The Joint Orthopaedic Team

Dr Dennis Kerr



Dr Dennis Kerr is a senior clinician with over 36 years of experience as a specialist Anaesthetist. He is presently working in private practice in Sydney, Australia, mainly in the field of anaesthesia and perioperative care. He obtained his original medical degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1970 and was admitted as Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1976 and later as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Kerr was appointed to the Department of Anaesthesia at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, USA in 1977 and held a conjoint appointment at Harvard Medical School until 1979 when he moved to the UK to take up a fellowship position in Bristol at the Bristol Royal Infirmary with a conjoint appointment as lecturer at the University of Bristol.

On his return to Sydney in 1980 he was appointed as a senior staff specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Prince Henry Hospital with responsibilities mainly in Intensive Care, Cardiac and Neurosurgical anaesthesia. He also held conjoint appointments as lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Physiology at the University of New South Wales.

Dr Kerr has also served as member of the executive of the Section of Intensive Care RACS and later as a councillor on the board of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. In August 1994 Dr Kerr was appointed as the first Director of Intensive Care at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern hospital in Hong Kong and was responsible for setting up and developing that unit. In 1997 Dr Kerr returned to Sydney and entered private practice.

Dr Kerr  is a published author in Local Infiltration Analgesia which is now widely adopted following a range of surgical procedures (orthopaedic, general, gynecological, and breast surgeries) for postoperative pain management.

For further details on  “Local Infiltration Analgesia: A Technique to Improve Outcomes after Hip, Knee or Lumbar Spine Surgery” click here.

Mrs Maria Falato

Practice Manager

Joan Minty

Maria has worked in the Orthopaedic Industry for over 10 years. She joined the Joint Orthopaedic Centre in 2009 and predominately works out of the Bondi Junction rooms. Maria is a wealth of knowledge and is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your surgery or appointments.

Miss Dan Nyuen

Research Assistant
Dan Nyuen

Miss Dan Nyuen is a third year medical student working part time in clinical research at the Joint Orthopaedic Centre.

Mrs Joan Minty

Patient Surveys
Joan Minty

Joan has worked at the Joint Orthopaedic Centre for over 10 years. She works closely with all of our patients compiling the pre and post surveys to ensure your comments and requirements are heard.

Miss Tegan Buist

Bondi Junction Receptionist

Tegan joined The Joint Orthopaedic Centre in 2015 and comes to the practice with a wealth of medical receptionist experience.

Mr William Cook

Leichhardt Receptionist

William is a second year medical student working part-time at the Leichardt rooms whilst he is studying to be a doctor.