized for his accomplishments in the field, Professor Kurmis is the current (2020) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Gordon Trinca medalist (a highly prestigious distinguished career achievement award), a two-time recipient of the Richard T. Southwood Memorial Orthopaedic Prize (2005, 2008), a former winner of the RACS Justin Miller medal (2017), and recipient of the highly prestigious 2017 Frank Stinchfield Prize from the international Hip Society (awarded at the 2017 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in San Diego, USA). In 2008 he was also bestowed the Flinders University Medal. Between 2019 and 2020, he also accepted several CEO Healthcare Awards and was named as the Australian Private Practice Orthopedic Surgeon of the Year. With respect to his extracurricular life, Professor Kurmis is a married father of two and a former five-time Australian and seven-time state martial arts champion.

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