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Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNSW Sydney

Ian Harris is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNSW. He is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon specialising in trauma surgery and lectures nationally and internationally on the orthopaedic treatment of fractures.
He directs a research unit specialising in surgical outcomes and the evidence base for surgery. He is author of the book Surgery, the Ultimate Placebo in which he highlights the overestimation of effectiveness of surgery and the reasons behind this.


  • –present
    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNSW Australia


  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, MMed(Clin Epi)
  • 1995 
    RACS, FRACS(Orth)
  • 1985 


AM, MBBS, MMed(Clin Epi), PhD, FRACS(Orth)