Professor Greg Bain

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery - Upper Limb

College of Medicine and Public Health

+61 8 82044289
place Flinders Medical Centre Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Greg Bain is Professor of Upper Limb and Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He provides Upper limb orthopaedic services to Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital.

Greg's practice is exclusively upper limb orthopaedic surgery. He has presented and published research papers locally and overseas on hand and upper limb topics as well as editing text books on upper limb disorders. He is actively involved in pursuing an anatomically based approach to research and surgery.

He has a special interest in surgical education, arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery.



Honours, awards and grants

2015: HMDP Ministry of Health, Visiting Professor, Singapore, Singapore Hand Society and Clinical Units in Singapore.

2013: Honored Professor, Philadelphia Hand Symposium, USA.

2009: Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Award. Awarded for producing outstanding orthopaedic research that has international recognition, and research contributing to the orthopaedic community and the community generally.

2009: The Evelyn Hamilton Award. Best scientific paper at the AOA ASM 2009, Update on fractures of the clavicle.

2008: Whipple Prize. Awarded by the presidential Council of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS) for contributions to the advancement of knowledge in wrist arthroscopy.

2004: Dodridge Prize. Best Paper Presentation at South Australian Hand Society, Biceps Tendon Anatomy and Endoscopy.

Key responsibilities

President Elect, Asia Pacific Wrist Association

President Elect, International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH)

President of Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, 2004-6.

Chairman of Elbow, Wrist and Hand Committee, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

Executive and Conference Coordinator, Australian Hand Surgery Society

Executive and Travelling Fellowship Coordinator, Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia

Deputy Editor - Journal of Wrist Surgery

Convenor, AO Masters course for upper limb trauma, Davos, Switzerland

In-augual member and executive, Asia Pacific Wrist Association

Teaching interests

Faculty Member for AO Foundation Hand Courses

Faculty Member for Surgical Skills, Development and Training

Supervisory interests
Orthopaedic surgery
Orthopaedic surgery clinical trials
Upper limb orthopaedic surgery
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedics (1)
Principal supervisor: Orthopaedic surgery (2)
Associate supervisor: Anatomy and surgery (Univ of South Australia) (2), Anatomy and surgery (Univ of Adelaide) (9)
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